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2012.02.27 (Review of 2009.08.24 edition)


The birth of new technology always gives rise to new vocabulary. Just think, for example, of all the new jargon that the invention of the computer and the Internet have given rise to. Well, we're about to look at some expressions that users of a slightly older piece of technology would do well to master. This week, we conduct business "On the phone!"

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HANG ON   電話を切らないで待つ


  • If you ask someone on the phone to hang on, you want them to stay on the line and wait for a short time.

    Be Careful! This expression is quite informal.
  • 電話中の会話で hang on と言うと、電話を切らないで少しの間待つ、ということを意味します。

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  1. (customer calling a restaurant)
    a: My son has a peanut allergy. Do you use any peanut products in the kitchen?
    b: Hang on while I ask one of the cooks.
  2. (on the phone)
    a: Is Pamela in?
    b: Hang on a minute. I'll see if she's here.
  3. (on the phone)
    Do you mind hanging on for a second while I look up your account?

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