Is it OK yo say “小姐”?

Some of my Chinese speaking friends says nowadays it's very rude to call young lady a “小姐”, but it's still in the word list of HSK level 1.

Maybe it depends on the region or generation.

Is it rude or is it OK to use this word? Thanks.

379ce27f75c0943d76ab99e67ec9dd477690582e's picture

But if you are a lady, all is ok. If you are a gentleman, try not to use 小姐 alone.

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:23 (Source:iPhone)
N532689's picture

I see. So it's OK for women to use. May be I should avoid that word. Thanks!

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 17:01 (Source:iPhone)
N551822's picture

小姐is a obscure way to express bich, it has more than one meaning, so it's the reason.

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 16:20 (Source:iPhone)
N532689's picture

Thanks for your reply. So may be I should avoid that word to be safe.

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 17:00 (Source:iPhone)
汉声管理员's picture

Chinese people doesn't only use 小姐 to call young lady recently years,we add the famaliy name in front of 小姐,like李小姐,刘小姐,it is polite.

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:46 (Source:web)
N532689's picture

I see. I understand that maybe that's why the word is still in the word list. Thanks!

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 07:00 (Source:iPhone)
frennype@yahoo.com's picture

I personally think that it's not rude.. but use 美女/女士(this one is very formal) to be safe

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 00:05 (Source:Android)
N532689's picture

Thanks for your reply. Then maybe I should avoid using that word and use 美女/女士 instead. Thanks!

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:46 (Source:iPhone)