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Spanish common words, phrases, and expressions in formal letters

06 Apr, 2017 Popular Articles, Common Spanish Phrases
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The main difference between formal and informal letters is that while formal letters are used for professional purpose, the informal ones serve for personal purpose. And unlike in informal letters where abbreviation, idioms, or slang can be used, language in formal letters must be appropriate in style and tone. This article provides you with a list of common words, phrases, and expressions in Spanish formal letters.

Common expressions and phrases in Spanish formal letters

What are common words, phrases and expressions in a Spanish formal letter?

Spanish common expressions in formal letters

Common openings and greetings in Spanish formal letters

  • To whom it may concern - A quien corresponda
  • Sir - Señor / Sr.
  • Madam - Señora / Sra.
  • Miss - Señorita / Srta.,
  • Dear Mr. Lopez - Estimado Señor Lopez
  • Dear Mrs./Ms. Cruz - Estimada Sra. Cruz
  • Dear Miss González - Estimada Srta. González
  • Dear sir, - Muy señor mío / Estimado señor
  • Dear madam, - Muy señora mía / Estimada señora
  • I’m writing on behalf of____ - Escribo de parte de____
  • I wanted to know if you would be available to talk on Wednesday - Qquería saber si ustedes estarían disponibles para hablar el miércoles
  • Attached you'll find the contract with my recommendations - Adjunto encontrará el contrato con mis recomendaciones

Common ending expressions

  • Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions - No dude en contactarme si tiene cualquier pregunta
  • We look forward to hearing from you - En espera de sus noticias, le saludamos
  • We are grateful for your collaboration - Les quedamos muy agradecidos por su colaboración
  • We await your approval / confirmation - Esperamos su conformidad
  • Regards - Un atento saludo / Le saluda muy cordialmente
  • Sincerely – Atentamente / Le saluda atentamente

See also: Greetings and farewells in Spanish.

Above is a list of words and phrases that are usually found in any standard business letter. Remember that when writing a formal letter, you need to select the correct words and phrases. Writing letters is also a great way to refine your language using skills. Follow our site to get instant Spanish to English translation, daily grammar, and vocabulary lessons.