Try holding down the letter "e", and a selection of various "e"'s may pop up for you to choose from.
EXAMPLES can help: 1.LISTEN TO: I listen to the radio, I am listening to the radio now. Listen! (order) 2. HEAR : I hear you coming up the stairs. I heard some strange voices. Pres.Continuous not used in the meaning of hearing(ability)
LISTEN TO expresses my aim, willingness, my efforts to hear HEAR expresses my ability, being capable to - having good ears!
You can listen without hearing :-) In Hungarian it is the same "Hallok" - I hear and "Hallgatok" I listen (the -gat often means a wakening orlesser meaning of the verb)
I though that "hear" is a non-continuous verb. Could somebody English-native confirm me that "Péter is hearing..." is correct, please?
You can say "Peter is hearing the students outside" - but it would be in special circumstances. "Peter is trying to hide it but already he is hearing the students outside"
Is it Peter or the students that is/are outside? Or is it ambiguous in both languages?