Russian Conversations

Making a Phone Call

These Russian conversations (recorded by native speakers) will help you to practice your Russian listening and speaking skills. They make use of basic vocabulary common when Making a phone call and Talking on the phone.

Conversation 1: Listen how to ask to speak to a person on the phone.

- Алло.
- Здравствуйте!
- Здравствуйте!
- А Наташа дома?
- Да.
- Можно её к телефону?
- Одну минуту.

- Hello!
- How do you do?
- How do you do?
- Is Natasha home?
- Yes.
- May I talk to her?
- One moment.

Conversation 2

- Алло! Я вас слушаю. Здравствуйте!
- Здравствуйте! Я могу поговорить с господином Титовым?
- Он сейчас занят. Перезвоните через час.
- Спасибо.

- Hello! Speaking. How do you do?
How do you do? May I speak with Mr. Titov?
- He's busy at the moment. Please, call back in one hour.
- Thank you.

Conversation 3

- Алло.
- Здравствуйте, Иван Сергеевич! Это Игорь.
- Привет.
- А Сергей дома?
- Нет, он куда-то вышел. Перезвони попозже.
- Нет, пусть он лучше сам позвонит мне, когда вернется.
- А ты дома или на работе?
- Дома.
- Хорошо, я ему передам.
- Спасибо. До свидания.

- Hello.
- How do you do, Ivan Sergeyevich? This is Igor.
- Hi (How are you?).
- Is Sergey home?
- No, he stepped out somewhere. Please, call back later.
- Well, let him call me when he is back.
- Are you at home or at work?
- At home.
- All right, I'll let him know.
- Thank you. Good-bye.

Conversation 4

- У вас есть домашний телефон?
- Нет, только рабочий и сотовый.
- Хорошо, давайте. Я записываю.
- 362-38-92 – это рабочий. 8-902-407-77-22-24 – это сотовый.
- Хорошо, я позвоню вам завтра или послезавтра.

- Do you have a home phone number?
- No, only work and cell phone.
- All right, could you give it to me. I'm writing down.
- 362-38-92 is my work number. 8-902-407-77-22-24 is my cell number.
- All right, I'll call you tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.

Conversation 5

- Где можно позвонить?
- Можно позвонить с телеграфа или с телефона–автомата.
- А как звонить с телефона–автомата?
- Надо купить карточку.
- А где они продаются?
- В газетном киоске или в любом почтовом отделении.
- Хорошо.

- Where can I make a phone call?
- You can call at the telegraph office or from the public phone.
- How do I call from the public phone?
- You need to purchase a card.
- Where are they sold?
- At the news stand or any post office.
- All right.

Conversation 6

- Алло.
- Алло, здравствуйте. Это фирма «Твикс»?
- Да, я слушаю вас.
- Это звонят с фирмы «Экспресс». Я могу услышать Олега из отдела продаж?
- Он уже ушел домой.
- Жаль.
- Я могу вам помочь?
- А вы не могли бы перезвонить ему сейчас и сказать, чтобы он срочно позвонил нам?
- Хорошо. Я позвоню ему на сотовый.
- Спасибо большое.

- Hello!
- Hello, how do you do? Is this Twix company?
- Yes, speaking.
- I'm calling from the Express company. May I speak with Oleg from the purchasing department?
- He's left home already.
- What a pitty!
- May I help you?
- Could you call him right now and tell him to urgently call us back?
- All right, I'll call on his cell phone.
- Thank you very much.

Conversation 7

- Извините, а можно позвонить?
- Да, конечно.
- Спасибо большое. Я почему-то не могу дозвониться до Москвы со своего телефона. Телефон постоянно занят.

- А сейчас телефон не отвечает.
- Перезвоните попозже.

- Excuse me, may I use the phone?
- Yes, of course.

- Thank you very much. For some reason, I can't reach Moscow from my phone. The line is always busy.
...
- And the phone doesn't answer now.
- Please call back later.




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