Wed, Mar 13, 2013 - Page 2

A : Why do letters in English always open with “dear” even when you’re obviously not that familiar with the person?

B : It’s just polite and shows that you respect the other person.

A : Are there any alternatives?

B : Just use the person’s name, or look to see what the other person uses in their letters to you.

A : 為什麼英文信都要用”Dear”開頭?明明跟對方沒那麼熟。

B : 那是禮貌、尊敬對方的表現。

A : 有其他的寫法嗎?

B : 你可以直接署名,或觀察對方回信時慣用的開頭方式。