Translation:Are you also a doctor?
Is anyone able to clarify how things stand in relation to the distinction between the two possibilities:
- "are you also a doctor?" (as in, say, I'm a doctor, are you one too?)
- "are you also a doctor?" (as in You are a rocket scientist, are you a doctor as well?)
These kinds of ambiguity always leave me wondering how they manifest themselves between one language and the next.
"are you, too, a doctor?" not accepted.
I thought this was a better reflection of the original, but that's because I took the meaning of it to be: are you (as well as those other people) a doctor?
Can it also mean are you a doctor (as well as being lots of other things)? or (as I suspect) does this word order expressly mean the former?