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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
CALL, PHONE, RING OR TELEPHONE?
Key
To call somebody and to phone somebody are used in informal English.
To ring somebody is used in informal British English.
To telephone somebody is only used in formal English.

There are also other expressions like:
- to give somebody a phone call
- to give somebody a call
- to give somebody a ring (British English)
To call somebody y to phone somebody se usan en inglés informal.
To ring somebody se usa en inglés británico informal.
To telephone somebody se usa solamente en inglés formal.

También existen otras expresiones como:
- to give somebody a phone call
- to give somebody a call
- to give somebody a ring (inglés británico)
  • call / phone
    You should call/phone your mother.
    Please call/phone me when you arrive.
    You can call/phone me whenever you want.

  • ring
    You should ring your mother.
    Please ring me when you arrive.
    You can ring me whenever you want.

  • telephone
    The police telephoned the suspect but could not reach him.
    The secretary telephoned to say that she was late.
    Sarah telephoned the insurance company to renew the policy.

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