Show us your dog! Plus other foreign language video call phrases to wow colleagues

HOW often do you hear the phrase ‘Can you hear me’ on video calls? And do you know how to say that phrase when chatting to European colleagues? 
 
The language experts at Busuu have looked at the phrases used frequently on video calls, from ‘No sorry, after you’ to ‘Can you repeat that please?’. 
 
They’ve translated them into European languages to help those talking to colleagues overseas or for those in the UK who simply want to impress their workmates.  
 
Video conferencing has become a way of life globally over the last 18 months, and with so many people now used to connecting daily with colleagues online, this trend shows no signs of slowing down. 
 
Some phrases are as a result of poor internet connection, while others can be to help calls with big groups run smoothly, like ‘If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?’ and ‘Next slide please’. 
 
And then there are the phrases used as an ice-breaker, including ‘Show us your dog’. 
 
Christiane Bark, head of localisation at Busuu, said: "Who would have thought 18 months ago that video calls would become a part of everyone's normal working day? Well as a result people all over the world are using phrases like 'Can you see my screen?' every day. 
 
"'Sorry guys, I was on mute' is a personal favourite - you can't get through a call without saying it at least once! 
 
"These are great for those who would like to wow their colleagues with a little French, German or Italian on their next video call." 
 
Full list of translations from Busuu.com below: 
 
English French  
Can you hear me?  Tu m’entends? 
No sorry, after you.  Pardon, vas-y. 
I think he’s frozen.  Je pense qu’il est bloqué. 
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?  Si tu ne parles pas, tu peux couper ton micro? 
Sorry guys, I was on mute.  Désolé, j’avais coupé le micro. 
Next slide please.  Slide suivant s’il te plaît. 
Could you repeat that please?  Peux-tu répéter, s’il te plaît? 
Can you see my screen?  Tu vois mon écran? 
When everything is back to normal...  Quand tout rentrera dans l’ordre...  
Show us your dog.  Montre-nous ton chien! 
 
 
English  German 
Can you hear me?  Kannst du mich hören? 
No sorry, after you.  Tut mir leid, du zuerst. 
I think he’s frozen.  Ich glaube, er ist eingefroren. 
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?  Kannst du dein Mikro stummschalten, wenn du nichts sagst? 
Sorry guys, I was on mute.  Tut mir leid, Leute, ich war stummgeschaltet. 
Next slide please.  Nächste Folie, bitte. 
Could you repeat that please?  Könntest du das bitte wiederholen? 
Can you see my screen?  Kannst du meinen Bildschirm sehen? 
When everything is back to normal...  Wenn das hier alles vorbei ist... 
Show us your dog.  Zeig uns deinen Hund! 
 
 
English  Italian 
Can you hear me?  Mi sentite? 
No sorry, after you.  No scusa, vai prima tu. 
I think he’s frozen.  Penso si sia bloccato. 
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?  Quando non state parlando, spegnete il microfono? 
Sorry guys, I was on mute.  Scusate, avevo spento il microfono per sbaglio. 
Next slide please.  La prossima slide, per favore. 
Could you repeat that please?  Puoi ripetere, per favore? 
Can you see my screen?  Vedete il mio schermo? 
When everything is back to normal...  Quando sarà tornato tutto alla normalità... 
Show us your dog.  Facci vedere il tuo cane! 

By Made in Britain 1 month ago | Made in Britain news

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