Imagine you are calling someone on the phone. A relative, a friend or a colleague who is with you is curious and says: "who are you calling?"
In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿A quién llamas?
Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿A quién llama (usted)?
Responding should be quite straightforward. However, before you reply, you should decide how you are going to refer to the person you are calling*.
If the person you are calling is a male (his name is Pedro Botero) and you want to refer to him in a formal manner, you could say:
- Llamo a don Pedro Botero (I am calling Mr. Pedro Botero);
- Estoy llamando a don Pedro Botero (I am calling Mr. Pedro Botero);
- Llamo al señor Botero (I am calling Mr. Botero);
- Estoy llamando al señor Botero (I am calling Mr. Botero);
- Llamo a mi abogado don Pedro Botero (I am calling my lawyer/ attorney Mr. Pedro Botero);
- Estoy llamando a mi abogado don Pedro Botero (I am calling my lawyer/ attorney Mr. Pedro Botero);
* NB See examples of replies when calling:
Now you should practise answering the question:
¿A quién llamas?
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