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"ນາງ" as a general form of address

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"ນາງ" is used as a specific form of address:
- "ນາງ+surname" = Mrs...
- "ນາງ+first name" = Miss...

What's the difference in the case of "ນາງ+surname" with "ແດງ+surname"? "ແດງ" originally means "mother", so should we use it whenever we want to defer to a woman?

And to whom can we simply address as "ນາງ"? My dictionary indicates that it can be used for maids. What about waitresses? And saleswomen on the market? And a woman behind a counter? And a random non-elderly woman I want to ask directions to?

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For learning: Lao
Base language: English
Category: WK087

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