English | Phrases - Personal | Letter

Letter - Address

Mr. N. Summerbee
335 Main Street
New York NY 92926
Mr. N. Summerbee
335 Main Street
New York NY 92926
Standard English Address format:
name of recipient
street number + street name
name of town + region/state + zip/postal code.
Jeremy Rhodes
212 Silverback Drive
California Springs CA 92926
Jeremy Rhodes
212 Silverback Drive
California Springs CA 92926
American address format:
Name of recipient
Street number + street name
Name of town + state abbreviation + zip code
Adam Smith
8 Crossfield Road
Selly Oak
Birmingham
West Midlands
B29 1WQ
Adam Smith
8 Crossfield Road
Selly Oak
Birmingham
West Midlands
B29 1WQ
British and Irish address format:
Name of recipient
Number + street name
Town/city name
County
Postal code
Sally Davies
155 Mountain Rise
Antogonish NS B2G 5T8
Sally Davies
155 Mountain Rise
Antogonish NS B2G 5T8
Canadian address format:
Name of recipient
Street number + street name
Name of town + province abbreviation + postal code
Celia Jones
47 Herbert Street
Floreat
Perth WA 6018
Celia Jones
47 Herbert Street
Floreat
Perth WA 6018
Australian address format:
Name of recipient
Street number + street name
Name of province
Town/city name + postal code
Alex Marshall
745 King Street
West End, Wellington 0680
Alex Marshall
745 King Street
West End, Wellington 0680
New Zealand address format:
Name of recipient
Number + street name
Suburb/RD number/PO box
Town/city + postal code

Letter - Opening

Milý Johne,
Dear John,
Informal, standard way of addressing a friend
Milá maminko, Milý tatínku,
Dear Mum / Dad,
Informal, standard way of addressing your parents
Milý strýčku Jerome,
Dear Uncle Jerome,
Informal, standard way of addressing a member of your family
Ahoj Johne,
Hello John,
Informal, standard way of addressing a friend
Čau Johne,
Hey John,
Very informal, standard way of addressing a friend
Johne,
John,
Informal, direct way of addressing a friend
Můj milý/Moje milá,
My Dear,
Very informal, used when addressing a loved one
Můj nejdražší/Moje nejdražší,
My Dearest,
Very informal, used when addressing a partner
Nejdražší Johne,
Dearest John,
Informal, used when addressing a partner
Děkuji za Tvůj dopis.
Thank you for your letter.
Used when replying to correspondence
Dopis od Tebe mě moc potěšil.
It was good to hear from you again.
Used when replying to correspondence
Omlouvám se, že jsem Ti tak dlouho nenapsal(a).
I am very sorry I haven't written for so long.
Used when writing to an old friend you haven't contacted for a while
Je to tak dávno od doby, co jsme byli navzájem v kontaktu.
It's such a long time since we had any contact.
Used when writing to an old friend you haven't contacted for a long time

Letter - Main Body

Píši, abych Ti řekl(a), že...
I am writing to tell you that…
Used when you have important news
Už máš nějaké plány na... ?
Have you made any plans for…?
Used when you want to invite someone to an event or meet up with them
Mnohokrát děkuji za poslání/pozvání/přiložení...
Many thanks for sending / inviting / enclosing…
Used when thanking someone for sending something / inviting someone somewhere / enclosing some information
Jsem velmi vděčný(á), že jsi mi dal(a) vědět/nabídl(a)/napsal(a)...
I am very grateful to you for letting me know / offering me / writing to me…
Used when sincerely thanking someone for telling you something / offering you something / writing to you regarding something
Bylo od tebe milé mi napsat/mi poslat/mě pozvat/...
It was so kind of you to write / invite me / send me…
Used when you sincerely appreciate something someone wrote to you / invited you to / sent you
S potěšením (vám) oznamuji, že...
I am delighted to announce that…
Used when announcing good news to friends
Byl(a) jsem potěšen(a), že slyším...
I was delighted to hear that…
Used when relaying a message or news
Je mi líto Tě/vás informovat, že...
I am sorry to inform you that…
Used when announcing bad news to friends
Je mi moc líto, že...
I was so sorry to hear that…
Used when comforting a friend regarding bad news that they had

Letter - Closing

Pozdravuj... a řekni jim, že mi chybí.
Give my love to…and tell them how much I miss them.
Used when you want to tell someone you miss them via the recipient of the letter
... posílá pozdrav!
…sends his / her love.
Used when adding someone else's regards to a letter
Pozdravuj ode mě... .
Say hello to…for me.
Used when wanting to acknowledge someone else via the person to whom you are writing
Těším se na tvojí odpověď.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Used when you want to receive a letter in reply
Napiš brzy.
Write back soon.
Direct, used when you want to receive a letter in reply
Napiš mi prosím, až...
Do write back when…
Used when you want the recipient to reply only when they have news of something
Pošli mi zprávu, pokud se dozvíš něco dalšího.
Send me news, when you know anything more.
Used when you want the recipient to reply only when they have news of something
Opatruj se.
Take care.
Used when writing to family and friends
Miluji tě.
I love you.
Used when writing to your partner
S přáním všeho nejlepšího,
Best wishes,
Informal, used between family, friends or colleagues
Mějte se moc hezky,
With best wishes,
Informal, used when writing to family or friends
Nejsrdečnější pozdravy,
Kindest regards,
Informal, used when writing to family or friends
Jen to nejlepší,
All the best,
Informal, used when writing to family or friends
S láskou,
All my love,
Informal, used when writing to family or friends
S láskou,
Lots of love,
Informal, used when writing to family
S láskou,
Much love,
Informal, used when writing to family