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Freelang French-English dictionary

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French today is spoken around the world by 65 to 80 million people as a native language, and by about 190 to 200 million people as a second or third language, with significant speakers in 54 countries. Most native speakers of the language live in France, the rest live in Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Francophone Africa (Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Tunisia...), Luxembourg, Monaco, or in the United States. French is an official language in 29 countries, and it is an official language of all United Nations agencies and a large number of international organizations. It is the third most spoken second language in the European Union, after English and German respectively.

Features of this dictionary

Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the French-English and the English-French lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.


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Word list information

This dictionary was made by Luc Peyrebrune.

List status: © Luc Peyrebrune

French > English: 56,251 words
English > French: 54,917 words

Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997


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2. Click here to download the program (2.41 mb)

3. Click here to download the French word list (3.47 mb)

4. Double click on each file and install in suggested folder.

More resources for French learners

There are many websites dedicated to French language, like, FrenchTutorial or Learn and study French (where you can download courses with sounds). Let us also mention Introduction to French Studies, a French course at the University of Toronto (Canada), and a a civilization course by Marie Ponterio, from SUNY College, Cortland, USA. is a free site for teachers and students of French with interactive crosswords, quizzes, free worksheets, comprehensive links and more. You can also play the Jeu de l'oie and learn french with games, or test your knowledge with many exercises organized by themes.