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"Notre nièce est médecin."

Translation:Our niece is a doctor.

December 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LSadun

What is the difference between a medecin and a docteur?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

Médecin is the profession. When you go to the doctor, you are visiting the medical professional, the médecin.
Docteur is a title. It applies to those with advanced degrees and well as those with medical degrees. Docteur Jean-Martin Charcot, for example.

Typically when the French refer to their medical doctors, they use the word médecin. Or more colloquially, "blouses blanches" (white coats).

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