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

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Robin

Kwiziq community member

19 November 2017

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

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Conjugate semi-regular -oyer, -ayer, -uyer verbs in Le Présent (present tense) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

20 November 2017

20/11/17

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

Kwiziq community member

20 November 2017

20/11/17

Thank you!

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

20 November 2017

20/11/17

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 !

Ron

Kwiziq community member

20 November 2017

20/11/17

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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