In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1marcado rápido masculinebefore noun speed dial button/facility — botón m/función de marcado rápido feminine
- Deleting the message she had left, probably full of shouts and interrogations, he hit the speed-dial for his mother's house.
- As I punched #1 on my speed-dial, I found out that Zander had emailed me too.
- I can't remember phone numbers as easily now that I have them attached to speed-dials on my cell phone.
- I had Brendan's digits on speed-dial, and boy was I anxious to hear what he had to say.
- ‘I'll call Denny and Anthony,’ he said, pushing the speed dial.
- Apologise profusely and try to distract the kids - if all else fails, tell them that it may be summer but you still have Santa's number on speed-dial.
- Taking out his cell, he punched the speed-dial.
- Upon getting it home I set up the various FM radio channels it can receive and assigned voice tags to the speed-dials.
- I hit the speed-dial and wait; eventually the ringing stops, and with no word of greeting, only the icy breath coming through the receiver tells me he's on the line.
- At last, a coherent justification for the speed-dial!
- Pentagon lawyers familiar with CT and espionage investigations have FBI intelligence officials on their speed-dial.
- And we've got the Guinness people on speed-dial, ready to alter the record books in 2004.
- He picked up the phone and pressed a button on the speed dial.
- Spotting her cell phone, she reached into her bag and hit the speed-dial.
- They all had my mother's phone number on speed-dial.
- She rolled over and grabbed the landline, hitting the speed-dial for her husband's office.
- Wendy pulled her PA out of a pocket and hit the speed-dial for Harper Fenton.
- He pushed one on the speed dial and put it to his ear, looking at her cautiously.
- I pulled out my cell phone, punched 1, the speed-dial for my friend, and pressed the dial button.
- I've gone to all the effort of walking the three yards from my desk to theirs to have a chat and all they've done is hit speed-dial.
1marcar mediante la función de marcado rápido
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