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British English: /kɔːl/
American English: /kɔl/

Translation of call in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to say loudly)
    also: call out

    نادى (a name, number, the answer)
    Miss Jones called the register

    نادَت الأُسْتاذةُ جونْز كَشْفَ الحُضورِ
  • 2
    (to summon by shouting)
    نادى (a waiter, dog)
    (by phone)
    طَلَبَ (the police, a taxi)
    (by letter)
    طَلَبَ الحُضورَ
    اسْتَدْعى (an applicant, a witness)
    he was called before the committee

    طُلِبَ مِنْهُ الحُضورُ أمام اللَجْنةِ
  • 3
    (to telephone) (callers)
    اتَّصَلَ (+ ب)
    هاتَفَ (a number, help line)
    call me on 07758082928

    اتَّصِلْ بي على 07758082928
  • 5
    (to name)
    سَمّى (a baby, book, product)
    what did they call the baby?

    ماذا سَمَّيا الطِفْلَ؟
    she is called by her maiden name

    تُدْعى باسْمِها قبل الزَواجِ
  • 6 (to describe as) are you calling me a liar?

    هل تَقولُ إنَّني كَذّابٌ؟
    I'm proud to call myself a democrat/Jordanian

    أَشْعُرُ بالفَخْرِ عِنْدَما أَقولُ إنَّني من الحِزْبِ الديمُقْراطيِّ \ أُرْدُنّيٌّ
    I wouldn't call it spacious

    لا أَقولُ إنَّهُ فَسيحٌ
    do you call that plate clean?

    هل تَقولُ إنّ هذا الطَبَقَ نَظيفٌ؟
    let's call it £20

    دَعْنا نَقولُ £20
  • 7 (sport/الرياضة)

    أَعْلَنَ أنّ
    أَشارَ أنّ (a ball, shot)
    the linesman called the ball out/in

    أَشارَ مُساعِدُ الحَكَمِ أنّ الكُرةَ خارِجَ \ داخِلَ المَلْعَبِ
    he was called offside

    أُعْلِنَ أَنَّهُ في وَضْعِ التَسَلُّلِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    also: call out
    (to cry out) (person)
    she called for the nurse

    نادَتْ على المُمَرِّضةِ
  • 2
    (by telephone)
    اتَّصَلَ (+ ب)
    who's calling?

    مَنْ المُتَّصِلُ؟
    please call again in an hour

    من فَضْلِكَ اتَّصِلْ مَرّةً أُخْرى بعد ساعةٍ
  • 3
    (to visit) (person)
    I called at your house on my way home

    زُرْتُ بَيْتَكَ أثناء عَوْدَتي إلى المَنْزِلِ
    this train calls at Birmingham

    هذا القِطارُ يَتَوَقَّفُ في بِرْمِنْجْهام
    all the ships call at Port Said

    كُلُّ السُفُنِ تَتَوَقَّفُ في بورْسَعيد


  • 1
    (by phone)
    to make/receive a call

    أَجْرى \ اسْتَقْبَلَ مُكالَمةً
    to make a call to Syria

    أَجْرى مُكالَمةً لِسورِيا
    I'll give you a call tomorrow

    سَوْفَ أَتَّصِلُ بِكَ غَداً
    to return somebody's call

    اتَّصَلَ بِشَخْصٍ رَدًّا على مُكالَمَتِهِ
    to put a call through to somebody

    وَصَّلَ مُكالَمةً لِشَخْصٍ
  • 2
    no one answered her calls for help

    لم يَسْتَجِبْ أَحَدٌ لاسْتِغاثاتِها
  • 4 there were calls for his resignation

    كانَ هُناكَ دَعَواتٌ لَهُ للاسْتِقالةِ
    the call to prayer
    (from a mosque)
  • 5 uncountable/غير معدود
    he felt the call to the priesthood

    شَعَرَ بِنِداءِ الكِهانةِ
  • 6 (demand, need) she has many calls on her time

    لَدَيْها مَشاغِلٌ كَثيرةٌ
    there's not much call for them at this time of year

    لا يوجَدُ طَلَبٌ كَبيرٌ عَلَيْهِ في مِثْلِ هذا الوَقْتِ من العامِ
    there's no call for such rudeness

