Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Who Is Talking?

Introduction


This deals with handling telephone calls, and in particular identifying yourself to a caller.





SCENARIO



Imagine you call someone on the phone. Having exchanged the customary greetings, the other person says : "who is speaking?"

In Spanish, the other person could say:
¿Con quién hablo?



OUR TIP

Responding should be quite straightforward. However, before you reply, you should decide how you are going to refer to yourself*.




If you are a female (name, Mary Brown) and you want to refer to yourself in an informal manner, you could say:
  • Con Mary Brown (Mary Brown);
  • Con Mary (Mary);

Notes

* NB See examples of replies if you were a:


Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Con quién hablo?

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