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    the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    Here is the situation, you are talking on the phone and the other person's voice is a little low/quiet. How will you say that?

    Now I am not using the subject "your voice" but the voice, neither I am using "you sound....". Because that's how it is in the source language that I am translating from. This is the first part of my question.

    The voice is a little low.
    The voice is little low.
    The voice is a little quiet.
    The voice is little quiet.


    In addition to that, Also let me know the natural way of saying it where we can use, "your voice" or "the sound of your voice", or "you sound" in the start of the sentence. This is the second part of my question.

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    Re: the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    "The voice is a little low" is OK. You could also say:

    The voice is inaudible.

    Of course, if you were speaking to the person you would say:

    I can't hear you.

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    Re: the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    It would be unnatural to say the voice is a little low while you were on the phone with someone and couldn't hear them clearly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It would be unnatural to say the voice is a little low while you were on the phone with someone and couldn't hear them clearly.
    So what would be the natural way then, the second part of my question?

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    Re: the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    Also let me know the natural way of saying it where we can use, "your voice" or "the sound of your voice", or "you sound" in the start of the sentence. This is the second part of my question.

    Regards,
    Aamir the Global Citizen
    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    So what would be the natural way then, the second part of my question?
    Your voice is barely coming through.

    I can barely hear your voice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: the voice is quiet or low on the phone?

    Aamir Tariq, your question is way too complicated. If you are talking to somebody on the phone and you can hear their voice but you can't understand what they're saying you say:

    I can't hear you.

    Or:

    I can barely hear you.

    And:

    Please speak up.

    Or:

    I need you to talk louder.

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