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I need help to write a thank you note in SPANISH!!

So I speak a little spanish but I'm confused on some things. I want to write something for my friends mom that attended my wedding but I rarely speak to...  I want it to say something like this...
Dear Martha,
Thank you for your presence at our wedding. It was such a pleasure to se you there.
With love,
Mr. and Mrs. Castro

Re: I need help to write a thank you note in SPANISH!!

  • Estimada Martha,
    Gracias por su presencia en nuestra boda. Fue un gran placer para sí misma allí.
    Con amor,
    El Sr. y la Sra. Castro


    Use the Google Translator.
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  • Does your mother speak Spanish?  I'd ask her to translate for you.
  • I'd go with:

    Estimada Martha,

    Gracias por su presencia a nuestra boda. Fue un gran placer verte alla.

    Con amor,
    Sr. y Sra. Castro
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  • Google translate.
  • In Response to Re: I need help to write a thank you note in SPANISH!!:
    [QUOTE]Estimada Martha , Gracias por su presencia en nuestra boda. Fue un gran placer para sí misma allí. Con amor, El Sr. y la Sra. Castro Use the Google Translator.
    Posted by kd.joseph[/QUOTE]

    This translation is exactly why you should not rely on the google translator.
  • If this is someone you are familiar with (meaning, comfortable not uber formal) I would use "Querida" instead of "Estimada". The latter sounds a lot like a business letter.

    I would use:

    Estimada/Querida Martha,
    Gracias por haber asistido nuestra boda. Fue un gran placer haberla visto.

    Con amor,
    Sr. y Sra. Castro

    (I'm a native Spanish speaker, which is better than google translate lol)

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  • linnyv27linnyv27 member
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    edited October 2012
    What banana said. Please don't use the Google translator as it's usually wrong. Its always best to ask someone instead.

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  • In Response to Re: I need help to write a thank you note in SPANISH!!:
    [QUOTE]If this is someone you are familiar with (meaning, comfortable not uber formal) I would use "Querida" instead of "Estimada". The latter sounds a lot like a business letter. I would use: Estimada/Querida Martha, Gracias por haber asistido nuestra boda. Fue un gran placer haberla visto. Con amor, Sr. y Sra. Castro (I'm a native Spanish speaker, which is better than google translate lol)
    Posted by bananapants628[/QUOTE]

    Google translate is terrible. I was trying to figure out what "si mismo alli" was until I realized it was google translate :)

    I'm not a native speaker, but I've studied. May I ask if "por su presencia" is incorrect or just kind of awkward (making "haber asistado" just a better turn of phrase)?
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  • vonclancy: honestly, I've never heard anyone say "thank you for your presence" in Spanish, so it sounds kind of awkward to me. Maybe in some countries, being that certain phrases/words mean diffrently depending on where you are from, it' s not as out of place.

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  • In Response to Re: I need help to write a thank you note in SPANISH!!:
    [QUOTE]@ vonclancy : honestly, I've never heard anyone say "thank you for your presence" in Spanish, so it sounds kind of awkward to me. Maybe in some countries, being that certain phrases/words mean diffrently depending on where you are from, it' s not as out of place.
    Posted by bananapants628[/QUOTE]

    Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying :) That's the sort of stuff that always trips me up because I don't know colloquial terms.
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  • Dear Martha,
    Thank you for your presence at our wedding. It was such a pleasure to se you there.
    With love,
    Mr. and Mrs. Castro

    Quierida Martha,
    Muchas gracias por venir a nuestra boda. Fue un placer verla.
    Con amor,
    Señor y Señora Castro

    I'm not a native speaker, but I've been living in Latin America for a few years. FI is Costa Rican, and he confirmed my translation. Google translate is a good guide for certain things, but I'd never depend on it solely or use it to translate an entire passage.
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