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My Dentist (male and female)

Afrikaans translation: My tandarts (manlik en vroulik)

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08:43 Apr 20, 2000
English to Afrikaans translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: My Dentist (male and female)
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Afrikaans translation:My tandarts (manlik en vroulik)
Explanation:
If you meant "My Dentists (male and female)", then the Afrikaans would be "My tandartse (manlik en vroulik)", but if you meant "My Dentist (male or female)", then the Afrikaans is "My tandarts (manlik of vroulik)".

If, on the other hand, you were looking for the female word or the male word, well, in Afrikaans we seldom distinguish between sexes with the words for occupations any more. The words for "secretary", "nurse", and "typist" are three exceptions.
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Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 13:59
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Summary of answers provided
na +1My tandarts.Nicolene Hogg
naMy tandarts (manlik en vroulik)
Samuel Murray


  

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19 days peer agreement (net): +1
My tandarts.


Explanation:
Tandarts does not have a seperate male and female - its just tandarts as the answer in given above.

Nicolene Hogg
Local time: 14:59

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38 days
My tandarts (manlik en vroulik)


Explanation:
If you meant "My Dentists (male and female)", then the Afrikaans would be "My tandartse (manlik en vroulik)", but if you meant "My Dentist (male or female)", then the Afrikaans is "My tandarts (manlik of vroulik)".

If, on the other hand, you were looking for the female word or the male word, well, in Afrikaans we seldom distinguish between sexes with the words for occupations any more. The words for "secretary", "nurse", and "typist" are three exceptions.

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 13:59
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166
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Thank you so much!
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