8 Good Language Translation and Dictionary Apps for Students

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An important element that can help students strengthen their grasp of language and enhance their linguistic communication is a rich lexical repertoire. Dictionaries and translation tools are great ways language learners can use to build  their vocabulary. In today’s post we have carefully handpicked what we think are some of the best iPad apps to use in this regard. The apps include thesauruses, dictionaries, and translation.  Students can use these apps to search for meanings of new lexical items, translate across multiple languages,  access tons of contextualized examples of language use and many more.

8 Good Language Translation and Dictionary Apps for Students

1- Google Translation
Google Translation is one of our favourite translator apps that supports translation between several languages. The app also provides other interesting features including: offline translation, ‘translate text in images instantly by just pointing your camera (38 languages), translate bilingual conversations on the fly (32 languages), draw text characters instead of typing (93 languages)…’

2- iTranslate Voice
This app supports voice translation in over 40 languages. Its transcript feature allows you to ‘export, copy or share any voice conversation.’

3- Reverso
‘Use Reverso to learn new words or expressions, and eliminate the risk of being mistaken. It provides you instant translations of the selected text when reading content on your browser, on Safari or any other app.’

4- Ultralingua
‘The best dictionary app on the App Store. 35+ titles to choose from in a dozen languages. Includes world-class titles from Collins, Le Robert, and Vox. English Dictionary and Thesaurus are now FREE with download.’

5- Dictionary.com Pro
‘The best dictionary app on the App Store. 35+ titles to choose from in a dozen languages. Includes world-class titles from Collins, Le Robert, and Vox. English Dictionary and Thesaurus are now FREE with download.’

6- Collins-Robert Concise French Dictionary
’57,000 headwords and more than 190,000 translations • more than 90,000 phrases • full conjugations for thousands of French and English verbs • hundreds of usage notes and examples • no internet connection required’

7- English Thesaurus
‘One of the largest collections of synonyms and antonyms featuring pronunciation, it includes not only single terms but phrases and complete colloquial proverbs. This wide-ranging collection of terminology is intended to be a professional writing aid for native speakers and a reliable tool for those learning the language. Internet connection needed only for the spell checker.’

8- Merriam-Webster Dictionary Pro
‘Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. This is the best iOS app for English language reference, education, and vocabulary building.’