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    translation from french

    could someone tell me how to translate, when you're over the phone "je vous passe Mlle..." ? I'm working right now as a phone operator and I just couldn't figure out how to say this.
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    Re: translation from french

    Quote Originally Posted by capucine View Post
    could someone tell me how to translate, when you're over the phone "je vous passe Mlle..." ? I'm working right now as a phone operator and I just couldn't figure out how to say this.
    thank you
    I'm trying to learn French, so this interests me.

    I cannot translate that sentence without help. I checked a translator and it suggested "I pass Miss to you".

    The correct way to say this depends on what you're doing.

    If you are passing the phone to someone (handing the phone to them) - you'd say "I'm going to pass you over to Miss/Mr.........".

    But if you're passing the call through to a different room (to a different phone) - you'd say "I'm going to put you through to Miss/Mr........".

    So to physically hand the phone to someone near to you use "pass you over" and to direct the call to another seperate phone use "put you through".

    I'm not a qualified teacher, but these are the phrases I would use when dealing with phonecalls in an office.

    I hope that answers your question.


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    Re: translation from french

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by capucine View Post
    could someone tell me how to translate, when you're over the phone "je vous passe Mlle..." ? I'm working right now as a phone operator and I just couldn't figure out how to say this.
    thank you
    A telephone operator would say "I am connecting you with Miss ....." OR "I am putting you through to Miss ....".

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