I refer to Khalid's email below

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by Andrew___, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Andrew___

    Andrew___ Senior Member

    May I ask how we say at the beginning of an email:

    I refer to Khalid's email below.

    (I checked whether there was a previous post on this forum, but to my surprise it has not been raised before. Oh I think it will be a wonderful time when we can use the search function and type whatever term we like, and the post appears! I can't wait for this day, which will come soon insha'allah ;)).
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2009
  2. Haroon

    Haroon Senior Member

    C A I R O
    Arabic-Egypt
    Perhaps you want to say :

    أحيلك / أحيلكم إلى رسالة خالد الإليكترونية لاحقاً

    ( that is : I refer you to Khalid's email below)​

    or


    بالإشارة إلى رسالة خالد الإليكترونية أدناه

    ( Referring to Khalid's email below )


    Waiting for another suggestions!!
     
  3. elroy

    elroy Imperfect Mod

    Chicago, IL
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Without further context (hint, hint ;)), I would suggest أشير إلى رسالة خالد الإلكترونية الموجودة أدناه or أشير لاحقًا إلى رسالة خالد الإلكترونية, depending on what is meant by "below."
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2009
  4. Andrew___

    Andrew___ Senior Member

    Many thanks guys.

    I love the phrase: أشير إلى رسالة [فلان] الإلكترونية الموجودة أدناه and will be able to use it as a nice template when starting emails.
     
  5. cherine

    cherine Moderator

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Arabic (Egypt).
    The common expression used in Egyptian -official- correspondance is the one given by Haroon: بالإشارة إلى رسالة [فلان] أدناه or الواردة أدناه .
     
  6. elroy

    elroy Imperfect Mod

    Chicago, IL
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Yes, الموجودة is not necessary.

    Whether it should be بالإشارة or أشير depends on the context, I think.
     
  7. Andrew___

    Andrew___ Senior Member

    OK I have taken the hint. ;)

    The context is simply referring to a lawyer's email who has sent me an internal email message promising to provide documents.
     

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