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Probably neither. Since in Italian whoever as a laurea (the lowest universitary degree) is entitled to be called dottore, or dottoressa for a female, chances are that whoever holds a high-level post in a firm or other organisation has this title. So to be on the safe, you may use dott. for a male and dott.ssa (or dott.) for a female. As for signora / ...


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In my experience, the most common solution is avoiding the problem by using a different salutation (for instance, just buongiorno) or switching to a first-name basis earlier than normal practice would suggest (in particular, gentile Anna would sound perfectly OK between coworkers in a firm with a relaxed culture). I don't tend to 'doctor' people I don't know,...


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