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American English: /foʊn/
British English: /fəʊn/

Translation of phone in Spanish:


  • would you answer o [colloquial] get the phone, please?
    por favor contesta el teléfono
    por favor atiende el teléfono
    por favor coge el teléfono (Spain) [colloquial]
    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) (British English)
    tener teléfono
    she's on the phone at the moment
    está hablando por teléfono
    you're wanted on the phone I'll get on the phone to her right away
    ahora mismo la llamo (por teléfono)
    (before noun) (message)
    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.

transitive verb

  • 1
    llamar (por teléfono)
    hablarle a (Mexico)
    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
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 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

intransitive verb

  • 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

1verb + adverb (make calls)
hacer unas (cuantas) llamadas
I'll phone around and see who's available
haré unas cuantas llamadas para ver quién está disponible
2verb + preposition + object (call people, places)
hacer unas llamadas a

phone in

1verb + adverb she phoned in sick
llamó para dar parte de enferma
se reportó enferma (Latin America)
it's the first time I've phoned in to your program
es la primera vez que llamo a su programa
2verb + adverb + objectsomeone 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

verb + adverb
llamar al exterior

phone through

verb + adverb
(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

1verb + adverb 2verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb
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