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    urgent again!

    What is the difference between "maid" and "house cleaner" ?
    Is maid more general? In my country there are many maids from India & Philippines, they are not just house cleaners, they do everything in house (including washing, cleaning, cooking, taking care of children,etc). So what should I call them? Maid??

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    Re: urgent again!

    Quote Originally Posted by sabz View Post
    What is the difference between "maid" and "house cleaner" ?
    Is maid more general? In my country there are many maids from India & Philippines, they are not just house cleaners, they do everything in house (including washing, cleaning, cooking, taking care of children,etc). So what should I call them? Maid??
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    Maid: refers a female employee for domestic service.

    House cleaner: could be a male or a female.

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    Re: urgent again!

    Quote Originally Posted by sabz View Post
    What is the difference between "maid" and "house cleaner" ?
    Is maid more general? In my country there are many maids from India & Philippines, they are not just house cleaners, they do everything in house (including washing, cleaning, cooking, taking care of children,etc). So what should I call them? Maid??
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    Hello, Sabz.

    (1) I am NOT telling you what you should call them.

    (2) I am just letting you know that in the United States, the word

    "maid" is not too popular.

    (3) People like to use a more dignified word.

    (4) I think that many people prefer to use the word "housekeeper."

    (a) For example, when people go to a hotel, they often leave a tip

    for the "housekeeper." It sounds nicer and more respectful than

    "maid."

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Hello, Sabz.

    (1) I am NOT telling you what you should call them.

    (2) I am just letting you know that in the United States, the word

    "maid" is not too popular.

    (3) People like to use a more dignified word.

    (4) I think that many people prefer to use the word "housekeeper."

    (a) For example, when people go to a hotel, they often leave a tip

    for the "housekeeper." It sounds nicer and more respectful than

    "maid."

    ***** Thank you *****
    Thank you again for your useful advise Sir!

    Do we refer "housekeeper" for both the person serving at the hotel and the person who works at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    Thank you again for your useful advise Sir!

    Do we refer "housekeeper" for both the person serving at the hotel and the person who works at home.
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    Hello, 2010.

    (1) I do not know the absolutely correct answer to your question.

    (2) If it is a big house with many servants, the "housekeeper"

    might be the person who gives the orders to the "maids."

    (3) I imagine that if there is only one "servant" in the home, the

    family would use the more respectful term "housekeeper."

    Many Americans do not want their children to call anyone a

    "maid" because they feel that the word "maid" is not respectful

    nowadays.

    (4) Hopefully, someone with experience in these matters will answer your

    excellent question.

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, 2010.

    (1) I do not know the absolutely correct answer to your question.

    (2) If it is a big house with many servants, the "housekeeper"

    might be the person who gives the orders to the "maids."

    (3) I imagine that if there is only one "servant" in the home, the

    family would use the more respectful term "housekeeper."

    Many Americans do not want their children to call anyone a

    "maid" because they feel that the word "maid" is not respectful

    nowadays.

    (4) Hopefully, someone with experience in these matters will answer your

    excellent question.

    ***** Thank you *****
    Thank you sir!

    I will take that as a complement

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