• Use these links to assorted dictionaries, from basic words to food to colloquial expressions and beyond.  There's also a link to my favorite food blog in Paris, with the choice of reading it in French or English.  Have fun! Amuse-toi bien! ☺ 
     
    www.wordreference.com  French /English and English/French dictionary.  It gives examples if the word has more than one meaning.  Be sure to scroll down for a list of phrases that include the word you want to use, such as field hockey.  You would look up hockey first.
     
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&langpair=fr%7Cen&u=http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/francais-definition/  You can get the definition in the target language, as well as click on it to hear it pronounced en français.  There's also a verb conjugator feature!
     
    www.provencebeyond.com    A wide-ranging site on all things travel-related in France.  I especially use it for the English-French FOOD dictionary.  Go to Gastronomy, then look below for the dictionary link.  There are also measurement/conversion charts.
     
    http://french.about.com/library/express/blexdico-a.htm  Idioms, expressions that cannot be translated word for word.  Learn how to say, "Money doesn't grow on trees."  (Translated from the French, "Money isn't found beneath the hoof of a horse.")
     
    Chocolate and Zucchini  My favorite food blog by a French woman who lived in San Francisco for two years and fell in love with the whole California style of cooking.  She's since moved back to Paris, and now writes a food blog, in your choice of English or French(!), full of recipes, where to shop for specific foods in Paris, where the locals go, etc.  Please check it out if you plan to visit Paris or if you just love food!