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The Firefly Five Language Visual Dictionary

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

by (author) Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Category
Dictionaries, Multi-Language Dictionaries, Dictionaries
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554074921
    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price
    $59.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781552977781
    Publish Date
    Aug 2004
    List Price
    $69.95

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Description

"Wow! This book is simply amazing -- visually stunning, rich with information, and overflowing with detail... Essential for students of any of these languages, lovers of language, and any library supporting a language program or multilingual patrons."-- Library Journal (starred review of first edition)

35,000 terms per language and 6,000 color illustrations.

Unparalleled in its scope and detail, The Firefly Five-Language Visual Dictionary features 6,000 color illustrations labeled with 35,000 terms in each of English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Each key word or phrase is connected to an illustration that makes identification and translation quick and accurate.

The entries have been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, and they feature up-to-date images and current terminology across all five languages.

The dictionary features 17 fully indexed sections that cover an incredibly detailed range of terms, including the latest developments in:

  • Astronomy
  • Earth
  • Vegetable kingdom
  • Animal kingdom
  • Human being
  • Food and kitchen
  • House
  • Do-it-yourself and gardening
  • Clothing
  • Personal adornment and articles
  • Arts and architecture
  • Communications and office automation
  • Transport and machinery
  • Energy
  • Science
  • Society
  • Sports and games

Easy, fast and fun to use, The Firefly Five-Language Visual Dictionary is an indispensable tool for language education, school use and home reference.

 

About the authors

Jean-Claude Corbeil est l'un des grands linguistes québécois et son rôle dans l'aménagement linguistique du Québec a été déterminant. Son travail représente une contribution importante du Québec à la francophonie et au rayonnement de la terminologie française dans le monde.

 

Jean-Claude Corbeil's profile page

Ariane Archambault est diplômée des Universités de Montréal et de Besançon en linguistique appliquée. Elle a consacré les débuts de sa carrière à l’enseignement du français, langue seconde, aux adultes, notamment à l’Office national du film, à l’Université de Montréal et dans des entreprises privées comme Énergie atomique du Canada et Air Canada, avant de devenir terminologue et autrice de dictionnaires.

 

Ariane Archambault's profile page

Editorial Reviews

This massive reference contains 6,000 color illustrations, labeled with 35,000 terms in each of five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, each entry features the most up-to-date images and terminology. Each key word and phrase is connected to an illustration, making identification and translation quick and accurate. In many cases, terminology is provided not only for the central image, but for its component parts, whether the various types of pockets on a vest, the decorative and practical bits of different kinds of furniture, or all the parts of a photocopier. Figures from the animal kingdom and natural world are also broken down... or details about climate change and other phenomena depicted and defined. Seventeen fully indexed sections cover a huge range of terms describing almost anything you can think of in the natural or human world. This visually stunning book is an essential addition to any reference collection.

Reference -- Research Book News

(starred review) With over 6000 images and 35,000 entries, this multilingual resource provides visual and verbal descriptions.

Library Journal

"If you missed the first edition of this useful and affordable one-volume language tool, which LJ selected as one of the Best Reference Sources for 2004, here's your chance to own a brand new second edition. With over 35,000 entries and 6000 full-color images, the one-volume dictionary provides visual and verbal descriptions of the objects of modern life (e.g., bar stool, MP3 player) in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Although not the only such dictionary on the market-DK's The Five Language Dictionary also comes to mind-it is easily the most comprehensive, not to mention the most visually appealing.

Library Journal Best Reference Sources 2010

This massive reference contains 6,000 color illustrations, labeled with 35,000 terms in each of five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, each entry features the most up-to-date images and terminology. Each key word and phrase is connected to an illustration, making identification and translation quick and accurate. In many cases, terminology is provided not only for the central image, but for its component parts, whether the various types of pockets on a vest, the decorative and practical bits of different kinds of furniture, or all the parts of a photocopier. Figures from the animal kingdom and natural world are also broken down, with living, skeletal, and anatomical views, or details about climate change and other phenomena depicted and defined. Seventeen fully indexed sections cover a huge range of terms describing almost anything you can think of in the natural or human world. This visually stunning book is an essential addition to any reference collection.

SciTech Book News

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