I've been exchanging quite a few emails in Chinese with Vera (my CPod coach) and a few friends, it's all very informal. But I'm gearing up to sending more and more emails to colleagues in Shanghai and I'd like to know what patterns people routinely use.
In English you'd start off with Dear (Ms/Mr/Dr X) / Dear (firstname) / Dear colleague(s) / Dear all, and you'd end with Sincerely yours / Best/Kind/Warm regards / Thanks / Cheers / Thx / Bye etc. from formal to very casual depending on context.
I've only found a few Chinese equivalent so far, not sure how common they are :
尊敬的(姓+位): dear (last name+position)
(名字)你好: hi (first name)
亲爱的同事们: dear colleagues
谨此致候 best regards
And there's a few set phrases and abbrevations one uses, FYI, ASAP, BTW etc.
What do you use?
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