In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1teléfono público masculinomonedero (público) masculino Uruguay
- Lisa stood in front of the payphone, wondering where she had put her cell phone.
- John, now leaning against a newspaper-vending box, puts more coins in the payphone.
- As she walked out to the car parking lot and picked up the payphone to dial her father, she knew she was in for a ride.
- Last month, the company admitted it was exploring ways to provide digital music through its own public terminals, such as payphones.
- It turns out that people who don't have mobiles or fixed landline phones use payphones more than any other group.
- British Telecom has selected 15 public payphones in Bexley for removal.
- It's no surprise that the public payphone is a declining species.
- He said he had a mobile phone, but found payphones to be cheaper.
- So why should payphone cards and prepay cellphones be any different?
- I shouldn't call from a public payphone, because it's charged at £1 per minute.
- I hurried into University College to the bank of payphones, dialed my room and crossed my fingers.
- Revenue from customer premises equipment, cardphones and payphones was down by between 21 and 22 per cent.
- Calls from mobile phones and payphones generated a higher rate of communication problems than those from land lines.
- The reception was fuzzy, as if she were answering from a payphone.
- The rain pounded on her head as she lifted the phone from the payphone.
- She took a bus to get here and phoned me from a payphone when she arrived.
- I could not run to the payphone fast enough to phone my mom.
- Calls from payphones and some mobile networks may cost more.
- I had to go to the payphone and call his mobile to find out where he was.
- The two girls scurried to the payphone and grabbed the phonebook from it.
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