Jim in Cancun
Dec 13, 2002, 5:19 AM
Post #2 of 7
To leave a message on a recorder (I hate doing that in any language and usually hang up): What I say is "Habla Jim".
Message on the recorder (irnoic that as much as I hate the darn things, I have one for those who don´t):
1.- Mine is bilingual as I receive messages/call from people who speak both languages.
2.- Determine in which language you receive most of the calls and do a short, quick blurb in the second place language.
"A message in English follows. Por el momento no me encuentro en casa. Favor de dejar su nombre, número de teléfono y mensaje después del tono. Hi. I am not at home right now. Please leave your name, number and message after the tone."
Of course you can be more creative than that but be careful with humor--it doesn´t always translate.