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German translation: Mein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin

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English term or phrase:My Dentist (male and female)
German translation:Mein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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09:17 Apr 20, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: My Dentist (male and female)
Do you say "my dentist" the same way regardless of gender and is it the same in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria? Thank you!
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Mein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin
Explanation:
Es gibt sowohl die männliche als auch die weibliche Form, welche man auch so anwenden würde, wenn man darüber spricht (obwohl ich an sich nur männliche Zahnärzte kenne!)
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Jutta Schandel
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:25
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Vielen Dank!
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Summary of answers provided
naMein Zahnarzt (male) - Meine Zahnaerztin (female)Andrea Sommer
nader Zahnarzt (m) and die Zahnärztin (f) these are the two words in German
Shekhar Phatak
naMein ZahnarztVerena Moser
naMale: Mein Zahnarzt Female: Meine ZahnärztinZeus
namein Zahnarzt / meine Zahnärztin
Regina Landeck
namein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin
Christiane Rose
naMein Zahnarzt/ meine Zahnaerztin
Dierk Seeburg
naMein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin
Jutta Schandel


  

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3 mins
Mein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin


Explanation:
Es gibt sowohl die männliche als auch die weibliche Form, welche man auch so anwenden würde, wenn man darüber spricht (obwohl ich an sich nur männliche Zahnärzte kenne!)

Jutta Schandel
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 8
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Vielen Dank!
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13 mins
mein Zahnarzt/meine Zahnärztin


Explanation:
Hi,

at least in Germany it is necessary to distinguish between m/f. I think it´s the same in Austria, Switherland, but I´m not sure.

Kind regards,

Christiane Rose

Christiane Rose
Germany
Local time: 15:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 56
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17 mins
Mein Zahnarzt/ meine Zahnaerztin


Explanation:
(I can only speak for German in Germany..:) In colloquial German, one might say Zahnarzt for both genders (as one sometimes calls for 'Kellner' when it's actually a Kellnerin), but in general one uses separate terms for male and female professions (as e.g., Richter vs. Richterin). (Please mind the ae in lieu of the actual Umlaut.)

Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 07:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 130
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54 mins
mein Zahnarzt / meine Zahnärztin


Explanation:
Often we do not distinguish between male and female when using a general reference, e.g.: "I have to go to the dentist" "Ich muss zum Zahnarzt". However, when we talk about a specific incident, for example a recommendation by the dentist, we would specify if the person is male or female: "My dentist told me..." Meine Zahnärztin hat gesagt..."
This is the same for German, Austrian and Swiss German.

Regina Landeck
Local time: 07:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 28
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2 hrs
Male: Mein Zahnarzt Female: Meine Zahnärztin


Explanation:
Trifft für den gesamten deutschen Sprachraum zu.

Zeus
Local time: 14:25
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5 hrs
Mein Zahnarzt (male) - Meine Zahnaerztin (female)


Explanation:
Usually the differenciation is made between male and female. Although if one speaks about the profession or the union of, then the male version is used, e.g: Die Zahnaerzte, der Zahnaerzte Verband, der Beruf des Zahnarztes
(mind you I'm using "ae" for the a with an Umlaut (I'm lacking it on this keyboard)

Andrea Sommer
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11 hrs
der Zahnarzt (m) and die Zahnärztin (f) these are the two words in German


Explanation:
German has separate words for male and femalr dentist.

Shekhar Phatak
India
Local time: 19:55
Native speaker of: English
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2 days 1 min
Mein Zahnarzt


Explanation:
It is still quite common in German to say "Mein Zahnarzt", even if she is female. It would be more accurate/general to say "Mein Zahnarzt / meine Zanhärztin".


Verena Moser
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