Introduction to the French Word la Mairie

City hall Paris, France
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The French word "la mairie," which is pronounced "may-ee," means "town/city hall," town/city council," or "mayor's office."

Examples

C'est à côté de la mairie - It's next to the town hall

La mairie a décidé de fermer le théâtre - The city council decided to close the theater

la Mairie - City

J'aime bien la publicité de la Mairie de Toulouse - I really like the City of Toulouse's ad.

Related: la mairie d'arrondissement - town hall of an arrondissement; le secretaire de mairie - town clerk