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Collins French to English (One Way) Dictionary & Grammar (Collins Dictionary and Grammar) (French Edition) [Kindle Edition]

HarperCollins Publishers
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Collins French to English Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date one-way Kindle dictionary with a user-friendly grammar guide. It lets you look up the English translation of French words. To find out the French translation of English words you need to buy the Collins English to French Dictionary & Grammar.

Compatibility & Functionality

• Basic Text Search works on all Kindle devices
• Index lookup works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD
• Setting as Default Dictionary works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle for Android
• Search across the full French to English dictionary by headword.
• Show English translations in a pop-up window when reading French books.
• Click through to display the full dictionary entry. Includes translations, pronunciation and examples.
• Dictionary entries cross-referenced. Click on hyperlinks to jump between entries.
• Homographs will be listed in the index separately.
• Inflections using Kindle’s lookup feature (check compatibility above).

With 100,000 references and over 125,000 translations, plus an easy-to-use grammar section this is the the ideal translation tool.

Collins French to English Dictionary & Grammar is designed for all learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. It will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level.

This Kindle edition of Collins French to English Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.
A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar – the perfect complement to the dictionary.

To provide for full English and French indexes on Kindle, Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is available as two separate English to French and French to English Kindle Books.



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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect French Dictionary! January 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased the Kindle version of this one, because I have a number of French books on my kindle and the dictionary that came with is is mono-lingual and therefore not of much use for me and my rather basic French skills. Most of the other dictionaries out there were criticized for not finding conjugated verbs, etc, and therefore deemed useless, so I decided to pre-order this one and wait.

And it was worth it. I tested it on a page of one of my French (fictional) books. It found all of the words, even complex conjugated forms of "etre". It gave me the correct infinitive and told me what form it was, and then gave me the translation. This is the first useful French dictionaly I have found out there, and it is going to make learning French through reading French books much more enjoyable for me!

Really great! I recommend this dictionary as the default dictionary for every person interested in reading French books on their kindle!
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
BEWARE: There are 2 one-way versions of this dictionary (1) Collins French-English and (2) Collins English-French. I assumed there was one version (a two-way dictionary) and bought the English-French by mistake, and then my Kindle wouldn't code the dictionary under French (to link it to French). I spent 45 minutes with Kindle Customer Service trying to get this fixed.

The other problem is that reviews are combined for both editions (16 reviews at the time I'm writing) - but they are not the same book! Reviewers talk about how this book helps them read French novels - but this is only true for the French-English version!

If you want to read books in French and quickly look up the English definition, buy the French-English edition.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best French Dictionary for Kindle - January 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I just tried it out, and it is so good. Like the other guy who reviewed this (so far), I've found it really good. Like the other guy I decided to wait, and I'm glad I did. It finds plural words no problem (was problem with other french-english kindle dictionaries apparently. Makes reading French books a piece of cake. I'm starting with Madame Bovary (for which I have 2 translations - the free one by Karl Marx's daughter, and one I ordered through Amazon and I can also compare with those as I read, so since both those are excellent translations, I really get the idea of the book. Next I want to read a detective novel I'd tried before, I can't remember the name, which didn't have so good a translation in English, and try my hand at reading that one (it's free on librivox in voice and on gutenberg, though I can't right now recall what it's called. I've tried 4 or 5 verb words now, and it's gotten all but one. You still need to be familiar with a little grammar and sentence structure, and it helps to have a small paperback verb conjugation book, but other than that I think I'm pretty good to go to read Flaubert's Madame Bovary. I'll listen to it (the free download on librivox - beautiful reading by the way by a woman in Denmark), and hopefull sometime in the next 100 years I'll be fluent in French. Oh yea, that detective novel is [French] Gaboriau, Emile. "Monsieur Lecoq" on librivox and on gutenberg.org is free.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry I bought it September 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very difficult to use. I'm not using this as a dictionary to link to French texts, I wanted a simple French-English dictionary to help learn French. I tried to look up bateau (boat) to find out its gender and the search function showed me 89 results ... every place in the dictionary that the word is used in sample sentences. Trying to flip through the (290,000+) pages isn't much more convenient, you can flip for a very long time. The slider function is too coarse to narrow down a search much. In addition, if you type gateau the search function doesn't find the correct spelling with the circumflex over the a. This dictionary really needs a Settings or Preferences menu to make it useable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most helpful on kindle reader not on kindle apps May 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The real help of this dictionary is seen when learning french on Kindle device where this can become the default dictionary .On kindle apps on android and Ipad this appears as a book limiting its utility.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with Kindle Fire May 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Very disappointed. I ordered it because of the reviews that said I could use it while reading French novels, but it doesn't work with Kindle Fire. Oh, well.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as Merriam-Webster's French-English February 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this dictionary to compare it to the "Merriam-Webster's French-English Translation Dictionary, Kindle Edition (French Edition)", and I will be returning it. I have been reading kindle books in french on my kindle paper white to improve my french, and the M-W dictionary quickly became the obvious choice.

In looking through my existing vocabulary list, I quickly found words in the M-W dictionary that this Collins dictionary does not have. I also discovered that the definitions don't include the reflexive version of verbs (the "se" version)!

Examples:

Se charger de - no 'se' version in Collins
S'averer - not found in Collins at all!
s'evanouir - not found in Collins at all!

These are certainly not unusual or obscure words (get the M-W dict and look them up! :) ). Having fewer words was disappointing, but not calling out the reflexive definitions was a deal breaker. While I could probably figure it out from the provided definition, it would be far less straightforward. And in general, the M-W definitions are more to-the-point.

Back to the M-W…
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Without it, the passages in French is Greek to me.
Published 22 days ago by Shirley Li
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Dictionary
This is a great dictionary if your learning French. The dictionary is indexed in French so you look up your unknown word and it gives you the English definition(s).
Published 1 month ago by Darren Eagon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its ok
Published 1 month ago by Jonas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for French books.
Super useful and accurate. I try to keep up my French by reading books in French on my Kindle, and having this easy-to-use dictionary is really a game-changer. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alexandra Fallows
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It is not particularly
Published 3 months ago by KORO MAEDA
4.0 out of 5 stars The range of words included is quite good, but it is of course...
Very simple format, not terrifically detailed, but quite helpful if French is your second language and you're coming across unfamiliar words while reading on a kindle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Collins English to French Dictionary
I bought this dictionary because I am studying French on Rosetta Stone and needed help spelling various words. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Thera
3.0 out of 5 stars ... highly limited French has made this dictionary not particularly...
My highly limited French has made this dictionary not particularly useful. I bought it to use on my Kindle Fire to read Le Petit Prince. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Yan
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, I thought this was an English to French ...
Unfortunately, I thought this was an English to French dictionary. It's the other way around, my fault for carelessly purchasing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Meghan Sciannameo
4.0 out of 5 stars A great learning aid for less than ten dollars
Having studied french originally long before the advent of e-readers, it is so helpful to have this dictionary on my Kindle. Overall, it works very well. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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