Translation:Someone was calling.
I also thought it was "Someone was called"
How is Er someone? Thats all im confused about
"Er" is actually a very vague word meaning something like "there".
"Er werd gebeld" literally means "There was a calling".
"Someone was calling" is just a more English-friendly translation.
How to say someone was called ?
"Iemand werd gebeld". As someone has explained above, the English translation is by no means a literal one in this case.
What is wrong with, "He was called (or phoned) "?
Sorry, the above is incorrect. What I meant is, "Someone phoned (or ringed)". I have reported this for many months now.
"Someone phoned (or rang)" ring, rang, (has) rung is irregular in english
Of course, thank you.
I would also like to know why 'someone phoned' and 'someone rang' are not accepted.
Based on all the other examples I have seen in this lesson, "werd gebeld" should be translated by "was called". Why is it not the case here?
Can There was a call work too?