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master - ¿equivalente en femenino?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Sophia_mac, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Sophia_mac Junior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spanish
    Hola,
    Tengo una duda que quisiera consultarles.
    En el titulo de un articulo periodistico se hace alusion a una chef muy conocida llamandola "Maestra de Cocina" , y tengo como sugerencias de traduccion: "Master Chef" o "Master of Cookery".
    Existe un equivalente femenino para la palabra "master" en ingles?

    Muchas gracias por vuestra ayuda :)
     
  2. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    The old feminine form of master is mistress, but this does not work in your context, therefor in English I suggest that the master in this context serves for both male and female.

    Dictionary.com

    scotu
     
  3. Sophia_mac Junior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spanish
    I agree with you, I also thought about mistress but I don't think it's right for this context (unless it was taken as a metaphor, but I don't know if it would be understood...).
    I guess I'll have to keep master then.

    Thanks a lot scotu, have a nice day! :)
     
  4. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    I did find this definition mistress:

    but I have never heard mistress used in this sense, only master .
     
  5. Sophia_mac Junior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires, Argentina - Spanish
    Ohhh, neither did I!
    And I keep on finding definitions such as these:
    mistress
    s. doña, ama; amante, concubina, querida

    master
    s. amo, dueño, maese, maestre, maestro, señor; perito, as, experto


    Where did you find that one? Anyway, guess I'll put 'master' just to be on the safe side...
    Thank you

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