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Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 15th, 2020, 11:22 pm

When sending a card from Germany to the UK most of the address is as per usual , but what about the country name?

Großbritannien ?
Vereinigtes Königreich ?

Will a letter to UNITED KINGDOM make it, or will Deutsche Post bin it?

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Re: Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Postby gryffron » September 15th, 2020, 11:31 pm

I'd expect any of those to be fine. Most Germans speak English. Even GB should do. It's a common enough acronym.

It's more of a problem in languages with different alphabets. Russian, Hebrew etc. Where they can't even read the words.

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Re: Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Postby AleisterCrowley » September 15th, 2020, 11:40 pm

gryffron wrote: Most Germans speak English.
Gryff

So the postal service won't divert a card to UNITED KINGDOM to the shredding bin then ?
Was ist dieses Wort ??

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Re: Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Postby 6Tricia » September 15th, 2020, 11:52 pm

Just checked my annual letter from the German pensions authority asking me to prove I'm still in the land of the living. ;) They used to address it to Grossbritannien but latterly to Vereinigtes Koenigreich. I seem to remember writing England on my letters home when I lived and worked in Germany. (a lifetime ago!) I think Great Britain is more usual now.

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Re: Sending a letter from Germany to the UK

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Postby Snorvey » September 16th, 2020, 12:05 am

'Splitters'?


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