This dictionary is a set with the Dictionnaire hindi-français (Hindi-French Dictionary) by the same author. Made for beginners, it contains about 10,000 entries. For each meaning from the French word, illustrated sentences are proposed. Each phrase is translated into Hindi. We realize that the meaning word in Hindi is often from another grammatical category as the French word used in the sentence. The learners in Hindi are as well informed on the use they can do or not do of Hindi words that are translated into French words. The reading of illustrative sentences also allows the learners to broaden their experience of the syntax. The differences between the constructions of French and Hindi are highlighted and give valuable insight into how Hindi is thought. Finally, the set of grammatical categories around the same etymological root can only liberate the spirit and build vocabulary.
Federica BOSCHETTI studied Hindi at INALCO and has a long practice of the language in the country. She is also the author of a Hindi-French Dictionary, first published by Éditions du Makar and taken up by the Asiathèque.