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A German colleague signs all his emails with "brg, [His Name]" I can't find a direct translation of this. Is it an expression, a general "from," A shortening of another phrase, or something else?

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    I never saw "brg" as an email signature. Could it be, that those are his initials?
    – 5pike
    Oct 8, 2014 at 14:27
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    Perhaps Best regards
    – rogermue
    Oct 8, 2014 at 14:55
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    Why don't you ask your colleague?
    – Em1
    Oct 8, 2014 at 15:34
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    mfg... so freundlich können die Grüße nicht sein, wenn sich der Schreiber nicht mal die Zeit nimmt, die Grußformel auszuschreiben...
    – Robert
    Oct 8, 2014 at 17:39
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    My guess is that your colleague looked up a translation for mfg, and found that brg resembled it the most Oct 9, 2014 at 12:49

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I guess it literally means "best regards". There's no matching German phrase I can think of (as a native German speaker) and I've seen quite a lot of strange abbreviations in emails over the years..

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