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Phone conversation



betinhafcosta
Portugal

Phone conversation
 
Hello everyone!
 
 
Can you tell me how can I answer the phone when is  the self person picking up the phone. "speaking" , "This is she" This is her"?
 
Thank you

27 Feb 2015      



douglas
United States

Typically we say "speaking" if you answer the phone and the person on the other end asks for you.
 
Personally, I usually say "This is Douglas"
 
Cheers,
Douglas

27 Feb 2015     



betinhafcosta
Portugal

Hello Douglas!
 
 Thanks for your help.
 
All the best,
Elisabete

27 Feb 2015     



yanogator
United States

"This is she" is also pretty common.

 

Bruce 

27 Feb 2015     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

´Speaking´, or if it´s someone you know well  ´It ´s me´. 

27 Feb 2015