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The Cambridge French-English Thesaurus - Marie-Noklle Lamy

The Cambridge French-English Thesaurus

Paperback Published: 9th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521425810
Number Of Pages: 340

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This highly useful bilingual thesaurus is aimed at all English-speaking learners and users of French at intermediate and more advanced levels. Structured in a uniquely helpful way, it is arranged thematically, with extensive subdivisions into topic categories. Two alphabetical indexes of more than 8,000 words each, one listing English vocabulary and the other French, help readers find what they're looking for easily. This is the best bilingual thesaurus available Like the best thesauri, it gives not only analogous words but analogous phrases and expressions as well; moreover it explains in what contexts the different synonyms should be used. Contains a wealth of information Let's say you want to look up the French for the word "difficult." You may know that this translates into French as "difficile" but may be curious about other, synonymous words that could be used to mean "difficult" in slightly different contexts. Look up "difficult" in the English-French index at the back of the book, and you're directed to a section that gives you a range of synonymous words and tells you when to use them. Explains nuances and contexts In this way it's like a very elaborate dictionary, with phrases as well as words. Easy to use in French and English There's not only a long English-French index, but a long French-English one as well, so you can come at it from either language, to find your lists of synonyms in either English or French. Moreover, it gives American English expressions as well as British English ones, wherever they differ.

"This volume offers students at an intermediate or advanced level a guide to more sophisticated French usage." Booklist ."..this exciting new work is strongly recommended for all reference collections. It is not just a list of words but a rich network of interconnected ideas in both languages." American Reference Book Annual

How to use this book
Bilingual Thesaurus: Position, movement and travel
The natural environment
Everyday things
Society, family and relationships
Emotions, feelings and attitudes
Knowledge and thought processes
Body and health
Food and drink
Work and leisure
Money, worth, economy
Abstract terms to describe the world
Ways of communicating
Conversational Gambits
English-French index
French-English index
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ISBN: 9780521425810
ISBN-10: 0521425816
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 9th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.61