"Are you a doctor, ma'am?"

Translation:هَل أَنْتِ دُكْتورة يا أُسْتاذة؟

June 28, 2019

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AharonEffe

Tabiba no? Doktora is a title, tabiba a proffesion.

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Christoph55835

Well, in this case it depends on what the person asking wants to know ...

Are you a (female) medical doctor? هَل أَنْتِ طَبِيبَة؟

Are you a doctor (do you hold a PhD)? هَل أَنْتِ دُكْتورة؟

As in this case the person being asked is called أُسْتاذة (female professor) the conversation is probably taking place in an academic context, so the translation "doctor" seems to be acceptable. دُكْتور/دُكْتورة is also being used sometimes in spoken language when referring to a medical doctor.

I am more worrying about the translation "ma'am" for يا أُسْتاذة ... Sounds weird to me.

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/gitterrost4

Isn't أُسْتاذة a female professor? Why is it used as ma'am here?

July 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/psychonaut_m

Why is this Ustadha not ma'am?

July 11, 2019
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