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Vocab question

CarolizeC1Kwiziq community member

Vocab question

Bonjour,


referring to this sentence:

Et les au-revoirs qui n'en finissent jamais au téléphone.

How about "... jamais à l'appareil"?

I worked in a French-speaking environment where that phrase would often be used.


Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Carolize,

You are right that "à l'appareil" is used although only when someone is "speaking" on the phone.

Allô, Sophie Le Moine à l'appareil ! = Hello, Sophie Le Moine speaking!

C'est qui à l'appareil ? Who's on the line/speaking?

 

"Au téléphone" is used in the general context.

Ma fille parle des heures au téléphone =My daughter speaks for hours on the phone

John l'appelle au téléphone = John is calling her/him on the phone

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Vocab question

Bonjour,


referring to this sentence:

Et les au-revoirs qui n'en finissent jamais au téléphone.

How about "... jamais à l'appareil"?

I worked in a French-speaking environment where that phrase would often be used.


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