Translation of "call" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /kɔːl/ us /kɔl/
be called something

A1 to have a particular name

ser chamado de algo
a boy called Adam
Their latest album is called ‘In Rainbows’.

A2 to phone someone

chamar, ligar (para)
Call the police.

B1 to shout

I heard someone call my name.

B1 to give someone a name

They called their first son Joshua.

to describe someone or something in a particular way

Are you calling me a liar?

to ask someone to come somewhere

She called me into her office.
noun uk /kɔːl/ us /kɔl/

A2 the act of using the phone

chamada telefônica, telefonema
Give me a call this weekend.
I got a call from Sue this morning.

B1 the act of shouting something


a sound made by a bird or other animal

grito, pio, latido

(Translation of “call” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)