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Video call phrases to wow colleagues

HOW often do you hear the phrase:- "Can you hear me" on video calls? And do you know how to say that phrase when chatting to European colleagues? The language experts at Busuu have looked at the phrases used frequently on video calls, from:- "No sorry, after you" to:- "Can you repeat that please?" They've translated them into European languages to help those talking to colleagues overseas or for those in the UK who simply want to impress their work mates.  Video conferencing has become a way of life globally over the last 18 months, and with so many people now used to connecting daily with colleagues online, this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Some phrases are as a result of poor internet connection, while others can be to help calls with big groups run smoothly, like:- "If you're not speaking, can you turn your mic off?" and "Next slide please." And then there are the phrases used as an ice breaker, including:- "Show us your dog." Head of Localisation Christiane Bark, from Busuu, said:- "Who would have thought 18 months ago that video calls would become a part of everyone's normal working day? Well as a result people all over the world are using phrases like 'Can you see my screen?' every day. ''Sorry guys, I was on mute'' is a personal favourite - you can't get through a call without saying it at least once! These are great for those who would like to wow their colleagues with a little French, German or Italian on their next video call."

Full list of translations from below:-

Can you hear me?
Tu  m’entends?
No sorry, after you.
Pardon, vas-y.
I think he’s frozen.
Je  pense  qu’il  est  bloqué.
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?
Si  tu ne parles pas,  tu  peux  couper ton micro?
Sorry guys, I was on mute.
Désolé,  j’avais coupé le micro.
Next slide please.
Slide  suivant  s’il  te  plaît. 
Could you repeat that please?
Peux-tu répéter, s’il  te plaît?
Can you see my screen?
Tu  vois  mon  écran?
When everything is back to normal...
Quand tout  rentrera dans  l’ordre... 
Show us your dog.
Montre-nous ton  chien!
Can you hear me?
Kannst du  mich  hören?
No sorry, after you.
Tut mir  leid, du  zuerst.
I think he’s frozen.
Ich  glaube, er  ist  eingefroren.
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?
Kannst du  dein Mikro  stummschalten,  wenn du  nichts  sagst?
Sorry guys, I was on mute.
Tut mir  leid, Leute, ich war  stummgeschaltet.
Next slide please.
Nächste Folie, bitte.
Could you repeat that please?
Könntest du das bitte  wiederholen?
Can you see my screen?
Kannst du  meinen  Bildschirm  sehen?
When everything is back to normal ...
Wenn das  hier  alles  vorbei  ist...
Show us your dog.
Zeig  uns  deinen Hund!
Can you hear me?
Mi  sentite?
No sorry, after you.
No  scusa,  vai prima  tu.
I think he’s frozen.
Penso  si  sia  loccato.
If you’re not speaking, can you turn your mic off?
Quando non state parlando,  spegnete il  microfono?
Sorry guys, I was on mute.
Scusate,  avevo  spento il  microfono per  sbaglio.
Next slide please.
La  prossima slide, per  favore.
Could you repeat that please?
Puoi  ripetere, per  favore?
Can you see my screen?
Vedete il mio schermo?
When everything is back to normal ...
Quando sarà tornato tutto alla normalità...
Show us your dog.
Facci vedere il tuo cane!

Have you got a favourite video conference term or saying?  If yes, please do let us know by emailing our Newsroom at:-  News24@SouthportReporter.ComOurs is:- "Sorry, I think your camera is upside down!" closely followed by:- "How to I get rid of the funny ears?"

Strawberry Field unveils exciting new artwork piece donated by local young artist, Sean Webster

STRAWBERRY Field, the iconic location immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit:- "Strawberry Fields Forever," is the site of a former Salvation Army children’s home. Recently opened as a visitor exhibition, café, shop and gardens, in September 2019, it has become a firm favourite with locals and Beatles fans alike. Brand new for 2021, local artist, Sean Webster, has donated a piece of immersive artwork, located:- "off the beaten track" within the Strawberry Field gardens where John Lennon played as a child. Sean is a Street Artist and Illustrator from Liverpool. His work is recognised for its funk, colour and positive messages, which has led to it being collected all around the world. Sean worked on the art with the help of 1 of the Strawberry Field Steps to Work trainees, Joey. Sean said:- "I'm a huge Beatles fan, so this original piece of artwork is 1 that is very close to my heart. I have donated this beautiful work of art to encourage donations from the public to help keep the gates open for good."

The 2m x 5m artwork has been designed in a way that allows visitors to immerse themselves within it, by standing between two characters and having the opportunity to:- "join hands;" something that we have been unable to do for so long throughout the Covid19 Pandemic. The piece was unveiled at a small ceremony at Strawberry Field.

Major Kathy Versfeld, Mission Director of Strawberry Field said:- “We hope this beautiful piece of work will fill visitors with a sense of fun, togetherness and optimism, the promise of good things ahead! We loved the idea that after the isolation of lockdown people of all ages could gather here and feel a sense of connection and continuity with the many others who will do the same, stretching out their hands and being immersed in the artwork. The artist behind the image is as inspiring as his creation, a local lad with a big heart and a bright future, who has taken the time to support the important work that we are doing here at Strawberry Field with those who have barriers to employment. Thank you, Sean!"

Lesley Theadorus, Public Fundraiser at Strawberry Field said:- “We can’t thank Sean enough for creating this amazing piece of art for Strawberry Field and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. This art work was inspired by the team’s memories of the past 2 years since opening to the public for the very 1st time, our aspirations for the future and how we can all focus on moving forward together. We hope that this new addition will encourage even more visitors to come and visit our award winning centre, make a donation to support us and help keep our gates open for good; and forever!”

Strawberry Field includes an authentic inter-active exhibition where:- “nothing is real!” complete with Media Guides in multiple languages, exploring stories new and old of the site’s history and heritage, John Lennon's childhood, and the writing and recording of the famous song as told by John’s close friends and family. Come and enjoy a walk around the gardens and discover this hidden gem, the latest addition to the Strawberry Field visitor experience.

Visit:- StrawberryFieldLiverpool.Com or call:- 01512526130 for more information and to purchase your tickets to the visitor exhibition.


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