I work in an amazing place. We sometimes refer to it as a mini United Nations because we have staff from around the globe. Our Global Legal Research Directorate provides a wealth of foreign, international, and comparative reports for Congress. You can access our foreign law reference collection in the Global Legal Resource Room. There is also a series of posts, Global Legal Collection Highlights, which feature resources in our collection for a specific jurisdiction.
As we are the Law Library of Congress, I thought it would be nice to ask staff to say the word in their native language.
How do you say “Law” in…?
- Prawo in Polish by Agata and Aga
- Direito in Portuguese by Eduardo
- Droit in French by Nicolas
- قانون (Qanoun) in Arabic by George
- قانون (Kanoon) in Urdu by Tariq
- Recht in German by Jenny
- право in Russian by Peter
- ሕጊ (hgi) in Tigrinya by Hanibal
- 法律 (Fa Lü) in Chinese by Laney
- Derecho in Spanish by Francisco
- আইন (Ā’ina) in Bengali by Shameema
- משפט (Mishpat) in Hebrew by Ruth
If your native language is different from any of the ones listed here (and there are a lot of them), please share the word for law and the language below.