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The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary

by (author) Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Dictionaries, English as a Second Language, French
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
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"Thousands of generalist and specialist words... a fun dictionary to look at because of the colorful pictures and the varieties of themes."-- Resource Links (on The Firefly French/English Visual Dictionary)

The Firefly Mini French/English Visual Dictionary features 20,000 terms and 3,600 handsome computer-generated illustrations that show graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, current terminology and up-to-date images.

Each key word or phrase is connected to a detailed, annotated illustration, making identification quick and accurate. Each French term is also identified by its gender. There are two extensive indexes, one in English and one French, making it simple and fast to find a term in either language.

The dictionary covers 600 subjects, which are organized into 17 color-coded sections:

  • 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 Mini French / English 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.


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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.


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