What do you say first for you answering a phone call?

China
October 29, 2008 7:58pm CST
I am interented in what people will say first when he or she is answering a phone call? I aways say "NI HAO (means hello)" as my first words. What about you?
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
I just answer saying Hello, unless I know who it is then I'll say saything that i cant mention here....lol..
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• China
30 Oct 08
I am sorry for my poor vocabulary. May I know, what does "saything" mean?
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
LOL !! Im sorry, its not you, its my typo.... a combination of 'say something'
• China
30 Oct 08
That's OK. And now I know~
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I usually answer with "Hello" unless it's my boyfriend then I usually answer "Hey Handsome!" or something like that.
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@pryce_mbg (716)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
" hello, gud__, "__ residence", how may i help you.. hahah..thats how i answer phone calls
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• China
30 Oct 08
An interesting answer~
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
thanks anyway! =)
@Bethany1202 (3431)
• United States
30 Oct 08
That all depends. If I am at work of course I have a little "mini-script" to say for my company. If they are calling me on my cell phone I will usually know who is calling and say "Hello" or "Hi" and their name... If it's my boyfriend calling I will usually answer, "Hi babe!"
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
When I am answering a phone call, usually I will say "Hello", even though it's a call from a Chinese friend. I am just used to say "Hello" instead of "ni hao", even though I am speaking Chinese in the phone call.
• China
17 Apr 09
interesting~
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I always say, "Yes, good _____ [morning, afternoon, evening]." I really don't know why I say that, but it's how I talk to people on the phone ever since I turned seventeen.
• China
17 Apr 09
may I know what did you say before?
• United States
30 Oct 08
usually i just say "Hello". but if its been one of those days where the phone is ringing all day long and ive gotten agitated about it..i end up saying "Grand Central Station how may i direct your call?" and then wait the couple of seconds it takes for whomever is calling to think of what to say or do LOL!! you'd be surprised how many times ppl..telemarketers in particular, will just hang up instead of trying to verify the phone number they called!
• China
31 Oct 08
it is sounds funny
@fergus (817)
• Ireland
17 Apr 09
Hi, i aways say yellow instead of hello just seems better i think.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
30 Oct 08
We have caller ID so if we know the people I usually say "hello such and such" and use their name in place of such and such. If I am not sure who will be calling (it could be anyone in a household, afterall) I say Hello and wait for someone to respond to me and then I might say "Oh hello such and such" .