When learning Spanish, you have probably had to face up to a conversation by phone at some point. In Spanish, as in most languages, there are some expressiones and rules that all native speakers follow when picking up the phone, or when hanging up, passing a message to a different person, saying goodbay and so on.
So if you like to get some tips to talk on thee phone in Spanish, take a look at this infographic or download the PDFhere.
So there are a few expressions that can be used for different purposes:
- To pick up the phone, if you don’t know who’s calling: ¿Diga? ¿Dígame? ¿Sí?
- To pick up the phone, if you know who’s calling: ¡Hola!; ¿Qué hay?; ¡Buenos días!…
- To ask who is calling or to ask about the person’s identity: ¿De parte de quién?
- To pass the call to another person: Ahora se pone; Ahora se lo/la paso (formal).
- To ask for another person: ¿Está…? ¿Podría hablar con…? (formal).
- To say godbye and hang up: ¡Venga, hasta luego! (informal)
If you enjoyed this infographic, check out our blog to find more free Spanish infographics, where you will be able to revise some important grammar points in Spanish, as well as some downloadable PDFs that you may use to learn Spanish. We also recommend you to try one of ELINQUA’s trial lessons to find out what our online Spanish lessons are like!