In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(by telephone)llamada femininellamado masculine Latin Americato make a call — hacer una llamada (telefónica)
- to give sb a call — llamar a algn (por teléfono)
- I'll take the call in the other room — hablaré desde la otra habitación
- will you take the call? — (accept charges) ¿acepta la llamada?
- there's a call for you on line one — lo llaman / tiene una llamada por la línea uno
- I have to return his call — tengo que devolverle la llamada
- local/long-distance/international call — llamada urbana/interurbana/internacional
- (in US) an 800 call — una llamada gratuita
2.1(of person)(cry) llamada feminine(cry) llamado masculine Latin America(shout) grito masculinea call for help — una llamada (or un grito etc.) de socorro
- didn't you hear my call? — ¿no oíste que te llamé?
- Everyone else was already in there and he was greeted with loud calls and hellos as he entered the dressing room.
- Suddenly, the once somber and silent pressroom erupted in a cacophony of calls vying for the president's attention.
- My feet abruptly started walking faster after I heard Yori's call.
- I heard her muffled call from the car.
- She ignored anybody else on the street, not paying attention to the calls she was getting.
- The woman ran as the guys chased after her, yelling wild calls.
- They were yelling, their calls reverberating down the hall.
- I had just about made it out the door when a call from behind me drew my attention.
- Rescue workers moved in, picking over debris and listening for calls for help.
- Mary went to her pew and sat silently, listening to the calls and yells of the other kids going home outside.
2.2(of animal) grito masculine(of bird) reclamo masculine
2.3(of bugle, trumpet, horn)toque masculinethe call to retreat — la retreta
- The bugle call sounded at retreat was first used in the French Army and dates back to the crusades.
- His greatest music was made at a time of optimism in America, when the roar of the plains and the dissonant buzz of the cities still felt like the bugle calls of the new frontier.
- Toward the end of one song, David Johnson busted out a cavalry call on the trumpet.
- Like any ex-civilian, raw recruit Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll will be keeping time to ordinary bugle calls.
- Performing the poignant trumpet call is the 92-year-old's way of honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Queen and country.
3.1(summons)the call of duty/to arms — el llamado del deber/a las armas Latin America
- his hospitality went far beyond the call of duty — fue por demás hospitalario
- to answer / obey the call of nature — hacer sus (or mis etc.) necesidades
3.2the call to the priesthood — el llamado al sacerdocio Latin America
- (in Presbyterian Church etc) to receive a call — ser nombrado pastor
3.3it's your call — le toca salir a escena
3.4(lure)llamada feminineatracción feminine
4(request)llamamiento masculinellamado masculine Latin Americahe made a call for peace — hizo un llamado a la paz Latin America
- the strike call — el llamado a la huelga
- there were calls for his resignation — pidieron su dimisión
- call for papers — convocatoria de ponencias
5(claim)there are too many calls on my time — tengo demasiadas obligaciones
6.1(reason)motivo masculinehe had no call to be rude — no tenía por qué ser grosero
6.2(demand)demanda femininethere's no / not much call for this product — no hay mucha demanda para este producto
7(visit)visita feminineto pay a call on sb — ir a ver a algn
- house calls — visitas a domicilio
- to pay a call — ir al baño
(decision)decisión femininecobro masculine Chile
8.2(in bridge)declaración feminineto make one's call — declarar
- whose call is it? — ¿a quién le toca declarar?
- In some schedules a solo is worth more if you bid it over a previous call of misère or piek.
- Five and six are no longer available, as this player has already used all his opportunities for these calls.
- Each player is allowed a maximum of three calls per game.
- Then betting commences with raises, calls and folds as usual.
- Since each call adds two cards to a player's hand, you can check how many calls you have made by counting the cards in your hand.
8.3US (in horse racing)comentario masculine
(on shares)dividendo pasivo masculineon / at call — a la vista
- computer-assisted learning
- computer-aided learning
1(shout)llamarto call sb's name — llamar a algn
- didn't you hear us calling you? — ¿no oíste que te estábamos llamando?
- to call the roll / register — pasar lista
- he calls the numbers at bingo — canta los números en el bingo
- to call time — anunciar la hora de cerrar
- (tennis) the ball was called in/out — declararon buena/mala la pelota
- Another very old man was heard, calling the young boy back.
- I turned around and ran, but stopped on the stairs when he called after me.
- People with clipboards buzzed among them, calling out names, ticking off lists, leading them inside one by one to consulting rooms.
- After all, she had managed well enough the previous night, and calling a servant may draw attention to her presence.
- Rose could hear Laurie calling her, but she didn't turn back.
- She looked round to catch the bartender's attention, but didn't call him over.
- He started screaming his head off, calling out horrible words.
- Suddenly, a voice was calling out to him, coming from below.
- The old gal called me over to the director's chair they always had for her on the set.
- I made out the voice of the PA announcer calling out the name of a batter.
- Kyra smiled and noticed everyone, pointing and waving at her, while calling out words of good luck.
- She turned to face the ranks behind her and called words she had been waiting to speak for a very long time.
- Camped in the hills not far from her own house last summer, she even heard her uncle's voice calling out for her.
- A voice broke through the silence, calling out her name.
