Email Salutations & Closings

Bonjour!

As a Frenchman in B2B Sales, selling into other countries for 20+ years, I have used a small particularity to stand out with some of my email salutations & closings.

I either use French (when the recipient is not):

Bonjour to start.

Cordialement to close.

This give a different flair & feel to the email, and helps me stand out. Though it can backfire depending on the email content and the recipient's perception of the French ­čśü

My other approach is to use the local language.

For reference:

Austria

Salutation

Hallo

Closing

Mit freundlichen Gr├╝├čen

Australia

Salutation

G'day

Closing

Cheers

Bulgaria

Salutation

Zdravey

Closing

Pozdravi

Czech Republic

Salutation

Ahoj

Closing

S pozdravem

Germany

Salutation

Hallo

Closing

Mit freundlichen Gr├╝├čen

Denmark

Salutation

Hej

Closing

Med venlig hilsen

Algeria

Salutation

As-sal─ümu ╩┐alaykum

Closing

Ma'a al-salamah

Estonia

Salutation

Tere

Closing

Parimate soovidega

Spain

Salutation

¡Hola!

Closing

Un saludo

Finland

Salutation

Hei

Closing

Yst├Ąv├Ąllisin terveisin

France

Salutation

Bonjour

Closing

Cordialement

Croatia

Salutation

Dobar dan

Closing

S poštovanjem

Hungary

Salutation

Szia

Formal Salutation

Tisztelt

Closing

Tisztelettel

Iceland

Salutation

Hall├│

Closing

Me├░ kve├░ju

Italy

Salutation

Buongiorno

Closing

Distinti saluti

Luxembourg

Salutation

Moien

Closing

Avec mes meilleures salutations

Netherlands

Salutation

Goedendag

Closing

Met vriendelijke groet

Norway

Salutation

Hei

Closing

Med vennlig hilsen

Poland

Salutation

Cze┼Ť─ç

Closing

Pozdrawiam

Portugal

Salutation

Oi

Closing

Com os melhores cumprimentos

Romania

Salutation

Salut

Closing

Cu stim─â

Sweden

Salutation

Hej

Closing

Med v├Ąnliga h├Ąlsningar

Slovenia

Salutation

Pozdravljeni

Closing

Lep pozdrav

Slovakia

Salutation

Dobr├Ż den

Closing

S pozdravom

Turkey

Salutation

Merhaba

Closing

Sayg─▒lar─▒mla

Tanzania

Salutation

Jambo

Closing

Kwaheri

United Arab Emirates

Salutation

As-salamu alaykum

Closing

Ma'a al-salamah

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