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2003.07.28

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Today's LessonCATEGORY: Useful Expressions
May I speak to ___ , please? /
I'd like to speak to ___ , please.   
〜さんはいらっっしゃいますか。〜さんをお願いしたいのですが。

Explanation

  • When you make a phone call, you can say who you want to talk to by using the expressions May I speak to ___ , please?  or I'd like to speak to ___ , please.
  • 電話をかけて、話したい相手を呼び出してもらうとき、 May I speak to ___ , please?  または、I'd like to speak to ___ , please.  という表現を使うことができます。

examples

  1. MRS. TRENT: Hello.
    BRADLEY: Hello, Mrs. Trent. This is Bradley Mason. May I speak to Vince, please?
  2. MARIA'S DAD: Hello.
    GREG: Good morning. May I speak to Maria, please?
    MARIA'S DAD: Who's calling, please?
    GREG: This is Greg.
    MARIA'S DAD: Just a minute, Greg. I'll see if she's up.
  3. a: Hello. Universal Publishing. May I help you?
    b: Yes, I'd like to speak to Ms. Matsumoto, please.
    a: One moment, please. I'll transfer your call.

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