The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary (Firefly Mini Visual Dictionary)

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9781554074945: The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary (Firefly Mini Visual Dictionary)

"Breaks new ground to stunning effect... The beauty of this book is that you don't even need to know the word you are looking for."-- San Francisco Chronicle (on The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary)

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary features 3,600 handsome computer-generated illustrations and 20,000 terms that show graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, up-to-date images and current terminology.

Each key word or phrase is connected to a detailed, annotated illustration, making identification quick and accurate. Each Spanish term is also identified by gender. There are two extensive indexes, one in English and the other Spanish, making it fast and simple to find a term in either language.

The dictionary covers 600 subjects, which are organized into 17 color-coded sections:

  • Astronomy
  • Earth
  • Vegetable kingdom
  • Animal kingdom
  • Human being
  • Food and kitchen
  • House
  • Do-it-yourself and gardening
  • Clothing
  • Personal adornment and articles
  • Arts and architecture
  • Communications and office automation
  • Transport and machinery
  • Energy
  • Science
  • Society
  • Sports and games.

Easy, fast and fun to use, The Firefly Mini Spanish / English Visual Dictionary is an indispensable tool for language education, school use and home reference.

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About the Author:

Jean-Claude Corbeil is an expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics.

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Introduction

A DICTIONARY FOR ONE AND ALL

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary uses pictures to define words. With thousands of illustrations and thousands of specialist and general terms, it provides a rich source of knowledge about the world around you.

Designed for the general reader and students of language, The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary responds to the needs of anyone seeking precise, correct terms for a wide range of objects. Using illustrations enables you to "see" immediately the meaning of each term.

You can use The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary in several ways:

By going from an idea to a word. If you are familiar with an object but do not know the correct name for it, you can look up the object in the dictionary and you will find the various parts correctly named.

By going from a word to an idea. If you want to check the meaning of a term, refer to the index where you will find the term and be directed to the appropriate illustration that defines the term.

For sheer pleasure. You can flip from one illustration to another or from one word to another, for the sole purpose of enjoying the illustrations and enriching your knowledge of the world around us.

STRUCTURE

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary is divided into THEMES, outlining subjects from astronomy to sports.

More complex subjects are divided into SUB-THEMES; for example, the Animal Kingdom chapter is divided into themes including insects and arachnids, mollusks, and crustaceans.

The TITLES name the object and, at times, the chief members of a class of objects are brought together under the same SUBTITLE.

The ILLUSTRATIONS show an object, a process or a phenomenon, and the most significant details from which they are constructed. It serves as a visual definition for each of the terms presented.

TERMINOLOGY

Each word in The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary has been carefully chosen and verified. Sometimes different words are used to name the same object, and in these cases the word most commonly used was chosen.

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