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British English: /fəʊn/
American English: /foʊn/

Translation of phone in Arabic:


  • هاتِف (plural: هَواتِفُ)
    تِلِفون (plural: تِلِفونات)
    to be on the phone
    كانَ على الهاتِفِ
    he put the phone down on me
    أَغْلَقَ الخَطَّ في وَجْهي

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • also: phone up
    تَلْفَنَ (+ ل)
    اتَّصَلَ هاتِفيًّا ب (the police, a helpline)

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • also: phone up
    to phone for a taxi
    اتَّصَلَ هاتِفيًّا لِطَلَبِ سَيّارةِ أُجْرةٍ
    why didn't you phone?
    لِماذا لم تَتَّصِلْ؟

Phrasal verbs

phone in

(employees, listeners)
أَجْرى مُداخَلةً هاتِفيّةً
she phoned in sick
(اتَّصَلَتْ هاتِفيًّا بِمَكانِ عَمَلِها لِتُبْلِغَ بِأَنَّها مَريضةٌ)
2 phone in [something], phone [something] in
أَبْلَغَ [شَيْئاً] عَبْرَ الهاتِفِ (a comment, the answer)

phone up

1 2 phone up [somebody/something], phone [somebody/something] up
اتَّصَلَ هاتِفيًّا ب [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (the bank, help line)
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