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    #1

    how do I say it?

    hi,
    "I am trying to reach you by phone but I am having no success."
    how would a native informally say it?
    thanks.


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    #2

    Re: how do I say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    "I am trying to reach you by phone but I am having no success."
    how would a native informally say it?
    thanks.
    Is this something said after you finally contact the person, JC?

    I've been trying to reach you, but ...
    I'm trying to reach {name}, but ...

    no luck/no such luck/I'm not having any luck/ I'm SOL/I'm shit outta luck/no go

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    #3

    Re: how do I say it?

    thanks for the interest.
    i am trying to contact the person by phone but nobody answers my calls.
    it seems that there's nobody at home.
    my doubt is about "... i am having no success".
    is it a good sentence?
    how would a native say it?
    thanks


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    #4

    Re: how do I say it?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks for the interest.
    i am trying to contact the person by phone but nobody answers the phone [my calls].
    it seems that there's nobody at home.
    my doubt is about "... i am having no success".
    is it a good sentence?
    how would a native say it?
    thanks
    "I am having no success" is just jim-dandy, JC. The ones I gave are alternates, more casual, everyday language, though I'm not trying to say that yours isn't everyday stuff too.

    Also,

    I'm not having any success/I'm having little success

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