The Free PONS Online Dictionary - with Text Translation

Fast and reliable translations in 40 PONS Dictionaries and in 36 languages

Find the translation you are looking for in our dictionary database with over 16 million words and phrases in entries which our PONS editors edit and certify to uphold the quality that PONS is known for.
The languages included in the app are Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Slovenian and Turkish. In addition to language combinations with German you will find dictionaries for language combinations such as Spanish-English, French-Polish or Portuguese-Spanish. You have access to 40 dictionaries in all.

If the translation you are looking for is not found in our dictionaries, the app automatically switches to text-translation mode. Within seconds this extra service lets you roughly translate simple sentences and texts for all of the languages of the PONS Online Dictionary plus 16 additional languages such as Hebrew or Japanese.

App Functions at a Glance
• Audio pronunciations: Listen to the correct pronunciation of your dictionary translations
• Zoom function: Magnify the translation so that you can show it to someone else - especially useful for travel, when you’ve exhausted your repertoire of gestures
• Favorites List: Save your often looked-up entries
• Search History: Find your most recent searches
• Copy translations to the PONS Vocabulary Trainer
• Copy translations to the clipboard
• Translate back into the source language (NEW!)
• 40 dictionaries in 20 languages
• Dictionary content updated daily
• Style and usage information
• Machine Translation for 36 languages!

On our web version at, which is also free, you will find, in addition, verb tables and a vocabulary trainer. With the PONS Vocabulary Trainer, also available as a free app, you can learn your looked-up terms using different practice modes in order to achieve long-term success. Save whatever you have translated to your trainer with a simple click and then practise your vocabulary wherever and whenever you want.

About PONS:
PONS Publishing looks back on 35 years of experience in developing language-learning materials in the brand’s characteristic green color. The range covers traditional dictionaries and grammars, audio and electronic language courses, and free online services.

What's New

Version 3.2.1

Bug with in-app purchase fixed.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Not thrilled


App does not always find definitions for words that show up in its list - throws a message that it cannot find the word, even though the word is clearly on the drop down list. I have the full version on another device (as opposed to this one where the dictionary is online) - and there is never a problem. I suspect a connection bug with the word database, but it does reduce the app's reliability for quick phone look ups. I'd say just pay the money and download the words on your device if you have the space.

Main search screen error

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This was the most useful dictionary i ve ever used. But now it has a disturbing problem about search screen. When you search a word on the main screen, it goes to the results. But you don't have to go back to main screen to make another search, because on the top of the result page, there is another search bar. It was working but not anymore. Pons should fix this bug. It is a real time wasting, specially if you use dictionary frequently.

Love it!


I love it and always loved this product, from The dictionary to the web page and this app I can't complain. Love it and I recommend it to everyone who love languages and have doubts about words or just want to know how to say an specific word in the many languages they have to offer here.


57.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. This app without ads for 1 year $2.99
  2. This app without ads for 1 month $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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