This useful tool lists French equivalents for widespread English terms that are difficult to translate. Jacques Dubé, the author of this work, analyses a number of common problems, English buzzwords and all-purpose words, and helps the user generate ideas to find the right shade of meaning and eventually the mot juste.
To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index above and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.
Note: The Lexique analogique is available in French only. However, a similar writing tool, Word Tailoring, is available in English.
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