WHILE a French/English dictionary always comes in handy with those difficult words, even the mightiest of tomes can struggle with specialist vocabulary.
Be they medical terms, those associated with a hobby or even modern phrases to do with electronics and the internet your well-thumbed dictionary may struggle.
So when I was looking into another story I crossed the FreeLang website that offers a variety of computer based dictionaries that translate words from French into many languages and vice-versa.
There is also a page of specialist dictionaries that you can use with the small piece of software that you have to first install, which covers everything from medical terms to even words used in astronomy.
The software is free to use and you can install the full English/French dictionary and plug in the specialist ones of your choosing.
And as an extra special touch you can also enter words that the dictionary doesn't contain and so build a growing resource.