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Italian translation: Il dentista (male), la dentista (female)

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09:13 Apr 20, 2000
English to Italian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: My Dentist (male and female)
Do you say "my dentist" the same way regardless of gender? Thank you!
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Italian translation:Il dentista (male), la dentista (female)
Explanation:
The word "dentista" remains the same, only the article changes.
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Simonetta Incerpi
Local time: 08:52
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Mille grazie!
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Summary of answers provided
nadenstist: dentistaana solis
nail dentistaGiovanna Scognamiglio
nail mio/la mia dentista
marina callegari
nail dentista
CLS Lexi-tech
nayes
Giuseppina DILILLO
nail/la dentista
Carla Trapani
naIl mio dentistaannalisa ball
nail dentistamatilde
naIl dentista (male), la dentista (female)
Simonetta Incerpi


  

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5 mins
Il dentista (male), la dentista (female)


Explanation:
The word "dentista" remains the same, only the article changes.


Simonetta Incerpi
Local time: 08:52
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Mille grazie!
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26 mins
il/la dentista


Explanation:
a seconda del genere accordi l'articolo e l'aggettivo (in questo caso possessivo.
Ti consiglio di tralasciare my e usare la soluzione corta il/la, altrimenti dovresti aggiungere anche mio/a.

Good luck!

Carla Trapani
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1 hr
Il mio dentista


Explanation:
Ho sempre sentito e usato "Il mio dentista", anche se la mia era una donna.
Il senso e' questo: E'un MEDICO dentista, e quindi generalmente si usa il termine al maschile.


annalisa ball
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1 hr
il dentista


Explanation:
It is always masculine in Italian. You can say "vado dal dentista, secondo il mio dentista, etc" . If it is necessary to specify the gender you can say "il mio dentista, la dottoressa X, ritiene che....".Also remember that while in English you always use the possessive, it is not necessary in Italian.

matilde
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3 hrs
yes


Explanation:
according to grammar il dentista is either male or female gender.
But I think that in an unformal speech we will use il dentista for a man, la dentista for a women.

hope I helped,

giuseppina dilillo

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Giuseppina DILILLO
Greece
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3 hrs
il dentista


Explanation:
I propose the same designation irrespective of gender. It may even sound patronizing to underscore the gender: a doctor is a doctor is a doctor. This holds for other professions as well. Architetto, for example, is architetto for both genders. It may also depend on the context, whether you want to underscore the profession or the gender.

CLS Lexi-tech
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5 hrs
denstist: dentista


Explanation:
my dentist:
la mia dentista
il mio dentista

ana solis
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16 hrs
il dentista


Explanation:
Esiste il genere femminile di dentista, "la dentista" ma non è molto usato. Il modo più corretto sarebbe il dentista senza specificare il genere.

Giovanna Scognamiglio
Italy
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6 days
il mio/la mia dentista


Explanation:
if you really need to specify gender, this could be a solution

marina callegari
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