Hear VS Listen ~ 聞く VS 聴く
"I can hear the people talking at the table next to me."
I can't hear very well.
hear something/somebody She heard footsteps behind her.I couldn't hear anything.hear somebody/something doing something He could hear a dog barking.
hear somebody/something do something Did you hear him go out?I heard a car drive off.hear what… Didn't you hear what I said?
"I was listening to the speaker at the meeting."
listen to somebody/something to listen to musicI listened carefully to her story.You haven't been listening to a word I've said!
*We report information that we learned by saying "I heard..."
"I heard Richard got a promotion." (get a promotion = 昇進する)
"I listen to English news on the train."
"Don't listen to James, he's a liar." (liar = うそつき)