- 1 1.1 (requerir, hacer venir) [bomberos/policía] to call; [médico] to call, call out; [camarero/criada] to call; [ascensor] to call; [súbditos/servidores] to summon llamé un taxi (por teléfono) I called a cab (por la calle) I hailed a cab la llamó a gritos he shouted to her to come lo llamó por señas she beckoned to him, she beckoned him over Dios la llamó (a su lado) [eufemismo/euphemism] God called her to him [euphemism/eufemismo] el juez lo llamó a declarar the judge called on him to testify la madre lo mandó llamar (AmL) his mother sent for him lo llamaron para hacer el servicio militar he was called up for military service 1.2 (instar)llamar a algn
aalgo el sindicato llamó a sus afiliados a la huelga the union called its members out on strike o called upon its members to strike se sintió llamado a hacerlo he felt driven o compelled to do it
- 3 3.1 (dar el nombre de) to call, name; (dar el título, apodo de) to call los amigos lo llaman Manolo his friends call him Manolo la llamó imbécil/de todo he called her an idiot/every name under the sun lo que se ha dado en llamar el movimiento postmodernista what has become known o what has come to be known as the postmodernist movement 3.2 (considerar) to call eso es lo que yo llamo un amigo that's what I call a friend
- 4 (atraer) to draw los llama lo suyo they feel drawn to their roots el dinero lo llama mucho he is very interested in money dinero
- 1 (con los nudillos) to knock; (tocar el timbre) to ring, ring the doorbell llaman a la puerta there's someone at the door ¿quién llama? who is it?, who's there?
- 2 [Telec] [persona] to telephone, phone, call, ring (BrE) ; [teléfono] to ring ¿quién llama? who's calling?, who's speaking? te llamo or te llamaré mañana I'll call you tomorrow llámame al celular (AmL) or móvil (Esp) call me on my (AmE) cell phone o (BrE) mobile para más información llame or llámenos al (teléfono) 111-12-20 for more information call us
ono at111 12 20
- 3 (gustar) to appeal a mí no me llaman las pieles fur coats don't appeal to me, I don't like fur coats
llamarse v pron
- to be called su padre se llama Pedro his father is called Pedro, his father's name is Pedro ¿cómo te llamas? what's your name? no sé cómo se llama el libro I don't know what the book's called ese acabará en la cárcel como que (yo) me llamo Beatriz he'll end up in prison as sure as my name's Beatriz
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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.