Cassell's Standard French Dictionary, Thumb-indexed

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A hundred years of experience in dictionary publishing lies behind this edition of the famous Cassell's French Dictionary. After more than thirty impressions of the previous edition this entirely new dictionary has been compiled by a team of eminent linguists.

Reviewing the new dictionary The Times Educational Supplement said: "One handles this dictionary with the same pleasure that a craftsman feels when he finds that a ...

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Overview

Thumb-indexed edition

A hundred years of experience in dictionary publishing lies behind this edition of the famous Cassell's French Dictionary. After more than thirty impressions of the previous edition this entirely new dictionary has been compiled by a team of eminent linguists.

Reviewing the new dictionary The Times Educational Supplement said: "One handles this dictionary with the same pleasure that a craftsman feels when he finds that a tool, dulled and blunted by long use and passage of time, has come back sharpened and polished, refurbished and fit once more for long years of useful service. Everyone has his testing-points for a dictionary and the present reviewer, after submitting this one to the ordeal, awarded it a tentative full marks. Its minor defects pale into insignificance before the scholarly achievement of a work for which the publishers can rightly claim that it is ?the most authoritative, up-to-date and, within the limits of size, the most comprehensive French dictionary available."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780025226203
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1977
  • Series: Handy Dictionaries Series
  • Edition description: Thumb-Indexed Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1440
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.96 (d)

Meet the Author

OLIVER VAN OSS is the former Head of the Modern Language Department at Eton.

GASTON DULONG is professor of French Philiogy at the Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada.

DENIS GIRARD is the former Cultural Attache at the French Embassy in London.

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Table of Contents

Bibliography vi
Preface vii
Preface sur les Canadianismes ix
Advice to the User x
Avis au Lecteur xi
Key to Pronunciation xiv
List of Abbreviations xvi
Part I French-English Dictionary 1
Part II English-French Dictionary 1
Conversion Tables for Weights and Measures 636
French Irregular Verbs 638
English Irregular Verbs 649
Common French Abbreviations 652
Common English Abbreviations 654
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2001

    Best bilingual reference out there

    I bought this book right when I started studying French about two years ago. At first, it wasn't very helpful because I wasn't yet writing anything...then when I started to need it for research, it started paying off. This is the greatest book on the market for french<->english translations for the college student or high-level high school student of French. Filled with expressions and usages of formal writing styles such as journalism, literature, or scholarly writing, this book is a great all-around reference for finding le mot juste for the correct usage every time. Buy it! Also it should be noted that the book tends to avoid popular and colloquial terms, and lacks almost all of the neologisms and terms of the last 30 years or so, including most computer terminology. In addition, the book is strictly British and French, so prononciations are in British standard prononciation(RP), and the French in normal Parisian. The French listings deliberately neglect canadian usages of words. Otherwise it's great!!!

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