Publisher description for The Oxford paperback French dictionary : French-English, English-French / [compiled by] Michael Janes.


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Language has never changed at a faster rate than it has recently. New words, or new uses of old words, crowd into everyday speech in English, French, and Italian. The Oxford Paperback French Dictionary and The Oxford Paperback Italian Dictionary successfully attempt to capture as many
of these words as possible.
Specially designed to meet the needs of French, Italian, and English-speaking students, tourists, and travelers, these two up-to-date, concise, practical dictionaries contain the most useful words and expressions in the three languages today.
Offering translations from both French or Italian into English and English into French or Italian, each dictionary contains 45,000 words and phrases, including useful technical jargon and slang. Indicators in brackets marking different uses of the same word together with a wide range of
clearly-marked style and field labels guide the user to the translation of the appropriate word or idiomatic expression. It gives correct pronunciation, based on the International Phonetic Alphabet, for all headwords and for those derived words whose pronunciation cannot be easily deduced from the
headword. As well as providing the past tenses and participles of irregular English verbs, it also contains tables of regular and irregular French or Italian verbs.
Including common abbreviations, names of countries, and other useful geographical names, as well as proprietary names and trade marks, this detailed yet succinct guide to the most useful words in English and French or Italian also serves as a valuable guide to spelling and pronunciation.
Extremely well-designed and highly legible, these two dictionaries provide a wealth of bilingual information.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
French language -- Dictionaries -- English.
English language -- Dictionaries -- French.