By Editions Larousse
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Larousse is one of the world leaders in dictionaries.
This application by Larousse allows the user to consult one of the most important French dictionaries on the market today.
Whether it is to check a spelling or conjugation, or to find a definition, synonym or quote, this dictionary meets all your daily needs.
•A dictionary of 90,000 words and abbreviations
•More than 135,000 definitions, with every nuance of meaning
•Etymology and detailed notes clarify the use of a word in a phrase to ensure it is always correctly employed
•140,000 synonyms, homonyms and antonyms
•34,000 phrases and locutions
•9,000 quotes by French and foreign authors
•6,000 useful entries to avoid common language pitfalls (spelling, grammar, pronunciation, tricky conjugations, nuances of meaning, good usage…)
In addition: conjugation of every French verb, in every tense and mood.
Quick and accessible at any moment, you can install the application on your iPhone or iPod Touch, even without an internet connection.
Larousse Mobile, a whole library in your pocket!
Attention: this title is a monolingual dictionary, being in French exclusively.
Please note: this dictionary is a specialist language dictionary and does not include proper nouns.
What's New in Version 3.2
- Landscape mode (iPhone and iPad)
- Optimized for iPhone 5
This is one of the most useful apps in my experience, working well on iPhone and iPad. Few days pass without at least one thing learned as a result of consulting this dictionary. The app is stable, no unexpected crashes. The dictionary is as comprehensive as you would expect from Larousse.
In addition to assistance with spelling and definitions this app guides you in use of grammar. Creativity is not forgotten, synonyms and expressions are offered, the former a great help for creative writing and vocabulary building. Expressions help place little known words into everyday context. All words can be heard as well as seen, a good way to check pronunciation.
I recommend this app for anyone reading or writing in French or simply fascinated by the French language.
Shame on you!
The functionality of this app is reasonable, but the user interface is dreadful. The opening screen is flashy, indecipherable and stupid as far as usability goes, and has clearly been commissioned to disguise the most awful clunky interface that recalls a website from the last millennium. The fact that this typical of many French websites is no excuse — you only have to look at Interlingua’s Collins-Robert dictionary to see how one can take advantage of the iPhone to produce something that is easy and pleasant to use. I would have expected something at least equivalent for a French/French dictionary from the recognized authority. Why doesn’t Larousse care?
Generally a very useful app.
My only complaint is that it is very slow to respond to "key" touches & this can become frustrating when you're in a hurry to find an entry.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 13 December 2012
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 126 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Developer: Editions Larousse
- © Larousse
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.