How to Write a Letter in German


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Which of the following German addresses is correctly formatted?

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1. Fill in the blank with the correct informal greeting: _____ Thomas (Dear Thomas)

2. Fill in the blank with the correct formal greeting: _____ Frau Professorin Rüssman (Dear Professor Rüssman)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Writing a letter in German is the subject of this quiz and worksheet combination. You are asked questions about the proper format of an address, as well as how to write dates in the letter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the topics listed below in the questions of the quiz:

  • Formatting addresses
  • Informal greetings
  • Formal greetings
  • Date lines

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about date lines
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about informal greetings
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can select the proper word to use in a formal greeting

Additional Learning

For more practice, head to the lesson titled How to Write a Letter in German. Inside, you can look into the following additional topics:

  • German phrase for ''a letter''
  • Formatting an entire letter
  • Lists of greetings, formal and informal