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English translation: Check the sender's name on the letter

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15:38 Oct 31, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Date
Hi, I need help with the abbreviation " Wa/k ".
It is right above the date on a letter.
Thank you.
M. Playford
English translation:Check the sender's name on the letter
Explanation:
Wa/k or similar combinations may be "Unser Zeichen", where the characters in front of the slash represent the name of the sender (or the person signing the letter), and the character(s) following the slash represent the name of the assistant who actually typed the letter. It is also typical that the boss's characters would start with a capital letter, those of the assistant with a lower case letter.

If the letter is signed/sent by someone whose name begins with Wa (e.g, Wagner), this would be your answer.

On the letterheads of German companies you'll often find a horizontal line, Datum, Unser Zeichen, Ihr Zeichen, Bezug, etc., and these little abbreviations would then be typed underneath the appropriate heading.
HTH.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:58
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Check the sender's name on the letter


Explanation:
Wa/k or similar combinations may be "Unser Zeichen", where the characters in front of the slash represent the name of the sender (or the person signing the letter), and the character(s) following the slash represent the name of the assistant who actually typed the letter. It is also typical that the boss's characters would start with a capital letter, those of the assistant with a lower case letter.

If the letter is signed/sent by someone whose name begins with Wa (e.g, Wagner), this would be your answer.

On the letterheads of German companies you'll often find a horizontal line, Datum, Unser Zeichen, Ihr Zeichen, Bezug, etc., and these little abbreviations would then be typed underneath the appropriate heading.
HTH.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 01:58
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525

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