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My Dentist ( male or female)

Norwegian translation: Min tannlege (mann/kvinne)

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08:56 Apr 20, 2000
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: My Dentist ( male or female)
Do you say "my dentist" the same way regardless of gender? Thank you!
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Norwegian translation:Min tannlege (mann/kvinne)
Explanation:
Do you say "my dentist" the same way regardless of gender? Yes
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Hermod Nilsen
Denmark
Local time: 11:24
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Summary of answers provided
nayesPopiced
na"dentist" is gender neutral
Roald Toskedal
naMin tannlege (mann/kvinne)Lars Sørbotten
naMin tannlege (mann/kvinne)
Hermod Nilsen


  

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1 hr
Min tannlege (mann/kvinne)


Explanation:
Do you say "my dentist" the same way regardless of gender? Yes

Hermod Nilsen
Denmark
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Norwegian
PRO pts in pair: 114
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4 days
Min tannlege (mann/kvinne)


Explanation:
There is no difference in gender for the word "dentist" in Norwegian, and thus, the possessive pronoun is not inflected, either. Translate the same way irrespectively of gender.

Lars Sørbotten
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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28 days
"dentist" is gender neutral


Explanation:
Most professions are treated as being gender neutral in contemporary Norwegian, f.i. Doctor, and Nurse ( to stay in the Medical Profession). We also have Engineer, Operator, Foreman, Welder, all pertaining to Industry, or Teacher and Librarian in the Humanities. In fact, I can't think of the name of any profession that is gender "biased" still in use in Norwegian, with the possible exception of "Seamstress", "Cleaning Lady", and "Chamber Maid". Has to do with the relatively strong position of Norwegian Feminist movement in later years. In fact, in Norway, it's prohibited by law to advertise jobs as being reserved for one gender only.

Roald Toskedal
Norway
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Norwegian
PRO pts in pair: 306
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45 days
yes


Explanation:
You say min tannlege or tannlegen min - regardless of the gender of the dentist. You always use en lege, legen -masculin.

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