to telephone: téléphoner
Imagine a French woman TELEPHONES in the French colours!

Daily Verb Lesson: French for telephone is téléphoner

The 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'.

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Simple Tenses téléphoner

téléphone téléphones téléphone téléphonons téléphonez téléphonent
Past Imperfect
téléphonais téléphonais téléphonait téléphonions téléphoniez téléphonaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple

téléphonai téléphonas téléphona téléphonâmes téléphonâtes téléphonèrent

will phone
téléphonerai téléphoneras téléphonera téléphonerons téléphonerez téléphoneront

would phone
téléphonerais téléphonerais téléphonerait téléphonerions téléphoneriez téléphoneraient

may phone
téléphone téléphones téléphone téléphonions téléphoniez téléphonent
Compound Tenses téléphoner
Present Perfect
Passé Composé

have phoned
ai téléphoné as téléphoné a téléphoné avons téléphoné avez téléphoné ont téléphoné
Past Perfect

had phoned
avais téléphoné avais téléphoné avait téléphoné avions téléphoné aviez téléphoné avaient téléphoné
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur

will have
aurai téléphoné auras téléphoné aura téléphoné aurons téléphoné aurez téléphoné auront téléphoné
Conditional Perfect
Conditionnel Passé

would have phoned
aurais téléphoné aurais téléphoné aurait téléphoné aurions téléphoné auriez téléphoné auraient téléphoné

téléphone ! téléphonons ! téléphonez !
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Téléphoner is a regular ER verb, which are the most common in French, and it is conjugated in like 5000 others.
⇒Synonyms are appeler.
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