oplegbrief

English translation: covering letter (UK) / cover letter (US); accompanying note/letter

09:25 Jul 21, 2018
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology / Energy
Dutch term or phrase: oplegbrief
What is an 'oplegbrief' being sent together with a proposal for energy supply.
Rosemary Vandertop
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:49
English translation:covering letter (UK) / cover letter (US); accompanying note/letter
Explanation:
JurLex:

oplegbrief =
cover letter, covering letter, accompanying letter, accompanying note, submission letter

oplegbrief bij ... =
letter accompanying ...
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Oxforddictionaries.com:

covering letter
British

(also covering note, North American cover letter)

def.: A letter sent with, and explaining the contents of, another document or a parcel of goods:

Usage examples:
you will need to write a covering letter to send with your CV
More example sentences
The best way to get noticed is to write a clear, articulate covering letter and CV.
To apply for this post please send a CV and covering letter.
If there was a covering letter, this has unfortunately been lost.
I sent a long covering letter with an updated CV to the area manager.
The covering letter was translated from English to French.
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Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:49
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5 +4covering letter (UK) / cover letter (US); accompanying note/letter
Michael Beijer
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Ref
Kitty Brussaard
Jurlex
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covering letter (UK) / cover letter (US); accompanying note/letter


Explanation:
JurLex:

oplegbrief =
cover letter, covering letter, accompanying letter, accompanying note, submission letter

oplegbrief bij ... =
letter accompanying ...
;**************************************************
Oxforddictionaries.com:

covering letter
British

(also covering note, North American cover letter)

def.: A letter sent with, and explaining the contents of, another document or a parcel of goods:

Usage examples:
you will need to write a covering letter to send with your CV
More example sentences
The best way to get noticed is to write a clear, articulate covering letter and CV.
To apply for this post please send a CV and covering letter.
If there was a covering letter, this has unfortunately been lost.
I sent a long covering letter with an updated CV to the area manager.
The covering letter was translated from English to French.


Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:49
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Asker: Thank you!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: I wonder whether there is a difference between 'aanbiedingsbrief' (covering letter) and 'oplegbrief', while you may argue that an 'oplegbrief' 'wordt gelegd op' (is placed on, thereby covering) the essential documents (etymological speculation) :-)
1 hr
  -> Thanks! + Hmm.

agree  Tina Vonhof
1 hr
  -> Thanks!

agree  Kitty Brussaard: Vooral ambtelijk jargon (zie https://tinyurl.com/ya2uv55x), dus je zult de term niet zo gauw tegenkomen als synoniem voor een begeleidende (sollicitatie)brief bij een cv. / Zie ook mijn reference comment.
1 hr
  -> Thanks!

agree  Verginia Ophof
7 hrs
  -> Thanks!
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Reference comments


1 day 11 hrs
Reference: Ref

Reference information:
See below for some examples from the House of Commons Journal Office's Guide to laying papers which suggest that 'covering letter' and 'cover letter' are equally valid (and interchangeable) options in UK English in this type of context:

(...) When laying a paper you need:
two copies of the paper;
two copies of the covering letter (one stapled to the front of each copy of the document) and a third copy of the cover letter to act as a receipt.

The cover letter should state:

the title of the paper;
the authority for laying the paper (e.g. Act, Command);
what or whether any parliamentary procedure (e.g. negative, affirmative) applies;
whether there are any accompanying documents (e.g. explanatory memorandum or impact assessment);
the name of the Minister formally laying the document;
contact details, including a direct telephone number, of the person responsible for laying the paper; and
(if applicable) that the document is being laid in proof or ‘typescript’ form. A “proof” copy for laying must be correct and not different in any way from the final published version.

Sample cover letters are available at Appendices 3 and 4.

Appendix 3:
Sample covering letter for an HC paper, Act paper or Command paper

Appendix 4:
Sample covering letter for a Statutory Instrument
https://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/laying-papers.pdf

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PS. Reference comment provided based on the fact that 'oplegbrief' is typically also used in the context of laying papers before parliament.

Kitty Brussaard
Netherlands
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 12
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28 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Reference: Jurlex

Reference information:
oplegbrief

cover letter , covering letter , accompanying letter , accompanying note , submission letter

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UK and US use cover letter. It's not a US/UK divide

What Is a Cover Letter | Monster.co.uk
https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/.../have-a-cv-why-do...
A cover letter is a great addition to a CV when applying for jobs and can make ... Ideally, a covering email will make a brief introduction and mention your CV has ...

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Note added at 1 day 2 hrs (2018-07-22 12:22:13 GMT)
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Three excellent cover letter examples | Guardian Careers | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/careers/covering-letter-examples
Feb 11, 2014 - Cover letters are the first chance you have to impress an employer – they're not just a protective jacket for your CV. Here's our guide on what to ...
You visited this page on 7/21/18.
Your complete guide to writing a cover letter for 2018 | CV-Library
https://www.cv-library.co.uk/career.../cover-letters/how-to-...
Jan 3, 2018 - Cover letter tips: Write the perfect cover letter for your job application. ... email addresses like ninjawarrior2000@hotmail.co.uk won't make you ...
Cover letters | Prospects.ac.uk
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/cvs-and-cover-let...
To give your job application the best possible chance of success you need to know how to write a relevant and concise cover letter. Take a look at our example
Cover Letters - Aston University
www.aston.ac.uk/careers/cv/cover-letters/
A cover letter (or covering letter) is often overlooked by applicants as less important than other parts of the application, but in fact it's a vital part of your sales pitch ...

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To asker: You're very welcome. I am so glad you appreciated the time I took. I'll know better next time.

writeaway
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Barend van Zadelhoff
4 hrs
agree  Tina Vonhof
5 hrs
agree  Kitty Brussaard: As to 'covering letter' vs 'cover letter', see also my reference comment below.
10 hrs
  -> A couple of my UK translator colleagues were surprised to read that covering letter was UK and cover letter US. They don't agree.
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