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Confirming receipt of document in formal email

How do I express confirmation of a document recieved on email in a professional manner? In English the phrase 'well recieved' is quite common if I translate this I was thinking something like 'gut ...
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What is the formal way to ask whether they have received my E-mail?

I wrote an email im German to someone but still haven’t received a reply. What is an appropriate way to write them again and asking whether they have received it or not?
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E-mail subjects with or without articles?

Would you say an e-mail subject is like a headline in a newspaper and thus we don't use articles in it or not? So, is it: Textvorlage für neue Fußzeile or: Textvorlage für die neue Fußzeile
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Understanding an old handwritten document from 1840

I have some documents written in German. I can barely make out some of the words. May be someone could read or understand what kind of document this is?
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Understanding an old handwritten document from 1850

I have some documents written in German. I can barely make out some of the words. May be someone could read or understand what kind of document this is?
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Dankbarkeit: how to write such email [closed]

I need your help. For my help ( work on a research paper) I got " Dankbarkeit" in an envelope. My work was paid such way. I want to thank my college and I dont know how to write such email: ...
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Termin vorschlagen: "...außer 12 Uhr bis 13 Uhr"

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 ...
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"Mach das so." what does mean? How can I understand it? [closed]

I wrote my supervisor that I have an appointment and probable I can come late, and she has responded: Vielen Dank für die Mitteilung. Mach das so. What is a meaning "Mach das so"? How can ...
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entschuldigung für meine Abwesenheit : do you use this in your email?

I can't attend my class today and want to write about ym teacher: Leider ist es mir aus gesundheitlichen Gründen heute nicht möglich, am Kurs teilzunehmen. Ich bitte Sie, meine Abwesenheit zu ...
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email: appointment confirmation [closed]

I had a call with a doctor's practice, but we had a bad phone connection. I want to write them an email and confirm the date and time my appointment Hallo! Wir haben uns heute telefoniert. Die ...
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Christmas greetings in German for business contacts [closed]

Could someone help me to correct the following email? Ich wünsche Ihnen von Herzen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr! Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihren Familie Gesundheit, ...
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Capitalization of pronouns in emails [duplicate]

One can capitalize pronouns in mails/letters. For example: Ich schreibe dir. or Ich schreibe Dir. When should it be capitalized?
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What are the components, phrases and appropriate greeting and closing of a proper German “friendly”/personal letter for an older relative [closed]

I am writing my first letter to my oldest, closest German Schwabisch relative. We have never met or corresponded. My brother visited years ago. I am trying to reconnect with my father’s family in his ...
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Formal e-mail address for a person with a female and a male name (e.g. Alin, Andrea, Simone) [duplicate]

I need to find a way to formally address a person in an e-mail when I do not know if they are a woman or a man. I am thinking of a situation where I know the name of the person but unfortunately there ...
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Wie kann man zwischen den Namen der Buchstaben "i" und "e" unterscheiden?

Gibt es überhaupt einen Unterschied in der Aussprache von dem Buchstabe "e" und dem Buchstabe "i"? Ich habe ja keinen gehört (in google translate). Wie weiß man um welchen es sich handelt, wenn man ...
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How do you say “To whom it may concern” in German?

To whom it may concern is a common opening statement (in an formal e-mail) in English, especially when you do not know the gender of your audience. I am looking for the proper equivalent for it in ...
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How does German j differ from German i?

I understand that in German, the letter j is often used as some kind of i For example: Sowjet means soviet Objekt means object While the words Jannine or Jessica would be transliterated and likely ...
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Requesting vacation days at work

My company's official language is German and when I am asking for vacation days from my boss (via email), it's always cringy because I know I am butchering the German language. How could I ask for ...
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Was bedeutet genau "im Auftrag" (i.A.)?

