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Use this free on-line English-French dictionary to find French translations of a word. Enter the English word above that you would like to look up, or click on one of the common lookups below to find the French translations of some common English words. You may also wish to check out the site's French phrases section. Alternatively, if you have an iPhone or iPad, then see this site's accompanying French Vocab games app for iPhone.

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Utilisez cette page pour chercher la traduction d'un mot anglais. Pour la traduction d'un mot français, voir la page du dictionnaire français-anglais.

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From this page, you can perform English to French lookups in the French dictionary. For detailed information, see below.


How to use this lookup facility

Update 20/02/08: The information below applies to some of the older entries in this dictionary. Many of the entries in the English-French side of this dictionary now have the same format as the French-English side, and entries are continually being converted to this standard format.

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When you look up an English word, you will be given a list of the French entries in which a possible translation occurs. In this example, we have looked up the English word badge. The Main Translations section lists words that are usually direct translations of badge. It is good practice to check each one to make sure it is the appropriate translation in our context. After the direct translations come other words which are potential translations in more restricted circumstances.

(List of results)

Here we click on one of the proposed translations to check if it fits our context. We click on médaille to bring up the corresponding entry from the French-English dictionary. As illustrated, we see from the entry that médaille would be an appropriate translation in the context of an employee's badge.

(Example entry)

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