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Is "mensch" informal?

Yes. --Neskaya talk 01:32, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

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"[edit]

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) -- 15:30, 21 May 2017 (UTC)