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    #1

    maid

    What´s a daily wage maid?

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    #2

    Re: maid

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Let me guess:
    A maid (=a girl who cleans up your rooms) who gets paid daily.
    Let's say X dollars each day.

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: maid

    That'd be my guess too. But wait for a US view. I know that in the expression 'meter maid' (a female parking attendant - I don't think they have male ones over there ) the 'maid' doesn't mean 'domestic servant'.

    b

    PS This is totally irrelevant, but in another thread I just used the term 'hand-made'. This adjective, stressed on the second word, is not related at all to the noun 'handmaid' (stressed on the first syllable).

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    #4

    Re: maid

    But does she work for different families each day? How often does she usually show up in the same house? Does she usually do the cleaning, cooking and ironing?

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    #5

    Re: maid

    Hmmm. I know the phrase "wage slave" but not "wage maid" but is it possible that the latter could be a version of the former?


    Is there some context for the phrase, please?

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    #6

    Re: maid

    @BobK:
    But why should hand-made be related to handmaid?

    @beachboy:
    I think she does the same as a "normal" maid.
    Hmm I guess you had better ask - do you want to hire one?!
    Cheers!

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    Re: maid

    Actually, I´m looking for a word in English for our "diarista", who happens to be a maid that works for different families each day, shows up in houses once a week or every fortnight, and does the cooking, cleaning and ironing.

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    #8

    Re: maid

    I am guessing that a woman in business for herself working as a housekeeper would charge somewhere between $20 and $40 an hour for her services. I don't know for sure - I can't afford one!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: maid

    Maybe "weekly maid", if she shows up once a week, will do...

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    #10

    Re: maid

    I think "housekeeper" might be better?

    Our weekly housekeeper is coming tomorrow so I have to pick up my clutter.

    I can imagine saying that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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