show more | hide... Collins Lexibase French Standard Edition
Collins Lexibase dictionaries let you quickly find the translation you need. Use it as a stand-alone tool to look up one word at a time, or use it with your favorite LEC desktop products. Collins French Standard provides bidirectional translation between English and French.
You can cut and paste the word to be translated, use the hot-key word selection for instant look-up, and see a list of the nearest entries and close matches by inputting the first few letters of a word, then choose the one to translate. For easy reading, translations are in one color, examples are in another, and related information is in a third color, and zoom capability lets you see any text in larger type. LEC products integrate Collins dictionaries automatically, adding a menu to any LEC product. You get one-click word searches from any LEC product directly from the Collins dictionary. Requirements: Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista; (Speech in Collins Pro products not available for Windows SE or Windows ME).
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show more | hide... Dictionnaire Étymologique de la Langue Française Oscar Bloch and Walther von Wartburg
The object of this etymological dictionary, published for the first time in a paperback edition, is to explicate the vocabulary of the French language. Here explanation does not merely consist in elucidating the primitive bond between the sign and what it expresses, but also in tracing the history of words from their most embryonic roots to their most complex meanings.
This is a question of disentangling the ambiguous past which each word conceals, and to discern the variations of meaning in it, so that it does not appear merely as a mute cipher but as a vivid witness of the successive states of civilization. The authors of this dictionary scrupulously endeavoured to distinguish all variations in the French language, those due to the intellectual and erudite traditions of Latin, those due to old French, to foreign loans, or to arbitrary creations from sometimes only one writer. 2002, paperback, 682 pp.
show more | hide... Le Nouveau Petit Robert
A truly comprehensive language dictionary conceived and realized by French language specialists, this French-only dictionary is widely considered the best of its kind. The Petit Robert presents a definitive, modern, and enlightened synthesis of all forms of information on the vocabulary of the French language (60,000 words).
The Petit Robert covers all words useful for communication with those in the present, all those words from the rich cultural inheritance of the past, and new terms which point to the future; a history of French words with their etymology and historical development, with the dates of their appearance; and framed headings which replace the essential lexical items of the cultural heritage of their etymological family. A vast network of references is provided to elucidate unknown terms, synonyms, antonyms, analogous terms, and homonyms. The definitions take account of the social nuances of the word (connotations and registers, situations), with phrases and examples which portray commonplaces and stereotypical usages. There also 41,000 quotations taken from French or French-speaking literature, scientific texts, and extracted from films and songs which characterize French culture. With new tables of conjugation with the complete forms including the feminine, and with comments on common difficulties (defective verbs, irregular verbs, past participles). Hardcover, 2949 pp.
show more | hide... Harper Collins Robert French Unabridged Dictionary
With over 820,000 entries and translations, completely revised and updated, the HarperCollins Robert is one of the best French dictionaries you can buy. It has a complete coverage of contemporary terms in business, technology, politics, culture, and medicine, and is compiled in conjunction with the leading dictionary publisher in France and updated on a regular basis.
Highly praised for its accuracy, especially in the notoriously slippery area of French slang, its emphasis is on current French and English, with extensive cross-referencing, and an in-depth guide to usage of idioms and phrases. The HarperCollins Robert also contains a seventy-six-page "Language in Use" section designed to facilitate self-expression in the foreign language and a comprehensive system of style labels that identifies whether a word is formal, informal, literary, vulgar, dated, or euphemistic. Hardcover, 2363 pp.
show more | hide... Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary Oxford Dictionaries, Jena-Benoit Ormal-Grenon and Natalie Pomier
Completely updated to include all the very latest vocabulary, this third edition of the Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary contains coverage of over 175,000 words and phrases, and 270,000 translations.
It offers a comprehensive correspondence guide with sample letters, emails, and CVs, plus fun and informative cultural notes on life in the French-speaking world. Now with a fresh, new page layout, this dictionary is easier to use than ever before, with a clear, color text design and printed thumb tabs to make lookup even quicker. Hardback, 1472 pages.
show more | hide... Merriam-Webster's French-English Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's French-English dictionary is specially designed for all levels of language skill from beginner to advanced. The definitions reflect contemporary usage and have been crafted using information drawn from a carefully chosen array of print and electronic cources, including the Internet.
Students, business professionals, and travellers will appreciate the clear definitions and easy-to-use tables and sample correspondence that offer practical help for mastering the language. In addition, coverage of hundreds of terms from Canadian French provides unique assistance to North American users. With more than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations, introductory sections in both French and English, and abundant word-use examples.
Hardback $19.95 Softcover $5.99
show more | hide... The Oxford Duden French Paperback Dictionary
A picture dictionary for adults! This nice paperback details hundreds of scenes, with over 2,600 definitions in all.
It's good for technical information as well as general language learning, and lists many things like cell parts, insects, plants, and other objects that are best learned visually. Shipping weight 2 lbs.
show more | hide... Harrad's French and English Business Dictionary
This nice bilingual dictionary is all you need to understand popular business terminology in French or English. It is an invaluable aid to secretaries, students, international business people, translators, or anyone wishing to understand French business vocabulary.
Numerous examples are given for each entry and explanations are easy to understand. Contains recently-created vocabulary such as "quality circle," and "laptop computer."
Shipping weight 2 lbs.
show more | hide... Dictionary of Canadian French Sinclair Robinson
As with any living language, Canadian French has acquired a large store of its own colorful vocabulary and expressions that reflect the unique North American environment in which it thrives. This dictionary is designed especially for those who want to understand and communicate effectively in Canadian French.
Features include a quality 292-page hardback binding; an up-to-date word listing; more than 5,000 entries; notations indicating rarity of usage; appendices outlining Canadian French grammar; and many guides to the differences between Quebecois and Acadian French. Shipping weight 1 lb.