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Where to lookup unknown words?

VanessaC1Kwiziq community member

Where to lookup unknown words?

When doing these exercises I use the Library Index to search for translations of words/phrases I am not familiar with.

In this case I searched for "magical" and the result shown was féerique. This however was marked wrong!!

I also searched for "pitch tent" and could not find a result for pitch but got a result unrelated to tents, so searched for tent and found to put up a tent = "installer une tente"

This too was marked wrong and instead "planter" was the word used. However planter is not even in the Library index.

What is recommended as the best resource for definitions for these exercises so that we can find the correct translation?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Vanessa, 

We don't have associated vocabulary lists linked to the various exercises but as we tend to use the more current terminology when creating them, this can be challenging, depending on the dictionary you use.

Funnily enough, I used 'monter ma tente' when I did the exercise which was the other option given.

Using the wrong word is not, by and large, a great mistake providing you would be understood if you used it in France.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There are many French/English online dictionaries available for you to choose. You can try this one for a start: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french

Where to lookup unknown words?

When doing these exercises I use the Library Index to search for translations of words/phrases I am not familiar with.

In this case I searched for "magical" and the result shown was féerique. This however was marked wrong!!

I also searched for "pitch tent" and could not find a result for pitch but got a result unrelated to tents, so searched for tent and found to put up a tent = "installer une tente"

This too was marked wrong and instead "planter" was the word used. However planter is not even in the Library index.

What is recommended as the best resource for definitions for these exercises so that we can find the correct translation?

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