flyboy36y
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Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Sun Nov 03, 2002 10:35 am

Okay,

I have heard this before, but I am starting to wonder what it means.
when a freind of mine signed off they put an atte. before their name:

atte. juan ortega (as an example).


what does this mean?
 
lanperu
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Sun Nov 03, 2002 10:38 am

"Attentamente" it's like saying "Your's Truly"
 
IB6400
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:46 pm

Hi!

"Atentamente"
I would say is more like "With my attentions..." rather than "Yours truly" ("Sinceramente", or "Quedo de usted")...

Atte.
Joaquín  Smile
Mexico City
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flyboy36y
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:16 am

How common is this form of departure used in Spanish writing? Is it considered formal or freindly?
 
Lan_Fanatic
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Tue Nov 05, 2002 10:27 am

At least here in Chile, the "Atte." abbreviation is formally used...If you are writing a letter to your girlfriend you CAN'T write "Atte."...but it works with your boss.


Lan_Fanatic
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IB6400
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Tue Nov 05, 2002 12:26 pm

Hi!

At least... I think I can speak for the rest of Latinamerica and Spain...

It's vey common to use "Atentamente" I would think it's the most popular... (Am I wrong?)

Lan Fanatic is so right... You can't use "Atte" with your girlfriend, it's very formal...

Joaquín  Smile
Mexico City
Yo soy yo más mis circunstancias - J. Ortega y Gasset
 
lima
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RE: Spanish SPEAKERS: What Does Atte. Prefix Mean?

Tue Nov 05, 2002 5:42 pm

Is formal but at the same time is friendly to someone you are not close to.

Another way to finish a letter is using "Cordialmente" (cordially) followed by your signature.

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