Translation of telephone in Spanish:

telephone

teléfono, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɛləˌfoʊn//ˈtɛlɪfəʊn/

noun

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    teléfono masculine
    (conversation/line/message) (before noun) telefónico
    over the telephone por teléfono
    • telephone answering machine contestador automático
    • telephone receiver auricular
    • telephone sex sexo telefónico
    • telephone subscriber abonado
    • It was used in the development of the country's telephone and radio system in the 1940s.
    • Information theory is a field of mathematics that scientists use to analyse strings of data, whether carried by DNA or radio waves or telephone wires.
    • At midnight yesterday the Government imposed full control over all communication by telephone and telegraph.
    • In doing so, data can be captured at every point of customer contact from order entry to fulfilment whether that contact is by telephone, fax, call center or Web site.
    • Transtelephonic event monitors transmit recordings by telephone to a central station.
    • In the call center, customer contact is predominantly by telephone, either inbound or outbound.
    • Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.
    • Workers communicate by voice in meetings, in hall conversations, and by telephone.
    • In the event of discrepancies, we followed up participants by telephone and re-checked mobile phone data.
    • In particular for offices, added to legacy data communication, wireless LAN has begun to be used for telephone and voice telephony services.
    • People spread their fears and new found information by telephone, mobile phone, text messages, email, and word of mouth.
    • General practitioners and patients were contacted by telephone to assess their satisfaction with the system and to determine whether further referrals for excision had been made.
    • Viewers will also get their chance to listen to the arguments and express their opinion - voting either online, via digital television or by telephone during the programme.
    • Most people do not know it, but the voice coming over the telephone conveys a mental picture to the listener.
    • Some hearings may take place by telephone or video conference, reflecting an emphasis on technology.
    • After discharge, patients recorded and transmitted their rhythm by telephone daily and whenever they had symptoms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
    • She too spoke to school officials when problems arose relating to the children, more frequently by telephone perhaps.
    • It was the only form of communication, as no radio or telephone, television, video or film existed then.
    • Households that did not return surveys in a ten days were contacted by telephone and were encouraged to either return the survey in the mail or complete the survey over the telephone.
    • For industrial and speciality chemicals, the suppliers acted more like catalogue sellers - their sales force responded to orders by telephone, telex, and more recently fax.

transitive verb

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    (person/place) telefonear
    (person/place) llamar por teléfono a
    you can telephone your order puede hacer su pedido por teléfono
    • ‘People were telephoning us and asking us what they could do to help or if there was any information - it was almost like a big family,’ she said.
    • The respondent regularly telephoned his wife for her to arrange a taxi to collect him.
    • She wishes to express her sincerest thanks to all the people who telephoned her and called to her to assist in the updating of records.
    • I didn't have a mobile phone to telephone my husband and so they said they would go to my house and get him.
    • We gave no second thought to one of these youngsters using a cellphone to telephone his mom to come pick them up.
    • ‘I'll telephone you as soon as I've spoken to my friend, Mrs Hawthorne,’ she said.
    • Shortly after telephoning his wife and several friends in Italy, he was rearrested by the Egyptian government.
    • If all your questions haven't been answered after your allotted slot, ask if you can book another appointment to come in, or arrange to telephone the teacher at school.
    • You promised my wife that you would telephone me within the next two days which did not happen.
    • On a Friday evening before Easter the man's wife telephoned the doctor but he was out.
    • Please telephone him to arrange a suitable time and to indicate if you would like to have your house blessed.
    • On Thursday, his colleague telephoned his wife to inquire and found her responses suspicious.
    • We then telephoned patients who opted in to arrange an appointment.
    • The telephone socket was not connected so one of the neighbour's telephoned the police on her own mobile.
    • It is not uncommon for people to telephone friends or relations who say that they were just thinking of calling them.
    • She became worried and attempted to telephone her husband but his mobile phone was switched off.
    • Adams immediately telephoned the police but when officers searched the area they found nothing.
    • ‘My wife was at home so I telephoned her,’ he said.
    • The school also telephoned the applicant's wife, who thought the applicant was at work.
    • Activists ring doorbells and telephone voters in critical districts, urging supporters to get out the vote.

intransitive verb

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    telefonear
    I'll telephone for a taxi/an ambulance llamaré a un taxi/a una ambulancia