Merriam-Webster’s Pocket French-English Dictionary (Pocket Reference Library) Review

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This bilingual, bidirectional compact guide to essential French and English vocabulary contains more than 40,000 entries and includes coverage of Canadian-French terms. English pronunciations are given in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Special sections include Conjugation of French Verbs and Irregular English Verbs.

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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Reference Library
  • Paperback: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.; Bilingual edition (July 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877795185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877795186
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.5 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

A better dictionary for those who care about words

25 people found this helpful.
 on May 24, 2016
By Cass Apple
For my needs, this Collegiate is a much better dictionary than the more simplified others, such as the dictionaries bundled with Kindle. Its definitions are more extensive and nuanced, especially useful when reading older material where the meanings of words (and the words themselves) have changed over time. Many times I have have found the more nuanced meanings of better authors in their selection of words.

Perfect, you can’t find a hard cover dictionary in …

17 people found this helpful.
 on February 3, 2016
By R. Anderson
Perfect, you can’t find a hard cover dictionary in many stores anymore, and this is just what I was looking for. FYI: laminated just means it has a high gloss finish with a very thin plastic coating to make it shine. I like to create quick tabs out of post-it notes they do not come with the dictionary.

Serving as a primary Kindle dictionary

22 people found this helpful.
 on October 27, 2011
By Amazon Customer
The Old Oxford and the Merriam-Webster both have their flaws as kindle dictionaries. Since this is a review for the Merriam-Webster, I shall focus on such.

I’m glad to have this around!

One person found this helpful.
 on March 25, 2017
By MizMeow
I can’t believe how often I end up using this. I’m constantly looking up words to help me better understand words I come across in my Bible reading/study. I often want to look up different meanings or looking for clarifications. I’m sure that this would come in handy for everyone but especially those who are studying anything. I’m always happy to learn new words or meanings. I’d gladly order from here again.

A comparison between dictionaries

16 people found this helpful.
 on January 13, 2011
By Ed Pegg Jr
I decided to share screenshots of the word “kindred”, as seen on the Kindle, for
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