- Estelle drifted off into an uneasy slumber and was awakened sometime during the late night by a low voice calling out to her.
- Jennifer blew kisses to visiting reporters and called out "hi, hi."
- You might think I have a lot of nerve calling out this word.
- The cat heard me call and ran up to me.
- Madison makes her way out the door, calling goodbye to Robert over her shoulder.
- One afternoon in 1999, I was dozing when I heard my maternal grandmother calling me.
- Instead of calling the words, I read them the letter.
- Looking around into the darkness she could still hear the voice calling out her name.
- As they were walking, Brooke heard someone calling her, and paused to see who it was.
- As Natalie and I went into the lobby, we heard someone calling us.
- There was banging in the background and angry voices calling out her name.
- We waited in silence and fear for a huge customs agent to call us over.
- As we followed the hostess to our table, I heard a familiar voice from the kitchen calling out orders.
- As she started to leave the office, Max called after her.
- Standing up, I cupped my hands around my mouth, raising my voice before calling out his name.
- He didn't hear the bright, girlish voice calling out his name again and again until his caller stood right before him.
- One day I found myself running home from the bus stop, calling out goodbyes to Tracy and Brian.
- He then scrambled down to the rudder to steer from there, but not before calling out a kind word to the deck below.
- Rina dropped to her knees and cradled her older sister in her arms, calling out her name in a pained voice.
2(police/taxi/doctor) llamarhe was called to her office — lo llamaron para que fuera a su oficina
- to call a strike/meeting — llamar a / convocar una huelga/reunión
3(contact by telephone, radio)llamarI'll call you tomorrow — te llamo / te llamaré mañana
- for more information call us on / at 341-6920 — para más información llame / llámenos al (teléfono) 341-6920
- call me on my cell phone — llámame al móvil
4(name, describe as)llamarwe call her Betty — la llamamos Betty
- what are you going to call the baby? — ¿qué nombre le van a poner al bebé?
- what is this called in Italian? — ¿cómo se llama esto en italiano?
- to call sb names — insultar a algn
- are you calling me a liar? — ¿me estás llamando mentiroso?
- he calls himself an artist, but … — se dice / se considera un artista pero …
- what sort of time do you call this? — ¿éstas son horas de llegar?
- she can hardly be called beautiful — no puede decirse que sea bonita
- how could you call yourself her friend? — ¿cómo puedes decir que eres amiga suya?
- I didn't have anything I could call my own — no tenía nada que de verdad fuera mío
- I don't call that difficult — yo no diría que es difícil
- I call that a waste of time — eso es lo que yo llamo una pérdida de tiempo
- shall we call it $30? — digamos / pongamos que treinta dólares
- Though Rebekah is my name, everybody calls me Bekah.
- The winning name was provided by John from New Norfolk who suggested calling the bird ‘Reggie’.
- When my husband and I were first married we had a cat we called Wanda.
- They called the baby Joseph Patrick and he was christened in the Holy Family Church.
- Let's analyze the stupidity of your comment to Jack below, where you called him a loser.
- She and Dennis had talked around the checkout counter and she'd gotten Dennis's last name wrong, calling him Lewis, and it stuck for some reason.
- The name he calls me is actually not that different from my own.
- It immediately caught my attention that she had called my mother by her maiden name.
- The chancellor of the exchequer calls the prime minister a liar.
- He developed an adorable habit of calling me by my name in every sentence, which was somehow madly endearing.
- One of my co-workers still calls me the wrong name almost every time he sees me.
- After being stunned by the spring flowers she saw in the park while she was pregnant, she decided to call her daughter Bluebell.
- One hasn't bothered to learn my name and just calls me ‘Rooney’.
- I have no idea what his Christian name was and he called me Master Charles.
- He almost never calls me by my name, and when he does it's Nicolas.
- It is a good idea to call people by names they recognise and find acceptable.
- I heard one girl called her a 'tomboy'.
- What would Kris think if he'd heard her calling him that?
- She continues, calling me by my first name again… ‘I have a favour to ask you, but am not sure how you will react.’
- Well, my name is Katrina Chestler, but everyone calls me Katie.
- She calls him brother and chastises him for speaking so sternly to her.
- Daisy, as we called the goat, would hate to be separated from her lambs and it was woe betide any dog that came near them.
- I never wanted to have that prefix attached to my name and have everyone calling me Sir Edward, so I went to university and became a professor.
- The angel who appeared to both Mary and Joseph told them to call their son Jesus.
- Morel gives birth to their third child, whom she calls Paul.
- The reporter called her a "good-looking, smart, gin-drinking suburbanite."
5.1(in poker)(bet/player) ver
1(person) llamarthe dog comes when I call — el perro viene cuando (lo) llamo
- to call to sb
- she called to me for help/to fetch a cloth — me llamó para que la ayudara/para que le llevara un trapo
- duty calls — el deber me llama
2(by telephone, radio)llamarwho's calling, please? — ¿de parte de quién, por favor?
- Madrid calling — aquí Madrid
3(visit)venirpasarthanks for calling — gracias por venir
- he called while I was out — vino / pasó cuando yo no estaba
- [ S ]please call again — gracias por su visita
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