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Seeking good French /English pictorial dictionary
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HRiley  Identity Verified
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Jun 2, 2003

When I was working in-house a few years ago, I remember using an excellent pictorial dictionary that had detailed diagrams of machinery, cars, buildings, etc., with the equivalent labels in French and English. I found it extremely useful, but cannot for the life of me remember who it was published by, or what it was called!

I've tried searching on the Internet but I keep coming up with children's picture dictionaries, which are perhaps not quite technical enough for my requirements

Can anyone help?

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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PONS Bildwörterbuch Jun 2, 2003

Not sure if this fits your requirements, but I found the "PONS Bildwörterbuch" (German - English - French - Spanish) pretty useful. The ISBN is 3-12-517830-4.

If you like, I can fax you a couple of pages to illustrate the level of technical detail. Contact me through my profile.

Best regards, Ralf

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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Visual dictionary Jun 2, 2003

Search Google. The one I have is on CD and contains eng-fra-esl.

It's a few years old but excellent!


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Gabriela Frazao  Identity Verified
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Oxford-Duden Jun 2, 2003

Pictorial French & English Dictionary.

Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-869154-8
Price in 1991: 10,95 Sterling Pounds

It is a very complete and reliable dictionary. I use it everyday.
It seems there is an updated version.

Gabriela Frazao

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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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English to French
Try "Le Visuel" Jun 2, 2003

Le Nouveau Dictionnaire Visuel
By : Jean-Claude Corbeil & Arian Archambault
Québec Amérique
ISBN : 2-7644-0805-6

Approx. 70 $ CDN

It exists also in a combination of 4 languages: English - French - German - Spanish, but I don't have the reference number.

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Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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What's What Jun 2, 2003

What's What (subtitled "Première encylopédie visuelle bilingue Anglais-Français)published by MENGES is excellent, if rather dated. I find it complements the DUDEN very well. I'm not sure if it's still in print (my version dates back to 1987)

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HRiley  Identity Verified
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Thanks for all the suggestions Jun 2, 2003

I *think* the one I used to use was the Oxford Duden dictionary (at least, the name rings a bell), but all these suggestions are really helpful.
I love buying new dictionaries

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