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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to use when talking on the phone. After watching this video, you’ll be able to ask for someone on the phone, and to put someone on hold.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
您好,我找负责人。
(Nín hǎo, wǒ zhǎo fùzé rén.)
好的,稍等一下。
(Hǎo de, shāo děng yīxià.)
Once more with the English translation.
您好,我找负责人。
(Nín hǎo, wǒ zhǎo fùzé rén.)
“Hello, I'd like to speak with the person in charge.”
好的,稍等一下。
(Hǎo de, shāo děng yīxià.)
“Okay, just a moment.”
First of all, you'll need to learn how to say "hello" on the phone.
That's:
您好, 您好
(nín hǎo, nín hǎo)
Then you need to learn how to say "I'd like to speak with [person]."
The pattern is:
我找[person]。
(Wǒ zhǎo [person].)
This Chinese sentence literally translates as “Hello, I look for [person].”
But it means “I'd like to speak with [person]."
For example,
"Hello, I'd like to speak with the person in charge."
您好,我找负责人。, 您好,我找负责人。
(Nín hǎo, wǒ zhǎo fùzé rén., Nín hǎo, wǒ zhǎo fùzé rén.)
Now, how do you answer this question?
好的,稍等一下。
(Hǎo de, shāo děng yīxià.)
“Okay, just a moment.”
Listen to it again.
好的,稍等一下。, 好的,稍等一下。
(Hǎo de, shāo děng yīxià., Hǎo de, shāo děng yīxià.)
This Chinese sentence translates as "Okay, wait a bit."
But it means "Okay, just a moment."

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Can you tell us whom you'd like to call in Chinese?