A few weeks ago I booked a hotel room on the internet and once I had made the reservation the hotel sent me a confirmation email.
Great! I was happy! They responded to me in English, I guess there are not that many Spanish speakers called Daniel Smith! A bit too English I suppose :)
It was great that they responded in English! They made an effort which I would never criticise. I did notice that they made a slight mistake when signing off at the end of their message though! They used:
❌ "A cordial salute"
This really caught my attention because it's so close to:
"Un cordial saludo"
Clearly, this is used by Spanish speakers when they are writing in Spanish but cannot be used in English because a "salute" is more likely to be something you come across during a military parade (desfile).
Here are some better ideas about how to sign off at the end of an email:
✔️ 1. Thanks
✔️ 2. Thank you
✔️ 3. Thanks in advance
✔️ 4. Best regards
✔️ 5. Regards
✔️ 6. Best wishes
✔️ 7. Best regards
✔️ 8. Kind regards
✔️ 10. Cheers (Muy British)
Hope that helps!
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