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A : This person’s letter is strange. He uses his name everywhere instead of “I.”

B : Presumably he wanted to avoid using “I” to refer to himself as a way of showing respect to the letter’s recipient.

A : Does such a custom exist for writing letters?

B : Yeah, but there are other ways of saying “I” that he could have used.

Writing his name to refer to himself is kind of unusual.

A : 這人的來信很奇怪,提到他自己的地方,全用名字取代「我」。

B : 我想他是想避免用「我」來自稱,表示他對收信人的敬意吧。

A : 有這樣的書信文化?

B : 有,但有其他「我」的同義詞可用,用名字自稱的確有點怪。

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