Working Again (was Broken Again) 4/5
FURTHER UPDATE 6/15/2018: Deleted and reinstalled the app, and it seems to be working again. Annoying.
UPDATE 6/15/2018: The app simply does nothing. You enter a term and click search and nothing happens.
UPDATE 12/26/2015: This app is working properly again because the developers have killed the broken update and reverted to the older version that works well and everyone likes.
I hope they stay with this current interface because nobody liked the changes they were trying to introduce in the new version. The changes made the app much less convenient to use and required a lot of wasted effort to keep selecting the same things over and over. Leave well enough alone!
UPDATE 12/12/2015: This app is not compatible with the latest iOS version and crashes.
This used to be a decent app, but the developers have completely broken it. You can't search for any words, because AFTER EACH CHARACTER YOU TYPE an alert comes up saying "internet connection required." Never mind that you're on wi-fi and have several bars of 4G data connectivity. By the time you finish canceling this spurious warning after typing each character, the app has decided to change languages and you're hosed.
The developers claim to have fixed this bug in the last update, but they didn't. They need to let us revert to the last working version, and quit messing with things they don't understand.
UPDATE: Now the developers themselves are saying "don't download this update -- it's defective." Thanks a lot, clowns -- my iPhone installed the update automatically. I only found out when I discovered the formerly working app was COMPLETELY NONFUNCTIONAL!
Just outstanding by far!
Great App! 5/5
This app is so helpful when studying for my tests. You can basically find any language and get accurate translation. I totally recommend this app!
Ruined a beautiful app 1/5
The program as “improved“ no longer functions at least half the time. It’s clumsy, it doesn’t give us much information as it used to, and the invitation to their advertisement is right where you would tap a second time
when the first time doesn’t work, which is usually. (Fortunately, Google seems able to eliminate the ads for you, but of course you have to discover that for yourself.)
Furthermore, the top quarter of the screen is taken up with nothing More important then the language being used and the word being sought – huge waste of small screen space; trying to scroll down to the rest of the definitions is impossible because - at least on my phone - the screen keeps bouncing back up. Also, I miss the quote also found with“ list that gives me a sense of the texture and color of the word I’m looking up. I’m going to dig out my old iPhone 4 with the old word reference and use that - It was nimble, efficient, and a joy to use. This so-called update is clumsy, unreliable, and often useless, especially when the screen is taken up with definitions of the verb form and the nominative or adjectival forms are too far down to scroll up (see above bouncing effect).. I wish I could give it no stars. I don’t have the study time to waste on trying to get this thing to work for me. Seeing complaints from two (even four) years ago shows you’ve been somewhat responsive to users, but you still haven’t come up with what you had. Not updating my IOS for quite some time was solely because I feared why might be done to an app I loved. Loved! I guess I was right.
The new version seems to get stuck on the word and when another word is put in the window it stays with the Other word. It seems impossible to get it to move to the word One wants. This is very frustrating. One Way out is to switch the languages, so that it pretends the Italian word is English and then translate it back into Italian and I get the definition. OMG. RIP, WordReference.
A little clunky in terms of the design 3/5
It goes slow at times and the design isn't very efficient
No way back 2/5
Wonderful until there was no way to navigate back to the home setting. Unusable now.
Incredibly Useful 4/5
Love using this app in my studies. I’d love if the landscape mode was usable, though the rest of the app is still great!
Très utile 4/5
By Mel MacSmiley
I use this app a lot, along with Reverso Context. Recordings of pronunciations from different regions are fascinating, as well.
Please provide an option for removing ads. Thank you.
The Best Language App 5/5
By RR in Padova
The most comprehensive language tool with both translation and conjugation capabilities. In translating words it give multiple uses and interpretations as well as examples in sentences. Verb conjugation is complete showing all tenses , modes and voices.
This is an indispensable tool for the serious language learner.
Love the website - the app ugh! 2/5
Amazingly non-user friendly. Cannot get past entering a word and there is no aid to figuring out how to rectify the situation. Needs lots of help...
Excellent APP 5/5
By И усе е баы
The best dictionary APP available
Best app ever 5/5
By oz latino
I’ve been using this app for about 5 years. No regrets. Best app ever. I even use this app for business reasons.
It’s even better than I remember! 5/5
By Luke Ramacier
I really like the application feature that allows you to save favorited dictionaries.
Me gusta mucho el herramienta del applicatión que permite a guardar los diccionarios que usas lo más a menudo.
By 3mtkom tahani
1 bug to report: when in the forum and I click the back button to return to the dictionary definitions, it doesn’t allow one to go back.
Please fix/add this capability.
Important yet behind 1/5
Wordreference in general is a staple. Their app on the other hand, lacks an update UI. It is difficult to translate and search possible options. Makes me wonder if any of the developers is the app themselves.
They off a great service with a strong community. Organizing and presenting is lacking, heavily.
U need to have sound 2/5
You need to have sound
Impresionante/مثير للإعجاب/Beeindruckend 5/5
I absolutely love this app!!! It has truly assisted me to continue my exposure and learning of many foreign languages. Thank you Word Reference!🤗 😇
Brilliant app 5/5
It's really helpful and brilliant app.
we are looking forward to adding more useful features soon .
