In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1teléfono masculino(message) telefónicowould you answer / get the phone, please? — por favor coge el teléfono España coloquial
- the phone hasn't stopped ringing — el teléfono no ha dejado de sonar ni un momento / ha estado sonando sin parar
- we arranged it by phone/ over the phone — lo arreglamos por teléfono
- I don't want to discuss it over the phone — no quiero hablarlo por teléfono
- to be on the phone — (subscribe) tener teléfono
- she's on the phone at the moment — está hablando por teléfono
- you're wanted on the phone — te llaman por teléfono
- I'll get on the phone to her right away — ahora mismo la llamo (por teléfono)
- The work he had to do at home was done in ten seconds flat after hanging up the phone.
- He jokes with him on the phone, finishes the call and continues at the point that he left off.
- I chat to one guy on the phone whose voice is so husky and his chest sounds wheezy if he talks for long.
- The bandits also stole three cellular phones and two cordless phones, before escaping in a waiting vehicle.
- MobiTV ads also would be able to leverage the interactive nature of wireless phones.
- A telling example: there are more cell phones than land-line phones in Mumbai today.
- Mr Lambert was sitting on the step outside and she gave him the phone to continue with the call.
- When people bought their second and third phones, they'd worry more about price.
- Radio and satellite phones allow easy communication with the outside world.
- She hung up and I stared at my phone blankly for a second before dropping it on my bed.
- It took a century to transform from Alexander Bell's basic invention to wireless phones.
- Within seconds, the various camps hit the phones to decide on tactics.
- He held the phone to his ear for a few seconds after she hung up, in a sudden shock.
- Most of the time I just answer the phones and file papers and run small errands.
- Do mobile phones use the same frequency and radiation as cordless phones?
- Meanwhile, officers at some stations found they could not get an outside line from landline phones.
- The ring-tones of European phones don't sound the same as American ones.
- After only a few seconds she put the phone down and looked back up at the two teens.
- It turns out that people who don't have mobiles or fixed landline phones use payphones more than any other group.
- The offices and users may have moved, but the phones were left in place and the rent continued to be paid out on them.
1(person) llamar (por teléfono)(person) telefonear(person) hablarle a México(place/number) llamar (por teléfono) acan I phone you back later? — ¿te puedo llamar más tarde?
- he phoned me back at four — me llamó / me devolvió la llamada a las cuatro
2(communicate)she phoned the results to us — telefoneó para darnos los resultados
- I'll phone you the information as soon as I get it — te llamaré con la información en cuanto la tenga
- I phoned my story through to the office — llamé a la oficina y les dicté el artículo por teléfono
1llamar (por teléfono)telefonearhave you phoned for a taxi? — ¿has llamado para pedir un taxi?
- he asked me to phone back later — me pidió que llamara / telefoneara más tarde
- I phoned through to head office — llamé directamente a la casa central
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