"Kind regards, Saskia."

Translation:Met vriendelijke groeten, Saskia.

2 years ago

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Shouldn't "Met vriendelijke groetjes, Saskia" also be acceptable? I've only ever received emails that use the diminutive form.

2 years ago

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The diminutive is in most cases considered quite informal so to me it sounds strange to combine part of the formal greeting with it (but I don't use a lot of diminutives anyways). Since in the example it is coming from a woman and she uses her first name only, maybe it would do... Could be other people don't consider 'Met vriendelijke groet(en)' as (exclusively) formal and it's just me being lazy only writing 'Groet, Rutger' under most of my private mails...

2 years ago

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'Vriendelijke groeten' without 'met' is not ok?

2 years ago

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In a formal letter you need the 'Met' since that is just the way it is written. 'Met vriendelijke groet' is also possible. But who really writes a formal letter these days? So in most instances it wouldn't be missed.

Informally you could drop the 'met' or just write Groet/Groeten (or something else alltogether).

2 years ago

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Thanks!

2 years ago

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Met beste groeten? No?

5 months ago

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Nee, geen 'beste' groeten.

3 months ago
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