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para contestar

to answer the telephone

diga / dígame

Hello (spain)


Hello (mexico)



para iniciar una conversación

to initiate conversation

Por favor, ¿está...?

Is...home, please?

¿Hablo con...?

Is this...?

¿De parte de quién, por favor?

May I ask who's calling, please?

Lo siento, pero no está.

I'm sorry, but he/she is not home.

Un momentito, por favor.

One moment, please.

Voy a ver si está.

I'll see if he/she is in.

Está equivocado.

You have the wrong number.

para dejar un mensaje

to leave a message

Quisiera dejar una recado/un mensaje.

I would like to leave a message.

Por favor, dígale que me llame.

Please, tell him/her to call me.

Dígale que lo volveré a llamar.

Please, tell him/her that I'll call him/her back.

Si fuera tan amable de decirle que me llame.

If you would be kind enough to tell him/her to call me.

problemas con la conexión

problems with the connections

La línea está ocupada.

The line is busy.

El teléfono está ocupado.

The phone is busy.

No se oye bien.

I can't hear very well.

Hay mucha interferencia.

There's a lot of interference.

Tiene que colgar.

You have to hang up.

para terminar

in order to close the conversation

Disculpe, pero me tengo que ir.

Excuse me, but I have to go.

Tengo que colgar.

I have to hang up.

para despedirse

in order to say goodbye



Nos hablamos.

I'll talk to you later.

Lo/la/te llamo.

I'll call you.

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