Check out today’s Teatime Titbit: Mail Mastery. ‘helfen’.
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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