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Sunny asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

電話打不通 , 要向boss講番 , 英文如何說 ?

"打得通 , 無人聽" 是不是 "no body pick up the phone" ?

"對方電話有人講緊 , 所以打唔通" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "The line is busy." / "The line is occupied" / "Someone is using the line." / "Someone is occupied the number." ?

"對方電話長響 (即是此電話號碼根本不存在)" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "The number is no registry."?

"打得通 , 但對方不在 (例如不在家 / 不在辦公室)" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "He is not here." / "He is not in office." / "He's out." ?

"打得通 , 要找的人已在辦公室 , 但不在自己位 / 行開咗 / 去咗廁所" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "He is not in his desk." / "He is in toilet" ?

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    樓主你好!

    "打得通 , 無人聽" 是不是 "no body pick up the phone" ?

    唔係

    should be careful with the tenses he uses.

    Nobody ( one word)

    answered the phone. ( more natural)

    Nobody pickED up the phone. ( acceptable)

    Simple past tense

    比較好的說法

    No one answered the phone.

    "對方電話有人講緊 , 所以打唔通" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "The line is busy." / "The line isoccupied" / "Someone is using the line." / "Someone is occupied thenumber." ?

    一般來說,應該用過去式。不應該用現在式。

    比較好的三句,應該為

    The line was busy.

    The line was engaged.

    I got a busy signal.

    "對方電話長響 (即是此電話號碼根本不存在)" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "The number is no registry."?

    即是此電話號碼根本不存在

    The tel number has not been registered.

    "打得通 , 但對方不在 (例如不在家 / 不在辦公室)" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "He is not here." / "He is not in office." / "He's out." ?

    He is out.

    He is not in.

    "打得通 , 要找的人已在辦公室 , 但不在自己位 / 行開咗 / 去咗廁所" 英文應如何說 ? 是不是 "He is not in hisdesk." / "He is in toilet" ?

    He is not available at the moment.

    He is not around presently.

    He is not at his desk.

    He is in the bathroom now.

    Would you call him back in 5 minutes? 或者你可以說,可否5分鐘再打來

    留意以下內容

    Normally, we do not say" He is in THE toilet.".

    You just tell the caller

    " He is not at his desk."

    " He is not in at the moment."

    "He has just stepped out."

    " He is not available now."

    Or

    " He cannot come to the phone at this moment."

    打得通 , 無人聽" = a past event

    We should use the past tense.

    Nobody ( one word)

    answered the phone. ( more natural)

    Nobody pickED up the phone. ( acceptable)

    answerED pickED

    "對方電話有人講緊 , 所以打唔通" 英文應如何說 ? -> "The line is busy." <---WRONG!

    We need to use the past tense again.

    The line WAS busy.

    The line WAS engaged.

    希望幫到你

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    2009-06-08 14:29:11 補充:

    Correction:

    You should be careful with the tenses you use.

    你要留意一下TENSES 。

    過去式及現在式是不同。

    2009-06-08 14:40:18 補充:

    If your question is you need to report everything to your boss, then

    you will have to change everything to

    " the past tense".

    He WAS at his desk...... for example.

    2009-06-08 14:40:22 補充:

    It is because he WAS not at his desk******

    He WAS NOT at his desk...... for example.

    you need to report this past event

    to your boss, so the past tense would be

    the most appropriate.

    2009-06-08 14:48:39 補充:

    (He was not at his desk WHEN YOU CALLED HIM. <-------- report this to your boss)

    ( Perhaps he is now back to his desk.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    "打得通 , 無人聽" 是不是 "no body pick up the phone" ? -> yes

    "對方電話有人講緊 , 所以打唔通" 英文應如何說 ? -> "The line is busy."

    "對方電話長響 (即是此電話號碼根本不存在)" 英文應如何說 ? ->the number is not registered.

    "打得通 , 但對方不在 (例如不在家 / 不在辦公室)" 英文應如何說 ? -> He is not at home/office. OR He's out.

    打得通 , 要找的人已在辦公室 , 但不在自己位 / 行開咗 / 去咗廁所" 英文應如何說 ? -> He is not at his desk.

    Seldom do we say 'he is in toilet'.

    Source(s): myself
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