Translation of phone in Spanish:


teléfono, n.

Pronunciation /foʊn/ /fəʊn/

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    teléfono masculine
    (message) (before noun) telefónico
    would you answer the phone, please? por favor contesta el teléfono
    • would you get the phone, please? por favor contesta 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
    • A telling example: there are more cell phones than land-line phones in Mumbai today.
    • It turns out that people who don't have mobiles or fixed landline phones use payphones more than any other group.
    • The bandits also stole three cellular phones and two cordless phones, before escaping in a waiting vehicle.
    • Do mobile phones use the same frequency and radiation as cordless phones?
    • Meanwhile, officers at some stations found they could not get an outside line from landline phones.
    • It took a century to transform from Alexander Bell's basic invention to wireless phones.
    • MobiTV ads also would be able to leverage the interactive nature of wireless phones.
    • Radio and satellite phones allow easy communication with the outside world.
    • The ring-tones of European phones don't sound the same as American ones.
    • When people bought their second and third phones, they'd worry more about price.
    • Mr Lambert was sitting on the step outside and she gave him the phone to continue with the call.
    • She hung up and I stared at my phone blankly for a second before dropping it on my bed.
    • After only a few seconds she put the phone down and looked back up at the two teens.
    • I chat to one guy on the phone whose voice is so husky and his chest sounds wheezy if he talks for long.
    • Most of the time I just answer the phones and file papers and run small errands.
    • The offices and users may have moved, but the phones were left in place and the rent continued to be paid out on them.
    • Within seconds, the various camps hit the phones to decide on tactics.
    • He jokes with him on the phone, finishes the call and continues at the point that he left off.
    • He held the phone to his ear for a few seconds after she hung up, in a sudden shock.
    • The work he had to do at home was done in ten seconds flat after hanging up the phone.

transitive verb

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    (person) llamar (por teléfono)
    (person) telefonear
    (person) hablarle a Mexico
    (place/number) llamar (por teléfono) a
    can 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
    • She phoned me up and we pondered it for a few minutes, before realising the PC in question didn't have any speakers.
    • Sloan, who organised the music, wrote a wish list of all her favourite bands in the world and then started phoning them up.
    • I have people phoning me up with their concerns.
    • I wasn't sure anything had happened until friends started phoning me up.
    • 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.
    • Some people have phoned us up and have come in and made statements.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A representative of the British Olympic Association actually phoned me up to ask if he was making a political statement.
    • 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.
    • Frank phoned me up after Silverstone last year and things started to firm up over the winter.
    • He said: ‘A friend phoned me up and told me there was a possibility of floods.’
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • She phoned me up at home to ask if I could come in at 3.40!
    • It takes a couple of seconds to phone a team doctor and check if you can take something.
    • Then you come home and phone a friend to grumble about this speech you've got to make.
    • The PFY dutifully phones and a ring sound emerges from the heart of the machine.
    • 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.
    • In fact, I think Jumbah is totally phoning it in.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Yeah, it's August, but someone's really phoning it in at the Guardian.
    • On this collection Sarah Vaughan sounds like she's phoning it in - you can almost hear her yawning.
    • I talked to a newsperson who said the U.S. military is just phoning it in.
    • Other people see talent and virtuosity; I see a narcissist who's phoning it in.
    • Bronson simply phones it in and collects his check, though probably having his wife Jill Ireland as co-producer was a nice inducement.
    • Renée Zellweger's mannered neuroticism is becoming increasingly annoying and Catherine Zeta-Jones phones it in.
    • 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.
    • Jesse Ventura is brought up, but Dave says towards the end he phoned it in.
    • He seems content to just phone it in, and why shouldn't he?
    • Dangers never succumbs to the temptation to phone it in, and he never relegates himself to simply giving in and playing generic pop music.
    • 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.
    • The theater district's Chimichurri Grill offers an Argentine menu that doesn't just phone it in.
    • Anthony Edwards and Gary Sinise both phone it in, and Dominic West has little trouble playing the drunk.
    • So as they say in showbiz speech, he's phoning it in tonight.
    • I can question his choice of material (as I often do), but I certainly can't complain that he's phoning it in.
    • 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.
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    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

intransitive verb

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    llamar (por teléfono)
    have 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