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Japanese translation: uchi no haishya(-san)

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06:09 Apr 27, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Our dentist
Since it is not possible to say "my dentist" regardless of the speaker's gender, is there a way to say "our dentist" regardless of the gender of the people saying it?
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Japanese translation:uchi no haishya(-san)
Explanation:
Actually, the phrases "my dentist" and "our dentist", like the majority of Japanese expressions, are typically gender-nuetral.

To say "my", either women or men can say "watashi no" (a woman might pronounce it as "atashi no")

To say "our", its "watashitachi no", or perhaps more appropriately for the family dentist, "uchi no"

Dentist is "haishya" ('tooth doctor'), but the honorific "san" would usually be attached at the end.

So, you can say "uchi no haishya-san" to mean "our dentist."
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uchi no haishya(-san)


Explanation:
Actually, the phrases "my dentist" and "our dentist", like the majority of Japanese expressions, are typically gender-nuetral.

To say "my", either women or men can say "watashi no" (a woman might pronounce it as "atashi no")

To say "our", its "watashitachi no", or perhaps more appropriately for the family dentist, "uchi no"

Dentist is "haishya" ('tooth doctor'), but the honorific "san" would usually be attached at the end.

So, you can say "uchi no haishya-san" to mean "our dentist."

Henry Dotterer
Local time: 09:46
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Arigatou gozaimasu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
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