Telephone greeting

Dan-H24

Dan-H24

I was watching an episode of "Destinos" today. In one scene, Raquel calls Pedro, and says, "¿Pedro? Habla Raquel." I have been trying to puzzle this out. Is Raquel simply saying the equivalent of, "hello, Raquel speaking" in the present tense, or is there something else going on here? Dan
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Dan, Way back when I first heard this usage, I too was puzzled and you are exactly right, it's" Raquel speaking." Saludos, Ricardo
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

This is good to know. Now how do you translate this in Spanish? Este esta bueno que saber. Looks weird. Gracias! From Spanish Dict Esto es bueno saberlo Es bueno saber
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Bing translator made it: Esto es bueno saberlo. But I like your second one: Es bueno saber...it is good to know.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

This translation feels better to me: Esto es bueno para saber. That is my gut feeling from high school Spanish many years ago. I was learning Mexican Spanish. It seems that "Esto es bueno saberlo" literally translates to "This is good to know it" which probably makes perfect sense to the Spanish ear.

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