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Dear Spanish speakers...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Leinad, Feb 24, 2008.


  1. I have a question - when writing a formal letter, or in this case an email, what is the correct greeting to a female (Lourdes is a girl's name right...?) whose name you know, but it's not known whether she's a Miss or a Mrs? Also this is my first correspondence with her.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    I'd use "Estimada Lourdes"....
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah, that's fine if you want to informally refer to her as Lourdes only. If you feel you need a title though and you don't know if she is married you should use "Sra." (Senora). So, "Estimada Sra. Lourdes,"

    bc
     
  4. Gracias!
     
  5. I would just you Senora... if shes not married it won't be a big deal if she is well you got it right... but i'm not good with formal greatings so i would take the above advice.
     
  6. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    You would use senorita if you're not sure if she's married. It would be Srta.
     
  7. i'd use Estimada Lourdes too
    but señora or señorita its ok too (señorita when youre sure shes not married as Spector_Ray said)
     
  8. pmaraziti

    pmaraziti Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    Singapore
    All,

    Here in Spain, you would use:

    * Estimada (optional) + Sra. (señora) + Family Name
    * Estimada + First Name

    I never saw using S.rita (Señorita) unless you're positive is a signle person.

    Paolo
     
  9. babe works for me
     
  10. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    "Hey baby... lets dance"
     

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