Resources

Find language and cultural resources here for both French and Italian.

FRENCH

French and French-English Dictionaries: 

  • WordReference English-French Dictionary: Contains over 100,000 words and expressions, as well as a useful forum where specific sayings or idioms are available for reference.
  • Grand Robert de la langue française: Accessible through the UMN libraries via UMN login, the largest, most comprehensive online French dictionary with French entries and French definitions.
  • Larousse: French to French dictionary, bilingual dictionaries, and French encyclopedias.

French Language Resources:  

  • Bon Patron: Basic grammar engine that will point out — but not correct — possible grammatical errors in small chunks of French text. Helpful when checking your French writing for obvious spelling or grammar errors. 
  • Verb Conjugator: Provides the conjugation of French verbs in every tense. 
  • Tex’s French GrammarOutline of French grammatical concepts, designed by the University of Texas at Austin. A useful tool for extra practice and reinforcement; after each grammar section, there are about 10 extra practice questions.
  • Verb Conjugation Practice: Another resource by UT Austin, this site allows users to practice conjugating various French verb types. 
  • ARTFL: Extensive database of digitized French documents, compiled by a cooperation between the French government and the University of Chicago. Through the ARTFL-FRANTEXT database, students may search for key words or phrases from documents ranging from the 12th-20th centuries. Useful when looking for additional context from a quotation, author, or passage discussed in class.

French Culture Resources:

ITALIAN

Italian-English Dictionary:

  • Word Reference Dictionaries: Contains over 100,000 words and expressions, as well as a useful forum where specific sayings or idioms are available for reference.

Italian Language Resources:

Italian Culture Resources:

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