I recently received a large amount of help from someone in our Canadian office.
I want to send him a quick thank-you email and am wondering whether or not I should greet him in French, I'm far from fluent in it but can hold a written conversation with some light googling for vocab.
My thinking is it might be a nice gesture to make the effort but I'm worried it may come across as patronizing.
Some relevant info:
- French is his native language.
- English is my native language.
- The help he provided was in English and he is fluent but has some clearly non-native idiosyncrasies to the way he writes.
To clarify, it's merely the greeting I plan on writing in french and perhaps the salutation at the end, not the whole email.