Covering both the French language and general culture in one compact
volume, this handy all-around reference includes more than 40,000 words,
phrases, and expressions, with up-to-date vocabulary in all subject areas. Also included are 6,000 proper names and encyclopedic entries on geography, history, mythology, science, art and literature, and more. Usage notes throughout the dictionary and appendixes featuring verb conjugation tables, common proverbs, grammar notes, and communication models (such as sample letters) make this an essential resource for any student or speaker of French.