Item description for Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary French-English/ English-French (Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary) by Editors Of Larousse...
Tailored specifically to the needs of students, these portable paperback dictionaries are the ideal companions for anyone beginning to learn Spanish or French.
With its student-friendly features and compact paperback format, the Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary is an invaluable tool for beginning language learners and teachers. Available in both Spanish-English and French-English editions, the Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary offers a clear layout and eye-catching design that make the dictionary fun to browse and easy to use. The vocabulary has been adapted specifically to the needs of students, and thousands of examples show words used in context.
The dictionary features:
* 20,000 words and phrases with 45,000 translations
* no confusing abbreviations---parts of speech and noun genders are given in full
* boxed entries on aspects of life and culture in Spanish-speaking or French-speaking countries * warning boxes for false cognates
* grammar notes to explain common difficulties when learning a new language
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 27, 2005
Grade Level Grade School
Series Larousse Pocket Student Dictiona
ISBN 2035421209 ISBN13 9782035421203 UPC 046442421201
Reviews - What do customers think about Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary French-English/ English-French (Larousse Pocket Student Dictionary)?
Excellent for New French Students!!!! Jan 5, 2007
This dictionary is great for beginners!
It provides literal translations like all language dictionaries, but also provides examples of how to use it in a sentence. Usually each word has 2 or 3 example phrases or sentences.
The best part is that the examples usually express what you are trying to say anyway. For example, if you were to look up umbrella. It may provide the example, "It looks like it's going to rain. You should take your umbrella." ...or if you looked up the word price, it would say "What is the price of this item?" This is very helpful for two reasons. Not only does it provide other complimentary words, but it gives you the context in how it should be used. i.e., As the sentence structure is different in French, you will not only learn the meaning of the word, but also how to use it properly.
I spent 7 weeks in Paris taking intensive French lessons. This light weight dictionary was my bible for the first several weeks. However, as you become more advanced, it may not contain all the difficult words you want. At that time you may need to graduate to a regular dictionary. ...but for beginner and intermediate level, this is a great start. I didn't outgrow it until 5 or 6 weeks into intensive daily French lessons.