telephone
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telephone(
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luh
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fon
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medium)
a. el teléfono
(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).
She is on the telephone right now. Would you like to leave a message?En este momento está hablando por teléfono. ¿Quieres dejar un mensaje?
2. (device)
a. el teléfono
(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).
They sell vintage telephones.Venden teléfonos antiguos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to call)
a. telefonear
I telephoned my mother to give her the news.Telefoneé a mi madre para darle la noticia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make a call)
a. telefonear
There's no answer. I will telephone again later.No responden. Volveré a telefonear más tarde.
b. llamar por teléfono
I'll telephone for information.Llamaré por teléfono para pedir información.
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telephone
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el teléfono
(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).
to be on the telephonetener teléfono
to speak to somebody on the telephonehablar con alguien por teléfono
2. (commerce)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
telephone bankingtelebanca f, banca telefónica
telephone bookguía telefónica, listín de teléfonos directorio m de teléfonos
telephone boxcabina telefónica
telephone callllamada telefónica
telephone directoryguía telefónica, listín de teléfonos directorio m de teléfonos
telephone numbernúmero de teléfono
telephone poleposte de telégrafos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to telephone somebodytelefonear a alguien, llamar a alguien (por teléfono) hablar a alguien por teléfono
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. telefonear, llamar (por teléfono)
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telephone [ˈtelɪfəʊn]
noun
teléfono (m)
to be on the telephone (be connected) tener teléfono; (be speaking) estar hablando por teléfono; you're wanted on the telephone le llaman al teléfono
intransitive verb
telefonear
I'll telephone for an ambulance llamaré a una ambulancia
transitive verb
llamar por teléfono; telefonear
modifier
telephone answering machine (n) contestador (m) automático
telephone book (n)
telephone directory See culture box in entry telephone.
telephone booth (US)telephone box (Britain) (n) cabina (f) telefónica
telephone call (n) llamada (f) (telefónica)
telephone directory (n) guía (f) telefónica
telephone exchange (n) central (f) (telefónica); (private) centralita (f); (Esp) conmutador (m); (LAm)
telephone kiosk (n)
telephone box See culture box in entry telephone.
telephone number (n) número (m) de teléfono; fono (m); (Chile)
he's paid in telephone numbers le pagan un dineral (informal)
The deal I've signed is in telephone numbers but the money isn't important to me And then we really would be talking telephone numbers for salaries
telephone operator (n) telefonista (m)
telephone sex (n) teléfono (m) erótico
telephone sex line teléfono $ erótico
telephone subscriber (n) abonadoaabonada (m) (f) telefónicoatelefónica;a abonada a telefónica
telephone tapping (n) intervención (f) telefónica
telephone warning (n) aviso (m) telefónico
an advance telephone warning was given police deliberately ignored the telephone warning which Harris made
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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