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师傅 老板 服务员 小姐

When is the best time to use 师傅?

Can you also say 师傅 to a female person?!


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    When you meet some difficulties, you can ask him (her) for help. For example, can you help me, 师傅。
    The word is not divided into men and women.

    Yes you can call a female person 师傅. Normally refers to a skilled person like a chef or wood carver.

    1) someone called 师傅 teaches you a skill. for example, a kung-fu teacher can be called 师傅 by his students. or you are a new worker and you can call those old workers 师傅 because they can teach you some skills. Attention, in school, a student calls his teacher 老师, he can call him 师傅
    2) some worker who is old and has a rich experience and a high skill on his job can be called 师傅 by any others.
    3) when you meet some man(male) whose age is more than 30 years old at a informal place, you can call him 师傅. for example, you are looking for a restaurant but u dont know where it is, then you find a man there, you want to ask him where it is, you can say: 师傅,麻烦问一下,***饭店在哪儿?
    老板:for example, you have a supermarket, and you hired Peter and Mike to work for you. then you are their 老板.
    服务员:anyone who works at a place to offer people a kind of service can be called 服务员. for example when you enter a restaurant, someone will give you a menu and serve you, then this people is 服务员.
    小姐:any young woman(20---30 years old) can be called 小姐. sometimes, when you enter a restaurant and your 服务员 is a young woman, you can call him 小姐 or 服务员.
    小姐 has another meaning: hooker
    normally, if a young man calls some unknown girl 小姐, probably this young man is molesting this girl.


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