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la medica o la medico? Are both options correct to speak about a lady doctor - la medica, la medico? la arquitecto, la arquitecta? Which are more common? Thanks a lot!
Nov 4, 2019 8:09 AM
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Hoy por hoy se aceptan las dos formas, aunque "la médico" es más tradicional. Es como el/ la juez versus la jueza.
November 4, 2019
Te adjunto la respuesta del Diccionario Panhispánico de dudas. Allí puedes resolver muchas dudas. médico -ca. ‘Persona que ejerce la medicina’. El femenino es médica (→ género2, 3a): «La médica quiere tratarle la cistitis con nitrato de plata» (Futoransky Pe [Arg. 1986]). No debe emplearse el masculino para referirse a una mujer: la médico.
November 4, 2019
I've never heard anyone saying "la médica" not even in a hospital. Even when the degree female receive says "médica cirujana", in Mexico everybody say "la doctora". For other professions: La ingeniera La arquitecta La abogada... Although "doctora" also could mean a female with a PhD. For instance, you could say "la doctora en psicología". That means she has a PhD in psychology.
November 6, 2019
Good luck with your learning ;)
November 4, 2019
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