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On the Phone - Au téléphone

Lesson | Quiz

The world of the telephone has its own special vocabulary. Here are some useful phrases to know when making or receiving phone calls in French.

Allô ? Hello?
Pourrais-je parler à ___ ? May I speak to ___?
Je voudrais parler à ___. I'd like to speak to___.
C'est de la part de qui ?
Qui est à l'appareil ?
Who is calling?
C'est de la part de ___.
C'est ___ à l'appareil.
___ is calling.
Ne quittez pas. Please hold.
Je vous le passe. I'm transferring your call.
La ligne est occupée. The line is busy.
un téléphone phone
un mobile cell phone
un numéro de téléphone phone number
un annuaire phone book
la tonalité dial tone
une cabine téléphonique phone booth
un appel en P.C.V. collect call
un répondeur téléphonique    answering machine
un coup de fil (informal) phone call
téléphoner à
to call
composer un numéro to dial a number
décrocher to pick up (the phone)
être coupé to be cut off
laisser un message to leave a message
raccrocher to hang up
rappeler to call back
sonner to ring


On the Phone Quiz

On the Phone Gesture


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