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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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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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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."

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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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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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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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