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French Phrase of the Day: Answering the Phone

When you answer the phone in French, what do you say first?

...Did you say, "Bonjour"? *buzzer sound* Wrong! The correct answer is...


This is just like how we answer the phone in English: "Hello?"
Only in French, you say, "Allô"!
Pronunciation is simple: "Ah-LO"
Pro tip: raise the pitch of your voice at the end of the word, making it sound like a question.
Here are a few more useful French phrases for talking on the phone!
Qui est à l'appareil ? = May I ask who is calling?
C'est ___ à l'appareil. = This is _______ (calling).
appeler qqn, téléphoner à qqn = to call someone
(qqn => quelqu'un)
If you have any questions, want to know more about the pronunciation of these phrases, or have a request for another French phrase of the day, please let me know!!! ;D