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14:12 Jun 6, 2001
English to Turkish translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: greetings
opening of a business letter
Suzanne Warner
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Summary of answers provided
4MerhabalarxxxAVRASYA
naMerhabaxxxallingus
nasaygilarimlazekaikoc
na"saygılar"AZRA AKARTUNA
naGreetingsUTEB
naselamlarxxxsebnem


  

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17 mins
selamlar


Explanation:
in turkish, greeting are usually kept to the end of the letter rather than the opening.
still, greetings is selamlar or saygılar may be used which actually means "I/we offer you my/our respect"
ouch, this is a bad translation, it is something like respectfully but has a similar sounding as greetings (respects). hope this helps.


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1 hr
Greetings


Explanation:
1) Selamlar(pl.), selam (sing., merhaba (origin: Ar.): a)Hi! b)Hi to everybody. c)Hi, there (in the beginning of a letter).
2) Selamlar: Respectfully yours (in the end of a letter)

In this case, I think it is used to mean "Hi There!, Hi everybody" in the
beginning of a letter, where "Merhaba" may be the best and commonly used in written Turkish.

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4 hrs
"saygılar"


Explanation:
If it's a bussiness letter, the beginnig should be formal and "saygılar" is the best word to give the same official meaning of the word "greetings". Hope it helps.

AZRA AKARTUNA
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10 hrs
saygilarimla


Explanation:
if you are at the end of a letter then you must use "saygilarimla". if you are at the beginnig of a letter you must say "saygilar". if it is a little informal then you can use "selam(lar)"

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16 hrs
Merhaba


Explanation:
When 'Greetings' is used in the opening of a business letter, it means 'Merhaba' in Turkish.

When it is used in the end of a business letter, it means 'Saygılarımla' in Turkish


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Merhabalar


Explanation:
a Formal way of greeting for the introduction of a speech,visit ,letter,etc.(like Hello)

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