Translation of "call" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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call verb (NAME)

B1 [ T + obj + noun ] to give someone or something a name, or to know or address someone by a particular name

They've called the twins Edward and Thomas. 他们给双胞胎取名为凯瑟琳和托马斯。
What's that actor called that we saw in the film last night? 我们昨晚在电影里看到的那个演员叫什么名字?
His real name is Jonathan, but they've always called him Johnny. 他的真名叫乔纳森,但他们总是叫他“约翰尼”。
What's her new novel called? 她的新小说叫什么名字?
I wish he wouldn't keep calling me "dear" - it's so patronizing! 我希望他不要老是叫我“亲爱的”——太居高临下了!
call sb names

C2 If a person, especially a child, calls someone names, he or she addresses that person with a name that is intended to be offensive.

Tom's worried that if he wears glasses at school the other children will call him names. 汤姆担心如果他在学校戴眼镜会被其他孩子取笑。

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call verb (PHONE)

A2 [ I or T ] to use a phone to talk to someone

He called (you) last night when you were out. 昨晚你不在时他(给你)打过电话。
She called (me) this morning at the office and we had a brief chat. 今天早上她打电话到我的办公室,我们简短地闲聊了会儿。
I've been calling all morning but I can't get through. 我一早上都在打电话,可是没打通。
Do you think we should call the police? 你觉得我们应该报警吗?
call collect US US also and UK reverse (the) charges

to make a phone call that is paid for by the person who receives it


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call verb (CONSIDER)

[ T + obj + noun ] to consider someone or something to be

He knows a lot of people, but only one or two that he'd call close friends. 他认识很多人,但他称之为亲密朋友的只有一两个。
One sandwich and a lettuce leaf - I don't call that a meal! 一个三明治和一片生菜叶——我可不把那叫一顿饭!
I'm not calling you a liar - I'm just suggesting that you misunderstood the facts of the situation. 我没说你在撒谎——我只是提醒一下,你误解了实际情形。
call sth your own

to consider something as belonging to you

I don't aspire to anything very grand - I just want a place I can call my own. 我不奢望特别气派的东西——我只想拥有一片属于我自己的地方。

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call verb (SHOUT/CRY)

B1 [ I or T ] to say something in a loud voice, especially in order to attract someone's attention, or (of animals) to make a loud, high sound, especially to another animal

Someone in the crowd called (out) his name. 人群中有人大声叫(出)他的名字。
Did you call? 是你在叫吗?
[ + speech ] "Hey, you! Come over here!" she called. “嗨,你!到这儿来!”她叫道。
The blackbird called to its mate. 乌鸫呼唤它的配偶。
call for order also call sth to order

to ask people in a meeting to stop talking so that the meeting can continue

She called for order/called the meeting to order. 她要求会场安静下来。

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call verb (ASK TO COME)

C1 [ I or T ] to ask someone to come to you

She called me over to where she was sitting. 她把我叫到了她坐着的地方。
I keep the bedroom door open in case the children call (for) me in the night. 我让卧室门开着,以防孩子们晚上叫我。
I was called to an emergency meeting this morning. 我今早被叫去参加一个紧急会议。
At school she was always being called into the headteacher's office. 在学校时,她总是被叫到校长办公室去。

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call verb (VISIT)

[ I ] to visit someone, especially for a short time

The electrician must have called (round) this morning when we were out - there's a note on the door mat. 今天上午我们出去的时候电工一定来过了——门垫上留了张条。

call verb (DECIDE ON)

C1 [ T ] to decide officially to have a particular event or take particular action

The managing director has called a meeting to discuss pay levels. 总经理决定召开会议商讨工资标准。
The papers are predicting that the prime minister will call an election in the spring. 报纸预言首相将宣布在春季举行大选。
It's reckoned that the unions will call a strike if management will not agree to their demands. 如果管理层不同意他们的要求,预计工会将发动罢工。
They had to call a halt to (= end) the match because of the heavy rain. 因为下大雨,他们不得不中止了比赛。


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call noun (PHONE)

A2 [ C ] the act of using the phone

I got a call from an old college friend last night. 昨晚我接到了一位大学老友的电话。
If there are any calls for me, could you write them down next to the phone? 如果有我的电话,你能在电话边记一下吗?
I've just got a couple of calls to make. 我正要打几个电话。
That decorator you called about painting the house - did he ever return your call? 为粉刷房子的事你打电话找的那个油漆工——他给你回过电话了吗?
The radio station received a lot of calls complaining about the show's bad language. 广播电台接到很多电话,投诉那个节目用语污秽。
Before six o'clock, calls are charged at peak rate. 6点之前,拨打电话按高峰费率收费。

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call noun (ANIMAL)

B1 [ C ] the sound an animal makes or the sound of someone shouting something

The whale has a very distinctive call. 鲸的叫声很特别。
She could hear calls for help from inside the burning building. 她能听到从燃烧的大楼里传出的呼救声。
I'll be in the next room, so give me a call if you need any help. 我会在隔壁房间,需要帮助就叫我。

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call noun (DEMAND)

[ U ] the fact of people wanting or needing a particular thing

There's not much call for fur coats these days. 这些天对裘皮大衣的需求量不是很大。
formal I certainly don't think there's any call for that sort of language, young lady! 我的确认为没有必要说那样的话,小姐!

C1 [ C ] a demand for something to happen

Management have so far ignored the union's calls for stricter safety regulations. 迄今为止管理层一直无视工会对加强安全规章的呼吁。

call noun (VISIT)

C1 [ C ] a short visit, especially an official one made by someone whose job is connected with health

Doctor Seward is out on a call this morning. 苏厄德医生今天上午出诊去了。
The nurse has got a few calls to make this afternoon. 护士今天下午有几次出诊。
old-fashioned I thought I'd pay a call on (= visit) an old friend of mine this weekend. 我想这个周末去拜访一位老朋友。

call noun (DECISION)

[ C ] informal a decision

It was a tough call, but eventually I decided to give up my job. 尽管做这个决定很难,但我最终还是打算放弃这份工作。
More investment? That's got to be your call - you're the one that's paying! 继续投资?这该由你来决定——毕竟你是付款人。

(Translation of “call” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)