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On the Phone

Basic Japanese Vocabulary

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For the phone number, say the digits in order with a "no" in place of the dash.

* 284-3198: ni hachi yon no san ichi kyuu hachi

* 856-1775: hachi go roku no ichi nana nana go

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telephone
denwa
電話

phone number
denwabangou
電話番号

telephone book
denwachou
電話帳

answering machine
rusubandenwa
留守番電話

Useful Expressions

Hello.
Moshi moshi
もしもし

May I speak to ~?
~ o onegaishimasu.
~をお願いします。

Is there ~?
~ wa irasshaimasu ka.
~はいらっしゃいますか。

Who is calling?
Donata desu ka.
どなたですか。

One moment, please.
Chotto omachi kudasai.
ちょっとお待ちください。

~ is not here right now.
~ wa ima imasen.
~は今いません。

I will call you again later.
Mata atode denwashimau.
またあとで電話します。

I got the wrong number.
Machigaemashita.
間違えました。

The line is busy.
Hanashi-chuu desu.
話中です。

What is your telephone number?
Denwa bangou wa nan ban desu ka.
電話番号は何番ですか。

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