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
Great app! (but be aware audio uses internet)
This is an outstanding dictionary for the price! Very complete and the conjugations are very useful. The app uses the internet to play audio, so if you are traveling and are worried about international data use, don't play the audio. Also, for those of us whose eyesight isn't great, the font size is quite small in portrait mode, although thankfully you can rotate your iPhone to landscape mode and the font size gets a lot bigger (or pinch to zoom, although instead of increasing font size, it just zooms in which means you need to scroll to read things properly).
Update: Another complaint is that very few of the conjugated verbs seem to be available when looking up words in French. A common example: "suis" (1st person of être) exists, but other forms I tried (sommes, êtes, sois, etc.) do not. I'm not sure why this capability is not there since they have all of the conjugations available. Looking up verbs in conjugated form is one strength of an electric dictionary, and I find it extremely useful (especially for irregular verbs, or when you are a beginner in the language and don't remember all of the conjugation rules). What is confusing about this is that the hypertexted words in the text does work even if the dictionary lookup does not (i.e. if you see an example sentence with a conjugated form of a verb, you can click on it and you will be taken to the entry for that verb, but typing in the same word to look it up does not work).
Fantastic App, With Minor Tweaks
This app is simply fantastic for learners of French, pretty much eliminating paper dictionaries for 99.9% of word look-up situations. Its strengths are (1) comprehensive word coverage (almost never do I encounter an unlisted word); (2) extensive examples of how each word is used in practice (critical to understand context); (3) complete verb conjugations; and perhaps most important: (4) the spoken recordings of the words and the examples. The recordings are really the heart of the product, as French pronunciation rules are confusing and difficult for us Anglophones to master. I was recently in Paris, and found the spoken recordings godsend to reduce the number of blank stares i usually get when trying to work out pronunciation of an unfamiliar word from the printed page.
Like other commentators, i have experienced some balkiness. The "autofill" feature in the search bar sometimes dies when i try to search for a reflexive verb (s'+infinitive), requiring a compete reboot of the phone (i have an iPhone 5c) to restart it (The dictionary won't work without it). I also experienced complete shut-down of the sound recordings. This was fixed by (1) removing 1000+ pictures from my phone; and (2) re-installing the App. Its possible (1) alone would have done the trick. In any event, its back in operation now so I'm happy.
Overall, i love this app!
Great dictionary, but please tweak the History Delete button
As another reviewer of a previous version mentioned, the direction of translation (English to French, or vice versa) should stay in the direction last used between uses of the app. It always defaults to English to French, which is a time-wasting inconvenience to me since I am most frequently looking for a translation from French to English.
With this version, they fixed the list of words in the History to stay chronologically sorted from earliest-looked-up to latest-looked-up, instead of the previous buggy behavior of changing chronological direction each time the list is accessed. It would be nice if they would offer a sorting direction option; I would prefer chronologically descending instead of ascending.
Please change the History feature's Delete button to say "Delete All", which is what it in fact does, and also prompt for confirmation. I was expecting that tapping it would allow me to choose which entries I wanted to delete, but Boom, all my History entries were gone.
It is still a great dictionary, and I use it often.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Feb 19, 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 39.0 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Editions Larousse
- © Larousse
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.