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Office Vocabulary

Office Vocabulary

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Office Vocabulary - What are the Office terms used in French? How do you say them?

List of main objects you’ll find in an office:

  1. appointment book....m....agenda
  2. binder....m....classeur
  3. blotter (paper)....m....buvard
  4. blotter holder....m....sous-main
  5. board....m....tableau
  6. box....f....boite
  7. calculator....f....calculatrice, calculette
  8. calendar....m....calendrier
  9. computer....m....ordi/nateur
  10. desk....m....bureau (meuble)
  11. desk chair....m....siège, fauteuil
  12. drawer....m....tiroir
  13. eraser, rubber....f....gomme
  14. external drive....m ....disque externe
  15. fax machine....m....fax
  16. file....m....fichier
  17. folder....m....dossier
  18. hole puncher....f....perforatrice
  19. letter opener....m....coupe-papier, ouvre-lettres
  20. mouse....m....souris
  21. office....m....bureau (pièce)
  22. paper clip....m....trombone
  23. paper cutter ....m/f....massicot
  24. paper (sheet of)....f....(feuille de) papier
  25. paper stack....m....paquet de papier
  26. pen....m....stylo, bic
  27. pencil....m ....crayon
  28. pencil (colored)....m....crayon (de couleur)
  29. pencil-sharpener....m....taille-crayon
  30. portable device....m ....portable
  31. printer....f....imprimante
  32. rubber band....m....élastique
  33. rug....m....tapis
  34. shelf....f....étagère
  35. staple remover....m....dégrafeur
  36. stapler....f....agrafeuse
  37. stool....m ....tabouret
  38. tape dispenser....m....rouleau de scotch[1]
  39. telephone....m....téléphone
  40. thumb tack....f ....punaise
  41. wastepaper bin....f ....corbeille à papier

Work related terms

  1. away, on a business trip .... ø .... en déplacement
  2. bonus .... f .... prime
  3. boss .... m/f .... chef, patron/ne
  4. contact information, details .... fp .... coordonnées
  5. deadline .... f .... date butoir
  6. development .... m .... suivi de projet
  7. employee .... m/f .... employé/e
  8. employment .... m .... chômage technique*
  9. executive .... m/f .... cadre
  10. overwhelmed .... m/f .... débordé/e
  11. temporary layoff .... m .... chômage partiel*
  12. time clock .... f .... pointeuse
  13. to be fired, sacked (fam) .... ø .... être viré/e
  14. to be late .... ø .... être en retard
  15. to clock in/out .... ø .... pointer
  16. to employ .... ø .... embaucher
  17. to fire .... ø .... licencier
  18. to fire, to sack .... ø .... virer
  19. to leave work (time) .... ø .... débaucher
  20. to resign .... ø .... démissionner
  21. to start work (time) .... ø .... embaucher
  22. to type (on the computer) .... ø .... taper (à l’ordi)
  23. unemployment .... m .... chômage
  24. to work .... ø .... travaill
  25. work .... m .... travail
  26. work (fam) .... m .... boulot

 

Related list: Technology Vocab . Business French  (premium worksheet) .  


[1] French people use the brand name most of the time. I never hear “ruban adhésif” that I read sometimes in text books.

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