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What is the difference between portable and telephone?

What is the difference between portable and telephone?

May 15, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jimmy54103

In France, "téléphone portable" or the shorter "portable" means cell/mobile phone.

In Quebec, “téléphone cellulaire” or the shorter “cellulaire” is often used.


But because “portable” can be used for both cell/mobile phone (short for téléphone portable) and also for for laptop (short for ordinateur portable) many people simply use "téléphone" to refer to either a cell/mobile or a landline.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hamanuel

Portable: Cell Phone
Téléphone: Phone


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fell_Papyrus

Portable-Mobile Phone Telephone-Home Phone/Landline

Hope this helps!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary723259

portable means a mobile phone and telephone means a landline

i am not sure

but i hope this helps you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiviDraws

Potable is your cell phone. And telephone is like a landline or a phone in your house.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1VPYwmlp

téléphone is any kind if phone, but can be a landline or a mobile phone depending on the context. the specific word for landline is téléphone fixe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vu7xENbj

"Potable" is when it's just good enough, not even average (pay attention to the spelling).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GScottOliver

From the American Heritage Dictionary (online):
Potable adj. Fit to drink.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pōtābilis, from Latin pōtāre, to drink, from pōtus, a drink]

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