I tried calling earlier

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clagatha

Senior Member
English
How would you say this?

"I tried calling earlier but I just got the answering machine"

-J'ai essayé de te telephoner plus tot mais ...

Merci
 
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  • tilt

    Senior Member
    French French
    Beware of the accents: J'ai essayé de te téléphoner plus tôt ...

    Based upon Un simple F.'s post, I'd like to suggest: J'ai essayé de t'appeler plus tôt, ...
     
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    tartopom

    Senior Member
    French
    Don't know why but " J'ai tenté de te téléphoner" sounds weird to me. I'd say "J'ai essayé de t'appeler / de te téléphoner .... ".
     
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