to have someone on the phone

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Hello,
Can somebody translate those sentences for me? They are with reference to the telephonic conversation. I don't know how to say have someone on the phone.

Do you have Mrs.Klein? (on the phone)
... I have Mr.Silva and not Mrs.Klein.

Gracias
Giti

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updated JUL 7, 2008
posted by giti

13 Answers

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Ah well, truth is I forget to stick it in most of the time anyway wink

updated JUL 7, 2008
posted by tad
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I'm afraid I don't know the reason. In the past I have been corrected both for including and omitting the personal A with tener, so I'm not the one to ask. I look forward to reading the replies of some natives.

updated JUL 5, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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To say "I have Mr. Silva on the line," you can say "Tengo al Sr. Silva al teléfono." This seems to be an exception to the rule that tener does not take the personal A.

Why is this James. Is it because having someone on the phone you don't actually own them?

I had a look in B+B and they did give a couple of examples:
Tengo a mi tío como fiador and
Así tiene al marido y a los hijos, a base de bocadillos, latas y congelados.

But didn't specify further.

updated JUL 4, 2008
posted by tad
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I have the same kind of question about tiene and tengo. I want to know what the informal use of the verb is when saying things like 'Can I have media kilo (of) cebolla' or should I use the forma? Please forgive me, my Spanish is very poor - basic school level and I haven't used it for three years but I do want to be able to ask for things in shops and at the market when I go there in the summer without sounding as if I have just steped out of a Spanish lesson.

updated JUL 4, 2008
posted by Lucy
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Thank you all for helping me.

A small question -

¿Estás hablando con la Sra. Klein'...No, estoy hablando con el Sr. Silva.
¿Tiene a la Sra. Klein (al teléfono)'Tengo al Sr. Silva, y no a la Sra. Klein.

Which of this forms are generally used in daily use? I had tiene and tengo in my mind as translation but was unsure if in Spanish also this form is used or not. Also if I am using those sentences in corporate world, then also I can use tiene and tengo?

Gracias
Giti

updated JUL 4, 2008
posted by giti
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'? means "to hide/avoid/shelter" in Chinese.

The last two mean "magnificent/beautiful//richly" in traditional Chinese, according to the dictionary.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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¡Huy!

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Why the Chinese characters in your user name? Not many here will be able to read them, and how should we refer to you? Plus, they make no sense to me, although I don't speak Chinese. I think the first two mean "to shun or avoid," and the second two I know mean "pretty."

Configurated is not a word, and I don't even know what you are trying to say.

When used with a name, the titles señora, etc., are capitalized, and when referring to a third person, the definite article is used. If you want to use tener, it should be like this:

Do you have Mrs.Klein? (on the phone)
¿Tiene a la Sra. Klein (al teléfono)?

... I have Mr.Silva and not Mrs.Klein.
Tengo al Sr. Silva, y no a la Sra. Klein.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Exact:

¿Tiene usted señora Klein? (en el teléfono)
... Yo tengo señor Silva pero no señora Klevin.

Configurated:

¿Tiene usted señora Klein? (en el teléfono)
... Tengo señor Silva pero señora Klevin no está aquí.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by ----Brittaney----
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Uy, es verdad....

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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To say "I have Mr. Silva on the line," you can say "Tengo al Sr. Silva al teléfono." This seems to be an exception to the rule that tener does not take the personal A.

Tyler's suggestion is perfect.

Except that it has to be "con la Sra. Klein" and "con el Sr. Silva."

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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You can actually use a direct translation:

Está el señor Klein al teléfono? No, es la señora Klein.

Tyler's suggestion is perfect.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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'Estás hablando con Sra. Klein?
...No, estoy hablando con Sr. Silva.

updated JUL 3, 2008
posted by Tyler