I got an interview invitation . In email they ask what time is suitable for me.

1. How to politely response to this invitation and give time slots I am free?

Version A

Für das persönliche Gespräch unterbreite ich Ihnen gerne folgende Terminvorschläge:

  • Montag

  • Dienstag


Version B

Wie würde es Ihnen in der diesen Woche am Freitag, den [Datum] oder alternativ am Mittwoch, den [Datum] passen? Zeitlich bin ich an beiden Tagen flexibel und richte mich gerne nach Ihnen.

2. I will be free on Donnerstag, but I have an appointment at 12 pm. How can I suggest this day?

Am Donnerstag bin ich auch frei außer von 12 bis 13 Uhr

2 Answers 2


All your suggestions are good, polite, and they work.

Which version to use is just a matter of personal taste. I would prefer Version B a slight bit because I thinks it's friendlier, but I know some of my colleagues would prefer A because they don't like reading long sentences, and in their opinion it's friendlier to make it easy for them to extract the important facts at a glance.

Small correction: "in der diesen Woche" should be "in dieser Woche".

  • did i write the answer for the second question correctly?
    – AD23
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 12:01
  • Yes. You could set an optional comma before außer, but it's really not needed and I wouldn't.
    – HalvarF
    Commented Jun 15, 2022 at 12:16

I would also use Version B but with this little change:

Am Donnerstag habe ich auch Zeit, außer zwischen 12 und 13 Uhr.

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