Shortly"/ "in short" ???

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Filemon, May 23, 2007.

  1. Filemon

    Filemon Member

    ESpañol, ESpaña
    It is correct to say " I will get in touch with you in short" or should i always say "...will get in touch with you shortly"? (it is an informal conversation)

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Polopino Senior Member

    Spain
    British English
    Puedes decir "I will get in touch with you in a short time", pero lo más usual sería tu segunda opción.
     
  3. TRANEX Member

    Sydney-Australia
    Colombia - Spanish
    My humble input:
    "I'll get back to you shortly" or as you say "I'll get in touch with you shortly"
    Cheers
     
  4. Paul Clancy Senior Member

    Ireland, English
    IT IS ALWAYS "I will be in touch with you shortly" or "I will get in touch with you shortly"

    "In short" and "shortly" are not the same thing. "shortly" means "soon" while "in short" means to abreviate something.
    For example imagine you were talking to someone and telling them about an event you had been to or discussion you had with someone. You could explain in detail and then as a way of summing up you would say "in short ... the event was good/bad etc.", "in short, in speaking with him/her I realised that ......"

    Hope this helps to clarify.

    Un saludo
     
  5. Filemon

    Filemon Member

    ESpañol, ESpaña
    Tkanks TRANEX and Polopino. De gran ayuda ambos!! :)
     
  6. bambooozler Senior Member

    Spain
    English
    Dininitely the second option,
    .....will get in touch with you shortly

    In short = resumiendo
     
  7. Filemon

    Filemon Member

    ESpañol, ESpaña


    I think with your help the query has been clarified for ever!!!

    THANKS A LOT!!!!
    XD
     

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