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Ideal for intermediate reader of French
on 11 August 2011
My French is good enough to tackle the classic novels, but with frequent use of a dictionary, especially where there's an unknown word which is key to understanding. I've set this as my Kindle dictionary and can now get basic look up when I need it. It works pretty well, finding words like "chevalet", but not "paravent" and it spots verb forms, noun plurals etc pretty well too. It's good enough for me, and better than carrying around a small dictionary. It's not perfect, but at such a low price I don't see how anyone could complain too much.
But for the perfectionists:
It doesn't pick up words with apostrophes eg "s'occuper". It doesn't give noun genders. It tells you that eg "bottines" is the plural of "bottine" but to find what "bottine" means, you have to click down to the detail level (and in the case of verb forms you may then need to scroll through a page or two to get to the infinitive)
Some of this is because the initial pop up window in Kindle is small so it only displays the top level. And I suspect that other dictionaries may be similar in this respect.