Play before and after a selection to be cut

Sorry if this has been covered before, but I need help. while editing, I remember reading that it its possible to select the portion to be deleted, and before delete, listen to five seconds before and five seconds after to make sure it is not only correct but has a flowing sound. Many thannks

anybody …maybe i should call it a short preview before cutting… thanks friends

It’s not necessarily “5 seconds”, but the feature that you are looking for is called “Cut Preview”. It is activated by pressing the “C” key.
The actual length of preview before / after the selected section is set in preferences: “Edit > Preferences > Playback”
See: Audacity Manual

Steve,
Thank you, thank you and thank you.