Lesson 30 打电话
The word 给 (gěi) literally means “to give”, but is frequently used in Chinese to indicate the target of a verb. The target is who or what the verb is aimed or directed at.
Subject + 给 + Target + Verb + Object
我 给 他 打 电话 了。 I gave him a call.
请 给 我 回 电话。 Please call me back.
Common phrases used in a phone conversation.
1．Hello is this 4474716？
2．I'd like to speak to Mr．Wang．
3．I'm sorry．Mr. Wang is out right now．
4．May I know when he'll be back？
5．This is his classmate speaking．
6．Can I take a message for him？
7．May I have your name please？
8．Is he available？
9．I'll just find out for you．
10．Hello，are you still there？
11．Who is that speaking？
12．I'm so sorry that I made such an early phone call．
13．Who do you wish to talk to？
14．Is Mrs. Chen in？
15．Hello！Is Mrs. Chen there？
|English Sentence||Chinese Sentence|
|1．Hello is this 4474716？||喂是4474716号吗？|
|2．I'd like to speak to Mr．Wang．||我想和王先生讲话。|
|3．I'm sorry．Mr. Wang is out right now．||对不起，王先生现在不在。|
|4．May I know when he'll be back？||您能告诉我他什么时候回来吗？|
|5．This is his classmate speaking．||我是他的同学。|
|6．Can I take a message for him？||要我转告吗？|
|7．May I have your name please？||请问您是谁？|
|8．Is he available？||他能接电话吗？|
|9．I'll just find out for you．||我给您看看他在不在？|
|10．Hello，are you still there？||喂，您没挂断吧？|
|11．Who is that speaking？||请问您是谁？|
|12．I'm so sorry that I made such an early phone call．||对不起我这么早打电话。|
|13．Who do you wish to talk to？||您要找谁呀？|
|14．Is Mrs. Chen in？||陈老师在吗？|
|15．Hello！Is Mrs. Chen there？||喂！是陈老师吗？|
Practice the vocabulary for this lesson with games and activities!