Word reference app 5/5
By In better hands
Sincerely I do like this application. I will appreciate if some day this application gets the option to be use offline. Sometimes I am in class and my signal goes away but I need this application since it's easy to use and affordable but I can't use it. Thanks for the help in designing this application and may God bless your work today and always.
Very helpful for my students! 4/5
I have had the Word Reference app on my classroom iPads for a few years. It's very easy to navigate.
Personally, I've used wordreference.com for more than 15 years for translation and interpretation. WR is better than many other dictionaries that I've paid for.
One of the best 5/5
One of the best resources for learning other languages. It was instrumental for my undergrad. I graduated top of my class with a degree in French.
Very useful app 5/5
Very useful application with a variety of accents pronunciation!
Why doesn't it work OFFLINE?? 3/5
It's a decent enough app, serves its purpose but the interface could be updated and tweaked. Also, I can't understand why this so-named dictionary-esque app doesn't function without a WiFi connection (i.e. for those individuals traveling abroad in areas without good WiFi coverage). Fingers crossed for an update that addresses these issues and more. 🤞🏽
Terrible Update 1/5
It used to be optimized for large screen iPhones. Recent update REMOVED this optimization. Why are we going backwards?
Super valuable 5/5
I use this constantly to translate Spanish to English and it is very reliable and speedy. The examples of usage are very helpful. Outstanding!
Synonym bug 3/5
By Cad prpl
This app has accurate translations. However, if I use it too long, it won't display the synonym page for spanish words. I have tried restarting the app and that does not solve the problem. Please fix, it's very annoying!
Doesn't always work 3/5
Recently it's only been letting me search in one language. Fix please!
Decent, bug 2/5
Decent but it needs more native app and less web content.
***Bug alert: won't let me scroll down sometimes to bottom of screen. Please fix.***
No better dictionary out there! 5/5
I've long used the web version of word-reference as it always has the most accurate and comprehensive translations for all the languages I use. Glad to have the app now. I have not experienced any of the aforementioned glitches. Thanks for the great tool.
Best translation 5/5
The only online dictionary I'm allowed to use for my language class. Translations are as close as it gets
Truest Translations 5/5
Not much in terms of layout, but if all you want is a reliable translation, this is as good as it gets.
Where are the example sentences? 1/5
I love your website, partly because of the contextualized example sentences; however, unlike the website, this app has nearly only English examples when I need Spanish examples. Can this be fixed?
iPad Multitasking Not Working; iPhone 6+ Optimization Gone 1/5
The most recent update mentions adding multitasking support for the iPad, which is extremely appreciated; however, it does not appear to be working as the app does not appear in the multitasking app list nor can split screen be enabled while the app is open
Edit: Just realized the optimization for iPhone 6 (Plus) and newer devices was removed as well with this update, which makes the app once again look blown up and blurry on them
Additional note: a very blurry version of the app icon also fills up the screen upon opening the app on iPad. Not sure if that is an app bug or an iOS bug
Horrible interface look.
It does even look blurry.
Where's the iPhone 6 Optimization? 1/5
The Optimization for iPhone 6 was just taken away. I am confused and disappointed that wordreference would do that for no reason.
Wrong language 1/5
I wanted French and it gave me Spanish, and no way to change it.
It is okay. 4/5
Very helpful for french studies. One small issue tho: sometimes after I type in and choose the word, the suggestions don't go away and that's kinda annoying.
Amazing app 5/5
Great, easy to use. Amazing for students.
Literally trash 1/5
My Spanish teacher encouraged me to get it so I don't like it because it's educational....
Excelente and accurate app. 5/5
It's an amazing tool for every person learning any language.
Great app 4/5
Helps me out so much!
Best translation software ! 5/5
I love this app!
One Of The Best Apps for Language Learners/Scholars 5/5
As a French student and educator, I can certainly vouch for this app! Not only is it accurate and reliable, but it also shows conjugation tables for verbs, and the meaning of phrases that the searched words are often used in in that language. If you are looking for a great digital bilingual dictionary for many different languages, this is the app to buy (for free!).
Word reference 5/5
Way better than google translate
The WR app has always been a little difficult to navigate due to the very small links and occasional bugginess of the search menu, but the newest update is noticeably glitchy. Graphics are wonky. Needs some fixing.
Was a 5-star app: Please bring back word prefill suggestions(!) 3/5
This is an outstanding app, really – unfortunately it is made much less useful for non-native speakers because of the removal of the word pre-fill suggestion typing entry box.
Please bring this back and return to five-star status.