    لا داعِيَ لِمِثْلِ هذه الوَقاحةِ
    what he did was beyond the call of duty

    ما فَعَلَهُ تَجاوُزٌ لِمَهامِّ الوَظيفةِ
  • 8 (on duty) to be on call
    (doctors, engineers)
    كانَ في مَهَمّةٍ
    Dr Janes is out on a call at the moment

    خَرَجَ د. جايْنْز في مَهَمّةٍ حاليًّا
  • 9 uncountable/غير معدود the call of the wild/the big city

    سِحْر البَرّيّةِ \ المَدينةِ الكَبيرةِ
  • 10
    it's a tough call

    هذا قَرارٌ صَعْبٌ


to be a close call

(كانَ على وَشْكِ الانْتِهاءِ بِشَكْلٍ مُخْتَلِفٍ)

Phrasal verbs

call away

call [somebody] away she was called away on business

تَمَّ اسْتِدْعاؤُها في مَهَمّةِ عَمَلٍ

call back

(by phone)
عاوَدَ الاتِّصالَ
(to return)
أَتى مَرّةً أُخْرى
call [somebody] back 1
(by shouting)
صاحَ إلى [شَخْصٍ] بالعَوْدةِ (a visitor)
(to call again)
عاوَدَ الاتِّصالَ ب [شَخْصٍ]
(to return somebody's call)
رَدَّ المُكالَمةَ ل [شَخْصٍ]

call by


call for

call for [something/somebody] 1
(to demand)
طالَبَ ب [شَيْءٍ] (action, an investigation)
(to merit)
تَطَلَّبَ \ اسْتَوْجَبَ [شَيْئاً] (special treatment, a different solution)
this calls for a celebration!

هذا يَسْتَوْجِبُ الاحْتِفالَ!
that was not called for

لم يَكُنْ هُناكَ داعٍ لِذَلِكَ
(to collect)
أَحْضَرَ [شَيْئاً] (a parcel)

call in

1 to call in on somebody 2
(to telephone) (employees)
to call in sick

أَبْلَغَ أَنَّهُ مَريضٌ
call in [somebody], call [somebody] in 1
(to ask inside)
طَلَبَ من [شَخْصٍ] الدُخولَ (a patient, candidate)
(to send for)
اسْتَدْعى [شَخْصاً] (the police, an expert)
call in [something], call [something] in 1
(to recall)
طَلَبَ إرْجاعَ [شَيْءٍ] (a faulty product)

طالَبَ بِسَدادِ [شَيْءٍ] (a loan)

call off

call off [something], call [something] off 1
(to cancel)
أَلْغى [شَيْئاً] (a strike, meeting, wedding)
(to halt)
أَوْقَفَ [شَيْئاً] (a search, an investigation)

زَجَرَ \ نَهى [شَيْئاً] (a dog)

call on

call on [somebody/something] 1
(to visit)
زارَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a friend, patient)
(to invite)
دَعا [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a speaker, guest)
(to urge)
حَثَّ \ طالَبَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (the government, minister)
to call on somebody to do something

طالَبَ شَخْصاً أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً
(to make use of)
اسْتَعانَ ب [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (friends, somebody's services)
she has neighbours she can call on

لَدَيْها جيرانٌ يُمْكِنُها أنْ تَسْتَعينَ بِهِمْ

call out

(to cry out) (person)
call out [somebody], call [somebody] out 1
(to send for)
اسْتَدْعى [شَخْصاً] (an engineer, the doctor)
the government called out the army

اسْتَدْعَت الحُكومةُ الجَيْشَ
(on strike)
دَعا [شَخْصاً] إلى الإضْرابِ (the workers)
call [something] out, call out [something]

نادى [شَيْئاً] (a number, name)

call round

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to visit)

call up

call up [somebody], call [somebody] up 1
(by phone)
اتَّصَلَ ب [شَخْصٍ]
هاتَفَ [شَخْصاً] (a friend, one's mother)
(for military service)
اسْتَدْعى [شَخْصاً] (reservists, troops)
(for a game)
اخْتارَ [شَخْصاً] (a player)
call up [something], call [something] up 1
(to evoke)
ذَكَّرَ ب [شَيْءٍ] (a memory, an image)

call upon

call on

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