Manchmal bekomme ich Emails, in den so etwas als Unterschrift gilt: Mit freundlichen Grüßen Im Auftrag Herr Müller Aber die Email-Adresse ist tatsächlich [email protected] Also bedeutet "im ...
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Mein Chef: Entschuldige, dass ich dir erst jetzt antworte, wie kann ich antworten? [duplicate]

Ich habe eine E-Mail an meinen vorherigen Chef gesendet, Er antwortete mir spät und fing an, diesen Satz zu beantworten: Entschuldige, dass ich dir erst jetzt antworte. Deshalb schäme ich mich und ...
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Options for quick email reply to the effect of "I've just done it" or "I've taken care of it"

If I get an email request to do something, what would be some standard polite replies to the effect of "I've just done it" (what you asked for)? Would Lieber X, habe ich gemacht. Viele Grüße, Y ...
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Help deciphering a Kurrent letter

My abilities in neither German nor Kurrent are very advanced, and i need some help trying to decipher a letter from 1758. I checked on the Wikimedia Commons page for the image of this letter, but ...
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Full address of this letter?

This letter was sent from Domburg to Metz in 1895 Some parts I can read: .. Kaiserlichen Bezirks-Praesidenten ....Freiherrn ... And what would that Kaiserlichen Bezirks-Praesident for a person (...
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Was bedeutet "und verbleiben" am Ende einer Mail?

Ich habe zwei formale E-Mails von zwei Deutschen bekommen, die mit "und verbleiben" endeten (eine war auf Englisch geschrieben und sagte wörtlich "and remain with", was keinen Sinn gibt). Was ...
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As a fellow student, what are possible salutations or forms of address in written correspondence to a student government organization?

I'm composing a follow-up email to my university's student government, now in German, as I've received no response to my query in English. I don't have individual names as the published information is ...
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Cover letter format in Austria

I am writing a cover letter (which I must upload only as a PDF) to a University in Austria. I do not know the name of the person who will be reading the letter. How do I address the letter to an ...
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Wie verwendet man Titel in der Anrede einer E-Mail?

Ich möchte in einem Programm automatisch E-Mails an bekannte Kontakte generieren. Wie sollte die Anrede dieser E-Mail aussehen? Die Titel, die ein Kontakt in dem Programm haben kann, sind: Doktor ...
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Korrekte Bezeichnung von Professoren im Text

Ich kenne die Regeln für Professoren für die Anschrift und für die Anrede. Wie verweise ich jedoch korrekterweise im Text auf die Person? Beispielsweise in einem Brief: Das wird Ihnen auch [Person] ...
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DIN 5008 zu Anlagen

Dürfen laut der DIN 5008 Anlagen aufgezählt werden? Oder wird nur das Wort Anlagen ohne tatsächliche Aufzählung angeführt?
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How do I address a formal letter to a married couple who are both pastors

I'm not sure if I should address them individually or as a pair Sehr geehrter Herr und Frau Schmidt or Sehr geehrte Pfarrer Schmidt
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how to say "thank you in advance" in a letter

In English letters/emails to strangers we often use the phrase "thank you for your time" as a way to preemptively thank the receiver for answering. Is there an equivalent phrase in German?
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Is the usage of the word "Feiern+mit jdm seinen Geburtstag" more prevalent in written Language than "jds Geburtstag Feiern" alone?

Schade, dass es dir nicht so gut geht und meinen Geburtstag (mit mir) nicht feiern konntest.
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Werden die Anlagen eines Briefes im Nominativ oder Akkusativ angegeben?

Ich hatte gerade ein Gespräch mit einem, nach meinem Eindruck, sehr gebildeten und die deutsche Sprache auf hohem Niveau benutzenden Menschen, der behauptete, dass man bei der Auflistung der Anlagen ...
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How do you say "Kind reminder" in context of an email? [closed]

How do you write the generic "Kind reminder" email in German? "Generic" as in to someone you don't typically know or have any relationship.
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How to address a formal letter to a German lawyer?

