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The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary

by (author) Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jul 2010
Dictionaries, Spanish, English as a Second Language
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2010
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2007
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Spanish accounts for more than half of all foreign language courses taught in American schools.

The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary shows graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition features updated terms and illustrations for the very latest common usages of both English and Spanish.

Each keyword or phrase is connected to a detailed and annotated full-color illustration, making identification quick and accurate. Spanish terms are identified by gender, and there are two extensive indexes, one English and another in Spanish, that make it quick and easy to find a term in either language.

The book covers 600 subjects that 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

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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Editorial Reviews

Illustrated with precise drawings in color, this excellent reference presents an encyclopedia of objects from the manmade and natural world with their names presented in English and Spanish. The parts of the objects are clearly identified in each drawing; readers learn all the parts of anatomy, for example, of humans, insects, and animals; or all the parts of Greek temples, Egyptian pyramids, and high-speed trains. The material is clearly organized by category.

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