5 Replies ・ Started by Streiker at 2018-06-02 01:53:14 UTC ・ Last reply by Streiker at 2018-06-03 01:13:28 UTC This is a discussion about 医者 Sensitive The description of this word says "sensitive". What does this mean? jakobd2 at 2018-06-02 12:59:30 UTC This shows up on all entries that are marked with "sens" in the source database (JMdict), see here for possible tags: http://www.edrdg.org/jmdictdb/cgi-bin/edhelp.py?svc=jmdict&sid=#kw_misc See here for other words tagged with "sens": https://jisho.org/search/%23words%20%23sens You probably understand just by looking at these words, but using these words in certain situations, could be inappropriate. (Some of these words, well more or less. That doesn't mean that they're not used or not completely normal in some situations.) Streiker at 2018-06-02 17:13:41 UTC Thanks for the information. And especially for the list of other sensitive words. The word "doctor" seems a weird one for this list, though. The word is taught early on in Genki, with no indication that it is sensitive. Does the sensitivity have to do with the fact that it is not the polite form? odraencoded at 2018-06-03 00:57:36 UTC Yes. お医者さん is better, I guess. You can see the deliberation on the database website. http://www.edrdg.org/jmdictdb/cgi-bin/entr.py?svc=jmdict&sid=&e=1955962 "flat-out banned on NHK without the suffix" - Rene Malenfant Streiker at 2018-06-03 01:13:28 UTC Thanks so much. You guys/gals are great! Streiker at 2018-06-03 01:13:28 UTC Thanks so much. You guys/gals are great! Log in to reply.