mandar un telegrama

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. (general)
a. to send a telegram
Hoy en día es difícil imaginar una situación en la que fuera necesario mandar un telegrama a alguien.Nowadays it's difficult to imagine a situation in which it'd be necessary to send someone a telegram.
b. to send a wire
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi bisabuelo mandó un telegrama a su familia cuando llegó al Nuevo Mundo tras un largo viaje por mar.My great-grandfather sent a wire to his family when he arrived in the New World after a long voyage by sea.
c. to wire
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Les mandamos un telegrama a mis padres para decirles que había nacido nuestra hija. No teníamos otra forma de comunicarnos con ellos.We wired my parents to tell them that our daughter was born. We had no other way of communicating with them.
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