I am writing a business letter to a German lawyer (however it is not about law). Normally I might address the salutation in German as "Sehr geehrter Dr. so-and-so." However, this figure is a ...
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How do you say 'Dear John,' in German?

I understand that it's Sehr geehrte Frau Marie for females, Sehr geehrter Herr John for males, Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren for Dear Sir/Madam. But what is 'Dear (name)' such as 'Dear John,' or '...
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Does "Anschrift" include e-mail?

If something is required to be sent to somebody's "Anschrift", does that allow for sending an e-mail? In other words, can e-mail be used as an Anschrift?
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Kann man in einem E-Mail »Vielen für die Rückmeldung« statt »Vielen Dank für die Rückmeldung« sagen?

Wie schon geschrieben: Kann man einfach: Vielen für die Rückmeldung ohne das Wort Dank sagen? Wird das umgangssprachlich auch auf der Straße benutzt, oder ist das nur in E-Mails erlaubt?
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"Auf Wiederschreiben" als Abschiedsgruß?

Am Ende eines Treffens kann man Auf Wiedersehen als Abschiedsgruß benutzen. Am Ende eines Telefongesprächs kann man Auf Wiederhören sagen. Kann man am Ende eines Briefs oder einer E-Mail Auf ...
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German equivalent for "look and feel"

I’m drafting a ‘handwritten’letter to a good friend who has been studying German for the past three years. I’m using my computer to ‘write’ the letter, using the “Mistral” font in 16 point size. The ...
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Formal greeting without specific recipient

When writing a formal email or letter to a specific person in German I usually use: Sehr geehrte Frau X Sehr geehrter Herr X However when the receiver of the letter/email is not an specific ...
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Deviations from the traditional form of correspondence

This may be strictly off-topic, but I'm hoping it will pass. If you receive a letter that does not begin with an adjectival phrase followed by your name and end with herzlichst, hochachtungsvoll, ...
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Capital letter in letters after salutation ("Liebe ...,")

My German teacher has told me that when writing a letter, in the sentence following "Dear xxx," I shouldn't use a capital letter, and that this rule also holds in English. (I'm not a native English ...
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Help with some handwritten letter [closed]

I bought a watch on eBay and got this letter. I asked the seller "what does it say?", but got no answer. Can anyone help? Regards!!
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Wie soll ich eine Bewerbung per E-Mail anfangen?

Also ich will mich bei einem Träger für ein Bfd bewerben, aber weiß nicht mit welcher Anrede ich anfangen soll. Es scheint nur ein Mann die Bewerbungen zu empfangen, mit ihm habe ich auch schon ...
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Is there a simpler German saying for "Das Ganze ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile"?

I am writing an e-mail to a potential business partner and want to express how our partnership could benefit the both of us. The above saying by Aristoteles came to mind but it sounds much to ...
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What does the author want to convey by ending his letter with »Tschüssikowsky«?

The article “Ich hab Urlaub - und Sie nicht” from Der Spiegel provides examples of Christmas out-of-office autoresponder email messages. One example, illustrating a potential ending to an email ...
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„Danke für Ihre Bemühungen/Mühe“ in Brief oder E-Mail

Die Frage zielt nicht auf formelle Brief-Gestaltung ab, sondern auf die Frage, ob ein Dank für „Bemühungen“ oder „Mühe“ das Falsche ausdrückt oder die richtige Konnotation transportiert. Während „...
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Which declension use when signing a letter?

I’ve been wondering what happens when you sign a letter/e-mail in German with something else as a name, for instance Your loving husband, or Your secret admirer, or even The Game Master. One could ...
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Korrekte Anrede bei Antwort mit allgemeiner E-Mail-Adresse

Ich muss auf eine E-Mail antworten, die von einer Frau Meier geschrieben wurde, aber als Absender nur eine allgemeine E-Mail-Adresse (wie [email protected]) hat. Wie ist hier dir korrekte Anrede? ...
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