The Oxford-Duden Pictorial French-English Dictionary

The Oxford-Duden Pictorial French-English Dictionary

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Baker & Taylor
Labeled drawings depict the French and English words related to plants, animals, science, music, theater, sports, education, and industry

Book News
French/English words for some 28,000 objects are presented with the use of detailed drawings. Includes a large proportion of specialized words and technical terms for which visual identification is more direct than a verbal definition. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Oxford University Press
Now available for the first time in flexible covers, the Oxford-Duden Pictorial Dictionaries consist of parallel English and foreign language word-lists containing 28,000 items for each language. Based on the premise that pictures can more readily and clearly convey certain kinds of information than definitions and explanations alone can, each dictionary contains a list of vocabulary relating to a subject together with a picture illustrating that subject.
Each double-page spread links the words by number to the picture situation drawn from everyday life. Approximately 384 sections cover a broad range of subjects from astronomy to supermarket, automobile to swimming, ballet to plants, offshore drilling to bees and beekeeping, graphic art to invertebrates, fabulous creatures to nuclear energy, and much more. Each dictionary also includes regional variations in the foreign language terms used in different countries as well as differences between British and American English. Fully alphabetized indexes refer the reader to the various subjects and contexts in which a word is used, providing not only a guide to the correct translation but also a key to the vocabulary of an entire subject.
Essential references for general readers, students, translators, travelers, and businessmen, The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Dictionaries serve as valuable supplements to bilingual dictionaries for both speakers of English and of the foreign languages.

Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988, c1983
Edition: Limp ed
ISBN: 9780198691549
Branch Call Number: 443.21 Ox2 1988
PC2680 .O93 1988
443.21 Ox2 1988
Characteristics: 677, 104, 96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Pheby, John
Moskowitz, Daniel


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