How do you say we tried to telephone at the bank.

Robin B1Kwiziq community member

How do you say we tried to telephone at the bank.

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Robin !

I think you mean "We tried to call the bank.", which in French would be:

"Nous avons essayé d'appeler la banque."
OR
"Nous avons essayé de téléphoner à la banque."

-> appeler [quelqu'un]to call [someone]
-> téléphoner à [quelqu'un]to phone [someone]

 I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonsoir Robin, Alors que nous étions à la banque, nous avons essayé de téléphoner. This is one way to phrase the statement in French. I am quite sure that there are others.
Robin B1Kwiziq community member
Thank you!
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Aurélie, I took the phrase to be that they tried calling someone while they, the caller, were at the bank. Perhaps due to the fact of how the phrase was stated. I also considered that they tried to call the bank. Perhaps, the writer of the question can clarify the question somewhat. If not, ce n'est pas grave,. Obviously this is a type of contextual question. Merci, Bonne journée

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