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10:12 Jul 10, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Lady or woman
Ladies’ hats or women’s hats

Which is more used in department store?

Thank you!
Local time: 18:00
English translation:Ladies
Ladies' hats
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United Kingdom
Local time: 09:00
Grading comment
I thought that "lady" is "old" word.
Thank you very much.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +13Ladies



3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +13
lady or woman

Ladies' hats

United Kingdom
Local time: 09:00
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
I thought that "lady" is "old" word.
Thank you very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vincentius Mariatmo: Agree with Nesrin ^^ Ladies is a more specific term than woman.
8 mins

agree  Jack Doughty: "Lady" was always considered a politer term than "Woman", though some feminists seem to find it offensive these days. And I must admit that "Women's Lib" sounds better than "Ladies' Lib"!
32 mins
  -> My family in Egypt are always amused to hear my (UK bred) kids refer to (e.g) the woman cleaning the toilets as a "cleaning lady". Learning English in Egypt, we're taught that a "lady" has to be of a certain class to deserve the word.

agree  Will Matter: Hi, Nesrin.
36 mins
  -> Hi and thanks! :-)

agree  xxxsavaria
56 mins

agree  Maria Mandulova
59 mins

agree  orientalhorizon
1 hr

agree  Liam Hamilton
1 hr

agree  Bianca AH
2 hrs

agree  NancyLynn
2 hrs

agree  Dana Rinaldi
2 hrs

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
3 hrs

agree  Demi Ebrite
5 hrs

agree  xxxTatiana N.
5 hrs

neutral  Richard Benham: I once told my then wife that the dog was playing with a "lady's shoe", and hours later, on finding her shoe chewed to bits, she asked "Why didn't you tell me?" I pointed out that I had, and she replied "That's not a lady's shoe; it's my shoe!"h
14 hrs
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