Can I get back to you on that later?

ceilidhoh

New Member
English- US
I'm looking for a fluent translation of the following phrase, can anyone help me?
Can I get back to you on that later?

Thank you!
 
  • ceilidhoh

    New Member
    English- US
    sure- it's very fluent/colloquial.
    it means that someone just asked the speaker a question and they do not know how to respond. they need to take a moment to research or find the answer, and then they will come back to the person asking the question with a response.
    I thought a good translation would be :
    Peux-je retourner à votre question dans un instant?
     

    tilt

    Senior Member
    French French
    Peux-je is not correct and Puis-je sounds formal. I then suggest to use a "est-ce que" question.

    I think a common sentence to mean the same could be Est-ce que je peux vous répondre dans un moment ?
     

    Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Please have a look at the on-site dictionary entry for get back to, as well - you'll arrive at the general entry for get, but the more specific keyword search will give you a reasonable list of links to previous discussions:

    ~ back to [sb] revenir à;
    I'll ~ back to you (on phone) je vous rappelle;
    [...]
    I will get back to you soon with the timings of the study
    I'll get back to you
    http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=436535I'll get back to you with
    to get back to you
    You have reached the voicemail of...please leave a msg and I'll get back to you as soon as possible
     
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