What does CTRN stand for?

Can’t talk right now

When you get a message saying ‘CTRN’, it means the person on the other end is too busy to chat and they’re telling you, ‘can’t talk right now’. You’re likely to see this in a text or chat when someone can’t spare time to chat with you at the moment.

If you have something important to discuss, let the sender of the CTRN message know they need to contact you ASAP (as soon as possible). That way, they’ll understand to touch base with you when they’re free to talk (F2T).

But if it’s not something urgent, you can just relax and shoot them a message later when you think they’ve got time to talk (GT2T). Remember, everyone has busy moments, so respect their time and they’ll do the same for you.

Example for using ‘CTRN’ in a conversation

Hey, are you free to talk?

CTRN, I’m super busy right now! πŸ˜…

No problem, just wanted to ask if you’ve seen the latest episode of that show. It was so good! πŸ˜„

Oh, I haven’t watched it yet. I’ll GT2T and we can discuss it later! 😊