Italian Language/"studio" (office) e "ufficio" (office)
Would you please explain what the difference is between the noun “studio” and the noun “ufficio” when these words are used to express “office”.
Thank you so much. I very much appreciate your help.
the noun “studio”, when it is used to express “office”, can indicate:
1)a place where you can go to ask advice from or receive treatment from a doctor or dentist, etc. such as "a surgery" (studio medico); "a dentist’s surgery" (studio dentistico); "an optician’s surgery" (studio oculistico);"a veterinary surgery" (studio veterinario).
2)a place where you can go to ask advice from a lawyer as in “lawyer’s office” (studio legale), or from an adman as in “advertising agency” (studio pubblicitario).
As for the noun “ufficio”, it is used to indicate:
1)a room or part of a building in which people work, especially sitting at tables with computers, phones, etc., usually as a part of a business or other organization, as in e.g. "a post office" (ufficio postale); "the director's office" (il direttore dell’ufficio); "to leave the office" (lasciare l’ufficio), etc.
2)a part of a company as in “They have offices in Paris, London, and Madrid” (Hanno i loro uffici a Parigi, Londra e Madrid).
Hope this is clear enough.
All the best,