Saturday, August 10, 2013

Asking People to Repeat- לדבר אנגלית-איך לבקש מאדם שיחזור על דבריו

סיכום השיעור
Sometimes, it is important to understand each piece of information when writing down a telephone number, or taking notes. Here are some phrases which you can use to ask people to repeat:
Would you mind repeating that

  Could I read that back to you
Let me repeat that to double-check.

Example Dialogues
Person 1: The telephone number is 503 466-3978

Person 2: Let me repeat the number to double-check. 503 466-3978

Person 1: First, go down 3rd Ave to Black Street. Take a left, and continue on until
 you reach Harbor Blvd

 ?Person 2: Would you mind repeating that

If you are at a party, or some other place where noise may interfere with your understanding, it's common to raise your voice a little and use one of the following phrases:

(.I'm sorry, I didn't catch (your name, the address, the name of the restaurant, etc

 Could you repeat that
I'm having a problem understanding you. What's that again? (this phrase is also used on (the telephone

Example Dialogues

Person 1: Hi, my name is Peter. What's your name

Person 2: Hi, I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name.

Person 1: It's a beautiful day today, isn't it

 Person 2: I'm having a problem understanding you. What's that again

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