There are 3 translations of call in Spanish:

call1

Pronunciation: /kɔːl/

n

  • 1 (by telephone) llamada (f), llamado (m) (AmL) to make a call llamar por teléfono, hacer* una llamada (telefónica) to give sb a call llamar a algn (por teléfono) I'll take the call in the other room hablaré desde la otra habitación will you take the call? (talk to sb) ¿le paso la llamada? (accept charges) ¿acepta la llamada? there's a call for you on line one lo llaman or tiene una llamada por la línea uno I have to return his call tengo que devolverle la llamada local/long-distance/international call llamada urbana/interurbana/internacional an 800 call (in (US) ) una llamada gratuita
  • 3 3.1 (summons) to be on call estar* de guardia the call of duty/to arms [literario/literary] la llamada or (AmL tb) el llamado del deber/a las armas his hospitality went far beyond the call of duty fue por demás hospitalario to answer o obey the call of nature [euphemism/eufemismo] hacer* sus ( or mis etc) necesidades [eufemismo/euphemism] 3.2 [Relig] the call to the priesthood la llamada or (AmL tb) el llamado al sacerdocio to receive a call (in Presbyterian Church etc) ser* nombrado pastor 3.3 [Theat] it's your call le toca salir a escena 3.4 (lure) llamada (f), atracción (f)
  • 4 (request) llamamiento (m), llamado (m) (AmL) he made a call for peace hizo un llamamiento or (AmL tb) llamado a la paz the strike call el llamamiento or (AmL tb) el llamado a la huelga, la convocatoria de huelga there were calls for his resignation pidieron su dimisión call for papers convocatoria (f) de ponencias
  • 5 (claim) there are too many calls on my time tengo demasiadas obligaciones, muchas cosas reclaman mi atención to have first call on sth tener* prioridad sobre algo
  • 6 (usu with neg) 6.1 (reason) motivo (m) he had no call to be rude no tenía por qué ser grosero 6.2 (demand) demanda (f) there's no o not much call for this product no hay mucha demanda para este producto
  • 7 (visit) visita (f) to pay a call on sb hacerle* una visita a algn, ir* a ver a algn house calls visitas (fpl) a domicilio to pay a call (BrE) [euphemism/eufemismo] ir* al baño [eufemismo/euphemism]
  • 9 [Fin] (on shares) dividendo (m) pasivo on o at call a la vista

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 3 translations of call in Spanish:

call2

vt

  • 1 (shout) llamar to call sb's name llamar a algn didn't you hear us calling you? ¿no oíste que te estábamos llamando? to call the roll o register [Educ] pasar lista he calls the numbers at bingo canta los números en el bingo to call time (BrE) anunciar la hora de cerrar (en un pub) the ball was called in/out (tennis) declararon buena/mala la pelota
  • 2 [police/taxi/doctor] llamar he was called to her office lo llamaron para que fuera a su oficina to call a strike/meeting llamar a or convocar* una huelga/reunión
  • 3 (contact — by telephone, radio) llamar I'll call you tomorrow te llamo or te llamaré mañana for more information call us on o at 341-6920 para más información llame or llámenos al (teléfono) 341-6920 don't call us, we'll call you [set phrase] ya lo llamaremos call me on my cell phone llámame al celular (AmL) or móvil (Esp)
  • 4 (name, describe as) llamar we call her Betty la llamamos or (esp AmL) le decimos Betty what are you going to call the baby? ¿qué nombre le van a poner al bebé? what is this called in Italian? ¿cómo se llama esto en italiano? to call sb names insultar a algn are you calling me a liar? ¿me estás llamando mentiroso? he calls himself an artist, but … se dice or se considera un artista pero … what sort of time do you call this? ¿éstas son horas de llegar? she can hardly be called beautiful no puede decirse que sea bonita how could you call yourself her friend? ¿cómo puedes decir que eres amiga suya? I didn't have anything I could call my own no tenía nada que de verdad fuera mío I don't call that difficult yo no diría que es difícil I call that a waste of time eso es lo que yo llamo una pérdida de tiempo shall we call it $30? digamos or pongamos que treinta dólares

vi

  • 1 [person] llamar the dog comes when I call el perro viene cuando (lo) llamoto call to sb she called to me for help/to fetch a cloth me llamó para que la ayudara/para que le llevara un trapo duty calls el deber me llama
  • 2 (by telephone, radio) llamar who's calling, please? ¿de parte de quién, por favor? Madrid calling aquí Madrid
  • 3 (visit) venir*, pasar thanks for calling gracias por venir he called while I was out vino or pasó cuando yo no estaba please call again gracias por su visita

