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Collins French School Dictionary (Collins School) [Paperback]

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6 Jan 2011 0007367856 978-0007367856 Third edition

This new, fully revised edition of the Collins French School Dictionary is ideal for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is clear, easy to use and in a handy format.

• Collins French School Dictionary is specially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams.

• It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how French is really used.

• The clear colour layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for.

• The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text.

• Je suis, tu es…French verbs made easy! Each verb on the French side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive 94-page verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context.

Also available in Spanish and German.

Other titles in the Collins French Dictionary range include Collins Gem French School Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary and Collins Pocket French Dictionary.


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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Third edition edition (6 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007367856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007367856
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.9 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great size dictionary for school bag 11 Jun 2013
By SUSAN C
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Would recommend buying this as it's perfect for kids school bags. It measures approx 6"x4" and is just under 1.5" thick, so is not too heavy and probably easier to use than the very small ones you get. It has French - English ,English - French and also has verb tables .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for school 8 Mar 2013
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Bought this for my daughter who is in Year 7. It is easy to use, clear, a nice size and I would think will be comprehensive enough to last her for at least the next 2 or 3 years, perhaps longer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and concise 21 Sep 2012
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This is a very good package for a small schoolbag dictionary. It's larger than the pocket versions, but smaller than a paperback novel. It is excellent for what it is.

It was my daughter's first choice for school (starting GCSE) as she wanted something compact with comprehensive verb tables (she tells me they can take a dictionary into the exam). It looks well set out and is very clear.

Obviously you don't get extensive descriptions of usage in a dictionary this size. As a former language student myself, I would encourage the habit of checking in a larger dictionary for contextual meanings as simple translations can be so far off the mark. This also exposes you to a lot of real-world turns of phrase. I happen to have my old full size Collins-Robert for this.

Nor do you get a grammar. I think for GCSE you can pretty much follow whatever text book is being used, but by A-level you'll be creating more varied written language and you'd want something with the basics set-out whether that's a separate reference or a larger bookshelf dictionary and grammar combined.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 24 Mar 2014
By Ani22
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A very good dictionary for secondary school and easy to use. Has French to English one side and vice versa on the other.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Can't find anything! 2 Mar 2014
By Sue
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I was very disappointed with this. Took it to France twice, but it is bulky and I just find it so difficult to find words that I shan't be using it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy for French learners 16 April 2014
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This book was very useful and at the back it shows how the word changes depending on the tense and it arrived on time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 April 2014
By Geri
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My daughter loves learning french at school.

She wanted a dictionary of her own rather than use the school ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Secondary School 17 Dec 2013
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My son recently started secondary school and this was perfect for him to help with homework. French-English and English-French :)
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