The bestselling French dictionary recommended by academics for over 20 years
MORE over 350,000 references
MORE entries on life and culture in French-speaking countries
NEW tips on avoiding common mistranslations
NEW words and phrases -- technical, colloquial, and words in the media
NEW guide to email and text messaging
NEW clear and accessible layout
...and the acclaimed Language in Use section
This sixth edition of the acclaimed Collins-Robert French Dictionary provides accurate and reliable coverage of contemporary vocabulary and usage and is the most up-to-date and authoritative single-volume dictionary available today. Its modernity and accuracy, together with its innovative and clear presentation, reaffirm this book as the best French dictionary on the market.
One of the main features of this edition is the use of evidence from Collins' unique multi-million-word databases of current English and French -- the Bank of English and the Banque de français moderne respectively -- together forming the world's largest, most advanced and most up-to-date language resource of its kind.
All the innovative and proven features of the Collins bilingual range are incorporated:
Emphasis firmly placed on current French and English, both written and spoken
New help with translation problems
A uniquely helpful supplement to aid self-expression in French
Different meanings and usage clearly signposted, guising the user to the relevant translation
In-depth treatment of complex function words such as do, make, go, avoir, faire, aller
Unrivalled coverage of vocabulary from diverse subject areas
Cultural entries offering a deeper understanding of life and culture in French-speaking countries
Clear register marking helps the user avoid inappropriate use of unfamiliar words or meanings.