May I ask who’s calling?:”dochira sama de shō ka?” Japanese Phrase #92

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May I ask who’s calling?:“dochira sama de shō ka?” Japanese Phrase #92

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どちらさまでしょうか?(dochira sama de shō ka)

May I ask who’s calling? / 请问您是谁? / 누구신가요? / Xin cho hỏi ai vậy ạ?)

When you answer the phone and want the name of someone calling, you would be able to use “どちらさまでしょうか?(dochira sama de shō ka?)” which means “May I ask who’s calling?”. You could use this phrase, especially in business situations. For your information, “だれですか?(dare desuka?)” means “Who’s calling?” in only casual situations.

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Sample 1

tatsuya

もしもし? (Hello?) (喂?) (여보세요?) (A lô?) (moshi moshi?)

yuka

こんにちは。どちらさまでしょうか? (Hello. May I ask who’s calling?) (您好。请问您是谁?) (안녕하세요. 누구신가요?) (Xin chào. Cho hỏi ai vậy ạ?) (kon’nichiwa. dochira sama de shō ka?)

tatsuya

田中たなかもうします。 (This is Tanaka speaking.) (敝姓田中。) (다나카라고 합니다.) (Tôi tên là Tanaka.) (Tanaka to mōshi masu.)

Sample 2

yuka

もしもし? (Hello?) (喂?) (여보세요?) (A lô?) (moshi moshi?)

tatsuya

こんにちは。どちらさまでしょうか? (Hello. May I ask who’s calling?) (您好。请问您是谁?) (안녕하세요. 누구신가요?) (Xin chào. Cho hỏi ai vậy ạ?) (kon’nichiwa. dochira sama de shō ka?)

yuka

なにがあったの? (What happened?) (怎么了吗?) (무슨 일이 있었던거야?) (Chuyện gì vậy?) (nani ga atta no?)

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