Long time no see, today I will introduce you how to make a phone call in Chinese. There are many differences between English and Chinese. You colud try to answer those following questions.
1. Do you know the first word you should say when you make a phone call?
2. How to say some symbols in Chinese like “/” ?
3. Do you know how to call someone you don’t know?
1. 喂 wéi
“喂”, that you say to someone at the beginning of a telephone conversation.
We firstly say “喂，你好“ when we make a phone call or pick up a phone.
2. How to say email addresses
@ is the same pronounciation as English, and some symbols,
. : 点 diǎn
/ ：斜线 xié xiàn
_ ：下划线 xià huá xiàn
– ：短杠 duǎn gàng
3. How to ask name? 询问姓名
We don’t say “你是谁”，that’s not polite.
We usually say “请问您是哪位“？
4. Leave a message 留信息
If the one is out of the office, you could say “他不在公司”.
Would you like to leave a message? 需要帮您留言吗？
5. When there’s a problem
Sorry, I didn’t hear you very well, could you say it again?