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    Hello,
    Does anyone know how to say "a stamped (self)addressed envelope" in Spanish?
    I mean the kind of envelope on which you put a stamp and write your own address, so the receiver can return a letter or something by using it. (There is probably some fancy name for it in English that I don't know about. Sorry!)

    I'm also wondering about a sort of round-off phrase I found somewhere - does it sound ...over the top..? I am thinking of using it in an email, and I want to be polite, but not too obsequious.

    Agradezco mucho el favor que espero me dispensarán, y en la espera de sus noticias les saludo atentamente.


    Do I sound crazy if I end a letter or email with that?

    I'd be very grateful for replies!
    I've already had some excellent help with translating the letter, there's only these little details left... I don't want to send the mail before it's right.
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    Hi!

    My translation for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope" would be
    Un sobre sellado y con la dirección del remitente.

    And, about the ending of your letter, it is grammatically perfect. If you want it to be less formal, you could say something like: "
    Agradezco mucho el favor y quedo en la espera de noticias. Les saludo atentamente."

    I hope that be helpful for you. Good luck!

    Coty

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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cocomi3l
    Hi!

    My translation for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope" would be
    Un sobre sellado y con la dirección del remitente.

    And, about the ending of your letter, it is grammatically perfect. If you want it to be less formal, you could say something like: "
    Agradezco mucho el favor y quedo en la espera de noticias. Les saludo atentamente."

    I hope that be helpful for you. Good luck!

    Coty
    Thank you very much for your help, Coty!
    I have tried to look the word(s) up, both online and in traditional dictionaries, from Swedish and from English, but without any luck.. It is invaluable to get help from someone who knows the language!

    A little question;
    If I were to put this in a sentence and refer to myself, would I exchange the last words "del remitente" to something like "del mí"?

    Puedo enviarle un sobre sellado y con la dirección del mí, si es más cómodo para Ud.


    Or can I use the sentence they way you wrote it?

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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    you can say
    un sobre con el sello y mi dirección.
    when you say un sobre sellado, it means sealed.
    Hope it helps!
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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraT
    you can say
    un sobre con el sello y mi dirección.
    when you say un sobre sellado, it means sealed.
    Hope it helps!
    Hi Sandra,
    Thanks for the help!
    So "con el sello" means with a postage stamp?
    I am not sure if "postage stamp" and "seal" is the same thing... But it is a postage stamp (or paid postage for an envelope) that I mean and wish to say in Spanish.
    My English is not the best..

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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    I normally call it "sobre con franquisia postal pre-pagada"

    Hope it helps


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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    Hi Micu,

    Yes, con el sello means with a postage stamp. Maybe other countries have a different defition for that but that's the most common, you can also say.
    con el sello de correos
    The seal for the envelope, if I'm not mistaken refers to the seal that is "stamped" to the envelope once the letter is mailed and the post office stamps the seal. Not specialist on the area though! But in Spanish it's the way to say it.
    un sobre con el sello y mi dirección...
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    ESO MISMO HEBE...that is perfect...it's the right phrase. Of course, this is the lofty way to say it..hahaha...You're the best, my friend!
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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    Hebe and Sandra,
    Thank you so much for your help!! I really appreciate it!
    Both suggestions sounds good, but I think I'll go with Hebes phrase.. In Swedish, to put a postage stamp on an envelope is called to "frankera". Not to drag that into this forum, but it is quite similar, and a word at least that I'm sure of the meaning.

    Thank you both again! I think I'll be able to finish the letter now.

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    Default Re: Spanish for "a stamped (self)addressed envelope"

    I'll go with a combination;
    Puedo enviarle un sobre con franquisia postal pre-pagada y mi dirección, si es más cómodo para Ud.


    I think they'll understand.
    Last edited by Micu; 03-19-2009 at 12:41 PM.

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