טלפן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ט־ל־פ־ן (T-l-p-n) extracted from the noun טלפון (télefon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

טִלְפֵּן (tilpén) (pi'él construction)

  1. To telephone, to phone, to call (via the phone).
    טלפנתי אליו, אבל הוא לא ענה.tilfánti eláv, avál hu lo aná.I called him, but he didn’t answer the phone.

Usage notes[edit]

  • According to traditional grammar, the פ should have a dagesh lene, and therefore should be pronounced /p/. (Compare פִּטְפֵט (pitpét), בִּזְבֵּז (bizbéz), and so on.) Nonetheless, it is usually pronounced /f/, like in טלפון (télefon).