Quick answer
"Call out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "llamar", and "sound" is a noun which is often translated as "el sonido". Learn more about the difference between "call out" and "sound" below.
call out(
kal
 
aut
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to summon)
a. llamar
When the basement flooded, we had to call out a plumber.Cuando el sótano se inundó, tuvimos que llamar a un plomero.
b. convocar
I received a notice that I was called out for jury duty.Recibí una notificación de que me habían convocado para actuar como jurado.
c. hacer intervenir
The federal government called out the troops to deal with any dissenters.El gobierno federal hizo intervenir a las tropas para que se ocuparan de los disidentes.
2. (to say loudly)
a. gritar
I was calling out your name, but since you were wearing headphones, you probably didn't hear me.Estuve gritando tu nombre, pero como tenías auriculares, es probable que no me oyeras.
3. (to ask to stop work) (United Kingdom)
a. llamar a la huelga
Because they didn't like our working conditions, the union members called us out.Porque no estaban de acuerdo con las condiciones de trabajo, los miembros del sindicato nos llamaron a la huelga.
4. (to criticize)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. criticar
Many people called out the presidential candidate for the inconsistencies in his platform.Mucha gente criticó al candidato presidencial por las inconsistencias en su plataforma.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
5. (to say loudly)
a. gritar
The well was so deep that nobody could hear me calling out for help.El pozo era tan profundo que nadie me oía gritar pidiendo ayuda.
6. (to order delivery)
a. ordenar
I don't want to cook dinner tonight. Do you want to call out for something to eat?No quiero cocinar esta noche. ¿Quieres ordenar algo para comer?
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sound(
saund
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physics)
a. el sonido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Captain, the enemy spacecraft is moving at the speed of sound!Capitán, ¡el aeronave enemigo se desplaza a la velocidad del sonido!
2. (something that is heard)
a. el sonido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's that sound?¿Qué es ese sonido?
b. el ruido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The sound of the coffee grinder is irksome in the morning.El ruido del molinillo de café por la mañana es molestoso.
3. (volume)
a. el volumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Could you please turn the sound up?¿Puedes subir el volumen, por favor?
4. (musical style)
a. el música
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Man, do I love that Nashville sound.Hombre, cómo me encanta la música de Nashville.
5. (geography)
a. el estrecho
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We visited a small island in Norton Sound, off the coast of Alaska.Visitamos una pequeña isla en el estrecho de Norton, por la costa de Alaska.
b. el brazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Above average high tides are expected in Newman Sound this afternoon.Se espera una marea más alta de lo normal en el brazo Newman esta tarde.
6. (impression)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
By the sound of things, moving to a smaller house wasn't the best idea.Por lo que parece, mudarse a una casa más pequeña no fue la mejor idea.
I don't like the sound of it.Tengo la sensación de que no me va a gustar nada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to seem)
a. sonar
Dinner by the sea, waves breaking at our feet; it sounds good to me!Una cena junto al mar, las olas rompiendo a nuestros pies, ¡me suena bien!
b. parecer
He sounded very confused.Parecía muy confuso.
8. (to produce sound)
a. sonar
At that precise moment, the alarm sounded.En ese preciso momento, sonó la alarma.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (healthy)
a. sano
A sound mind leads to a sound body.Una mente sana lleva a un cuerpo sano.
10. (reliable)
a. sólido
The foundation must be sound before we can start the construction work.Los cimientos deben ser sólidos antes de empezar el trabajo de construcción.
b. seguro
Sound investments with big returns, that's the secret of our success.Inversiones seguras con grandes beneficios, ese es el secreto de nuestro éxito.
11. (in good condition)
a. en buen estado
The building is sound, even after so many years.El edificio está en buen estado, a pesar de los años transcurridos.
12. (deep)
a. profundo
A morning walk in the woods after a sound sleep is pure bliss.Una caminata mañanera por el bosque después de un sueño profundo es pura gloria.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to produce sound)
a. tocar
They sound a horn to announce the beginning of the hunt.Tocan un cuerno para anunciar el comienzo de la cacería.
14. (nautical)
a. sondar
They sounded the harbor and found it suitable for shipping.Sondearon el puerto y lo hallaron adecuado para los barcos.
15. (medical)
a. sondar
The doctor sounded the patient's stomach, checked his throat, and felt his pulse.El médico le sondeó el estómago al paciente, le revisó la garganta y le tomó el pulso.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
16. (deeply)
a. profundamente
The children are all sound asleep after their long day at the beach.Los niños están todos profundamente dormidos después de un largo día de playa.
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