IATE (Inter-Active Terminology for Europe) is the European Commission’s
new multilingual terminological databank and replaces the earlier
tool, Eurodicautom. This language site currently enables users to
find translations for 1.4 million terms in 24 European languages,
including French and English.
Collins French-English / English-French
This new on-line dictionary service provided by Softissimo enables
users to look up the reference content of the famous Collins French-English/English-French
dictionary free. This dictionary contains thousands of words and
phrases with translations in context, definitions, or synonyms.
The GDT of the OQLF (Office québécois de la langue
française) is a French-English dictionary online. As a language
tool, the GDT is exceptionally comprehensive, especially in certain
technical fields, and is constantly being updated. It may be used
as a bilingual dictionary or to look up the definitions of individual
words in either French or English.
This free on-line French-English dictionary from the ARTFL project
(American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)
of the University of Chicago in the United States contains approximately
TV5Monde is a French site that offers translations in combinations
of 22 languages. The French-English translator gives instant definitions
as well as a push-button conjugations and declensions guide to the
On the French Linguistics web site you’ll find a Franco-English
dictionary containing about 36,000 words, 20,000 compounds and idioms
and 88,000 translations, as well as a bilingual dictionary for computing
and web vocabulary.
The WordReference web site offers a free on-line dictionary with
translations of words from French to English, as well as a unilingual
English dictionary to look up a word’s definition. This French
dictionary has over 250,000 translations.
World Star Free Dictionaries and Search Engines site is not a mere
collection of web pages, but a heavy software program composed of
hundreds of World Best Dictionaries and Searches. The site includes
an instant French-English translator, as well as search engines
from five continents.
des Sciences Cognitives
This English-French dictionary, jointly prepared by the ISC and
the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in France
operates as translation software.
EUSKALTERM is an excellent free French-to-English dictionary. It
serves as a multilingual terminology bank (also in Spanish, Basque
and Latin). The subject-based online database allows you to translate
words in a wide variety of technical areas.
Freedict French-English dictionary provides instant translation
of English words and phrases up to 49 characters long. It includes
links to other sites of interest about France, as well as freedict.com
online translators for other languages.
LookWAYup is a large online dictionary that translates French terms
to English. It tolerates small spelling errors, shows full definitions
(in English) for multiple senses of the word, and for each sense
shows synonyms, related terms, and usage examples. It can also be
installed on browsers, web sites, PDAs, and mobile phones.
A site which offers a French>English dictionary, free of charge,
with pronunciation of words in French and English.
Frasi is an Italian site which offers a free online tool for translating
French words into English.
This language tool website offers a French/English electronic dictionary
which can be consulted online, free of charge. It also allows you
to look up the definitions of French words and synonyms.
Sylang offers a free access French-English dictionary on-line containing
EUdict (European Dictionary) brings together several free online
dictionaries, including a French-English dictionary.
MEDIADICO is a dictionary web portal with a free French-English
dictionary. It allows you to look up English translations of a word
or a phrase containing the word. You can also listen to the pronunciation
of the translation.
This French web site brings you a free online French-English dictionary.
On this Internet site, you can find a free online bilingual dictionary
that allows you to translate French words into English.
IDP is a collaborative French-English Internet Dictionary Project.
It can also be downloaded free.
On the Freelang site, you will find a free translation dictionary
from French to English, which you can consult online or download.
Language to Language
From Language to Language is a language site offering a free translation
dictionary from French to English. The multilingual Langtolang Dictionary
enables users to translate words from and to 31 different languages.
Travlang offers a free online electronic translator that provides
instant translation of French words into English.
Logos bills itself as the largest freely accessible multilingual
dictionary on the web, with dictionaries in 232 languages. French
words and phrases can be translated into English at the touch of
a button. Logos also features a universal conjugator, children’s
dictionary, and more than 43,000 online books in over 100 languages,
2,664 in French.
This site offers instant translations of French and English words.
This free French-English dictionary contains 400,000 words.
WinDi offers free translation services with linguistic functions
in 7 languages (21 language pairs and 42 possible directions), free
access to dictionaries, spelling, conjugation, grammar, voice and
sentence search engine.
The website of the Language Technology Laboratory (LATL) of the
University of Geneva in Switzerland provides an audio dictionary
translating words from French to English. It is equipped with speech
output, enabling users to listen to pronunciations.
Lexibase provides a French-English financial dictionary for the
translation of finance and business terms.
The Dictionnaire Environnement web site provides a free specialist
dictionary French - English, with over 23,700 translations of technical
This web page presents a specialist French-English bilingual dictionary
for free look-up on-line. It brings together terms from catering,
gastronomy and food products.
A site where you can find English translations of terms specific
to the wine-producing sector.
French-English Computer Dictionary
In the Lexibase French-English computer dictionary you can find
the English translation of French technical terms in the field of
This Internet site is brought to us from Switzerland. On it, you
can find a free French-English translation dictionary specializing
in technical terms used in marketing.
The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is an institution
of the United Nations specialising in information and communication
technologies. On its site, it offers a French>English language
database specialised in telecommunication terminology.
of mathematics words and expressions French-English
This French site run by teachers from the National Education system
offers a free online French-English dictionary of mathematics terms
of petroleum and natural gas terms
The French-English Dictionary of oil and natural gas terms is provided
free by LingInfo, a company specializing in technical translations
for the oil industry. The dictionary contains almost 95,000 words
relating to the development of oil and gas fields.
French > English Medical Dictionary
Internet users can consult an excellent free French > English
medical dictionary on the Lexibase website.
DICOMED is a free French-English dictionary designed to help French-speaking
physicians who are dealing with English-speaking patients. The medical
terms and expressions are classified by medical specialty: general
medicine, cardiology, pneumology, gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology,
Medical and Social Dictionary
The International Index and Dictionary of Rehabilitation and Social
Integration (IIDRIS) is a Franco-Quebecois project implemented by
the Rehabilitation and Social Integration Terminology and Computer
Laboratory (LITRIS) of the Quebec Rehabilitation Institute of Physical
Disabilities (IRDPQ) in Canada, and the Medical Informatics Laboratory
of the Medicine Faculty of the University of Rennes-1 in France.
It is a technical and scientific dictionary bringing together terms
from different disciplines of medicine or health, and vocabulary
linked to the social sector. The tool is trilingual –French/English/Spanish–
and can be consulted free on-line.
This is an online multilingual terminology database (French, English,
Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic) that was initially intended
for UN staff but has now been made accessible to the public. It
allows you to translate French phrases or words into English.
The International Monetary Fund has designed a multilingual terminology
database that allows you to translate French words into four languages,
including English. It contains over 4,500 words and expressions
used by the IMF, dealing with topics such as economic growth, public
finance and currency and banking transactions.