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My Dentist (male and female)

Polish translation: Mo'j dentysta (male) and moja dentystka (female)

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09:03 Apr 20, 2000
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company)
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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Polish translation:Mo'j dentysta (male) and moja dentystka (female)
Explanation:
Plese, note that you shoud pronounce my in a different way: [mui] for males and [moia] for females. Usually with professions females get suffix "k" (for example, szofer--szoferka, fryzjer--fryzjerka). Also, please keep in mind that there are seven cases for each (changing endings), so context is critical every time. It goes the same way in all Slavonic languages.
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na +1Male: mój dentysta; Female: moja dentystkaAnna R
na +1male: mój dentysta, female: moja dentystka
Piotr Witkowski
namoj stomatolog, moja stomatolog
majawn
namoj dentysta (male) moja dentystka(female)
Ivona
namale - "dentysta", female - "dentystka"ewas
naM/F> Moj dentysta/ Moja dentystkatbialon
naMo'j dentysta (male) and moja dentystka (female)
Alexander Filonov


  

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29 mins
Mo'j dentysta (male) and moja dentystka (female)


Explanation:
Plese, note that you shoud pronounce my in a different way: [mui] for males and [moia] for females. Usually with professions females get suffix "k" (for example, szofer--szoferka, fryzjer--fryzjerka). Also, please keep in mind that there are seven cases for each (changing endings), so context is critical every time. It goes the same way in all Slavonic languages.

Alexander Filonov
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31 mins
M/F> Moj dentysta/ Moja dentystka


Explanation:
You can say dentysta - a dentyst for male and female e.g. "I am going to a dentyst.", but you can say a sentence that will recognize a gender e.g. "My dentist is..."-"Moj dentysta or Moja dentystka jest...".

tbialon
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7 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Male: mój dentysta; Female: moja dentystka


Explanation:
If the dentist is a man, "my dentist" would be translated as: "mój dentysta". If it's a woman, you would say: "moja dentystka".


Anna R

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10 hrs
male - "dentysta", female - "dentystka"


Explanation:
The form of the word "dentist" in Polish changes based on gender.

Ewa Szczepaniak

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16 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
male: mój dentysta, female: moja dentystka


Explanation:
Piotr Witkowski
WITKOWSKI Linguistic Services
e-mail: piotr.witkowski@mediclub.pl

Piotr Witkowski
Poland
Local time: 05:25
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

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23 hrs
moj stomatolog, moja stomatolog


Explanation:
If you need non-gender specific expression, it would be difficult, because you are somewhat expected to know the the proper gender is the dentist is "yours". But you could get away with it "moj stomatolog" if you talk about the idea itself. Dentysta/dentystka is less formal than stomatolog.
Maja.

majawn
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Local time: 05:25
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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34 days
moj dentysta (male) moja dentystka(female)


Explanation:
While referring to a male dentist you would use a term of - moj dentysta - (I can submit a proper font to your e-mail as a word attachment so the word MOJ would be spelled correctly using Polish character)
While referring to a female dentist you would use a term of - moja dentystka.
These are gramatically correct forms.
However it is very common to reffer to your dentist just as a dentist (not specifying a gender). That would be perfectly understandable and is commonly used in Polish language.
Sincerely,
Ivona McCormick
Polish-English Translator/Interpreter
http://www.excellenttranslations.com


Ivona
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Local time: 22:25
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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