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téléphone

English translation of téléphone

phone

The French word for 'phone' is 'téléphone'. Just like in English, it is also often shortened in casual conversation to 'tél'. The French word 'téléphone' can be used to refer both to the device you use to call someone and to the act of calling someone. For example, 'Je vais te téléphoner' means 'I am going to call you'.


Example sentences using: téléphone

Mon téléphone est cassé.

English translation of Mon téléphone est cassé.

My phone is broken.

This phrase is used when a phone has been physically damaged.

Mon téléphone est mort.

English translation of Mon téléphone est mort.

My phone is dead.

This phrase is commonly used when mobile phone's battery has run out.

Puis-je utiliser votre téléphone?

English translation of Puis-je utiliser votre téléphone?

Can I use your phone?

A polite request to use someone else's telephone.

Je vais acheter un nouveau téléphone.

English translation of Je vais acheter un nouveau téléphone.

I am going to buy a new phone.

This phrase can be used when one intends to buy a new phone.

Il faut que je charge mon téléphone.

English translation of Il faut que je charge mon téléphone.

I need to charge my phone.

This phrase is usually used when the phone's battery is low and needs charging.

Je ne trouve pas mon téléphone.

English translation of Je ne trouve pas mon téléphone.

I can't find my phone.

It is a common phrase used when someone is unable to locate their phone.

Pouvez-vous donner votre numéro de téléphone?

English translation of Pouvez-vous donner votre numéro de téléphone?

Can you give your phone number?

This phrase is normally used when someone requests for another's phone number.

Le téléphone sonne.

English translation of Le téléphone sonne.

The phone is ringing.

This is a common phrase used when the telephone begins to ring.

Il a oublié son téléphone à la maison.

English translation of Il a oublié son téléphone à la maison.

He forgot his phone at home.

This statement is typically used to indicate someone left their mobile device at their residence.

Je vais vérifier mon téléphone pour les directions.

English translation of Je vais vérifier mon téléphone pour les directions.

I am going to check my phone for directions.

This phrase is used when one intends to use their phone, likely a navigation application, for directions.

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