enclosed herewith enclosed
enclosed you will find enclosed is
please be advised that (four wasted words)
please don''t hesitate to call upon us please write us
please feel free to write prior to please write before
this is to advise you (five wasted words)
under separate cover separately
a long period of time a long time
continuous and uninterrupted continuous (or uninterrupted)
during the year of 1971 during 1971
endorse on the back of this check endorse this check
for a price of $300 for $300
grateful and appreciative grateful(or: appreciative)
immediately and at once immediately (or: at once)
in(for) the moment of $400 For $400
in the city of Chicago in Chicago
according to our records we find
at this time now
due to the fact that because
during the time that while
for the purpose of for, to
for the reason that since(or; because)
Averting to your favor Referring to your letter
Re (your letter) or
The writer wishes to acknowledge Thank you for your letter
We are in receipt of We have received
We beg to acknowledge We are writing to inform you
We have to acknowledge
We beg to inform you
We beg to thank you We thank you博雅翻译社
Your letter to hand We have received your letter
Yours to hand
Wordy: We wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 14 with the check for Stg.10 enclosed and wish to thank you for same.
Concise: We appreciate your letter of November 14 and the check for Stg. 10 you sent with it.
Wordy: We take liberty to approach you with the request that you would be kind enough to introduce to us some exporters of cotton textiles in your cities.
Would you please introduce to us some exporters of cotton textiles in your city?
Concise: (a) Please introduce to us some exporters of cotton textiles in your city.
(b)Would you please introduce to us some exporters of cotton textiles in your city.
Please see that an enquiry is conducted to determine the reason. Please find out the reason.
We express our regret at being unable to fulfil your order on this occasion. We are sorry we cannot meet your present order.
Will you be good enough to-----------------------------Please
Come to a decision----------------------------------------decide
Express a preference for---------------------------------prefer
For the reason that----------------------------------------because
The proposal is under (active) consideration.
The answer is (definitely) correct.
I would (rather) think the fare is too high.
The (true) facts are as stated
"We would like to know whether you would allow us to extend the time of shipment for twenty days, and if you would be so kind as to allow us to do so, kindly give us your reply by cable without delay."
Please reply by telegram immediately if you will allow us to delay the shipment until April 21."(如同意我们把交货延期到四月二十一日，请电复。)
We beg to advise and wish to stateCourtesy译成“礼貌”。但是根据西方国家函电书籍作者普遍的看法，所谓Courtesy是“客气而又体谅人”的意思。有的人还把Courtesy和Politeness这两个同义词做了比较，认为：Politeness的客气只是表现在文章的语句上，而Courtesy则表现在对对方的“体谅”，例如：博雅翻译社
That yours has arrived of recent date.
We have it before us, its contents noted;
Herewith enclosed are the prices we quoted.
Attached please find, as per your request,
The data you wanted; and not let us suggest
Your order be sent, and not held unduly,
We beg to remain, yours most truly.
a) We have received with many thanks your letter of Oct.7, and we take the pleasure of sending you latest catalog. We wish to draw your attention to a special offer, which we have made in it.
b) You will be particularly interested in a special offer on page 5 of the latest catalog enclosed, which you requested in your letter of Oct. 7.
Please, Will you…….., Will you please……..,如：
a) Will you give us more detailed information on your requirement?
b) Will you please (kindly) let us hear from you on these two points?
（二） 虚拟式（Past Subjunctive From）如：
a) Would you compare our sample with the goods of other firms?
b) We would ask you to ship the goods by the first available vessel.
c) We wish you would let us have your reply soon.
d) This would seem to confirm our opinion.
e) We should be grateful if you would help us with your suggestion.
f) We think if advisable that you should accept this offer at this price.
g) We should(would) like you to let us know the exact amount.
h) Perhaps you might like to have a look at the actual goods.
i) We might be of some service to you in a similar case.
以上的b, f, g, 也可用 will, shall, may, 但是用Past Subjunctive Form则表示更客气和婉转些。博雅翻译社
为了缓和过分强调或刺激对方，常用:We are afraid, we would say, we may(or, might) say, we(would) think, it seems(or would seem) to us, we(would) suggest, as you are (or: may be) aware, as we need hardly point out等等表达法来缓和语气，如：
a) It was unwise of you to have done that.
