Translation of "call" - English-German dictionary


verb /koːl/

to give a name to

My name is Alexander but I’m called Sandy by my friends

to regard (something) as

bezeichnen als
I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.

to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc

Call everyone over here
She called louder so as to get his attention.

to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc)

anfragen, kommen lassen
They called him for an interview for the job
He called a doctor.

to make a visit

kurz besuchen
I shall call at your house this evening
You were out when I called.

to telephone

I’ll call you at 6 p.m.

(in card games) to bid.

die Farbe ansagen
caller noun

der/die Anrufer(in)
calling noun

a trade or profession

der Beruf
Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
call-box noun

a public telephone box.

die Fernsprechzelle
call for

to demand or require

This calls for quick action.

to collect

I’ll call for you at eight o’clock.
call off

to cancel

The party’s been called off.
call on

to visit

I’ll call on him tomorrow.

to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc.


to ask someone publicly to something

öffentlich auffrufen
We call on both sides to stop the fighting.
call up

to telephone (someone)

He called me up from the airport.
give (someone) a call

to telephone (someone)

I’ll give you a call tomorrow.
on call

keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency

auf Abruf
Which of the doctors is on call tonight?

(Translation of “call” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)