nő vs asszony

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  • ronanpoirier

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    Brazil - Portuguese
    I learned that "nő" means "woman" (as a female form of "man") and "asszony" means "lady".

    Bocsánat, asszonyom. De hol van a telefon?
    Excuse me, lady. But where is the telephone?
     
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    heaa

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    Hungary, Hungarian
    Hi!

    "nő" is the everyday word used for a woman.
    "asszony" was originally used for a married woman, but now it's archaic. It is only used in formal contexts, like in ronanpoirier's examples.
     
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