English / French dictionary
By Editions Larousse
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Larousse goes mobile!
New English/French - French/English dictionary application for the iPhone now available from Larousse, leading dictionary and reference book publisher.
- 250,000 words and phrases
- 400,000 translations illustrating all nuances of meaning
- Recorded pronunciation for 450,000 words and phrases (Internet access required)
- 3,000 abbreviations
- Proverbs, sayings and idiomatic expressions
- Useful search history feature
- A hypertext link on every word
The quick search function allows you to look up words simply by keying them into your iPhone.
Convenient : click on any word in the article to view the Larousse dictionary translation
Also includes full verb conjugation tables.
Fast and easy to use on the move, this application can be downloaded in full onto your iPhone or iPod Touch. No need for an internet connexion once you've downloaded the application - access the full dictionary offline (except the recorded pronunciation guides).
Larousse Mobile, a library in your pocket!
La référence en matière de dictionnaire
Cette application permet de consulter un des plus importants dictionnaires bilingues Français / Anglais des Éditions Larousse.
Un dictionnaire de 250 000 mots et expressions
400 000 traductions pour illustrer chaque sens d’un mot
La prononciation de 50 000 mots (nécessite une connexion internet)
3 000 abréviations
De nombreux proverbes et expressions idiomatiques
Un historique des dernières recherches
Rapide, la recherche s’effectue en saisissant directement le mot souhaité sur le clavier de l’iPhone, le positionnement s’effectue pendant la saisie du mot.
Le plus : La conjugaison de tous les verbes (à tous les temps et tous les modes)
Rapide et accessible à tout moment, cette application s’installe complètement sur votre iPhone ou iPod Touch et ne nécessite aucune connexion Internet (sauf pour les sons).
Larousse Mobile, toute une bibliothèque dans votre poche !
What's New in Version 2.2
iPhone 5 upgrade
Pronunciations both in french and english
But could be better. For instance, some entries are blank; try looking up 'mal-logé' or 'mal-aimé'For instance. Also, some form of in-app reporting would be good, so that these blank entries could be flagged, as well as some of the more dubious translations. As other reviewers have noted, the audio seems to have stopped working with the 6.1.2 upgrade.
I really Like the History and Favourites feature, but if the app needs to be re-installed, all your Favourites and your searching History will disappear. This has happened several times to me and it's incredibly frustrating. It would be nice if these could be stored outside of the app, so that they're always available if the app needs to be reinstalled.
Another problem that I've come across several times is lack of reciprocity: for instance, if you look at the verb 'to flout' it gives its translation as 'se passer outre de', 'se moquer de' or 'défier'. The (most common?) translation 'bafouer' isn't there. But, look up 'bafouer' in the French section and there it is: 'to flout'. Still, considering the £3.49 price, it delivers quite a lot: it just needs a bit more attention to detail...
This is becoming one of the most frequently used apps on my phone. I like to keep up my French and often refer to it to clarify the meaning of words.
It is as good as the 2" thick printed Larousse dictionary and also includes verb tables. So it saves (up to a point) lugging around two books.
Definitions are clear and authoritative and include a variety of meanings. Some very recent or idiomatic meanings may not be included.
Overall this is an outstanding app and I highly recommend it to those serious about their French. I don't recommend it for those needing a tourist phrase book, this is for more studious use.
This is a very well thought out app. It seems to cover pretty much any words or phrases someone will need, with good links between words & phrases, and useful sections of grammar. I used it for travelling through France though I think it would be equally useful for other purposes. Highly recommended.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 19 February 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 39.0 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Developer: Editions Larousse
- © Larousse
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.