Is "mensch" informal?
Can it be used to refer to both men and women?
- I would guess so, since it originally meant human or person, afaik. Wakuran 18:23, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
In German mensch has always means "human"
Clarification is needed here at the bolded part:
- From Mensch (“human being”). Coined as (gender-neutral) alternative to man (“one”) for the same reason as frau, which see. Compare the use of they (vs she vs he) in English to refer to a generic or specific person whose gender is unknown
(Emphasis added by myself) --188.8.131.52 15:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)