These days almost everyone has a mobile phone—and probably uses one of the popular the social media Apps to communicate or send photos. It’s important to know how to do this when talking to friends or business colleagues as, after all, you can then instantly communicate with them
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) To find out someone’s mobile phone number
(2) How to exchange details of their preferred social media App
Dialogue: Two friends are exchanging phone numbers and also WeChat details. Let’s see how they ask and answer the questions:
A-你的电话号码是多少？What is your phone number please?
B-是13834578901。你的呢？It’s 13834578901, and yours?
A-我给你的手机打个电话，你就有我的号了。I will give you a call, then you will have my number.
B-（电话铃响）哎，有了。……你用微信么 (phone rings). Thanks, I’ve got it. Do you have WeChat?
A-用啊，搜我手机号就行！Yes, just search my phone number.
B-好，那我回头加你。Okay. I will add you later.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
This is one of the interrogative phrases you can use to ask questions. 多少is a versatile interrogative question and can cover any number of things.
呢：say what you want to ask about, then add 呢 (ne) on the end. A very common way to use this is to return a question after being asked it.
手机号：mobile phone number
回头：literally means turn back your head, although it means later here
Grammar note: 的：
Structure Noun 1 + 的 + Noun 2 This means “Noun 1’s Noun 2” (where Noun 2 belongs to Noun 1).
Cultural note: WeChat is the most popular chatting App in China and is used by some 500 million people; numbers are still increasing and more and more people overseas are also starting to use it.