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2009.06.02(Review of 2006.11.28 edition)

As if it isn't challenging enough to remember a ten-digit telephone number, here are a few more digits you might need to learn!

Today's Lesson
EXTENSION   内線電話、内線番号

Explanation

  • An extension is a telephone connected to the main switchboard in an office, hotel, etc.

    It is also the additional number used to identify such a phone when connecting to it from the switchboard.
  • extension とは、会社やホテルなどの代表電話に接続されている電話、つまり内線電話のことです。

    また、交換台から内線電話につなぐ際にその電話を識別するための補足的な番号、つまり、内線番号のこともさします。

EXTENSION

examples

  1. My work number is 222-3344, extension 5566.
  2. Call the main switchboard and ask for extension 937.
  3. CALLER: I'd like to speak to John Smith, please.
    SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR: Do you know the extension?
  4. (explaining the office phone system to a new employee)
    To call someone else in the office, just dial “0” followed by their extension.

英会話レッスンThanks for calling!