How to translate following?

Please ask him for delay

I tried with

Bitte bitte ihn um den Aufschub

Doubling bitte appears to be awkward. Is there a better alternative?

  • 2
    To double the bitte is absolutely ok for me. But it might be only my opinion.
    – Thomas
    Apr 23, 2018 at 9:43
  • Wouldn't it be "Please ask him for a delay." or "[...] to delay." ?
    – bukwyrm
    Apr 23, 2018 at 9:49
  • @bukwyrm, substantive
    – Denis
    Apr 23, 2018 at 9:50

2 Answers 2

  • Sei so gut und bitte ihn um Aufschub.
  • Bitte frag ihn nach einem Aufschub.
  • Könntest du ihn um einen Aufschub bitten?

But the doubling does not appear as bad to me.


Instead to try a verbatim translation you could paraphrase the message, e. g. like so:

  • Bitte frag ihn, ob er noch warten kann.
  • Bitte frag ihn, ob er mir noch etwas Zeit geben kann.

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