Translation of call in French:


Pronunciation: /kɔːl/


  • 6 (need) there's no call for sth il n'y a pas de raison pour qch


  • 1 [gen], appeler what is he called? comment s'appelle-t-il? the boss called me into his office le chef m'a fait venir dans son bureau
  • 4 (describe as) to call sb stupid traiter qn d'imbécile I wouldn't call it spacious je ne dirais pas que c'est spacieux


  • 2 (visit) passer to call at passer chez [person, shop] passer à [bank, library] [train] s'arrêter à [town, station]

Phrasal verbs

call back

call back (on phone) rappeler
call [sb] back rappeler [person]

call for

call for [sth] (shout) appeler [ambulance, doctor] to call for help appeler à l'aide 1.1 (demand) réclamer 1.2 (require) exiger [treatment, skill]; nécessiter [change]

call in

call in (visit) passer
call [sb] in faire entrer [client, patient]; faire appel à [expert]

call off

abandonner [investigation]; annuler [deal, wedding]; rompre [engagement]

call on

(visit) rendre visite à [relative, friend]; visiter [patient, client] 1.1to call on sb to do demander à qn de faire

call out

call out appeler; (louder) crier
call [sb] out appeler [doctor, troops] 1.1 [union] lancer un ordre de grève à [members]
call [sth] out appeler [name, number]

call up

call up appeler
call [sb/sth] up (on phone) appeler 1.1 [Mil] appeler [qn] sous les drapeaux [soldier]

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