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!
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.
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 Native speaker of: Italian PRO pts in pair: 26
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.