Synopses & Reviews
The Oxford Paperback French Dictionary and Grammar is a complete and handy reference to the French language. It has been designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, as well as the needs of tourists and business people. Offering extensive guidance to the meaning and use of over 50,000 words and phrases, and 70,000 translations, it also offers guidance for students on selecting the right translation for their needs. The Grammar section offers full and clear coverage of the construction of the language, including explanations of the differences between spoken and written French (with helpful examples taken from everyday speech, newspapers, and magazines), and separate sections on word order, prepositions and their use, punctuation, and up-to-date information on colloquial and technical words. With many example sentences showing words in use, helpful tips on translation problems and pronunciation traps, verb tables showing how to conjugate irregular verbs, and a comprehensive glossary of grammatical terms, this new reference book offers swift and easy-to-use reference for all aspects of the French language. For students just beginning their studies or those hoping to perfect their language skills, this is an essential resource.