The Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary

Overview

French is the second most commonly taught foreign language in American schools.

The Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary shows graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. Now updated, it includes terms that have entered the vocabulary of both languages since the title was first published in 2006.

More than 3,600 handsome annotated illustrations describe more than 20,000 terms, making identification quick and accurate. ...

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Overview

French is the second most commonly taught foreign language in American schools.

The Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary shows graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. Now updated, it includes terms that have entered the vocabulary of both languages since the title was first published in 2006.

More than 3,600 handsome annotated illustrations describe more than 20,000 terms, making identification quick and accurate. French terms are identified by gender, and two extensive indexes, one English and another in French, make navigation simple, so finding a word or term in either language is fast.

This revised edition of The Firefly Compact French/English Visual Dictionary is indispensable for the French-language student, the bilingual household and the office.

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Editorial Reviews

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This terrific reference presents objects from the manmade and natural world, depicted in precise drawings in color, with their names indicated in English and French. Useful to the student, new resident, and professional, the dictionary offers a clearly organized guide to vocabulary, not only the main object, but all its parts, which are also clearly identified in each drawing. Encyclopedic in scope, objects covered range from the kingdoms of animals and plants to types of cheeses and other dairy products to architecture and modes of transportation.
Family Motor Coaching - Janet Groene
Absolutely the best foreign language dictionary on the market.
Canadian Children's Book News - Mary Anne Cree
The pictures are wonderful — sharp and clear, done in accurate, vivid color. And everything is in here... a useful and beautiful resource.
Resource Links - Odile Rollin
Thousands of generalist and specialist words... a fun dictionary to look at because of the colorful pictures and the varieties of themes.
Quill and Quire - Margaret Henry
Beautifully produced and well bound in a size that is easy to handle.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554077151
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/12/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Claude Corbeil is a consultant and expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics who taught foreign languages before becoming a terminologist and editor of dictionaries.

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Table of Contents

ASTRONOMY

Celestial bodies
Astronomical observation
Astronautics
EARTH
Geography
Geology
Meteorology
Environment
VEGETABLE KINGDOM ANIMAL KINGDOM
Simple organisms and echinoderms
Insects and arachnids
Crustaceans
Mollusks
Fishes
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Rodents and lagomorphs
Ungulate mammals
Carnivorous mammals
Marine mammals
Primate mammals
HUMAN BEING
Human body
Anatomy
Sense organs
FOOD AND KITCHEN
Food
Kitchen
HOUSE
Location
Elements of a house
Structure of a house
Heating
Plumbing
Electricity
House furniture
DO-IT-YOURSELF AND GARDENING
Do-it-yourself
Gardening
CLOTHING PERSONAL ADORNMENT AND ARTICLES
Personal adornment
Personal articles
ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
Architecture
Performing arts
Music
COMMUNICATIONS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION
Communications
Office automation
TRANSPORT AND MACHINERY
Road transport
Rail transport
Maritime transport
Air transport

Handling
Heavy machinery

ENERGY
Geothermal and fossil energy
Hydroelectricity
Nuclear energy
Solar energy
Wind energy
SCIENCE
Chemistry
Physics: electricity and magnetism
Physics: optics
Measuring devices
Scientific symbols
SOCIETY
City
Justice
Economy and finance
Education
Religion
Politics
Safety
Health
SPORTS AND GAMES
Games
Track and field
Ball sports
Racket sports
Gymnastics
Combat sports
Strength sports
Precision and accuracy sports

Winter sports
Aquatic and nautical sports
Cycling
Motor sports
Sports on wheels
Outdoor leisure


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