English - Vietnamese Dictionary
phone /foun/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (ngôn ngữ học) âm tỏ lời nói
- danh từ
- (thông tục) máy điện thoại, dây nói
- on the phone: có máy điện thoại; dùng máy điện thoại; đang gọi dây nói
- by (over) the phone: bằng dây nói
- to get somebody on the phone: gọi dây nói cho ai
- động từ
- gọi dây nói; nói chuyện bằng dây nói
phones|phoned|phoningfəʊnAdvanced English Dictionary
+electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
+(phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
+electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
+get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C] a system for talking to sb else over long distances using wires or radio; a machine used for this: I have to make a phone call. + The phone rang and Pat answered it. + They like to do business by phone / over the phone. + a phone bill
See also - CAR PHONE, CELLULAR PHONE, ENTRYPHONE, MOBILE PHONE, PAYPHONE
2 (also telephone) [C] the part of the telephone that you hold in your hand and speak into: to pick up the phone + to put the phone down + He left the phone off the hook as he didn't want to be disturbed.
See also - ANSWERPHONE
3 (-phone) (in nouns) an instrument that uses or makes sound: dictaphone + xylophone
4 (-phone) (in adjectives and nouns) speaking a particular language; a person who does this: anglophone + francophone
Idioms: be on the phone
1 to be using the telephone: He's been on the phone to Kate for more than an hour.
2 (BrE) to have a telephone in your home or place of work: They're not on the phone at the holiday cottage.
+ verb (especially BrE) (BrE also phone up) to make a telephone call to sb: [V] I was just phoning up for a chat. + He phoned to invite me out for dinner. + Someone phone for an ambulance! + Could you phone back later? + He phoned home, but there was no reply. + I'm phoning about your ad in the paper. + [VN] Don't forget to phone New York. + For reservations, phone 0171 281 3964. + Phone them up and find out when they are coming.
Phrasal Verbs: phone in (especially BrE)
1 to make a telephone call to the place where you work: [+ADJ] Three people have phoned in sick already this morning.
2 to make a telephone call to a radio or television station: Listeners are invited to phone in with their comments.
related noun PHONE-IN
phone sth<->in (especially BrE) to make a telephone call to the place where you work in order to give sb some information: I need you to phone the story in before five.
BRITISH / AMERICAN
phone / call / ring
In BrE, to phone, to ring and to call are the usual ways of saying to telephone. In AmE the most common word is call, but phone is also used. Speakers of AmE do not say ring. Telephone is very formal and is used mainly in BrE.
You can use call or phone call (more formal) in both BrE and AmE: Were there any phone calls for me? + How do I make a local call? The idiom give sb a call is also common:
I'll give you a call tonight. In informal BrE you could also say:
I'll give you a ring tonight.(also phone) noun, verb
1 [C, U] a system for talking to sb else over long distances, using wires or radio; a machine used for this: The telephone rang and Pat answered it. + You can reserve seats over the telephone. + I need to make a telephone call. + telephone lines / networks / services
2 [C] the part of the telephone that you hold in your hand and speak into
Synonym: RECEIVER, HANDSET
be on the telephone
1 to be using the telephone: He's on the telephone at the moment. + You're wanted (= sb wants to speak to you) on the telephone.
2 (BrE) to have a telephone in your home or place of work: We're not on the telephone at the cottage.
+ verb (formal, especially BrE) to speak to sb by telephone
Synonym: PHONE, CALL [V] Please write or telephone for details. + He telephoned to say he'd be late. + [VN] You can telephone your order 24 hours a day. + I was about to telephone the police. - PHONE
cellular, cordless, mobile, portable | car | pay
There's a public payphone in reception.
| office, private
VERB + PHONE
She's on the phone at the moment.
Can I use your phone?
| answer, get
lift, pick up
If the phone rings, don't answer it. Can you get the phone?
| hang up, put down, replace
I hung up the phone when he started shouting at me.
| slam down
She slammed the phone down in a rage.
| be wanted on
Mum, you're wanted on the phone.
| call sb to
He was called to the phone just as he was leaving.
| connect | disconnect | bug, tap
I think our phone is being tapped.
| wait by
She waits by the phone all day but he doesn't ring.
| leave/take off the hook
I couldn't get through because you'd left the phone off the hook.
PHONE + VERB
ring | be engaged
His phone is engaged.
| be off the hook | go dead
The phone suddenly went dead in the middle of our conversation.
PHONE + NOUN
number | book | bill | call, conversation, message | card
| company, network, service | booth, box | line
The modem links the computer to a phone line.
We keep in contact by phone but we rarely see each other.
| on the ~
We spoke on the phone the other day.
| over the ~
I haven't seen her but we spoke over the phone.
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