Translation of call in Spanish:


llamada, n.

Pronunciation /kɔːl//kɔl/


  • 1

    (by telephone)
    llamada feminine
    llamado masculine Latin America
    to make a call llamar por teléfono
    • 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? (talk to sb) ¿le paso 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

    • 2.1(of person, cry)

      llamada feminine
      llamado masculine Latin America
      (shout) grito masculine
      a call for help una llamada (/ un grito etc. ) de socorro
      • didn't you hear my call? ¿no oíste que te llamé?
      • Mary went to her pew and sat silently, listening to the calls and yells of the other kids going home outside.
      • Suddenly, the once somber and silent pressroom erupted in a cacophony of calls vying for the president's attention.
      • Rescue workers moved in, picking over debris and listening for calls for help.
      • Everyone else was already in there and he was greeted with loud calls and hellos as he entered the dressing room.
      • The woman ran as the guys chased after her, yelling wild calls.
      • My feet abruptly started walking faster after I heard Yori's call.
      • They were yelling, their calls reverberating down the hall.
      • She ignored anybody else on the street, not paying attention to the calls she was getting.
      • I heard her muffled call from the car.
      • I had just about made it out the door when a call from behind me drew my attention.

    • 2.2

      (of animal) grito masculine
      (of bird) reclamo masculine

    • 2.3(of bugle, trumpet, horn)

      toque masculine
      the call to retreat la retreta
      • Like any ex-civilian, raw recruit Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll will be keeping time to ordinary bugle calls.
      • 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.
      • The bugle call sounded at retreat was first used in the French Army and dates back to the crusades.
      • Toward the end of one song, David Johnson busted out a cavalry call on the trumpet.
      • 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

    • 3.1(summons)

      to be on call estar de guardia
      • the call of duty/to arms el llamado del deber/a las armas
      • his hospitality went far beyond the call of duty fue por demás hospitalario
      • to answer / obey the call of nature hacer sus (/ mis etc. ) necesidades

    • 3.2

      the call to the priesthood el llamado al sacerdocio Latin America
      • (in Presbyterian Church etc) to receive a call ser nombrado pastor

    • 3.3

      it's your call le toca salir a escena

    • 3.4(lure)

      llamada feminine
      atracción feminine

  • 4

    llamamiento masculine
    llamado masculine Latin America
    he made a call for peace hizo un llamamiento a la paz
    • the strike call el llamado a la huelga
    • there were calls for his resignation pidieron su dimisión
    • call for papers convocatoria de ponencias
  • 5

    there are too many calls on my time tengo demasiadas obligaciones
    • to have first call on sth tener prioridad sobre algo
  • 6

    • 6.1(reason)

      motivo masculine
      he had no call to be rude no tenía por qué ser grosero

    • 6.2(demand)

      demanda feminine
      there's no / not much call for this product no hay mucha demanda para este producto

  • 7

    visita feminine
    to pay a call on sb ir a ver a algn
    • house calls visitas a domicilio
    • to pay a call ir al baño
  • 8

    • 8.1Sport

      decisión feminine
      cobro masculine Chile

    • 8.2(in bridge)

      declaración feminine
      to make one's call declarar
      • whose call is it? ¿a quién le toca declarar?
      • Five and six are no longer available, as this player has already used all his opportunities for these calls.
      • Then betting commences with raises, calls and folds as usual.
      • In some schedules a solo is worth more if you bid it over a previous call of misère or piek.
      • 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.
      • Each player is allowed a maximum of three calls per game.

    • 8.3US (in horse racing)

      comentario masculine

  • 9

    (on shares)
    dividendo pasivo masculine
    on / at call a la vista

transitive verb

  • 1

    to 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 en un pub
    • (tennis) the ball was called in/out declararon buena/mala la pelota
  • 2

    (taxi/police/doctor) llamar
    he 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)
    I'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
    • (set phrase) don't call us, we'll call you ya lo llamaremos
    • call me on my cell phone llámame al celular
  • 4

    (name, describe as)
    we call her Betty le decimos Betty Latin America
    • 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 llamar a algn de todo
    • 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
  • 5

    (in poker)
    (player/bet) ver
  • 6

    (in bridge)

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (person) llamar
    the 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)
    who's calling, please? ¿de parte de quién, por favor?
    • Madrid calling aquí Madrid
  • 3

    thanks for calling gracias por venir
    • he called while I was out vino / pasó cuando yo no estaba
    • please call again gracias por su visita
  • 4

    (in poker)
  • 5

    (in bridge)

Translation of CALL in Spanish:



  • 1

    computer-assisted learning; computer-aided learning