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secretaire comptable

English translation: accountant secretary

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01:36 Jun 29, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: secretaire comptable
This is a job description - no other context I'm afraid. I wonder whether it could be translated as "Girl Friday", ie someone who does odd jobs around the office. Could someone please confirm or otherwise?

Thanks, Sarah
Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:03
English translation:accountant secretary
Explanation:
is a secretary who also does a certain amount of accountant work, so certainly not an odd job person. Quite to the contrary, an upper level secretarial job.
Good work
Karin
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Karin Dyson
Local time: 08:03
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Thanks Karin!
Sarah
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Summary of answers provided
nanot "girl friday"; book-keeping secretary
CLS Lexi-tech
naAccounting SecretaryHeathcliff
naaccountant secretary
Karin Dyson
naAccounts SecretaryTelesforo Fernandez
naAccountant, bookkeeper
Williamson
nagirl friday
Brigitte Gendebien


  

Answers


7 mins
girl friday


Explanation:
secrétaire comptable or
secrétaire générale = girl friday (It's the translation found in EuroDicAutom)


    girl friday
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 08:03
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 192
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27 mins
Accountant, bookkeeper


Explanation:
see Van Dale French-Dutch dictionary.


Williamson
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:03
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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1 hr
Accounts Secretary


Explanation:
he / she will do work related to accounts.

Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 12:33
PRO pts in pair: 216
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1 hr
accountant secretary


Explanation:
is a secretary who also does a certain amount of accountant work, so certainly not an odd job person. Quite to the contrary, an upper level secretarial job.
Good work
Karin

Karin Dyson
Local time: 08:03
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 16
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Thanks Karin!
Sarah
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4 hrs
not "girl friday"; book-keeping secretary


Explanation:
I apologize for also suggesting in the negative, but we as translators have some power in shaping language and "girl friday" bears a sexist connotation. I would favour book-keeping secretary.
Cordially,
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 02:03
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
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10 hrs
Accounting Secretary


Explanation:
would be the best English equivalent. "Girl Friday" is a phrase which, thankfully, is disappearing (and also refers to a position with much less responsibility than Accounting Secretary!). -- HTH, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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