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hear vs listen

when and How I must use both words

sometimes I don´t know when I need to use wheter hear or listen

Please give me examples.

thanks in advances

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Listen is an active process that involves some understanding -
    I am listening to the radio
    Where as hear, is just the physical process of perceiving sound
    I hear the radio - I may or may not be listening, I just hear the sound of the radio


    Hearing is when the sound is picked up by your ears.
    "I heard a loud noise! It scared me." (You were not listening for the loud noise, but you heard it)

    Listening is when you are trying to look for a sound.
    "I was listening to the radio, but I could not hear it because it was too quiet."

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