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Leitende Hausdame

English translation: Head Housekeeper

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13:57 Aug 11, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources
German term or phrase: Leitende Hausdame
Hi, I need help with the following term:
"Leitende Hausdame" in a hotel.
Thank you.
M. Playford
English translation:Head Housekeeper
Explanation:
it might sound domestic, but that is actually what the lady is called. Believe me, I have more than a little to do with hotels in both England and Germany.
Selected response from:

Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 03:21
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naHead Housekeeper
Natalie Grassmann
namanageressRolf Bueskens
nasee below
Elisabeth Moser
nahead of housekeepingUlrike Lieder


  

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11 mins
head of housekeeping


Explanation:
Pons, FachWB Tourisitk, Hotellerie, Gastronomie lists Hausdame = housekeeper.

"Head of housekeeping" should reflect the position of "Leitende" Hausdame quite well.



Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 18:21
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 18
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46 mins
see below


Explanation:
I agree with the answer before. The Hausdame is the head of housekeeping in
a hotel. She basically manages housekeeping in a hotel.

Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
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2 hrs
manageress


Explanation:
I feel that housekeeper is too domestic.
The slightly antiquated style in German cannot be conveyed in English.

Rolf Bueskens
Local time: 11:21
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Natalie Grassmann
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2 days6 hrs
Head Housekeeper


Explanation:
it might sound domestic, but that is actually what the lady is called. Believe me, I have more than a little to do with hotels in both England and Germany.

Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 03:21
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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Feb 11, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)(none) » Human Resources


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