The phrase “hope this helps,” abbreviated HTH, is common in Internet and digital messaging slang. This particular phrase is often used in workplace situations as people interact and try to solve problems. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/31483/hope-this-helps-hth

Are abbreviations like HTH and similar ones like those given below


accepted in French Internet and messaging slang? If not, how, for instance, we convey in French the idea of Hope This/That Helps (HTH)?

  • FYI & TWIMC, FTS! (IMHO) ;-)
    – MC68020
    Sep 28, 2019 at 13:15
  • Few of these English abbreviations can be used (understood) in French. I learned HTH by reading your message :) (thanks). And no, there's no equivalence for "hope this helps"
    – paradise
    Sep 30, 2019 at 15:47
  • En fait, un français n'espère pas que ça aide : il le sait. ça fait partie de sa suffisance :-p
    – mansuetus
    Mar 4, 2020 at 15:35

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Are abbreviations like HTH and similar ones

yes, there is a lot of abbreviations in french to use in messaging,

simple ones can be found either in french and in English as @paradise said,

for example, message become msg.

But here is a short list of abbreviations that we can use:

'ne t'inquiète pas': (this one is used when someone says thanks)

  • firstly became : t'inquiète

  • then : tkt (T'inKièTe)

'à plus tard':

  • 'à plus'

  • 'a+'

'Salutations' (i think it's the base of this abbreviation)

  • 'Salut'

  • 'slt'


  • 'mrc'

Right now, i can't think about complex abbs. with multiple words. They might be not very common.

here is a link covering this side of the french language, (but keep in mind that it might be outdated since language in generale tend to change) Wikipedia

hope this helps ;)

  • in police series you can even find 'R.A.S' meaning 'Rien à Signaler' Jun 15, 2020 at 22:37

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