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You use that word from guess of a dictionary, What places of spain use that word? astibar.
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I guess you got that word from a dictionary.What place in Spain uses that word? astibar.
Aprendí esa palabra cuando leí La Casa de los Espiritus por la chilena
Isabel Allende. Un carácter atisbó una cosa terrorífica por la rendija
de una puerta. Aparéntamente el uso de esa palabra no es muy común.
Gracias a ti ,Rusty y Maria Jose aprendi que escuchar, y fisgonear son palabras
que mejor se puede usar para eavesdrop
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Old July 09, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Really, is important read books, 'cause you learn a lot words, but your word is strange.


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Dependiendo del contexto, usaría escuchar, posiblemente con más de una explicación:

escuchaba (cuando no debía)
escuchó clandestinamente

Otra opción que podría funcionar bien en algunos casos es espiar.

Les espiaba y escuchaba su conversación.

Also listen in is partially synonymous to eavesdrop, but don't always have the same negative connotation.
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Really it's important read books because you learn a lot words, but your word is strange.


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Por eso el uso de los libros y diccionarios es importante pero no es un substituto por la interacción. Husmear y fisgonear= to snoop en inglés que es una palabra que significa eavesdrop pero menos formal.
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Astibo por una rendija

Pues, me parece que este ejemplo significa que el personaje vió algo por la rendija no que lo escucho....

Me encantan los libros de Allende. Ahora estoy leyendo Retrato en Sepia.

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Si era ver y oir. Los dos tiene algo que ver con eavesdropping. A mi tambien me gustan las obras de Allende. Puedo leer sus libros en español sin perder el sentido.
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Then eavesdrop meaning :Husmear y fisgonear.

Can I use these words for say:

Yo husmeo el refrigerador.
I eavesdrog the cooler.

Fisgoneo mi cartera.
I eavesdrog my wallet.
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Then eavesdrop meaning :Husmear y fisgonear.

Can I use these words for say:

Yo husmeo el refrigerador.
I eavesdrog the cooler.

Fisgoneo mi cartera.
I eavesdrog my wallet.
No, neither of these sentences make sense (and you've mistyped eavesdrop in both).

Fisgoneo mi cartera. = I am poking around in my wallet.
Yo husmeo el refrigerador. = I am snooping in the refrigerator.

Tú y tu amiga hablaban ayer de mi familia y yo escuchaba todo lo que decían. = You and your friend were talking about my family yesterday and I overheard everything you said (and I was eavesdropping).
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Cuando uno mete la nariz ya sea para escuchar o ver....uno husmea o está de metiche.

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