Büro

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See also: buro, buró, büro, and büró

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ca. 1700, from French bureau (desk, office), which see.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /byˈroː/, [byˈʁoː], [bʏ-], [-ˈroː] (standard)
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbyːro/, /ˈbʏro/ (chiefly Switzerland, parts of western Germany)

Noun[edit]

Büro n (strong, genitive Büros, plural Büros)

  1. office (room for working)
    Sie sitzt in ihrem Büro.
    She’s sitting in her office.
  2. office, bureau, agency (administrative department or service provider)
    Fundbürolost-property office
    Reisebürotravel agency
  3. (informal, collective) the staff of such places
    Der Chef lädt das ganze Büro zum Essen ein.
    The boss is inviting the whole office to dinner.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Büro” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Büro” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Büro” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Büro on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
  • “Büro”, in Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache[1], 2020