French Study Dictionary

Author: Collins

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007266890

Category: English language

Page: 613

View: 8252

Collins Easy Learning French Study Dictionary is an up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with IPA, ideal for learners of French at Junior Secondary level. Collins Easy Learning French Study Dictionary can also be used by anyone of any age who is starting to learn French. The entries cover everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) so you can be sure of having all the vocabulary you need. The dictionary also offers additional help in the form of a full guide to using the dictionary, essential grammar pages and phonetics for all French and English headwords. With warnings on the most common errors and confusable words, the Collins Easy Learning French Study Dictionary gives a solid foundation for French language learning. Get it right: translations shown in examples to show you how to really use French. Get there fast: new, clear Collins typography and colour lookup take you quickly to the words you want, with all the most important words flagged for rapid identification. Have confidence: a fun games supplement helping you use your dictionary correctly.

A Frequency Dictionary of French

Core Vocabulary for Learners

Author: Deryle Lonsdale,Yvon Le Bras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135973504

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 7448

A Frequency Dictionary of French is an invaluable tool for all learners of French, providing a list of the 5000 most frequently used words in the language. Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French which includes written and spoken material both from France and overseas, this dictionary provides the user with detailed information for each of the 5000 entries, including English equivalents, a sample sentence, its English translation, usage statistics, and an indication of register variation. Users can access the top 5000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listing there are thematically-organized lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing, and family terms. An engaging and highly useful resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of French vocabulary. Deryle Lonsdale is Associate Professor in the Linguistics and English Language Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is Associate Professor of French and Department Chair of the French and Italian Department at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah).

Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Author: Marie-Hélène Corréard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199663114

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 976

View: 1088

A compact, intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations ideal for the home, office, or school.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

Author: Michael Mould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682572X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 500

View: 7630

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

Insiders' French

Beyond the Dictionary

Author: Eleanor Levieux,Michel Levieux

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226475035

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 259

View: 3235

Bringing readers up to date with the 1990s, the authors present an utterly entertaining and informative guide to the "new France". 11 line drawings.

A Dictionary of English and French Equivalent Proverbs

Author: Teodor Flonta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 146590803X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 268

View: 1442

This dictionary assembles 2,234 English proverbs and their French equivalents. Equivalent proverbs are those which express the same concept literally, such as “Love is blind” = “L’amour est aveugle” or with completely different words, such as “Every cloud has a silver lining” = “Dans toute chose il y a un bon côté.” The Dictionary is a very useful reference tool for scholars of the two languages, for researchers working in various associated fields such as linguistics, literature, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, and for workers in newer areas such as advertising and contemporary media. The Dictionary is also of interest to diplomats and politicians who try to improve their communication by sharing ideas formulated in some common meaningful expressions; it will assist interpreters and translators, and teachers and students for whom it is important to understand not only what the target culture expresses in the same way as their own, but also what is formulated in a different way. The Dictionary is also of benefit to non-professionals who, for the sheer enjoyment of it, wish to savour the wisdom, wit, poetry and the colourful language of proverbs.

French Business Dictionary

The Business Terms of France and Canada

Author: Morry Sofer

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589797302

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 419

View: 7448

This is the next generation of business dictionaries. Including modern banking, accounting, insurance, real estate, import-export, taxes, business law and computer terms, this is an essential resource for those working in multilingual, multicultural business fields.

A Dictionary of French Connectors

Author: James Grieve,School of Language Studies James Grieve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134779771

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 544

View: 8604

Connecting words and phrases are essential for discussion, clarity and fluency in any language. French is particularly reliant on connecting language: also and in fact have around 15 equivalent words and expressions in French. This is the first French-English dictionary to focus on this fascinating and crucial part of the language. The dictionary presents nearly 200 full entries in alphabetical order, including: de plus; et ce; or; c'est dire que; en fait; au total; voila. Entries define, discuss and exemplify the whole range of connecting language in French. 2000 examples add further clarity and are chosen from a wide range of registers and mainly contemporary prose.

English-Kirundi-French Dictionary


Author: A. H. Zemback

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781451587272

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 260

View: 6455

Kirundi is the native language of Burundi, but the most common second language is French. Trilingual dictionary contains 3,000 English words translated into Kirundi and French, with a section on frequently used words and phrases, a pronunciation guide, and a verb conjugation table.

Dictionary of medicine

French-English with English-French glossary

Author: Svetolik P. Djordjević

Publisher: Schreiber Pub


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1149

View: 453

With over 110,000 entries, this is the world's largest and most updated French-English medical dictionary.

Cajun French-English, English-Cajun French Dictionary & Phrasebook

Author: Clint Bruce,Jennifer Gipson

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809153

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 141

View: 8792

At the heart of Cajun culture is a fascinating dialect of French that has survived the forces of Americanisation and is still spoken by over 250,000 residents of Louisiana. With a historical overview and an introduction to the language, this book answers many common questions about Cajun French. The preface offers the viewpoint of an influential leader in the movement to preserve Louisiana's unique linguistic heritage. Features: Pronunciation guide; Basic grammar; Frequently asked questions about Cajun French; 3,800 dictionary entries; Essential phrases.

Oxford Essential French Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0199576386

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 2764

The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is a new compact French-English and English-French dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to French and English pronunciation, as well as help with both French and English verbs. The Oxford Essential French Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of French. This dictionary includes 3 months' access* to Oxford's premium French / English online dictionary service, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, so you can find accurate translations and extra resources wherever you are. The site is regularly updated with the latest new words and meanings from Oxford's modern languages research programme, the Oxford Languages Tracker. You can also hear audio pronunciations and improve your language skills with online cultural notes, guides to writing, and much more. *Terms and conditions apply; please see for information.

Dictionary of Louisiana French

As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities

Author: Albert Valdman,Kevin J. Rottet

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604734043

Category: Electronic books

Page: 933

View: 3527

The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie. Data were collected during interviews from at least five persons in each of twenty-four areas in these regions. In addition to the data collected from fieldwork, the dictionary contains material compiled from existing lexical inventories, from texts published after 1930, and from archival recordings. The new authoritative resource, the DLF not only contains the largest number of words and expressions but also provides the most complete information available for each entry. Entries include the word in the conventional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the part of speech classification, the English equivalent, and the word's use in common phrases. The DLF features a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual sources and identification of the parish where the entry was collected or the source from which it was compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index enables readers to find out how particular notions would be expressed in la Louisiane .

Rick Steves' French Phrase Book & Dictionary

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 163121750X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 456

View: 7848

Bonjour! From ordering a café au lait in Paris to making new friends in the Loire Valley, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances and comes complete with phonetic spelling, an English-French and French-English dictionary, the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Louvre. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' French Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's sac à dos.

French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465465979

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

View: 8678

Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both French and English. Newly revised and updated, the French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in French. Introducing a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, this dictionary uses full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life-from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world-with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases. The French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features: + A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words. + A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life. + Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out. + Detailed index for instant reference. The illustrations provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.