In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1teléfono masculine(message) telefónicowould you answer / (informal) get the phone, please? — por favor atiende el teléfono
- 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 or over the phone — lo arreglamos por teléfono
- I don't want to discuss it over the phone — no quiero hablarlo por teléfono
- The ring-tones of European phones don't sound the same as American ones.
- Within seconds, the various camps hit the phones to decide on tactics.
- The work he had to do at home was done in ten seconds flat after hanging up the phone.
- The offices and users may have moved, but the phones were left in place and the rent continued to be paid out on them.
- 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.
- MobiTV ads also would be able to leverage the interactive nature of wireless phones.
- It turns out that people who don't have mobiles or fixed landline phones use payphones more than any other group.
- It took a century to transform from Alexander Bell's basic invention to wireless phones.
- He held the phone to his ear for a few seconds after she hung up, in a sudden shock.
- The bandits also stole three cellular phones and two cordless phones, before escaping in a waiting vehicle.
- Most of the time I just answer the phones and file papers and run small errands.
- Meanwhile, officers at some stations found they could not get an outside line from landline phones.
- Do mobile phones use the same frequency and radiation as cordless phones?
- He jokes with him on the phone, finishes the call and continues at the point that he left off.
- She hung up and I stared at my phone blankly for a second before dropping it on my bed.
- I chat to one guy on the phone whose voice is so husky and his chest sounds wheezy if he talks for long.
- After only a few seconds she put the phone down and looked back up at the two teens.
- Radio and satellite phones allow easy communication with the outside world.
- When people bought their second and third phones, they'd worry more about price.
1(person) llamar (por teléfono)(person) telefonear(person) hablarle a Mexico(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
- He said: ‘A friend phoned me up and told me there was a possibility of floods.’
- Well, I guess I'd be phoning it in too if I knew that after my scene wrapped I could go back to partying on my yacht with my movie star friends on Lake Como.
- Jesse Ventura is brought up, but Dave says towards the end he phoned it in.
- They phoned us up today asking if we do get to do the show, would be want to play live or play to a backing tape and if we can we're going to play live.
- She phoned them up and demanded they redeliver.
- I phoned them up and challenged them on this and they admitted it.
- Then you come home and phone a friend to grumble about this speech you've got to make.
- Some people have phoned us up and have come in and made statements.
- She phoned me up at home to ask if I could come in at 3.40!
- Frank phoned me up after Silverstone last year and things started to firm up over the winter.
- The band still makes some great songs; when the group misses, it's by trying to do too much, not by phoning it in Stones-like.
- At least I had the sense of calling in sick this morning and when my boss phoned me up to check on me he asked if I wanted tomorrow off as well, which I gladly agreed to.
- He seems content to just phone it in, and why shouldn't he?
- Without a muse-cum-taskmaster Timbaland is tempted to phone it in, as he does on Under Construction II, a sequel not worthy of the name.
- Feeling really tired, I phoned Lucy up to say that I couldn't make it today & I have spent most of the day lazing around, reading the paper mainly.
- Comfort can easily lead to complacency, and for a band rooted in punk's Riot Grrrl movement, there's no greater sin than phoning it in.
- I talked to a newsperson who said the U.S. military is just phoning it in.
- Yeah, it's August, but someone's really phoning it in at the Guardian.
- People have been phoning me up and stopping me in the street and saying how sorry they are to hear about what has happened to us.
- The PFY dutifully phones and a ring sound emerges from the heart of the machine.
- Sloan, who organised the music, wrote a wish list of all her favourite bands in the world and then started phoning them up.
- Anthony Edwards and Gary Sinise both phone it in, and Dominic West has little trouble playing the drunk.
- I can question his choice of material (as I often do), but I certainly can't complain that he's phoning it in.
- It takes a couple of seconds to phone a team doctor and check if you can take something.
- A representative of the British Olympic Association actually phoned me up to ask if he was making a political statement.
- On this collection Sarah Vaughan sounds like she's phoning it in - you can almost hear her yawning.
- So as they say in showbiz speech, he's phoning it in tonight.
- Renée Zellweger's mannered neuroticism is becoming increasingly annoying and Catherine Zeta-Jones phones it in.
- Other people see talent and virtuosity; I see a narcissist who's phoning it in.
- I got home from the hospital and they phoned me up immediately to say they were taking her to theatre, so I had to go straight back.
- My Egyptian friend had phoned me up and asked if I would like to go with her to see the Agricultural College where she studies, and meet her fellow students.
- Sure, the official first game of the season took place, but so did four preseason games and another contest where the Rangers phoned it in against their Oklahoma City affiliate.
- I wasn't sure anything had happened until friends started phoning me up.
- Bronson simply phones it in and collects his check, though probably having his wife Jill Ireland as co-producer was a nice inducement.
- In fact, I think Jumbah is totally phoning it in.
- Because Bill Barol and his beloved Blather Blog has returned after a months-long hiatus, including a few weeks there when he was obviously just sort of phoning it in, not that we don't all do that on occasion, of course.
- Dangers never succumbs to the temptation to phone it in, and he never relegates himself to simply giving in and playing generic pop music.
- The theater district's Chimichurri Grill offers an Argentine menu that doesn't just phone it in.
- She phoned me up and we pondered it for a few minutes, before realising the PC in question didn't have any speakers.
- I have people phoning me up with their concerns.
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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