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Isaacloh

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Can someone kindly help me translate "smith" to Japanese?
Not the name Smith, but rather the profession/artist "smith".
Similar to blacksmith, locksmith etc, but not related to a specific profession. So just smith alone if that makes sense.

Thank you very much in advance!
 

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The dictionary I have doesn't differentiate between smith & blacksmith.
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Mike Cash

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I doubt that what the OP wants is possible.
 
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I'm pretty sure a smith and a blacksmith are basically the same in English, too. I've never heard of a locksmith being called a "smith". "Locksmith" is just a compound word. I mean, it makes as much sense to me as calling an artist an "ist", and in the same sense looking for a translation for the second part of "locksmith" sounds to me like looking for a translation for the "ist" in "artist".

What exactly is it that you're trying to accomplish by translating the second half of "locksmith"?
 

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"Smith" is an actual word but to your point if the OP only wants to focus on that there are other synonyms that would fit. Like maker or fabricator.
 
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