Mail Mastery. ‘helfen’.

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Writing mails in English brings a whole bunch of difficulties with it, register (formal/informal), grammar, intercultural aspects.

In my Mini Mail dictionary, I’ve collected some of the most important words/phrases you may need to help you write mails, which you can be sure are correctly formulated and can also speed up your writing by simply copy & paste.

Every now and again I will choose words from the book to give you a helping hand (sorry just couldn’t resist the pun) with your mails – what better to start with than the word ‘helfen’:

Formal: to assist / (to offer/give sb) assistance.

“Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter”.

“Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance”.

Standard: (to) help

“Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.”

“Please contact us if we can be of any further help.”

Informal: to help sb out / to lend/give sb a hand

“Cheers for your help/for helping us out with this.”

“Give me a shout if we can (be of) help in any way.”

Why not give them a try in your future mails?

pun (Wortspiel), matter (Angelegenheit), further assistance (weiter behilflich sein), to settle the outstanding invoice (Rechnung begleichen), reminder (Mahnung)

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2 thoughts on “Mail Mastery. ‘helfen’.

And the most important help phrase: I helped myself to some more chocolate ice cream. 😉

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