This week the Library of Congress hosts multiple pre-conferences in Washington, DC before the main International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference in Columbus, OH. If you are visiting DC for one of the pre-conferences, be sure to share your experiences on Twitter with the hashtag #IFLAPREatLOC.
To make guests feel welcome, I’ve asked a few colleagues from the Law Library of Congress to say “Library” in their native language.
How Do You Say “Library” in…?
- 图书馆/圖書館 in Chinese (simplified/traditional) by Laney
- مكتبة (maktabah) in Arabic by George
- ቤት ንባብ (beit nbab) in Tigrinya by Hanibal
- গ্রন্থাগার (granthāgāra) in Bengali by Shameema
- Biblioteka (Библиотека) in Russian by Peter
- Biblioteka in Polish by Agata and Aga
- Bibliothek in German by Jenny
- Biblioteca in Spanish by Graciela
- Bibliothèque in French by Nicolas
How do you say the word, library? Share in the comments below.
Several versions of library sounds similar. See how the word “law” compares: