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Getting started with Spanish 3
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9 Different phrases for Spain and Chile

You should keep in mind that Spanish is very widespread, and its usage varies around the world. The following activity will demonstrate this point.

Activity 7

Listen while you read the following dialogues. The first takes place in Spain and the second in Chile. Pay attention to the different phrases they use to answer the phone in each country. Then, using the transcript replicated underneath, focus on the different phrases used to answer the phone, to ask to speak to someone and to say who is speaking.

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Dialogue (a) - Spain


—Buenas tardes, ¿está Marisa?

—Sí, soy yo.

—Hola, soy Luis.

—¡Hombre, Luis! ¿Qué tal?

—Pues muy bien. Mira, te llamo para decir…


Dialogue (b) - Chile

— ¿Aló?

—Hola, ¿está Julio Alberto?

—Sí, él habla.

—Hola, habla Josefa.

—Hola Josefa, ¿dónde estás?

—Estoy en el tren.