"Thousands of generalist and specialist words... a fun dictionary to look at because of the colorful pictures and the varieties of themes." Resource Links (on The Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary)
The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary features 20,000 terms and 3,600 handsome computer-generated illustrations that show graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, current terminology and up-to-date images.
Each key word or phrase is connected to a detailed, annotated illustration, making identification quick and accurate. Each French term is also identified by its gender. There are two extensive indexes, one in English and one French, making it simple and fast to find a term in either language.
The dictionary covers 600 subjects, which are organized into 17 color-coded sections:
- Vegetable kingdom
- Animal kingdom
- Human being
- Food and kitchen
- Do-it-yourself and gardening
- Personal adornment and articles
- Arts and architecture
- Communications and office automation
- Transport and machinery
- Sports and games.
Easy, fast and fun to use, The Firefly Mini French / English Visual Dictionary is an indispensable tool for language education, school use and home reference.
|Publisher:||Firefly Books, Limited|
|Edition description:||Revised Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Jean-Claude Corbeil is an expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.
Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Celestial bodies Astronomical observation Astronautics
Geography Geology Meteorology Environment
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 body Anatomy Sense organs
FOOD AND KITCHEN
Site Elements of a house Structure of a house Heating Plumbing Electricity House furniture
DO-IT-YOURSELF AND 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
Geothermal and fossil energy Hydroelectricity Nuclear energy Solar energy Wind energy
Chemistry Physics: electricity and magnetism Physics: optics Measuring devices Scientific symbols
City Justice Economy and finance Education Religion Politics
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
A DICTIONARY FOR ONE AND ALL
The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary uses pictures to define words. With thousands of illustrations and thousands of specialist and general terms, it provides a rich source of knowledge about the world around you.
Designed for the general reader and students of language, The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary responds to the needs of anyone seeking precise, correct terms for a wide range of objects. Using illustrations enables you to "see" immediately the meaning of each term.
You can use The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary in several ways:
By going from an idea to a word. If you are familiar with an object but do not know the correct name for it, you can look up the object in the dictionary and you will find the various parts correctly named.
By going from a word to an idea. If you want to check the meaning of a term, refer to the index where you will find the term and be directed to the appropriate illustration that defines the term.
For sheer pleasure. You can flip from one illustration to another or from one word to another, for the sole purpose of enjoying the illustrations and enriching your knowledge of the world around us.
The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary is divided into THEMES, outlining subjects from astronomy to sports.
More complex subjects are divided into SUB-THEMES; for example, the Animal Kingdom chapter is divided into themes including insects and arachnids, mollusks, and crustaceans.
The TITLES name the object and, at times, the chief members of a class of objects are brought together under the same SUBTITLE.
The ILLUSTRATIONS show an object, a process or a phenomenon, and the most significant details from which they are constructed. It serves as a visual definition for each of the terms presented.
Each word in The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary has been carefully chosen and verified. Sometimes different words are used to name the same object, and in these cases the word most commonly used was chosen.