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Old August 28, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Phone call

I'd like to call my sister (who speaks Spanish) and do the initial contact in Spanish. I did a search here but couldn't find anything related to phone calls. Here's how I'm guessing it would go...is this correct?

Her: Hello?
Me: Hola. Esté es Geeper, tu hermano. ¿Qué tal?

Here's what I'm shooting for:
Hello, this is geeper, your brother. Hows it going?


And thats it (i'm still beginning).

Does this seem right?
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Old August 28, 2008, 01:39 PM
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I'd like to call my sister (who speaks Spanish) and do the initial contact in Spanish. I did a search here but couldn't find anything related to phone calls. Here's how I'm guessing it would go...is this correct?

Her: Hello?
Me: Hola. Esté es Geeper, tu hermano. ¿Qué tal?

Here's what I'm shooting for:
Hello, this is geeper, your brother. Hows it going?


And thats it (i'm still beginning).

Does this seem right?
Muy bien pero no lleva tilde la palabra Este..........

Very good but there is no accent on the word Este.....
You would say...........
¡Hola! Este es Geeper, tu hermano. ¿Como están? ¿Qué tal?

Usando la palabra esté como la usas arriba, cambia el significado de la palabra. Por ejemplo:

Espero esté bien. = I hope you are well.
esté from the verb Estar



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Old August 28, 2008, 01:39 PM
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I'd like to call my sister (who speaks Spanish) and do the initial contact in Spanish. I did a search here but couldn't find anything related to phone calls. Here's how I'm guessing it would go...is this correct?

Her: Hello?
Me: Hola. Esté es Geeper, tu hermano. ¿Qué tal?

Here's what I'm shooting for:
Hello, this is geeper, your brother. Hows it going?


And thats it (i'm still beginning).

Does this seem right?
Hola, soy Geeper, tu hermano. ¿Qué tal?

Good job on everything else!
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Old August 28, 2008, 07:07 PM
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Another option would be:

Hola, habla Geeper, tu hermano, ¿Qué tal?
Hi, this is Geeper your brother speaking, How's it going?


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Old August 29, 2008, 12:00 AM
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It's ok so Geeper. I would say it so: (like Rusty or Elaina)
¡Hola!, soy Geeper. ¿Cómo estás? ¿Qué tal te va?

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Old August 29, 2008, 10:22 AM
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¿Cómo estás? = how are you
¿Cómo están? = how are you all

Correcto, o no?
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Old August 29, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Yeah, it's correct, and you like can to say Como te va?. How're you going.?


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Yeah, it's correct, and you like can to say Como te va?. How're you going.?


Disfrute la banderola regards.
Crotalito,you say How (are) you doing?, but there are other possibilities like the informal American Howdy?, and like in Spanish sometimes they are more a greeting than a question. What I mean is you don't often expect the person to answer and tell you his/her entire family life, but simply to say hello! back to you.
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¿Cómo estás? = how are you
¿Cómo están? = how are you all

Correcto, o no?
Yep!
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