Acronyms like FYI, ASAP and A / C are widely used in work emails or in other formal situations. Many abbreviations are used in English. Other terms, like RSVP, have French or even Latin origin, such as PS There are also those that have been adapted for Portuguese, such as PSI, and those that are misused, such as the famous Att. Doubts. Here's a list of nine acronyms used in the corporate environment, their origins and meanings.
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FYI is a well known English acronym in the corporate environment. Means For Your Information. The term is generally used when forwarding an email and emphasizes that the content is important to the recipient. The abbreviation FYI has gained two Portuguese adaptations: PSI (For Your Information) or PSC (To your knowledge).
Another famous acronym in ASAP work emails. The expression also comes from English and means As Soon As Possible , something like "As Soon As Possible" in Portuguese. The term indicates urgency, whether to respond quickly to an email or to do a certain task, for example.
Unlike earlier acronyms, RSVP is of French origin and means Rpondez S'il Vous Plat , translated: Answer Please. Generally, the expression comes written at the end of the letter or email and is used to remind the recipient to confirm, or not, their presence at work events or meetings. RSVP is also widely used in wedding invitations.
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C / O stands for Care Of and, in addition to e-mail, used in letters or parcels intended for a particular person only. For example, the C / O field refers to the company name and To corresponds to the recipient. Thus, the risk of correspondence being opened by others of the same company is reduced. The term also has the Brazilian version: A / C ("To Duidados").
The abbreviation Att is usually used to say goodbye at the end of an email. However, unlike many people think, it means Attention in English, and has the same usage of the term A / C or Attached. To say "Best regards" It is correct to use "At.te" or avoid the abbreviation.
ABS, which is an abbreviation for "Abraos" is a more laid back alternative to saying goodbye to corporate emails at the end. The acronym usually followed by a comma before the person's signature. Another way – to avoid excessive informality, write in full: Abraos.
The acronym P.S. comes from Latin and means Post Scriptum. (Written Later). The expression is usually used at the end of emails in a specific situation: the sender wants to add information that has been forgotten throughout the text. This avoids writing the entire content again.
The acronym stands for Obs., Which means "Observation", used at the end of emails to draw attention to a particular subject. That is, the expression is used to emphasize information. It is worth highlighting the need to use the colon to indicate that something to be informed below ("Note:").
Expressions like "Tks" or "Abs" are accepted in informal emails. Photo: Disclosure / Microsoft
Of English origin, the acronym "Tks" means Thanks. It can be used in a context of thanks. Use will depend on whether your work environment is more relaxed.