"Shall I find a bed for you, sir?"
Translation:Skal jeg finde en seng til Dem, hr.?
Yes, but only because it's in the wrong form. The correct form is "herr". It's extremely rare to see it spelled out; usually people only use the "abbreviation" hr.
Thanks Hertzum. Now I'm up to date on the differences between "Hr, Herr and Herre".
That's interesting. I have always believed "Hr" to be an abbreviation of "Herre", meaning "Sir, Mister or man." As much as I can see from the following link, there is no difference between the full and the abbreviated form. I would be glad if you could enlighten me more, and thanks for answering :) http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=herre
Well, you're right that it is an abbreviation stemming from "herre", but when you use it in the indefinite, singular form it's " hr."
In definite singular you'd say "den herre" (which I believe it says further down in your link as well). :)
That being said though in Danish everyday language we hardly ever use it (we're overwhelmingly informal), but if we do it's the "hr."-form, which is pronounced like "herr" (omitting the e).
I see. Well, thanks for the explanation Ellowyn (sounds Welsh to me), and much appreciated :)