每次接到國外打來的電話就皮皮剉?電話英語大全報你知

每次接到國外打來的電話就皮皮剉?電話英語大全報你知
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從電話鈴聲響起到電話掛上的學問,讓你下次能玩美接招、應對如流!

文:Sylvia Chu

電話響了,人在國外的你,是否會心頭一驚,害怕聽到對方一連串霹靂啪啦的英文而無法完美應對。小編今天要讓大家認識從電話鈴聲響起到電話掛上的學問,讓你下次能玩美接招、應對如流!

一、basic telephone vocabulary 基礎電話相關詞彙

  1. cell phones or mobile phones 手機
  2. smart phone 智慧型手機
  3. pay phones or public phones 公共電話
  4. landline 固定電話(通常為家用)
  5. cordless phone 無線電話(多用於室內)

二、From start to end 從電話開始至結束相關片語

1. Make a phone call. 打電話
例句:When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first.

2. The phone is ringing. 電話響了

3. Pick up the telephone接起電話
同義詞:Answer the telephone / pick the phone up

4. get through to通話
例句:If you can’t get through to the person you want to talk to, you might be able to leave a message asking them to call you back.

5. Leave a message on an answering machine or voicemail. 在電話留言機或語音信箱留言

6. Call somebody back:回電
同義詞:Return the call
例句:I’ll call you back tomorrow morning when I get more information.

7. dialing the number 播打電話
例句:She is dialing the number to her grandmother.

8. busy signal 忙線的聲音
例句:I’ve been trying to call her, but I keep getting a busy signal.

9. Put (someone) through 接通電話
例句:When talking to a receptionist, secretary or switchboard operator, they may ask you to hang on while they put you through.

10. hang on / Someone put you on hold:等待片刻(使不掛斷電話)
例句:Hang on, I’ll give you some important information.

11. Hang up 掛斷電話
注意:不要與hang on (= hold on )搞混了!
同義詞: put the phone down / ring off
反義詞:ring up / ring somebody up (= make a phone call)

三、Common phrases 關於打電話的日常用語

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最後,請記得兩件事情!

1. Immediately ask the person to speak slowly.
如果對方講太快,請他講慢點總是比全部都聽不懂還好。

2. When taking note of a name or important information, repeat each piece of information as the person speaks.
如果要記下重要資訊或名字,重複再說一次給對方聽是最保險的作法。

加映場:商用英文─電話溝通技巧

講電話 (Telephone English – Telephone English Vocabulary – Business Phone Conversations)

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