Daily Verb Lesson: French for telephone is téléphonerThe word in French for telephone, (to phone) is the regular ER verb téléphoner. To remember this, imagine a French woman TELEPHONES in the French colours.
The French colours remind you that the word is similar to the English.
La téléphone is a telephone and the woman in the pic will remind you of this.
One can also use the verb appeler - to call in the same way as is done in English.
Common colloquial expressions include:
un coup de fil - a phonecall, literally a 'hit by wire'.
Depending on the region you will hear:
passer, donner ou lancer un coup de fil. A bit like 'drop me a line'.
Cartoon Memory Triggers like this will help you to telephone new words into your memory and greatly assist you to remember important features of words.
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