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How Do You Say “Library” in…?

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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:

How Do You Say “Law” in…?

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