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

"La secretaría"

December 30, 2012

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

A secretariat is an administrative office, i.e. where the secretary works. It can also mean the person working in the office.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/waiting4beckett

Thanks, that helps a lot. I've never heard this term used in the United States (except in reference to the horse). Here, "secretary" can be used to refer to both the person and, less frequently, to the office.


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

Secretary in Spanish is "secretaria" (without the accent)


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

Dude what the heck is a secretariat? Is it just a secretary?


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

A type of horse apparently?


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

Lol! Upvote for you, my friend...


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

Many countries have official administrative agencies called secretariats. It's not a term we use much in the USA, but it's common around the world. For example, the United Nations Secretariat is one of the UN's major offices.


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

I second this question


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

Seek your answers from Reliable Dudes. I am just a dude.


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

Without the accent I suppose. Makes no sense to me either.


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

I've never even heard of this word in English so I am sure I would get by by not knowing it in Spanish. There must be more important words to learn.


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

The hint is in the accented i. This is barely visible on my screen at the resolution and window size I am using. If it was merely the occupation there would be no accented i.


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

this is a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ question for english speakers - secretariat is never used in english


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

You have to tap on every yellow highlighted word to find the "correct" translation or some of the cognates will get you here in DuoLingoLand.

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