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German honorifics

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German honorifics

Honorifics in the German language include Herr for men (equivalent to Mister in English) and Frau for women (equivalent to Ms. in English). The honorific title of Doktor is similar to the title of Doctor in English in that it can be used for both medical doctors and people with doctorates, but unlike English, the title is sometimes repeated for double doctorates. In the past, Fräulein was in common usage for unmarried women (like Miss in English), but is now deprecated and often considered offensive, with Frau being used for all women.

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