Business Mandarin Lesson for Beginners – Making a Telephone Call

第六課打電話
Dìliùkè DǎDiànhuà
Chapt er Six Making a Telephone Call

A [ 外商] : ( 撥電話號碼4916666)
B [ 電話接線員] : 您好! 中國五金礦產進出口公司。您要哪兒?
A: 請轉2457。
B: 請稍等。 2457 佔線, 請等一下再打。 / 對不起, 沒人接。 )
A: 餵, 我找張志強先生。張志強先生在嗎?)
C: [中方公司職員] : 請您等一下, 我去叫他。他現在不在, 請過一會兒再來電話。 / 他今天沒來。 )
A: 餵, 是張志強先生嗎?
D: [中方公司職員] : 我就是。您是哪位?
A: 我是德國謝勒公司的巴赫。
D: 噢, 您好! 您有什麼事?
A: 我和漢斯想和你們的總經理見見面, 談談我們雙方的合作事宜。請您轉告經理, 請他定一下時間和地點。
D: 請問, 你們什麼時間方便呢?
A: 明天或後天晚上都可以。我們準備這星期六中午
離開北京, 在我們離開北京之前, 任何時間都行。 )
D: 好, 我一定轉告經理。等時間和地點定下來以後, 我們再打電話告訴您。
A: 謝謝。

Pinyin:
A [ wài shāng ] : ( bō diàn huà hào mǎ 4916666)
B [ diàn huà jiē xiàn yuán ] : nín hǎo ! zhōng guó wǔ jīn kuàng chǎn jìn chū kǒu gōng sī 。nín yào nǎ ér ?
A: qǐng zhuǎn 2457。
B: qǐng shāo děng 。 2457 zhàn xiàn , qǐng děng yī xià zài dǎ 。 / duì bú qǐ , méi rén jiē 。 )
A: wèi , wǒ zhǎo zhāng zhì qiáng xiān shēng 。zhāng zhì qiáng xiān shēng zài ma ?)
C: [zhōng fāng gōng sī zhí yuán ] : qǐng nín děng yī xià , wǒ qù jiào tā 。tā xiàn zài bú zài , qǐng guò yī huì ér zài lái diàn huà 。 / tā jīn tiān méi lái 。 )
A: wèi , shì zhāng zhì qiáng xiān shēng ma ?
D: [zhōng fāng gōng sī zhí yuán ] : wǒ jiù shì 。nín shì nǎ wèi ?
A: wǒ shì dé guó xiè lè gōng sī de bā hè 。
D: ō , nín hǎo ! nín yǒu shí me shì ?
A: wǒ hé hàn sī xiǎng hé nǐ men de zǒng jīng lǐ jiàn jiàn miàn , tán tán wǒ men shuāng fāng de hé zuò shì yí 。qǐng nín zhuǎn gào jīng lǐ , qǐng tā dìng yī xià shí jiān hé dì diǎn 。
D: qǐng wèn , nǐ men shí me shí jiān fāng biàn ne ?
A: míng tiān huò hòu tiān wǎn shàng dōu kě yǐ 。wǒ men zhǔn bèi zhè xīng qī liù zhōng wǔ
lí kāi běi jīng , zài wǒ men lí kāi běi jīng zhī qián , rèn hé shí jiān dōu háng 。 )
D: hǎo , wǒ yī dìng zhuǎn gào jīng lǐ 。děng shí jiān hé dì diǎn dìng xià lái yǐ hòu , wǒ men zài dǎ diàn huà gào sù nín 。
A: xiè xiè 。

English Translation:
[Telephone operator ] : Hello ! T his is China Metals and Minerals Import and Export Company. Whom do you want?
Extension number 2457, please .
Please wait a moment . 2457 is engaged; please call back in a little while ./ I’m Sorry , no one is answering the phone) .
Hello! I would like to speak with Mr . Zhang Zhiqiang Is Mr. Zhang Zhiqiang there?
[Chinese company employee ] : lease wait a moment ; I’ll go and call him ( He is not he re now; please call back in a while ./ He is not in today .)
Hello ! Is this Mr . Zhang Zhiqiang ?
[Chinese compary employee ] : Yes , it’s me . May I ask He re is Bach by the German Company Sheller.
Oh ! Hello ! How can I help you ?
Mr . Hans and I would like to meet your company’s general manager to discuss the matter of co-operation between our two par ties . Please pas s this message on to your manager and ask him to set a time and place for the meeting .
When is it convenient for you to come ?
Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow in the evening are fine (We are planning to leave Beijing this Saturday noon . Any time before our departure, would be fine .)
Fine . I will pas s your message on to the manager . When the time and place have been fixed , I will give you a call .
Thank you .