Phrasal verbs

call around

v + adv
1.1 [Telec] llamar (a varias personas) 1.2call round 1

call at

v + prep + o
the ship called at Tangier el barco hizo escala en Tánger this train calls at all stations este tren para en todas las estaciones I called at your place yesterday ayer pasé por tu casa

call away

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
she was called away from the meeting la llamaron y tuvo que salir de la reunión he was called away on business tuvo que ausentarse por motivos de trabajo

call back

[Telec] v + o + adv can I call you back? ¿puedo llamarte más tarde? she never calls you back nunca te devuelve la llamada 1.1v + adv 2.1 [Telec] volver* a llamar 2.2 [traveling salesman] volver* a pasar

call down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (invoke) [curses/wrath] invocar* 1.2 (reprimand) (AmE) hacerle* una llamada de atención a

call for

v + prep + o
1.1 (need, require) [skill/courage] requerir*, exigir* you won? this calls for champagne! ¿ganaste? ¡esto hay que celebrarlo con champán! that last remark wasn't called for ese último comentario estuvo de más or no era necesario 1.2 (demand) pedir* he called for restraint hizo un llamamiento or llamado (AmL) a la moderación 1.3 (request) [reserves/reinforcements] llamar 1.4 (shout for) pedir* (a gritos) 1.5 (collect) [goods/person] pasar a buscar or a recoger I'll call for you at seven te pasaré a buscar or recoger a las siete

call forth

v + adv + o
[formal] [protest/criticism] provocar*, dar* lugar a; [emotion] inspirar

call in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (summon) [expert/plumber/doctor] llamar 1.2 (withdraw) retirar de circulación 1.3 [Fin] [debt/loan] exigir* el pago inmediato de; [library books] solicitar la devolución de he had to call in all his political IOUs tuvo que recurrir a todos los que le debían favores políticos 1.1v + adv 2.1 (visit)to call in (on sb) shall we call in on the Rowsons? ¿por qué no pasamos a ver or a visitar a los Rowson?, ¿por qué no les hacemos una visita a los Rowson? Ingrid called in while you were out (BrE) Ingrid pasó or vino cuando no estabas 2.2 (telephone) llamar

call off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (cancel) [game/meeting/marriage] suspender; [strike] suspender, desconvocar* if that's how you feel, let's call the whole thing off mira, si eso es lo que piensas mejor olvidémoslo 1.2 (order to stop) [men] retirar; [dog] llamar

call on

v + prep + o
1.1 (visit) pasar a ver or a visitar a, visitar 1.2call upon

call out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (summon) [guard/fire brigade] llamar; [army] hacer* intervenir a we had to call the doctor out in the middle of the night tuvimos que hacer venir al médico en la mitad de la noche 1.2 (on strike) (BrE) llamar a la huelga 1.3 (utter) he called out her name la llamó, pronunció su nombre [literario/literary]

call round

v + adv
1.1 (visit) (BrE) pasar Clare called round this afternoon Clare pasó or vino esta tarde 1.2 (esp BrE) [Telec] call around 1

call up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (cause to return) [memory/image] traer* a la memoria, evocar* [literario/literary]; [spirits] invocar*, llamar 1.2 (telephone) (esp AmE) llamar 1.3 [Mil] (often pass) llamar (a filas)

call upon

v + prep + o
1.1 (invite) invitar I should like to call upon the chairman to make a speech quisiera invitar al señor presidente a que diga unas palabras 1.2 (appeal to) apelar a we call upon all people of goodwill to … apelamos a todas las personas de buena voluntad para que …

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 3 translations of call in Spanish:

CALL

n

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Word of the day cátedra
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.