Dictionaries in French
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sandhya  Identity Verified
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Dec 18, 2004

Hi,

I would like to upgrade some of my dictionaries, but am unable to find a one-stop source for it!

Any suggestions for online resources to purchase French into English specialized dictionaries?

For German dictionaries I go to Kater Verlag, who also deliver to India (main criteria!).

TIA
cheers
sandhya


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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What about Amazon + my tech Fr-En dico Dec 18, 2004

Sandhya Murthy wrote:

Hi,

I would like to upgrade some of my dictionaries, but am unable to find a one-stop source for it!

Any suggestions for online resources to purchase French into English specialized dictionaries?

For German dictionaries I go to Kater Verlag, who also deliver to India (main criteria!).
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You didnt' say whether you have tried the obvious supplier, Amazon (might be worth trying www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr)
I bought a Ger>English tech dico from Amazon.de two years ago and it was cheaper than in a London bookshop, and came in 6 days.

If you're interested to know this: I have the Dictionary of Technical and Scientific terms by Henri Goursau and I find it's quite a good general Fr-En technical dico. A slight "beware": it contains virtually nothing (no help, no introduction) apart from the dictionary body itself: over 900 pages, 11 cm x 17 cm.

Oliver Walter


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sandhya  Identity Verified
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thank you Dec 18, 2004

Thanks Oliver,

Yes, I do buy from Amazon too, but I wondered if there was a special publisher/store dealing exclusively with dicos.

Thanks for the tip, I will check the dictionary you suggested.

regards
sandhya


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Vicky Shelton  Identity Verified
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fnac Dec 18, 2004

I bought five FR>EN dictionaries (technical, IT, marketing, law and a great book on the problems of translating contracts written primarily for EN>FR translators, but I find it very helpful) from one of their shops in Nice and have been very happy with them. It looks like you can buy online from their website...I think it is www.fnac.com and they must ship out of Europe, but I could not find out if they ship to India. You might have better luck checking their website than I did.
Good luck!
Vicky


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Jean-Luc Dumont  Identity Verified
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La Maison du Dictionnaire Dec 18, 2004

Sandhya,

This is the most famous place for dictionaries in France. They provide paper and cd-rom version dictionaries.
But keep in mind that some "free" online very specific dictionaries/glossaries/lexiques are sometimes if not often more accurate or up-to-date than sources bought from various brick-and-mortar or web-based stores. My experience is that although it may be reassuring to buy a specialized dictionary for a specific field, it can be a "subjective" source and it is always good to cross-check online with other sources. Specialized dictionaries can be very expensive and are not always "worth the investment".


All the best,

Jean-Luc


La Maison du Dictionnaire
98, Bd du Montparnasse
F-75014 PARIS
FRANCE

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 43 22 12 93
Fax: +33 (0) 1 43 22 01 77

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 12 am to 6 pm (Paris time)

http://www.dicoland.com/index.php


E-mail: service-client@dicoland.com

http://www.libriszone.com/lib/librairies/dico/


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Robin Salmon  Identity Verified
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Grant and Cutler, London, UK Dec 18, 2004

Try Grant and Cutler in UK (see their website). I have had 3-4 dictionaries on CD-ROM sent airmail to Australia.

Robin Salmon
FR/DE>EN
Perth
Australia


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sandhya  Identity Verified
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you are right Dec 19, 2004

Thank you all!

I will check all the suggestions.

I agree with you, Jean-Luc, besides using a dictionary, I do a lot of research online/offline for a "specialized" translation.

Until now I have been using the Termium and a couple of technical dicos, and they have been very useful!
But I would also like to check other dictionaries, esp. for the automobile industry!

thanks again
sandhya

[Edited at 2004-12-19 00:42]


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Monique Laville  Identity Verified
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specialized dictionaries Dec 19, 2004

I visited the Eryolles stand at the Batimat in Paris a few years ago and saw interesting dictionaries, especially on building and law:
http://www.eyrolles.com/?xd=f6055502cd5c8963688ed05be0446a23

There is also the librairie Lavoisier (more specialized on medicine and agriculture), but I cannot reach their server:
www.lavoisier.fr

Best regards.


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
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Grant and Cutler Dec 20, 2004

robtrans wrote:

Try Grant and Cutler in UK (see their website). I have had 3-4 dictionaries on CD-ROM sent airmail to Australia.

Robin Salmon
FR/DE>EN
Perth
Australia


Yes, Grant and Cutler has a big range of dicos (and other language-related books) but they might be rather expensive. The Ger>En dico I mentioned above was 116 UKP from them, but the equivalent of about 75 UKP (including postage) when I bought it from Amazon Germany.


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Leonardo MILANI  Identity Verified
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The Grand Dictionnaire Jan 3, 2005

Hi Sandhya,

Did you already know this excellent "Grand Dictionnaire", provided by the Office Québecois de la Langue Française ?

http://www.granddictionnaire.com/btml/fra/r_motclef/index1024_1.asp

You can find many possibles definitions of a word in each application, or find all the expressions which contains that word (and you can have the translations in latin too).

Hope it helps !

Yours,


Leo


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