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Pronunciation: /ˈtelɪfəʊn/

Translation of telephone in German:


  • Telefon, das; attrib. Telefon- answer the telephone Anrufe entgegennehmen (on one occasion) ans Telefon gehen (speak) sich melden be on the telephone Telefon haben (be speaking) telefonieren (to mit)


  • anrufen telephone for a taxi nach einem Taxi telefonieren

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