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has a wide array of books about French language and culture
& French learning software.
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Advanced Dictionary: French-English / English-French, 2432
With 250,000 entries and 400,000 translations and
thousands of upon thousands of examples of usage, the bilingual French-English
Larousse Advanced Dictionary has everything an advanced student
of French needs. Beyond its function as an excellent dictionary, it
serves as an encyclopedic reference, containing a bilingual atlas,
models of letters and e-mails, pages on weights and measures, and
informative sidebars on French life and culture. It also contains
extensive coverage on the Canadian, Belgian, and Swiss varieties of
French Unabridged Dictionary, 2142
This comprehensive dictionary contains approximately
820,000 entries and translations and includes terms from the fields
of business, technology, politics, culture, and medicine. The Harper-Collins
is meant to help foreign language learners to acquire current common
French and English usage. To that end, the dictionary includes colloquial
and slang usages, idioms, and commonly used phrases, and it also indicates
whether words are formal or informal, literary or vulgar, dated or
Robert French College Dictionary, 1296
The abridged College edition of the Harper-Collins
French Dictionary has many of the benefits of the company's comprehensive
reference with some added bonuses. A color layout makes for easier
access of entries, and a full French pronunciation guide and phonetic
transcriptions of English entries makes the dictionary useful for
learners of either language. In addition, it is more compact in size
than the unabridged edition, making it easy to transport while still
containing enough information to be a practical reference.
French Dictionary, 1896 p. (2001)
With 350,000 entries and over 542,000 translations,
the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary provides comprehensive
coverage of a wide range of contemporary words. Entries are based
an analysis of real written and spoken French, the vocabulary of masterpieces
of French literature, and consideration of technical and scientific
vocabulary. In-text boxes provide extended treatement of complex word
functions. As a bonus, the dictionary includes extensive in-text cultural
notes on many aspects of French-speaking culture, such as political
and educational systems, festivals, important historical facts, famous
places, and national newspapers. It also has 75 model letters and
Unabridged French-English/English-French Dictionary, 2
vols, 3000 p. (2001)
Dictionary Software & Electronic Dictionaries
French Visual Personal Interpreter, 50,000+ French words,
15,000+ common phrases and idioms with audio pronunciation,
CD FREE, Shipping costs only.
French-English Talking Dictionary, 60,000+ French &
English words, 40,000+ audio links w/ correct pronunciation,
CD FREE, Shipping cost only.
French Dictionary CD-ROM, by Oxford University Press (2003)
English-French Talking Partner Dictionary for Windows, Bi-directional
French Pro Dictionary, 120,000+ translations, text-to-speech
capability, more (2005)
Hachette French/English Dictionary, 175,000+ words and phrases
and 270,000 translations (2002)
ECTACO English <> French Language Teacher (EF600T),
Bi-directional electronic dictionary with 475,000 words.
ECTACO English <> French Partner (EF400T), Bi-directional
electronic dictionary w/ 450,000 words.
ECTACO English <-> French Audio PhraseBook (B-3),
talking travel companion w/ 14,000 phrases.
ECTACO English <> Arabic <> French Talking Dictionary,
650,000 words, speech functions, customizable.
LingvoSoft French-English Dictionary or Talking Dictionary software
Ericsson phones. Also available for Windows.
Downloadable free trial.
ECTACO Dictionary / Translator English<>French dictionary
software for Pocket
phones. Also available for Windows.
Downloadable free trial.
Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary, by
Jean-Claude Corbeil, Arianne Archambault (2004)Contains
35,000 terms and 6000 full-color, computer-generated illustrations.
Chapters are organized by categories and cover a broad range of themes.
Oxford-Duden Pictorial French and English Dictionary, by
Genevieve Lebaut, M. Clark, Bernadette Mohan, eds., 880 p. (1996)
Contains 29,000 items for each language in 384 different
sections. Covers a broad range of fields ranging from common, everyday
life to science and technology, from arts and leisure to nuclear energy.
Oxford French Business Dictionary: French-English/English-French,
by Marianne Chalmers, Martine Pierquin, eds., 640 p. (2002)
Dictionary, English to French and French
to English, by P. Lepine, 876 p. (2001)
Dictionary, French to English and English to French, by
J. Delamare, 1130 p. (2000)
to English and English to French Dictionary of Legal Terms, by
Bernard Dhuicq, Daniele Frison, 292 p. (2004)
Dictionary of the Cajun Language, by
Rev. Jules O. Daigle, 165 p. (1984)
Grammar for Students of French, by
Jacqueline Morton, 194 p. (2002)
Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering
French Grammar for Confident Communication, by David M. Stillman,
Ronni L. Gordon, 448 p. (1999)
Outline of French Grammar, by Mary
Coffman Crocker, 432 p. (1999)
Grammar and Usage, 2nd ed., by Roger
Hawkins, Richard Towell, 480 p. (2001)Attention
to areas that are especially difficult for English-speaking learners.
Designed for learners with an intermediate or advanced knowledge of
French. Covers both informal and formal registers.
French Grammar, by Monique L'Huillier,
716 p. (1999)Reference
grammar that combines the advantages of both modern and traditional
approaches. Contains numerous examples and indications of grammatical
norms vs. current colloquial usage.
French Grammar the Easy Way, by Fabienne-Sophie Chauderlot, 304 p. (2004)
French Grammar Workbook, 2nd ed.,
by Margaret Lang, Isabelle Perez, 96 p. (2004)
Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs, by
Bescherelle, 174 p. (1995)
501 French Verbs, by Christopher Kendris,
Theodore Kendris, 720 p. (2003)
French Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach, 2nd
ed., by Wolfgang Fischer, Anne-Marie Plouhinec, 554 p. (2003)
More than 5,000 words and phrases,
organized by subject. Themes include business terms, medical terms,
household terms, scientific words and phrases, units of measurement,
clothing, food and dining, transportation, art and culture.
Outline of French Vocabulary, 396
French Vocabulary, by Jean H. Duffy,
486 p. (1999)
French Vocabulary, by Philip Horsfall,
Sue Finnie, 112 p. (2004)
French Synonyms, by R. E. Batchelor,
M. H. Offord, 603 p. (1993)
of French Slang and Colloquial Expressions, by
Henry Strutz, 355 p. (1999)
French and English Idioms: 2001 Idiotismes Francais Et Anglais, by
Francois Denoeu, David Sices, Jacqueline B. Sices, 838 p. (1996)
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