Amazing app! 5/5
Word Reference is incredible - no more paper dictionaries to pack around. I can search a word in Italian or easily switch to English. It gives definitions with sample sentences in both languages; has a section for compound forms of the word, including idiomatic usage; and gives verb conjugation, among other features. It is also my go-to English dictionary. Can’t say enough good things about this app!
So helpful! 5/5
This is not a translator for long sentences, but the translations for individual terms and words are incredibly helpful. Many translations include the words in a sentence, and often with the same sentence in English so you can see how the word is used and exactly what the sentence with the word means. It also includes the multiple different Spanish words for a single English word, so you can see the multiple words for multiple contexts. A really amazing language tool.
So far it is an excellent app 4/5
I like very much English collocations good point for learners of English although we need more collocations I would like to tap over any word and can know its translation to Spanish... Gracias un montón
Chinese dictionary 5/5
Please add pinyin for all the mandarin entries. Otherwise, great app.
Really useful app. 5/5
I use it for italian. It shows phonetics, meaning, translations, conjugation ...
By bella fakhoury
Wont let me switch the language to french from Spanish no option to switch them
App has been acting out for a while 1/5
I love word reference but since I don't know when, this app has been doodoo. I really liked it when it used to work. I'm wondering if I'm the only one experiencing non responsive tapping on the search button. When I'm trying to find words this app really does nothing.
More languages 4/5
By Phi Walker
Please make a Vietnamese version too
Love it! 5/5
Ample vocabulary, including both words and meanings common in the vernacular of various Spanish-speaking countries. Easy to navigate too!
Not quite as good at translating words found in 18th & 19th century Spanish literature that are no longer in use today.
By el basurero
Best dictionary 👍🏻👍🏻
A delight 5/5
This is so much better than quick look-up apps. You get the connotations and subtler meanings.
Life saver 5/5
By Chiquito 1st
I stopped carrying paper dictionaries with me. Ever since I found word reference I don't have the need to carry paper dictionaries with me. I'm currently studying Italian and Portuguese and word reference has made my life easier.. great job WR...!
I love it! But it could use... 5/5
This is my absolute go-to dictionary and I require that my students use it instead of Google translate.
I love that I can "favorite" certain terms, but how nice would it be if we could make those into flash cards, or make it so you can easily create a file that could be transferred to Quizlet?
Is the best dictionary 5/5
I enjoy the language using WordReference, is so good, I use the app everyday and is so useful. I love it.
Missing a popular translation 3/5
I've studied all the Latin-based Romance languages; but, where is the Italian to English translation???
The best foreign language dictionary app! 5/5
And it's even free! I'd pay $$ for it, it's that good. Please add Hungarian!:)
By Studente Italiano
It is the most useful and complete bilingual dictionary I have used so far. I recommend it to all my fellow students of foreign language.
Great app, very useful 5/5
By Rahim C
I use it daily, it allows you to save your favorite words which is great for learning and helps you remember or reference the words whenever needed.
Best dictionary app 5/5
I only gave this five stars because I couldn't give it six. I use wordreference every day (both the app and the website) and I don't know what I would do without it.
Early Advanced Spanish Speaker 4/5
Best translator there is.
Excellent reference 5/5
By The Seller around the corner
Easy to read, easy to understand, easy to use. Right to the point.
Incredibly useful 5/5
Word reference 5/5
I love it and I always use it as my language reference
No Swahili :/ 2/5
I haven't used this app yet, but it will be useless for Swahili. I will try to use it for Arabic. My daughter, who recommended it, uses it for Spanish and Arabic.
Love love love it 5/5
I love this app. It conjugates with voseo, it translates to/from English and spanish and so much more. It easy to use too.
I can't say enough about this app.
Wordreference is amazing but app needs improvement 4/5
The dictionary itself is wonderful. Much better than SpanishDict. It includes expressions, idioms and even hard to translate phrasal verbs. I will be deleting the app, however, because it requires internet and is not very user friendly. I've purchased another similar app that doesn't require internet.
Use everyday 4/5
I use this app to accompany reading texts in French every day. I love it! After such frequent use (literally years) my only suggestions is automatically deleting the previously searched word from the search bar, instead of having to hit the tiny x in the corner. That or make the x larger. Or delete the text in the search bar simply by tapping in the search bar text box. Just something I feel would make it a little quicker to use. Thanks for making such a great app!!!
Navigation takes a hit. 4/5
It used to be easier to switch back and forth between favorites and translations. Now you must select the dictionary that you want in order to return to the translations. When using more than one dictionary (e.g. English-Italian and English-French), this process takes an extra step and can be tedious.
There are stars located in two places at the top of the translation page for identifying favorite words and dictionaries. It's not clear what each of these stars does.
Spanish teacher/ native English speaker 5/5
By Joey roqs
I love Wordreference! It has only improved over the years. I care about the nuance and etymology of words, and I find that here. Whenever I have any questions, doubts, or need for clarification even on the most nuanced meanings of words, I find the answers here or in the forums. Reverse look-up is a great feature, as is full verb conjugation with irregularities highlighted. I have never waited very long for a reply to a question in the forums. The only reason for me to have any other dictionary is for a moment when I am without wifi, otherwise it's Wordreference every time. I also ask my students to install it.
It's ok. That's it. It's ok. 3/5
It works. Kind of clunky.
By Jhon joset
I like me very much