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If you are a native English speaker contacting a German media or communications professional, is it preferable to use sehr geehrt, Guten Tag or Hallo? (For clarity, the professional in question is not someone I have spoken to, corresponded with or even met before). I guess the subtext to my question is this: if you are an English speaker writing a request ...


I disagree with the previous answers, in part: I argue that in German there is no direct translation of "nice to meet you", because German speakers do not express it like that. Clearly, German-dubbed American TV series have already influenced the German language somewhat and some people say that. However being a German native from Bavaria, I find it very ...


I use the following: Informal: Schön dich kennenzulernen. Formal: Schön Sie kennenzulernen. Somewhat casual: Sehr erfreut. But be careful with "sehr erfreut", because it literally means "very pleased". so it would be best to add "Sie (or dich) kennenzulernen", to make it "Sehr erfreut, Sie/dich kennenzulernen.

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