Est-ce qu'on peut dire "la médecin" ou "un professeur femme"?

VernonB2Kwiziq community member

Est-ce qu'on peut dire "la médecin" ou "un professeur femme"?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Vernon,

The correct way to talk about women in the jobs that traditionally were the realm of men has changed over the years but now the emphasis is on the job and not the fact that they are female.

There is much polemic about the correct way to describe them but you cannot say 'la médecin', you will use 'la doctoresse' or if you talk about your female doctor, or pilot, or engineer, you will simply say 'mon médecin', 'mon pilote' , 'mon ingénieur(e)' , regardless of their sex.

In the case of teachers, it will be 'la professeur', (or 'la prof' ) and not 'un professeur femme'.

Hope this helps!

Est-ce qu'on peut dire "la médecin" ou "un professeur femme"?

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