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Spanish languageLlamar - To Call - Spanish Expressions
 
Llamar literally means "to call" in all senses of the word and is used in many Spanish expressions.
  
llamar to call
  to name
  to hail (a cab)
   
llamar a alguien a gritos/voces to shout for someone
llamar a alguien a las filas to call someone up
llamar a alguien al orden to call someone to order
llamar al pan pan y al vino vino to call a spade a spade
llamar con la mano to motion / beckon to someone
llamar la atención a alguien to attract someone's attention, to tell someone off
llamar la atención sobre to draw attention to
llamar por ayuda to call for help
llamar por la puerta to knock on the door
llamar por teléfono to call, telephone
   
Entren sin llamar Enter without knocking
estar llamado a hacer algo to be destined to do something
estar llamado a fracasar to be doomed to fail
estar llamado al fracaso to be doomed to failure
Lo que se dio en llamar... What came to be called / known as...
mandar llamar a alguien to send for / summon someone
sentirse llamado a hacer algo to feel called/destined to do something
   
Dios lo ha llamado a su lado God has called him to His side
Eso yo lo llamo un auténtico robo That's what I call daylight robbery
Están llamando There's someone at the door
Llámalo hache Call it what you will
Me llamó de todo He called me every name under the sun
Me llamó la atención no verte por allí I was surprised not to see you there
No te metas donde no te llaman Don't poke your nose in where it's not wanted
¿Quién (me) llama? (on the phone) Who's calling?
¿Quien llama? (at the door) Who's there? Who is it?
Seremos llamados a las urnas An election / a referendum will be called
   
llamarse to be called/named
¡Como me llamo ... que lo haré! I'll do it sure as my name is ...!
¿Cómo se llama? What's your name?
¿Cómo se llama esto? (informal) How much does this cost? What's the damage?
¡Eso sí que se llama ... ! Now that's what I call ...!
¡Eso sí que se llama hablar! Now you're talking!
Me llamo... My name is...
¿Sabes cómo se llama...? Do you know what ... is called?
   
llamado (adjective) named, called, so-called
El mal llamado problema What has mistakenly been called a problem
un llamado (Argentina) phone call
  (Latin America) appeal
un llamador doorknocker, doorbell; caller
 

Llamar is a regular -AR verb

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