Chinese 101: How to Leave a Telephone Message in Chinese!

Answering the phone when someone calls is easy, but how about when it’s the other way around? What if you call someone over the phone, but nobody answers? Learn how to leave a telephone message in Chinese, quick and easy!


Here’s a quick scenario that you can take lessons from!

You are calling your customer, but he isn’t in his office. What you should say to his secretary? I would like to talk about how to leave a message in Chinese this week.

留言 leave a message
huí diànhuà
回电话 call back
gěi huí diànhuà
给……回电话 call someone back
diànhuà hàomǎ
电话号码 phone number

Besides these Chinese words, don’t forget to mention your name. It will allow the receiver to know who the message comes from. Below is an example!

Wéi, nín hǎo! Wǒ shì Richard.
喂,您好! 我是Richard.
Hello, this is Richard.

After you mention your name you can then proceed with the above tips!

Are you ready to practice your Chinese language skills? Call someone you know today, and try to leave a telephone message in Chinese! Or you can practice it in an online lesson with BLCU starting next week!

BLCU’s Online Chinese Programs

Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) offers two types of online Chinese classes: one-on-one and group classes.

1 on 1

The 1 on 1 Chinese class at BLCU can take you from 0 to HSK 6 fluency within 41 weeks at 12 hours per week. The classes are personalized and offered in a one-on-one format online.

The price calculates at around $15 USD per hour. You can buy a 30 class package for 4500 RMB (Around 650 USD). The more classes you order, the lower the price, and each time you order more the price is also reduced. You can choose to take in installments or order the full HSK 6 in one go for a discount. Apply for the 1 on 1 Chinese class at BLCU here.

There is currently a buy 30 classes, and get 2 free offer. For every 30 classes you order you will get 2 free.

Study Chinese in BLCU
BLCU campus
Group class

BLCU recently launched online group classes for different types of learners. These are from HSK 1 – 4 level and taken over a period of 12 weeks. You will receive classes together with 5 to 9 other students in a group with the guidance of BLCU expert teachers. The cost of the 12-week program is only $144 USD. Check out a sample class below or apply for BLCU’s group class here.



About Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU)


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Beijing Language and Culture University is China’s No.1 Chinese Learning University for Foreigners. Based in Beijing BLCU teaches thousands of international students each year.

As an international university, BLCU’s vision for the past 40 years has been to “popularize Chinese language and promote Chinese culture.” BLCU also undertakes the tasks of teaching foreign languages, computer science, and technology, finance, and accountancy to Chinese students.

Register For the Online Classes

Online classes are starting soon! Fill out the form here to complete your registration in the program.

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