The HarperCollins Robert French College Dictionary is a standout -- you're holding the best buy on the shelf in your hands right now. Here's why: Easiest to use: The attractive color layout gives maximum ease of access and enables effective communication for educational, business, and traveling purposes. Usage levels are indicated throughout, with extensive examples to illustrate how words are used in context. A system of style labels identifies whether a word is formal, informal, literary, offensive, dated, or euphemistic. In addition, specific meanings are clearly marked to guide the user to the correct treatment. The text also includes pronunciations of all English words using the International Phonetic Alphabet and a full guide to French pronunciation and phonetics for difficult words. Consistently updated: HarperCollins dictionaries are updated on a regular basis, giving you the edge in reading, writing, and understanding the language. "French in Action" supplement: This offers invaluable advice on how to express yourself in correct and idiomatic French, as well as in-depth coverage of French life and culture.HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Staff is the author of 'Harpercollins Robert French College Dictionary', published 2003 under ISBN 9780060515331 and ISBN 0060515333.