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E-mail formal vs informal (inglês/português)

                                                                                                     by Christa Maas
Na minha viagem recente para Europa me diverti com a maneira de usar a palavra cool. 
“That's cool!”  no português seria algo com “Legal!” “Maneiro” enquanto “Stay cool”  é igual a “Fique Frio.”
Cool no uso formal significa fresco ou frio. “The weather has been cool for this time of year.”
Agora imagine misturar isto com francês ou alemão: très cool ou sehr cool.  Também ouvi uma variação desta expressão popular como “mega cool” . O que vem depois? Giga cool? :)

Na volta ao Brasil vi um e-mail muito informal numa empresa multinacional que começou assim :

“Hey Fulano.
Thanks for your great offer....”

Até que ponto é “cool” escrever um e-mail informal no ambiente corporativo? O e-mail não é um documento da empresa? Não é o seu cartão de visita profissional? O que vocês acham?


A minha versão deste e-mail seria mais formal:

Hello Fulano,
Thank you for your great offer…. 
ou
I really appreciate your (tremendous, terrific, wonderful, generous, marvelous) offer…..

 Também não usaria o tão difundido “Dear all” ou “Dear everybody”. Usaria, por exemplo : “Dear colleagues” Dear Clients” “ Dear X Department”.


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