English version

listen for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlisten for something phrasal verbLISTENto listen carefully so that you will notice a particular sound Listen for the moment when the music changes. listen→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
listen for The men at the party were listening for guarantees that they will not be left unprotected.The minutes dragged while they listened for the first hum of the approaching helicopter.The first step is listening for the key issues and emotional concerns of community people.He watches Julio listen for the sound and not hear it.
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Verb table
listen
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylisten
he, she, itlistens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylistened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave listened
he, she, ithas listened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad listened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill listen
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have listened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam listening
he, she, itis listening
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you, we, theyare listening
Past
I, he, she, itwas listening
you, we, theywere listening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been listening
he, she, ithas been listening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been listening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be listening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been listening
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