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    #1

    to address people

    Hi,

    please could you advise me how to politely address people during common conversation not using their names?

    1. A young woman who is not married.
    2. A woman who is married.
    3. A gentleman.


    E.g. "Thanks a lot miss, madam, sir, mister, ......... "

    Could you please name all usual options?

    Thank you,
    T.

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    #2

    re: to address people

    Thank you, ma'am.
    Thank you, sir.

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    #3

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    So, I can say:

    1. Thank you, miss. Any other option?
    2. Thank you, ma'am. Can I also say, madam? Any other option?
    1. Thank you, sir. Can I also say, mister instead? Any other option?


    Thank you,
    T.

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    re: to address people

    My dear, in these world differ for various cultures and norms. In common we use the same, but there are other ways to please others to address them not telling their names.
    As the old people, children, women. Also people are different ranks according to their level of education and status. We use:
    Mr.: For men
    Mss: For all women not classified, whether they are married or not
    Madam: for the all women particularly academic ones or equivalent.
    Ladies: Girls les then ten ages:
    Gentle men: for the male elders.
    NB. You donít usually use the husbands name to his wife.

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    #5

    re: to address people

    Quote Originally Posted by axmed166 View Post
    Mr.: For men
    Mss: For all women not classified, whether they are married or not
    Madam: for the all women particularly academic ones or equivalent.
    Ladies: Girls les then ten ages:
    Gentle men: for the male elders.
    NB. You donít usually use the husbands name to his wife.
    Sorry, I don't understand the last answer.

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    #6

    re: to address people

    This might be a cultural thing, Heidita. Presumably similarly to some countries, where the doctoral level is assumed by marriage. Was it Austria?

    Come to think of adressing people, this reminds me of my former English teacher, who once called me Missus. Are you ok, missus?

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    #7

    re: to address people

    I suppose I can say:
    "Sorry madam."
    "Sorry sir."


    How to say "Sorry ....." to e.g. 17 years old girl who is not married?

    Thanks a lot.


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    Sorry, miss.

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