45 Langenscheidt dictionaries for 13 languages available for in-app purchase
Full wordlist and 100 sample translations of each dictionary to preview before buying
The app allows a quick and easy navigation and for you to try out any of the 45 Langenscheidt dictionaries. Experience the most advanced search, learning and translation features. In order to take full advantage of your digital dictionary, we recommend the purchase of an upper-level Standard, Professional or Expert series dictionary.

Search and translate features:

• Search through dictionary headwords.
• Fulltext search mode – includes examples of how to use a word.
• List of similar words in case of misspelling.
• Wildcard Search if you are not sure about exact spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the letters you are unsure about.
• The Morphology module can translate words in any grammatical form (for English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries only).
• Look up any desired word without leaving that application.
• Search through Favorites.
• Search history - all looked up and viewed words/phrases are saved in the History.

Learning features:

• Audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers (available for English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages).
• Irregular verbs.
• Word forms.

Interface features:

• Quick access to virtual keyboard.
• Synchronization of dictionary language with the keyboard input source.
• Favorites - to quickly access frequently searched words.
• Enlarge or reduce font size for your comfort.

Dictionary compatibility: Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and higher, including the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

About Langenscheidt Publishing Group

The Langenscheidt Publishing Group is best known for its area of core competence: dictionaries and language learning material in various formats and on several media. Langenscheidt sets the highest editorial and production standards for all the products it publishes. The corporate logo, a blue “L” on a yellow background, is instantly recognized by many people all over the world.

What’s New

Version 8.7.510

Minor bugs fixed

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Naked524 ,

What a 'FREE' app

At the first sight I already doubt how can a langenscheidt dictionary be free, but still i thought it would be maybe a short term discount. So I downloaded it, wondering if it will be the same quality like always from Langenscheidt. And then I was totally disappinted. The embedded dictionary, so-called expert dictionary, doesn't even cover some basic words. And of course to activate the fully functionable dictionary you will have to purchase the €89 dictionary. Not useful app at all if you want to get a free and good dictionary. Well, I mean there is seldom such thing, therefore one start more than necessary. But very lame UI by the way.

Newtonian2 ,

Lost dictionary

Two years ago I purchased the $80 "Expert" dictionary. While it was (emphasis on WAS) a superb product it has now gone missing after an upgrade of the Langenscheidt app, which serves as little more than a device for selecting and purchasing dictionaries (think about the implications of this: since any purchases of dictionaries are conducted outside the Mac app store, the dictionary itself will not be backed up on the app store — all that can be recovered in the greatly limited demo dictionary). I've submitted a help request (including the original receipt) on the "hotline", but have yet to get a response. While I am still hoping I will (eventually) get a response, the entire experience has left me decidedly leery of the company.

Levo Dextro ,

Purchased dictionaries not showing

I purchased a dictionary for $20, but it is nowhere to be found. I have dug around in menus, restarted the app, etc.,etc. and still my purchased dictionary is not available. The “in app” purchase mechanism seems to be badly broken.

Developer Response ,

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Langenscheidt GmbH & Co. KG
87.7 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Slowenisch <-> Deutsch Essential Langenscheidt Wörterbuch $9.99
  2. Ungarisch <-> Deutsch Essential Langenscheidt Wörterbuch $9.99
  3. Japanisch <-> Deutsch Essential Langenscheidt Wörterbuch $11.99


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