What are some informal writing styles

Informal form of address

Hey Lena!Hello, Grandpa!
Hello Sarah!
Hi Tom!

  • The informal form of address is used in the family, among friends and acquaintances, and often among colleagues.
  • Friends, acquaintances and family members are addressed by their first name.
  • Children usually say to parents mummy and father, to the grandparents granny and Grandpa.

Formal salutation

Good afternoon, Ms. Kamp! - Good day!
Good morning, Mr. Miller!
Good morning, Ms. Schneider!

  • The formal salutation is used for unfamiliar adults, in business situations, at government offices or when shopping.
  • Men are formally spoken to Mr and the family name, women with Mrs and the family name.
  • If you are unsure whether informal or formal, choose the formal salutation.
Good Morning!Welcome in the morning until around 11:00 a.m.
Good day!Greetings during the day, roughly between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Good evening!Welcome in the evening from around 6 p.m. in the evening


Grammatical terms in German:
informal: informal language is used in conversations with family and friends.
formal: Formal language is used in formal situations.