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The word " library" in other languages :

Danish - bibliotek

Dutch - bibliotheek

French - bibliothèque

German - Bibliothek

Italian - biblioteca

Norwegian - bibliotek

Portuguese - biblioteca

Spanish - biblioteca

Swedish - bibliotek

Esperanto - biblioteko

English - library ?????????????? :D :D :D :D , what is the logic ? :) . I don't mean the meaning of " library" , I mean why is there not a word like " bibliothek" in English too?

Ok, it comes from Latin, but ...

"Bookstore" in languages that came from Latin :

Portuguese - livraria

Spanish - librería

Romanian - librărie

French - librairie

Italian - libreria

Do you see?

December 23, 2016

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/81cheney

I'm not sure why it's exactly library, but I do know it has something to do with the Latin 'liber'. Liber means book, it's the ancestor of the Spanish libro. A bunch of other stuff you already know, search up pineapple in different languages, English is the odd one out on that as well!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

Yeah, it is always "ananas" but in Portuguese is " abacaxi" :D , don't ask me why :D . Spanish has a different word too " piña" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/girlyshah123

CLEVERRRRRRRRRRRRR :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

Well, the Latin word librarium meant library, so that's the logic. By the way, French also uses librairie, and Italian also uses libreria, just with slightly differing meaning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aanaaaa

It is curious, your English word" library" should mean " bookstore" :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrioLinguist

I don't know about should... Librarium just meant place for books.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/girlyshah123

It's because latin is the core language for most languages if you get me :D xx


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jzsuzsi
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Hungarian: könyvtár! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amgad

Arabic: Maktabah - مكتبة


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Librārium in Latin means a bookshelf, or a place where books are kept such as a book room or library. Bibliothēca means basically the same thing and comes from Greek (βιβλιοθήκη. to Western Europe via Latin). A thēca (θήκη in Greek) was something that enclosed something else, from a small envelope on up, and I think was used for the case or cubbyhole in which a book scroll was kept, as bound books were not in use until a few centuries A.D. . . . Russian uses библиотека (biblioteka), which it probably borrowed directly from Greek.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana-Chan16

Serbian: knjižara(bookstore) biblioteka(library) :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

Japanese: 図書館 ( としょかん ) = Library

Japanese: 本屋 ( ほんや ) = Bookstore


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    In Mandarin Chinese: library is 圖書館/图书馆 (túshū guǎn), and book store is 書店/书店 (shūdiàn)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana-Chan16

    It is pretty cool, do you want to help me Japanese, please? :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

    I don't know if I'm suitable ^-^" I can teach you the basics of Japanese but I'm no expert :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana-Chan16

    But you know hiragana and katakana and leanrning Kanji :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana-Chan16

    of course that native japanese will help me but you can learn me and then practice together...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana-Chan16

    so i would like that you help me a bit :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holli67

    Toki Pona: tomo pi lipu mute


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fire-ergens

    Note about the Dutch 'Bibliotheek': When talking about the library, we often use the word: 'bieb'. ('Waar ga je heen?' 'Naar de bieb, ik moet een boek terugbrengen.') When we do use 'bibliotheek', some people may pronounce it as 'bibioteek'.

    Oh yeah, 'bookstore' in Dutch: boekwinkel, boekenwinkel, boekhandel, boekenhandel. They're pretty interchangeable.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Osnakezz

    Where would one be in a 'boekwinkel' or a 'boekhandel'?! That implies you buy only one book :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Irusejka

    Estonian - raamatukogu Finnish - kirjasto


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merrowmic

    Afrikaans: biblioteek

    This is merely an underwhelming version of the Dutch word.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xasybean.

    (Lojban) Library

    tersro le datni — containment of stockpiled data

    tersro le cukta — containment of stockpiled books

    ckudi'u — book type-of building — cukta dinju

    ctuku'a — book type-of room — cukta kumfa

    ctuzda — book type-of house — cukta zdani

    ckusro – book type-of collection — cukta sorcu

    Also, if "library" isn't exclusively about books, there are:

    datnysro — data type-of collection


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisMccarty16

    Not to mention Polish - biblioteka Russian - библиотека (biblioteka) ..lol..

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