טלפן

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See also: ט־ל־פ־ן

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 or טִלְפֵן (tilpén or tilfén) (pi'el 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).
  • Colloquially, הִתְקַשֵּׁר is more commonly used.

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