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Oxford Hachette French Dictionary

Oxford Hachette French Dictionary

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Contains over 360,000 words and phrases and 550,000 translations. Includes a CD-ROM Pronunciation Guide

Acclaimed by language professionals the world over, the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary leads the field. The new edition of this fully bilingual dictionary contains a wealth of information and sample material for English speakers with an interest in France – whether language students on their year abroad, second homeowners, those retiring there, or anyone who just enjoys the lifestyle.

In addition to all the vocabulary most of us will ever need, the dictionary contains advice on living in France, many examples of general and business correspondence, and sample utility bills, bank statements, and rent agreements. In addition there is practical information on phoning within France, using mobile phones, email and the Internet.

The dictionary also advises on communicating effectively in French, looking at areas such as false friends, varieties of French, and French link words and expressions to help you write and speak fluently and persuasively.

You can also brush up on your cultural knowledge too, with handy information panels throughout the dictionary: Who is Marianne? Why should drivers know about the Bison Futé, priorité à droite, and the alcootest? When should you give – and not give – œillets? What could you go and see on a journée du patrimoine? And could you ever master verlan?

The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary at a glance:

  • 360,000 words and phrases, 550,000 translations
  • Thousands of new words spanning technology and medicine to colloquial slang
  • Color headwords, well-organized entries, and easily accessible layout
  • Useful information panels on verbs, weights, nationalities, jobs etc
  • Extra grammar and usage help
  • Increased coverage of acronyms and EU terminology

The free pronunciation CD-ROM helps to build confidence when speaking – type or paste any piece of French text into the dialogue box and hear it spoken back to you! PLEASE NOTE: THE CD-ROM works on Windows 98/XP. It has not been tested under Vista. This program does not work on a Macintosh.

The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary is based on the statistical evidence of vast electronic databanks of real language, both written and spoken, making it the most comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date dictionary of French and English available today.

This is a very heavy book weighing over 6 pounds and we have added a shipping surcharge of $2.00.