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01:03 Jun 27, 2000
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Dear Mr X / Dear Mrs Y
Could you let me have the opening formula for a Swedish letter. I have Bästa(e)+ Surname but need confirmation that Bästa + male surname and Bästae + female surname. Als does Bästa(e) include the title Mr/Mrs?? Hope all that is clear. urgent help would be appreciated. Thanks
Name and address (Business letter) Hej and first name (Letter to a friend)
Explanation: For a business letter you normally write:
John Andersson 27 maj 2000
XX Street 23
400 11 Stockholm
you can start the letter like this:
Med anledning av ......................
(you don't use any titles or bästa or bäste. Just start to write the letter direct after the name and the address, but if you want you can write the job title before the name, like Doktor John Andersson. At the end of the letter you write:
To a friend you can start the letter like this: