Google translates it as

J'attends avec impatience d'avoir de tes nouvelles.

I think it's a good translation, but I'm not completely sure.

  • For once google translate is not too bad, but could do better. Better than google translate, a proper online dictionary.
    – None
    Apr 11, 2016 at 11:20
  • @Laure Thank you! I will certainly use it!
    – Labrini
    Apr 11, 2016 at 11:43
  • Choosing between one or the other depends who you are addressing. So If you give more context in your question we can give you a more precise answer.
    – None
    Apr 11, 2016 at 11:45

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" Soon " pourrait être traduit littéralement (et surtout avec mesure), par exemple : - j'espère avoir bientôt de tes nouvelles ; - j'attends de tes nouvelles bientôt [certes, la construction est tirée par les cheveux mais très usitée]. Le degré d'impatience me paraît exageré dans " j'ai hâte ", " avec impatience ", etc. Il faudrait connaître le contexte.

  • Just wanted to learn some ways of saying that, either formal or informal. Thank you for your answer!
    – Labrini
    Apr 24, 2016 at 21:40

That's right. You could shorten it a little bit:

Je suis impatient d'avoir de tes nouvelles.

Or make it more informal with avoir hâte de (hâte = haste)

J'ai hâte d'avoir de tes nouvelles.

Or even make it more romantic with se languir

Je me languis d'avoir de tes nouvelles.

  • "J'ai hâte de... » is a lot more formal than « Je suis impatient.. »
    – None
    Apr 11, 2016 at 11:42
  • And yet i think that J'ai hâte de is more used in everyday speech. Maybe because it's shorter? What would be the everyday-speech version otherwise? Apr 11, 2016 at 11:59
  • It is context dependent, "être impatient" is probably the more neutral. In some parts of France "il me tarde de.. " would be the usual thing to say and "j'ai hâte..." considered really elaborate.
    – None
    Apr 11, 2016 at 14:31

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