What is 'frau' when translated from German into English?
"The_German_word_for_woman_or_wife.">The German word for woman or
Also a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman.
Frau Schmidt = Mrs. Schmidt
Frau would be woman and Ehefrau is the 'wife'
[Technically true, but in normal conversation husband and wife
are referred to as "Mann und Frau." I would never, for example at a
perfume shop, say that "Das Parfum ist für meine Ehefrau." This
would imply that I have some other kind of Frau that I could be
giving gifts to as well. When introducing yourself as a couple you
would never say "Das ist meine Ehefrau."]