Mail

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See also: mail and màil

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of E-Mail; the E- being redundant in German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Mail f or n (genitive Mail or Mails, plural Mails)

  1. (slightly informal) Alternative form of E-Mail (e-mail)
    Die Bewerbungen können per Post oder Mail eingereicht werden.
    The applications can be handed in by mail or e-mail.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually feminine; see E-Mail for more.
  • The form Mail is predominant in informal contexts, but is now also a common variant in formal language. In the prestigious newspaper Die Zeit, the short form was used about 28% of the time between 2009 and 2018, while the full form was used 72% of the time.[1][2]

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