There are 2 translations of phone in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /fəʊn/


  • teléfono (m) would you answer o [colloquial/familiar] get the phone, please? por favor contesta or atiende or (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] coge el teléfono the phone hasn't stopped ringing el teléfono no ha dejado de sonar ni un momento or ha estado sonando sin parar we arranged it by phone o over the phone lo arreglamos por teléfono I don't want to discuss it over the phone no quiero hablarlo por teléfono to be on the phone (be speaking) estar* hablando por teléfono (subscribe) (BrE) tener* teléfono she's on the phone at the moment está hablando por teléfono you're wanted on the phone te llaman por teléfono I'll get on the phone to her right away ahora mismo la llamo (por teléfono) (before n) [message] telefónico phone call llamada (f) (telefónica) phone line línea (f) telefónica or de teléfono phone number (número (m) de) teléfono (m)
    More example sentences
    • A telling example: there are more cell phones than land-line phones in Mumbai today.
    • It turns out that people who don't have mobiles or fixed landline phones use payphones more than any other group.
    • The bandits also stole three cellular phones and two cordless phones, before escaping in a waiting vehicle.

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There are 2 translations of phone in Spanish:



  • 1.1 [person] llamar (por teléfono), telefonear, hablarle a (Méx) ; [place/number] llamar (por teléfono) a can I phone you back later? ¿te puedo llamar más tarde? he phoned me back at four me llamó or me devolvió la llamada a las cuatro
    More example sentences
    • She phoned me up and we pondered it for a few minutes, before realising the PC in question didn't have any speakers.
    • Sloan, who organised the music, wrote a wish list of all her favourite bands in the world and then started phoning them up.
    • I have people phoning me up with their concerns.
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    • Because Bill Barol and his beloved Blather Blog has returned after a months-long hiatus, including a few weeks there when he was obviously just sort of phoning it in, not that we don't all do that on occasion, of course.
    • In fact, I think Jumbah is totally phoning it in.
    • Well, I guess I'd be phoning it in too if I knew that after my scene wrapped I could go back to partying on my yacht with my movie star friends on Lake Como.
    1.2 (communicate) she phoned the results to us telefoneó para darnos los resultados I'll phone you the information as soon as I get it te llamaré con la información en cuanto la tenga I phoned my story through to the office llamé a la oficina y les dicté el artículo por teléfono


  • llamar (por teléfono), telefonear have you phoned for a taxi? ¿has llamado para pedir un taxi? he asked me to phone back later me pidió que llamara or telefoneara más tarde I phoned through to head office llamé directamente a la casa central

Phrasal verbs

phone around

v + adv (make calls) hacer* unas (cuantas) llamadas I'll phone around and see who's available haré unas cuantas llamadas para ver quién está disponible 1.1v + prep + o (call people, places) [members/hotels] hacer* unas llamadas a

phone in

1.1v + adv llamar (por teléfono), telefonear she phoned in sick llamó para dar parte de enferma, se reportó enferma (AmL) it's the first time I've phoned in to your program es la primera vez que llamo a su programa 1.2v + adv + o someone phoned in a complaint about our last program llamó alguien para quejarse del último programa I phoned in my order/bet llamé para hacer un pedido/una apuesta

phone out

v + adv
llamar al exterior

phone through

v + adv
(make a call) llamar por teléfono she phoned through with the news llamó por teléfono para comunicar las noticias

phone through to

v + adv + prep
(call, telephone) llamar por teléfono a she phoned through to reception llamó por teléfono a recepción

phone up

1.1v + adv llamar, telefonear 1.2v + adv + o, v + o + adv llamar, telefonear

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