"Le bureau"

Translation:The desk

October 27, 2017

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Can’t it also be a bureau in english ?


But the bureau, in English, can (like its French counterpart) mean the office or desk.


I think that In English a "bureau" refers rather to an institution like the FBI for example (but I'm not 100% sure). In French, "bureau" refers to the piece of furniture, to the room in which this piece of furniture is located or, as a metaphor, to a group of people e.g. "Le bureau du directeur" meaning "the director and his assistants". I don't think there're any institutions named "bureau de..." in France.

Hope it helps

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