Dictionnaire Electronique du Français (French Edition)
Average customer review:
(16 customer reviews)
Ce dictionnaire a pour objectif fournir des définitions simples pour la plupart des mots, même dans leurs formes infléchies.
Parmi ses principales caractéristiques:
- Plus de 1.000.000 entrées.
- Configurable comme Dictionnaire primaire
- Prix promotionnel: le meilleur dictionnaire français pour le prix le plus bas.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #66667 in eBooks
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- Format: Kindle eBook
- Number of items: 1
Most helpful customer reviews
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
Lots of entries, but still some shortcomings
By John Everard
First, the positives. This dictionary (note that it is French-French, so useful mainly to native speakers and to advanced readers) has many more entries than most other French dictionaries available for Kindle. You are much more likely to find the word you want here than in its competitors. It works fine as the Kindle default dictionary. It is a significant advance on previous offerings. It is reasonably priced.
But it is slow. When I move a cursor to a word it often hovers there for a good few moments before bringing up the definition. And (like its predecessors) it gives meanings only on the base forms of words - singular nouns and infinitive verbs. This means that if you look up a noun in the plural or an inflected form of a verb the dictionary will tell you that it is the plural form, or an inflected form of the word, which forces the user then to look back through the dictionary to find the root form and so the meaning. This is annoying and slow. Other dictionaries do not have this problem and I hope that it can be solved in future editions.
It also appears to be confused by words that begin with the typical French "l'" or "d'" (so eg it will find "hiver" but struggles with "l'hiver").
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
It works perfectly with the Kindle Touch
It I had hesitated too long based on other user feedback, but I decided to gamble the small price as I really needed a French dictionary. Glad I did too, as my new Kindle Touch immediately recognizes it as a French dictionary, and it works as advertised. A plus that I wasn't aware of was that you can have a dictionary per language, so I didn't have to sacrifice my English dictionary option as well.
So if you were hesitating due to potential lack of functionality with the Touch, no worries.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
Not flexible enough
By Sebastian aus Nürnberg
2 stars because it's cheap and tries to have definitions that fit into two lines, but besides that it lacks proper support for conjugated words. It's not helpful, if the definition for "cassière" simply tells you that it's the feminine form of "cassier" or if the definition for "silencieuse" is simply the feminine form of "silencieux". Since the sample chapter holds only proper names, you only see this after really buying it. Good for me that there's a return policy for kindle ebooks.