Listen vs Hear

2012年 01月 18日 English Tips

Listen is an active verb.
That means you must make an effort to do this action.
For example: “I enjoy listening to classical music.”

Hear is a passive verb.
That means that you don’t have to try to do it. It just happens.
For example: “Did you hear that noise?”

“Listen” は能動態動詞です。

“Hear” は受動詞です。これは自分で努力しなくても、ただ起こることを意味します。