Tag: politeness

74 How can a native English speaker know when it is appropriate to use the polite (Sie) or the familiar (Du)? 2011-05-24T20:50:32.637

42 Why is "Fräulein" considered offensive, as opposed to "Frau"? 2011-06-04T01:04:47.310

32 Gute Anrede für Bedienungen 2015-07-13T14:29:25.543

23 How do Germans refer to people without caring about the gender 2014-07-02T19:51:12.933

22 Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user? 2016-04-17T01:41:07.860

19 How are we polite without using "bitte"? 2011-09-14T08:49:29.110

19 Can I switch to the du-form myself when I am addressed as "du"? 2016-05-21T10:59:16.830

18 Polite way of asking someone not to "duz" 2011-09-06T12:32:32.397

16 Vermeiden von Anredeformen 2013-10-22T13:32:48.097

13 Which words or phrases should non-native speakers avoid to prevent unintentional offense? 2011-06-04T13:56:41.077

13 What does "das wäre aber nicht nötig gewesen" mean? 2011-09-03T13:02:16.240

13 Ist es unhöflich, Vornamen mit Artikel zu erwähnen? 2013-07-17T12:54:14.603

13 How to ask kindly in German not to bring any gifts? 2015-05-04T21:02:49.290

13 How to tell someone politely that they have a wrong number? 2016-04-25T08:22:05.440

12 "Duzen" or "Siezen", when addressing two or more people 2011-08-23T12:49:31.317

12 Die geschlechter(un)gerechte »Gattin«? 2015-11-25T17:25:37.513

12 Wie kann man dem Kellner sagen, wieviel Trinkgeld man ihm gibt? 2016-04-17T18:53:48.607

12 How to say you go first in German 2016-10-18T20:06:26.257

11 Do we use "Du" or "Sie" to address users in a German operation manual? 2011-07-20T09:35:55.877

11 Why is the title "Friseuse" considered as inappropriate? 2011-08-19T11:11:25.423

11 Best way to say "Excuse me" to get someone's attention 2017-08-10T12:58:11.690

10 Höfliche Anrede mit zweiter Person Plural: »Ihr solltet zugeben, dass Ihr ganz einfach Angst habt.« 2011-07-28T06:40:43.367

9 Sie/du reciprocity? 2012-03-03T09:37:54.817

9 "Ich möchte.." als Antwort auf "Willst du.."? 2012-12-16T14:24:24.660

9 Höflicher Begriff für eine junge Frau 2018-01-20T16:51:19.683

8 How to ask your Boss politely to sign a document a little bit faster? 2014-10-16T09:59:45.090

7 How to say "Thank you for teaching me that word" in German? 2012-03-26T18:20:47.427

7 German Equivalent of "Time Sensitivity" 2014-07-25T18:46:16.513

6 Wie werden Namen von Adligen in Briefadressen korrekt angegeben? 2011-06-04T18:02:06.130

6 If my professor says "du", can I use "du", too? 2011-09-07T11:01:08.970

6 Wie biete ich Gästen Kaffee an? 2016-05-10T09:43:56.203

6 Höfliche Bestätigung für "danke sehr" 2017-01-17T10:34:21.037

5 What’s the difference between “möchte”, “will”, “lieber”, “würde”? 2014-03-13T22:28:46.973

5 Can the polite form ‘wie geht es Ihnen’ be shortened to ‘wie geht’s’? 2015-06-16T09:35:48.800

5 „Was ist bitte daran hübsch?“ – Funktion von „bitte“ 2016-08-23T07:04:54.763

5 Vor- oder Nachname, um mit einer Person über eine andere zu sprechen 2017-08-28T11:35:50.773

5 Polite way of asking for a discount? 2018-02-08T19:32:56.890

4 What should one say when someone arrives from a quite long trip? 2012-05-20T16:06:43.920

4 "Willst du mich für dumm verkaufen?" Is saying this rude? 2013-08-13T22:30:41.767

4 Wie sagt man einem Arzt »I would really appreciate your time to help me with my issue«? 2014-11-04T23:40:33.367

4 Is it polite to say "Ich will"? 2014-12-01T15:18:36.120

4 Unter welchen Umständen kann man die Schlussformel "mit herzlichen Grüßen" schreiben? 2014-12-04T13:15:46.277

4 What does “Lassen Sie sich” mean? 2015-10-30T20:20:42.380

4 Sequence of persons - where to place "Du"? 2016-04-07T14:45:37.633

4 Wie sagt man "i dont care" auf höfliche Art und Weise? 2016-04-08T17:50:45.293

4 Deviations from the traditional form of correspondence 2017-06-13T22:44:04.587

3 How should I ask politely for a moment of someone's time? 2012-01-27T07:17:53.573

3 Connotation of "Du bist jederzeit willkommen in [Stadtname]" 2015-03-10T05:07:27.260

3 Should a non native try to adapt his German when traveling to Austria? 2018-02-19T19:55:57.677

2 Is “Herr Hitler” valid German? 2015-05-15T15:23:30.330

2 Herr Doktor Professor, or Herr Professor Doktor? 2015-09-30T09:06:01.550

2 Ist es unfreundlich "Du bist schlecht für Herz." zu sagen? 2015-12-29T22:14:13.283

2 Formal Imperative of “sein” — “Sein” or “Seien”? 2016-09-01T22:22:09.987

2 Warum ist der Ausdruck nicht „Sehr geehrte Frauen und Herren“? 2016-10-17T08:37:54.570

2 Kurze Glückwunschformeln zum Neujahr 2017-01-15T17:05:30.860

2 Polite way of asking for something in a shop? 2017-10-21T21:06:49.060

1 How should I address my in-laws in German? 2014-10-27T14:22:15.643

1 “Meine Mutter ist Maria” – is it correct to introduce someone like that? 2015-05-14T22:33:22.457

1 Super-höfliche Form der Kontaktanfragen auf Sozialen Netzwerken? 2016-01-25T12:38:50.470

0 Wie spricht man "Friedrich III." aus? 2017-05-03T05:03:05.707