You’re on the metro in Shanghai when your phone rings.
It’s an important call and you’ve got to take it!
Unfortunately, the poor phone connection and noisy environment make it impossible to hear the person on the other end...
In your first language, you probably know how to handle this. But what would you say in Chinese?
Press play to learn some things native speakers might say in this type of situation.
A Summary of the Phrases from the Video
wéi！ wéi！ xìn hào bù hǎo.
Hello! Hello! I've got bad reception.
wéi！shén me？ duàn duàn xù xù de.
Hello! What did you say? You're breaking up.
wǒ zài dì tiě shàng， děng yī xià huí nǐ diàn huà.
I'm on the metro right now. I'll call you back in a bit.
shén me? zhè lǐ tài chǎo le. wǒ tīng bù jiàn.
What did you say? It's really noisy here. I'm losing you.
a? a? tīng bù dào. wǒ tīng bù dào.
Ah? Ah? I can't hear you. I can't hear you.
shén me？ shén me？ wǒ tīng bù qīng chǔ. wǒ zài dì tiě shàng.
What? What? I can't hear you clearly. I'm on the metro.
wǒ zài diàn tī lǐ. nǐ gāng cái shuō le shén me? wǒ zhǐ yǒu yī gé xìn hào.
I'm in the elevator. What did you just say? I only have one bar.
wǒ tīng bù jiàn. nǐ shuō shén me? wǒ zài dì tiě shàng, xìn hào hěn chà.
I'm losing you. What did you say? I'm on the metro and the reception is really bad.
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