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Proper Title to Use for Greeting

Would like to contact hotel manager where I stayed.
Said person is 36 year old single female.
Which title would be preferable: Frau or Frauline?
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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

Frau. It's not really acceptable to call a woman Fräulein anymore.
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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

'Fräulein' isn't used these days anymore (since the eighties actually).

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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

"Servus Schnecke," or "Hallo Torte!" or alternate "Hallo" with the suffix "Mäuschen, Spätzle, Härtzle, Hasi or Bussibärchen. Every one is a winner.


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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

"Fräulein" is only rarely used (by elderly people) referring to a waitress in a cafe/restaurant.
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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

Or the wistful loaded fantasies in the dreams of GI´s on R&R
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Re: Proper Title to Use for Greeting

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Would like to contact hotel manager where I stayed.
Said person is 36 year old single female.
Which title would be preferable: Frau or Frauline?
If you address an individual, know her/his name, it's just about always
Sehr geehrte Frau xy
Sehr geehrter Herr abc

If you don't know the name it's
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren

As has been mentioned above, these days "Fräulein" is only acceptable to get the waitress' attention in a restaurant, with "Service" being a gender-neutral alternative.
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