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I am a little bit confused due to the difference between dictionaries on the verb "ficher". Can native speakers take a look?

Ficher can have several meanings but it is not a verb we would use very much except for the colloquial use. 1- The oldest and primary meaning of ficher is faire entrer par la pointe, it comes from ...
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Why are there over 100,000+ words for coloring materials in French?

100k is a theoretical gross estimation of the number of distinct coloring materials but no dictionary lists them. In chemistry, molecules are described by their formulas and from these formulas, a ...
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french learners dictionary, for beginers, with examples

My preferred online dictionary for French is Word Reference (http://www.wordreference.com/). It has English to French translations as well as French to English translations. It doesn't have Portuguese-...
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Recommend a dictionary of computing terminology?

I'm a developper, and I always use English words for technical stuff, sometimes "francisés": "debugguer". Coding is done in English, so we have to use English (best example: "for", "if", "while" for ...
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Qu'est-ce qu'un « substantif actualisé » et à quoi sert cette classification ?

Un substantif isolé est abstrait. Il gagne sa substance quand il est actualisé. L'actualisation est souvent réalisée par l'utilisation d'un article. Chapeau n'est pas actualisé au début de cette ...
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Website that aggregates definitions from multiple French dictionaries in one place

Commercial dictionaries would certainly object: Le Robert: Par conséquent, sauf autorisation de l’Editeur, l’utilisation de systèmes automatisés ou de logiciels pour extraire et collecter tout ou ...
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Why are there over 100,000+ words for coloring materials in French?

I can answer that question from the chemical side. First, the number of possible molecules is infinite. If you restrict the list to commercially available molecules, there are various estimates of ...
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Le « brasse-camarade » ?

This question, which I'd certainly characterize as a higher level thinking question, has led me in endless circles, on dead-end tangents, and finally, to the conclusion that I lack the kind of higher ...
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Le « brasse-camarade » ?

Je suis Québécois, et je crois que le sens de base est bagarre, échauffourée, du moins tel que je le conçois. À partir de ce sens, on passe directement à remue-ménage, bousculade par litote. ...
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Online Ancien-Français or Moyen-Français dictionary?

The Godefroy dictionary covers French from the 9th to the 15th centuries. It is available on-line here, among other invaluable resources:
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Why French dicts do not contain the distinct pronunciations of words in Canada and France (as UK and US pronunciations in English dicts)?

A well know statement says "A language is a dialect with an army and navy". It can be said about pronunciations/accents too. Most French dictionaries published in France ignore all pronunciations but ...
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What are these computational statistics concerning French words?

Je réponds en français vu que tu es manifestement francophone Le Petit Larousse ne fournit pas ses données librement. Voici quelques-unes des valeurs recherchées calculées à partir de la base Lexique: ...
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Questions about if French-English dictionaries will always tell me the prepositions I'm required to use for indirect objects (Penser à/de, Porter de)

Yup, those sentences are fine. Yup, and your "Strangely" paragraph explains it well (and why it's not so strange). Yup, you should expect that. Barring omissions, the dictionary should ...
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L'adverbe « idiomatiquement ». Existe-t-il ou non ? Quand peut-on « adverbialiser » un adjectif en lui ajoutant -ment ?

Quelles règles dictent si un adjectif donne lieu à un adverbe ? Étant dit que tout adjectif est susceptible de former un adverbe, ce qui fait de cette catégorie la ressource la plus féconde en ...
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Monolingual learner's dictionary with small defining vocabulary

I do not think that such a dictionary about the French language (as far as I know) exists. To the best of my understanding of your question the books below could consist of a starting point for ...
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How do I look up the meaning of "rester" in a dictionary, for "Il vous reste"

As Aerovistae suggests, I think confidence in your intuitions, especially as you keep improving in French, is an important factor in the process. However, I understand that if you weren't yet sure ...
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Is there an online dictionary with phonemic notations regarding liaison and elision for words like uhlan or onze?

Tous les dictionnaires de qualité donnent cette information. Elle n'est cependant pas formulée de façon explicite il est vrai mais il suffit de lire l'article dans lequel des exemples sont donnés ...
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Resources and References - 2023

Great idea ! I think you have absolutely to add https://www.projet-voltaire.fr/ As a french, I personally used it when I have doubt
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Recommend a dictionary of computing terminology?

Good question, I am afraid there is not an ideal solution. Missing a technical jargon dictionary, Wikipedia might help here: Type in the English word and find the corresponding Wikipedia page. For ...
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Recommend a dictionary of computing terminology?

Information Technologies is a very peculiar field when it comes to translation from English to any other language, and French isn't an exception. For most terms, we either: Keep the English term and ...
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Is there a good French language USAGE dictionary/online website/software?

The website Le Point du FLE, has a page with links* to various dictionaries that are suggested to learners of French as a second language, they are classified according to their specific usage (mono- ...
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Is there a good French language USAGE dictionary/online website/software?

The TLFi has extensive usage examples. mettre placer poser ...
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Interprétation de définitions de dictionnaire

Les définitions des dictionnaires ne sont que des indices permettant au lecteur d'identifier le sens d'un mot à partir d'autres mots qu'il doit déjà connaître (ou apprendre). Les sens des mots d'une ...
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Le mot « bibliophage »

Réponse courte : tous les dictionnaires ne donnent pas tous les mots. Pour des raisons diverses, la plus courante étant souvent l'oubli. L'autre étant que la langue française est très conservatrice (...
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Les sigles « TLFi » et « CNRTL » sont-ils interchangeables pour désigner le dictionnaire etc. ?

Sur le site, on trouve 23 fautes d'inattention concernant le CNRTL (CNTRL ressemble à la touche ctrl avec un n de plus... ), le Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales, que l'on présente ...
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I am a little bit confused due to the difference between dictionaries on the verb "ficher". Can native speakers take a look?

Google Translate is not a dictionary. Nevertheless, mettre sur une fiche means precisely "to file". A collection of fiches is un fichier, i.e. a file. Despite the different wording, the ...
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"Sembler à qqn" to mean something like "want", in "où bon lui semble"

Bon (me, te, lui, etc...) semble must be seen as set phrase where sembler is used as an impersonal verb. This phrase can be modified by an adverb (comme, où, si...). I would say the whole can be ...
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« Démocrature » ou « Dictocratie » : pérennité etc. ?

On lit dans démocrature démocratie avec un suffixe qu'on peut soupçonner être péjoratif (rature) mais qui ne fait pas nécessairement penser à dictature. Démocrature est donc souvent accompagné lors de ...
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