French Business Letters - Correspondance commerciale
Formulas and formats for writing French business correspondence
Writing a good French business letter depends on just one thing: knowing the correct formulas. This lesson consists of categorized lists of the various formulas needed for commercial correspondence. Click on the topics that apply to the kind of letter you are writing, then take a look at the sample letter to get an idea of how to put it all together.
- Always vouvoie!
- The more formal and polite you are, the better.
- If at all possible, ask a native speaker to proofread your letter before
you send it.
- The formulas given here are in the first person singular je. If you are
writing a letter on behalf of a company, change everything to nous and change the
verb conjugations to match.
- If you are a woman or if you're writing on behalf of a company, be sure to
adjectives agree in gender
- The job-related formulas can be used in
conjunction with the appropriate
business letter formulas such as expressing pleasure or regret, etc.
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