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telephone
American English: /ˈtɛləˌfoʊn/
British English: /ˈtɛlɪfəʊn/

Translation of telephone in Spanish:

noun

transitive verb

  • (person/place)
    telefonear
    llamar por teléfono a
    you can telephone your order
    puede hacer su pedido por teléfono
    Example sentences
    • Activists ring doorbells and telephone voters in critical districts, urging supporters to get out the vote.
    • On a Friday evening before Easter the man's wife telephoned the doctor but he was out.
    • If all your questions haven't been answered after your allotted slot, ask if you can book another appointment to come in, or arrange to telephone the teacher at school.

intransitive verb

  • I'll telephone for a taxi/an ambulance
    telefonearé or llamaré para pedir un taxi/para que venga una ambulancia
    llamaré a un taxi/a una ambulancia
    see also phone 3

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