In English, we use "lab" and "labs". In French is it "lab" and "labs" as well, or "labo"/"labos"?

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In French, we'd rather say Labo / Labos.

But it's kind of familiar, don't use it during a presentation or a report since abbreviations are mostly discouraged in that.

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    While it's kind of familiar and I wouldn't use it in a report either, I think using it in a presentation is perfectly fine.
    – Neyt
    Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 9:17
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    Lab and labs are also perfectly fine in French...
    – user20904
    Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 10:44
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    @stbr I never heard that in France. Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 13:45
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    @AmiralPatate Les étudiants l'utilisent souvent pour dire qu'ils ont un cours pratique dans un laboratoire J'ai un lab ce matin, les professionnels également.
    – user20904
    Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 13:48

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