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Company in French

佳欣B1Kwiziq community member

Company in French

Isn’t company “entreprise”? Thank you for answering. 

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi, 

The three words you will hear for 'a company' will be:

Une entreprise -----> une entreprise de travaux publics / de bâtiment 

Une société ----> une société anonyme (SA) or société à responsabilité limitée ( SARL)

Une compagnie  --- La compagnie des Eaux de Paris, une compagnie d'assurances 

or the slang word 'la boîte' -

La boîte pour laquelle je travaille est située à Compiègne 

If you want to say you want to start your own business you might say -

Monter/créer sa propre boîte / monter/créer sa propre entreprise

When you want to say for instance in the business world you will use the generic term entreprise -  'en entreprise' 

Also, entreprise is used to describe the sector known as small and medium-size companies, referred to as PME (Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) in French.

Hope this helps!

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour !

Company can be either “compagnie” or “entreprise”.

But, entreprise is more of a business company.

Company in French

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