When translating verbs from auditory perception, the translator often limits himself to a semantic and syntactic analysis of the predicates in a sentence. However, there is also an enunciative dimension (i.e. the relationship between the speaker and the subject of auditory perception) to be taken into account. Linguists divide the verbs of auditory perception into two groups according to cognitive criteria: verbs of passive and active perception. In Polish, many auditory perception verbs have a prefi x. In this article, we analyse how Polish passive auditory perception verbs and active auditory perception verbs are to be translated into Dutch.