In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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1(by telephone)llamada femininellamado masculine Latin Americato 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? — (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)feminine llamadamasculine llamado Latin Americamasculine gritoa call for help — una llamada (or un grito etc.) de socorro
- didn't you hear my call? — ¿no oíste que te llamé?
- The woman ran as the guys chased after her, yelling wild calls.
- Mary went to her pew and sat silently, listening to the calls and yells of the other kids going home outside.
- Everyone else was already in there and he was greeted with loud calls and hellos as he entered the dressing room.
- My feet abruptly started walking faster after I heard Yori's call.
- I had just about made it out the door when a call from behind me drew my attention.
- 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.
- Rescue workers moved in, picking over debris and listening for calls for help.
- I heard her muffled call from the car.
- Suddenly, the once somber and silent pressroom erupted in a cacophony of calls vying for the president's attention.
2.2masculine gritomasculine reclamo
2.3(of bugle, trumpet, horn)toque masculinethe call to retreat — la retreta
- Performing the poignant trumpet call is the 92-year-old's way of honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for Queen and country.
- 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.
- 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.
3.1(summons)the call of duty/to arms — la llamada 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 (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 llamamiento a la paz
- the strike call — el llamamiento 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 — muchas cosas reclaman mi atención
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.
- 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.
- Then betting commences with raises, calls and folds as usual.
- Each player is allowed a maximum of three calls per game.
8.3US (in horse racing)comentario masculine
(on shares)dividendo pasivo masculineon / at call — a la vista
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
- He didn't hear the bright, girlish voice calling out his name again and again until his caller stood right before him.
- Jennifer blew kisses to visiting reporters and called out "hi, hi."
- The old gal called me over to the director's chair they always had for her on the set.
- Suddenly, a voice was calling out to him, coming from below.
- One afternoon in 1999, I was dozing when I heard my maternal grandmother calling me.
- He started screaming his head off, calling out horrible words.
- Standing up, I cupped my hands around my mouth, raising my voice before calling out his name.
- As we followed the hostess to our table, I heard a familiar voice from the kitchen calling out orders.
- I made out the voice of the PA announcer calling out the name of a batter.
- You might think I have a lot of nerve calling out this word.
- A voice broke through the silence, calling out her name.
- Rose could hear Laurie calling her, but she didn't turn back.
- Rina dropped to her knees and cradled her older sister in her arms, calling out her name in a pained voice.
- Instead of calling the words, I read them the letter.
- I turned around and ran, but stopped on the stairs when he called after me.
- Camped in the hills not far from her own house last summer, she even heard her uncle's voice calling out for her.
- 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.
- As Natalie and I went into the lobby, we heard someone calling us.
- We waited in silence and fear for a huge customs agent to call us over.
- He then scrambled down to the rudder to steer from there, but not before calling out a kind word to the deck below.
- Estelle drifted off into an uneasy slumber and was awakened sometime during the late night by a low voice calling out to her.
- Madison makes her way out the door, calling goodbye to Robert over her shoulder.
- She looked round to catch the bartender's attention, but didn't call him over.
- As she started to leave the office, Max called after her.
- There was banging in the background and angry voices calling out her name.
- Kyra smiled and noticed everyone, pointing and waving at her, while calling out words of good luck.
- Looking around into the darkness she could still hear the voice calling out her name.
- One day I found myself running home from the bus stop, calling out goodbyes to Tracy and Brian.
- As they were walking, Brooke heard someone calling her, and paused to see who it was.
- She turned to face the ranks behind her and called words she had been waiting to speak for a very long time.
- The cat heard me call and ran up to me.
- Another very old man was heard, calling the young boy back.
2(taxi/doctor/police) 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
- After being stunned by the spring flowers she saw in the park while she was pregnant, she decided to call her daughter Bluebell.
- Morel gives birth to their third child, whom she calls Paul.
- They called the baby Joseph Patrick and he was christened in the Holy Family Church.
- Though Rebekah is my name, everybody calls me Bekah.
- Let's analyze the stupidity of your comment to Jack below, where you called him a loser.
- The winning name was provided by John from New Norfolk who suggested calling the bird ‘Reggie’.
- 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.
- He almost never calls me by my name, and when he does it's Nicolas.
- The angel who appeared to both Mary and Joseph told them to call their son Jesus.
- It is a good idea to call people by names they recognise and find acceptable.
- What would Kris think if he'd heard her calling him that?
- The chancellor of the exchequer calls the prime minister a liar.
- 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.
- I have no idea what his Christian name was and he called me Master Charles.
- I heard one girl called her a 'tomboy'.
- Well, my name is Katrina Chestler, but everyone calls me Katie.
- He developed an adorable habit of calling me by my name in every sentence, which was somehow madly endearing.
- 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.
- One of my co-workers still calls me the wrong name almost every time he sees me.
- The reporter called her a "good-looking, smart, gin-drinking suburbanite."
- She calls him brother and chastises him for speaking so sternly to her.
- One hasn't bothered to learn my name and just calls me ‘Rooney’.
- The name he calls me is actually not that different from my own.
- She continues, calling me by my first name again… ‘I have a favour to ask you, but am not sure how you will react.’
- It immediately caught my attention that she had called my mother by her maiden name.
- When my husband and I were first married we had a cat we called Wanda.
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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