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Dictionnaires:

AllWords.com
multilingual dictionary
Answers.com -
French version of Answer.com

Dico éco - RecyNet
over 20 000 words and expressions related to environment

Dictionnaire anglais bilingue
bilingual dictionary

Dictionnaire de l'informatique et d'internet
computer dictionary

Dictionnaire des Couleurs
colour dictionary
Dictionnaire des Rimes
rime dictionary
Le dictionnaire multifonctions - TV5.org -
my first stop when I need a dictionary

Francparler.com
definition and origin of French expressions

Le Grand Dictionnaire
-
bilingual dictionary (my favourite)
HarryDico
Harry Potter dictionaries
The Internet Picture Dictionary: French
basic picture dictionary with interactive activities
Le Jargon Français
French and English computer terms
Les-dictionnaires.com
Directory of best online dictionaries

Lexiques d'Orthonet -
search words with approximate spelling
- great tool
Lexiques officiels des sports Olympiques
olympic sports lexicon
Mon Emploi
description of 1500 trades and professions

Ortograf
when you can't spell the word you're looking for

Racines Latines
find out about the latin roots of the words
Le Signet-Informatique -
French and English computer terms
Synonymes
French Thesaurus
Synonymes.com -
Seems to be the best French Thesaurus

Vocabulaire d'Internet (OQLF)
vocabulary related to the internet

WordReference -
French-English dictionary


Grammaires, ...

L'assemblée des homonymes
Cartoon, exercises and activities not to confuse homophone
BOF - Bréviaire d'orthographe française
French spelling
Leconjugueur.com -
conjugate verbs (includes a tool for entering French accents)

Le Devoir Conjugal
conjugate verbs
Le Français au Micro
misuse of some French expressions

Grammaire Interactive
French grammar

Une grammaire ... pour le primaire
French grammar
for primary students
La langue de chez nous
good section in "Grammaire et orthographe" for lists of vocabulary per theme

Manuels de grammaire en ligne
French Grammar

orthographe-recommandee
official recommendations for spelling changes
Orangoo -
free online spell checker
(click on "change", select "Français")
"Le Patron" - Aide à la rédaction -
online electronic French grammar checker

Règles de ponctuation et de typographie
French punctuation rules
Le Site de l'Orthographe
more than 200 simple spelling rules
Tex's French Grammar
French grammar in English
verb2verbe
conjugate verbs in French of English - test your knowledge

WebVerbix
conjugate verbs in over 100 languages


Traduction:

Atlas sémantique - Dictionnaire de synonymes bilingues
sort of a French-English thesaurus
Babel Fish
translate text, website
Reverso
translate text, website with accents from drop down menu

Encyclopédies:

L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde
states and linguistic policies from around the world
aneki.com (E)
quickly find facts and figures for over 190 countries
Cyberflag
find facts while exploring world flags

Earth Calendar - Celebrate every day! (E)
every day is a celebration!

eNature - Nature and Wildlife Field Guides (E)
search online field guides - excellent advanced search

Encarta
Microsoft encyclopedia in French
Encyclopédi@ ERPI
encyclopedia
associated with Google
Encyclopédie Canadienne
Canadian encyclopedia
L'Encyclopédie de médecine et de santé
site that makes medical knowledge accessible to all
Ethnologue, French in the World
Statistics about the language
HowStuffWorks (E)
learn how everything works
InfoVisual
learn by way of image with thematic pages
Population Data
French world facts
Wikipedia, l’encyclopédie libre
community encyclopedia

The World Factbook (E) -
The CIA World Factbook

Atlas:

3DFlags.com
flags of the world
Atlas du monde
historical, economic andpolitical data

Atlas historique
history with maps

ANCL - L'atlas national du Canada en ligne
the National Atlas of Canada Online

La Centrale des Nations
over 30 indicators per country

The List - Graphic Map's World Atlas (E)
list of continents, countries, dependencies, islands, territories, lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, mountains, and the highest, lowest, biggest, smallest, tallest, deepest, oldest, youngest, richest, poorest places on planet earth, and more!
Longitudes et latitudes des villes et villages du monde
latitude and longitude of more than 2 million cities
Map Clipart (E)
Graphic Maps and World Atlas - clip art for students, publications and web sites

Citations:

Ab nihilo (latin)
latin quotations
Les Citations du Monde
quotations of the world

Dictionnaires de la Langue des Signes:

ASL Browser (E)
look up video of thousands of ASL signs

HandSpeak (E)
a sign language dictionary online
LSF Lexique des termes de spécialité en Langue des Signes Française
more than 500 French signs



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