Call Ms. Yancey and let her know I'll be late.

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yamato

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Japanese
Hi there! I have a question about a conversation when there are three persons.

There are: myself(I), second person(you) and third person(Ms. Yancey)

"Could you please call Ms. Yancey and let her know I'll be late?"

If you speak this phrase in italian, it would be...


Potresti chiamare la Sig.la Yancey e le faccia sapere che sarò in ritardo?


I'm confused. Please help me!
Thank you.
 
  • macforever

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Per favore, potresti chiamare la signora/signorina Yancey per farle sapere/per comunicarle che sarò in ritardo?
    Or
    Per favore, potrebbe chiamare la signora/signorina Yancey per farle sapere/per comunicarle che sarò in ritardo? (more formal)
     

    elena73

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Per favore, potresti chiamare la signora/signorina Yancey per farle sapere/per comunicarle che sarò in ritardo?
    Or
    Per favore, potrebbe chiamare la signora/signorina Yancey per farle sapere/per comunicarle che sarò in ritardo? (more formal)
    As Macforever points out you have to make a basic choice here:
    -Do you call the person you are addressing to by her/his first name?
    (example: Maria/Mario please call XY) then use the form: 'potresti'

    -If this is not the case (example: Mr. Mario please call Xy) then use the form: 'potrebbe'
     

    yamato

    Member
    Japanese
    To Elena 73

    Thank you for your reply. I wanted to make this phrase using the second person form.

    So Using "Potresti..."
    that's all right!
    I resolved my problem.
     
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