I have a problem hearing the female speaker, but it sounds like she is saying "es-cu-TAN or es-cu-DAN rather than escuchan." Is this the way the word is properly pronounced?
No, the ch in Spanish is pronounced like the ch in church.
This has been fixed with the female speaker at the top of the page. (1aug18)
Could this also mean "Why won't they listen to us" or would another word be needed?
Quick question: in another feed, a couple of members said that in questions, the subject should come after the verb. Is that true? And, if yes, why is DL putting the subject before the verb here?
In question that contain a question word, the standard order is that the question word comes first, then the conjugated verb, then the subject. So for instance:
- ¿Por qué no nos escuchan los maestros?
Subject pronouns have a bit more leeway, though. They are frequently put between the interrogative and the verb, but you could put ellos at the end here as well. Or in front of the question word if you feel adventurous.