We would say that it was unwise of you to have done that.
b) You ought to have done it.
It seems to us that you ought to have done it.
c) We cannot comply with your request.
We are afraid we cannot comply with your request.
d) Our products are the very best on the market.
We might say that our products are the very best on the market.
e) You must keep the matter to yourselves.
You must, we would add, keep the matter to yourselves.
f) You must cut off your order in half
We would suggest that you cut your order in half.
g) We have not yet had your reply.
It appears that we have not yet had your reply.
a) You made a very careless mistake.
A very careless mistake was made
b) You did not enclose the check with your order.
The check was not enclosed with your order.
c) For the past two years, you did not give us any order.
For the past two years, no order has been given us. Or:
For the past two years, no business has been materialized between us.
a) we demand immediate payment from you
demand的意思是ask for(sth) as if ordering, or as if one has a right to, 即带有命令意味的要求。应尽可能避免使用demand而改用request如：
We request your immediate payment.
b) We are disgusted with your manner of doing business.
disguste意味hate而且有strong feeling of dislike or distasted, 既“厌恶”的意思， 因此，还是婉转或含蓄一些为宜，如：
We are not completely satisfied with your manner of doing business.
c) We must refuse your offer.
We regret that we are unable to accept your offer.
Or: We regret that we are not in a position to accept your offer.
d) We want you to assist us
Your assistance would be appreciated.
(1)、 We have pleasure of -ing…….
We have pleasure in -ing…….
It is with pleasure that we do so
It gives us(great, much) pleasure to do so
We are pleased for us to do so
It''s a pleasure for us to do so.
We are glad(or: delighted) that you do so
We shall gladly do so
We shall feel happy if you will do so
We are happy to do so
We are (very, most) appreciative of your doing so
We are gratified to learn that you do so
We shall be (or: feel) obliged by your doing so
We shall be obliged if you will do so
You will oblige us by doing so
We shall be grateful to you if you will do so
We shall appreciate your doing so
We shall appreciate it if you will do so
We shall thank you to do so
It will be appreciated if…….
We are thankful that you do so
It is a matter for regret that we cannot do so四川英语翻译公司
It is with regret that we must do so
We express our regret at -ing…..
To our regret we cannot do so
It is regrettable that we must do so
We regret that we cannot do so
We regret to do so
It is to be regretted that you do so
We are regretful that we must do so
It is a pity that you cannot do so
We are sorry we cannot do so
We are sorry to do so
our esteemed clients;
your esteemed letter;
your respectable house;
your good self(or good selves);
your valued order;
your esteemed reply等等
(a) We are extremely and sincerely sorry for the error and ask that you accept our humble and sincere apology for the undue inconvenience suffered by you.
(b)We beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 11th December.
(c) We beg to enclose herewith our invoice.
(a) We are concerned about the inconvenience you have suffered, and apologize sincerely.四川英语翻译公司
(b) We have received your letter od Dec. 11.
(c) We enclose(herewith) our Invoice.
Or: We are pleased to enclose our Invoice.
"Remember that the word b-u-s-i-n-e-s-s contains both U and I, but the U comes beforethe I. This is a good sequence for you to remember.
与“收信人的态度”We attitude）相反的是“写信人的态度”（you attitude），也就是一切事情都是从写信人或是他所代表的单位的立场出发看问题和处理问题。现举例比较如下：
"We attitude" "You attitude"
We allow 2 percent discount for cash payment You earn 2 percent discount when you pay cash
We are pleased to announce that ………… You will be pleased to know that…………
We want you to do it. You will no doubt do it
We follow this policy, because ……. You will benefit from this policy, because…..
We sold 4,000doz. Handkerchiefs of this description last month. You and other importers like you bought 4,000 doz. Handkerchiefs of this description last month.
1、The ABC Co. is one of our big buyers四川英语翻译公司
The ABC Co. placed U.S.$150,000.00 worth of business with us last year.
2、These brakes stop a car within a short distance.
These Type XYZOI power brakes stop a 2.5-ton car traveling 70 miles an hour, within 250 feet.
3、We wish to confirm our telegram dispatched yesterday.四川英语翻译公司
We confirm our telegram of January 16.