未具文號函

12:49 Feb 4, 2020
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Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Chinese term or phrase: 未具文號函
背景:
"復貴公司...年...月...日未具文號函"

我不确定下述的是不是正确的翻译
No letter was issued by Your Company on [date]
Carla Frigau
Italy
Local time: 22:05


Summary of answers provided
5 +1unnumbered Letter; Letter (unnumbered)
Bruce Guo
4a letter without a documentation number
jyuan_us
4letter with no document identifying number
Kiet Bach
4no reference number
Jinfeng Mao
3letter that's not numbered/labelled
Mina Chen
3Non-docketed letter
tanglsus


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letter that's not numbered/labelled


Explanation:
government official letters are always numbered. The not numbered letter indicates it is from a private source, as "贵公司“ indicates.

”复“ means responding to, so there was a letter received in the first place.

Mina Chen
United States
Local time: 16:05
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no reference number


Explanation:
In China, an official document is often issued with a reference number which includes the code of the issuing body and year and the sequence of the document.
Your understanding of the sentence is not correct. There is a letter dated on [], but this letter does not have a specific reference number.
I think it is better to explain this in brackets instead of direct translation:
In replying to your letter (no reference number) dated on []
https://baike.baidu.com/item/发文字号/3242304?fromtitle=文号&fromi...

Jinfeng Mao
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letter with no document identifying number


Explanation:
復貴公司...年...月...日未具文號函
In reply to your company's letter dated the (day) of (month), (year) with no document identifying number

未具: not having
文號: document number; document identifying number
函: letter

Kiet Bach
United States
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Non-docketed letter


Explanation:
供参考

tanglsus
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
unnumbered Letter; Letter (unnumbered)


Explanation:
I'm providing you with the shortest one.
normally, a document or letter shall be numbered before being issued.

FYI
復貴公司...年...月...日未具文號函
In reply to the Letter (unnumbered) from your Company dated ____(MM)____(DD)________ (YYYY)

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Note added at 5小时 (2020-02-04 18:32:33 GMT)
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in this sentence, I prefer "Letter (unnumbered)" to "unnumbered Letter", as I don't want to highlight "unnumbered" to make the company feel uncomfortable. the conciser, the better, I think.


    https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/ulmarch15.pdf
    https://www.rd.usda.gov/resources/directives/unnumbered-letters
Bruce Guo
China
Local time: 00:05
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Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  M. Mayfield: I would go with one of these.
1 day 22 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a letter without a documentation number


Explanation:
復貴公司...年...月...日未具文號函

We hereby send you this letter in response to the letter from your company dated [Date] without a documentation No.

This (letter)is written in response to the letter from your company dated [Date] without a documentation No.

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Note added at 2 days 13 hrs (2020-02-07 02:42:25 GMT)
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I want to bring to you attention that 文號 should actually be "document/documentation code". For Example, 文號 may take this format:ABC (Company name acronyme)02062020-123. It almost always contains both numbers and other characters. It is inaccurate to use"number" to translate it.

jyuan_us
United States
Local time: 16:05
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