cell phone

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "cellphone.”
cell phone(
sehl
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fon
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (mobile phone)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el teléfono celular
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Some people have given up their landlines and exclusively use their cell phones.Algunas personas han renunciado a sus teléfonos fijos y utilizan exclusivamente el teléfono celular.
b. el celular
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Remember to charge your cell phone before you leave for the airport.Acuérdate de cargar tu celular antes de partir al aeropuerto.
c. el teléfono móvil
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My cell phone fell into a puddle yesterday.Ayer se me cayó el teléfono móvil en un charco.
d. el móvil
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
His cell phone rang during the movie and people told him to turn it off.Sonó su móvil durante la película y la gente le dijo que lo apagara.
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cell phone
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el teléfono móvil or
(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).
(M)
b. celular
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
cellphone [ˈselˌfəʊn]
noun
móvil (m); (Esp) celular (m); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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