New version is a disaster on iPhone 6+ 2/5
By Arthur Bucco
This is an EXCELLENT resource. However, the latest version (which claims to have fixed a sizing issue with iPhone 6) makes the text size extremely small on iPhone 6+, and — worst of all — the search/look-up feature no longer provides autocompletion. This was an essential help while trying to figure out the spelling of foreign words on our phones. Please bring it back.
Great dictionary 4/5
By Haider allawi
It's really useful and great app but you really need to develop it's content anyway good job
I Hate It! 1/5
By Hate this BS
This app is horrible because it does not allow you to look up whole phrases only individual words which is annoying because phrases are not exactly word for word in the other languages like they are in English.
Love wordreference but the app is glitchy 2/5
App frequently freezes or gets stuck in the menu. After downloading the latest update, the auto fill drop down menu no longer works. Please fix this!!!!!!!!!!
Looks good, but... 2/5
It looks good on my 6S Plus, but the suggestions don't work anymore. You start typing and you can see that it's "trying" to give you suggestions, but the drop down that would normally appear is messed up.
GREAT! so relieved! 5/5
SO HAPPY THE APP IS BACK.
WordReference is hands down the best multilingual dictionary app. I couldn't live without it! Great job on the recent updates. I really enjoy having the app resize to fit the screen on the iPhone 6 Plus. One suggestion: I would definitely pay to remove adds—both on the app and on the full site.
Please! If you want 5 stars… 4/5
By Mel MacSmiley
Please give us an ad-free option!!!
Great Great Great 5/5
Very helpful. Very navigable. I always have it out when perfecting my Spanish. It offers multiple languages. It's free, so please try it and see for yourself what a great tool it is.
Muy util y 5/5
Practico fácil al usarlo thank you
Works great for me. 5/5
I'm a Spanish-English interpreter and this app is awesome to use
Desktop version so much better 2/5
WordReference as a service is amazing -- I couldn't survive school without it. The mobile app, though, is clunky and inefficient. It looks like the desktop version spit through an algorithm to make it fit into mobile, but I think it would be better with a total redesign dedicated to mobile.
do improvment at save word by user name and chick quality of it it has hard to work at it and not useful
I like it 5/5
Never had an issue with it. This app is super useful to me.
I really like this application; only one thing; it's almost impossible to scroll on the latest version for my iPhone 6. Hopefully the next upgrade will correct this. Otherwise it would have been rated 5 stars.
Doesn't work 1/5
Doesn't work at all
Best Spanish-English app I've used 5/5
I study Spanish as my college major (and as a non-native speaker) and am very happy with this app and have used it for years. It is a quick reference for when I come across an unfamiliar word, especially for trivial, random vocab that varies between Hispanic countries. I'm glad that it shows multiple possible translations for words as they often depend on context, as well as example sentences for them. If you are looking to learn verb conjugations however, (as I am not) I would look for another app to download to have on your phone along with this one such as Spanish Dict. I love that on this app slang and dialect-specific words can easily be searched on online forums by another few clicks, this is especially helpful in understand Mexican conversation which is heavy in words you wouldn't find in a standard Spanish dictionary. Some are even in the dictionary and include the country of origin, which is very helpful for me. I will soon be a graduate student to teach Spanish in the near future and write this review only to express my gratitude. Creators, please keep up the great work expanding and perfecting this impressive pocket dictionary. 5 stars. Gracias por su ayuda en mis estudios
Long time web user disappointed 1/5
WordReference has had an excellent website for years. I'd gladly pay for an app that even reflected the approach used in that web design and content. While I realize an app can't do everything a desktop can, we have come a long way. Some things about this are just not even intuitive. Like if I want to translate the English of "where" to the Russian of the word, I can see it... But the listen function plays the audio of how to pronounce only the English. Users are going back and forth presumably to gain knowledge of another language so there should be an easy way to link to the one you are looking up and hear it. I need this and can't make it work. Hopefully that's just me being inept. I really loved the website for years and would like a more robust and functionally suitable app. I'd pay for it.
Wasted my time and money 1/5
Works perfect for me, I am using this app everyday in the school. It help me to improve my vocabulary. It's just perfect
Swiss Knife for Polyglots 5/5
I speak many languages, and use this software on my iPad. Just love how fast I can switch between languages without losing my place in the newspaper that I am reading.
Love this app! 5/5
Far and away my favorite translation dictionary! The app includes everything from the website, and the interface is easy to get the hang of. I recommend this app to all my students who are using subpar translation dictionaries.