Larousse is one of the world leaders in dictionaries.
This application by Larousse allows the user to consult one of the most important French dictionaries on the market today.
Whether it is to check a spelling or conjugation, or to find a definition, synonym or quote, this dictionary meets all your daily needs.
•A dictionary of 90,000 words and abbreviations
•More than 135,000 definitions, with every nuance of meaning
•Etymology and detailed notes clarify the use of a word in a phrase to ensure it is always correctly employed
•140,000 synonyms, homonyms and antonyms
•34,000 phrases and locutions
•9,000 quotes by French and foreign authors
•6,000 useful entries to avoid common language pitfalls (spelling, grammar, pronunciation, tricky conjugations, nuances of meaning, good usage…)
In addition: conjugation of every French verb, in every tense and mood.
Quick and accessible at any moment, you can install the application on your iPhone or iPod Touch, even without an internet connection.
Larousse Mobile, a whole library in your pocket!
Attention: this title is a monolingual dictionary, being in French exclusively.
Please note: this dictionary is a specialist language dictionary and does not include proper nouns.
Hypertext bug on iOS12 fixed
Ratings and Reviews
My most used app on my iPhone
This is a fantastic & easily-accessed reference for any person with a working knowledge of French. I’ve had this app since it first came out so it’s paid for itself many times over. Highest recommendation.
Stop translating in your head and start thinking directly in the language.
This is a fantastic dictionary with a huge number of entries. Just be aware that the Larousse is French-French only and consequently best suited for advanced students of the language. In addition to the definitions, the Larousse provides idiomatic expressions (e.g. if you look up 'faire' you will also find "s'en faire," "se faire," etc., which is incredibly helpful), synonyms, usage notes (difficultés), word origins, and, where applicable, quotations containing the word you're looking up. Finding words is easy even if you don't know the exact spelling, as the app offers a list of possible matches as soon as you begin typing a few letters in the search field. A truly amazing plus is that this list will include reflexive forms, which can differ greatly in meaning, so once you look for 'facher,' the dictionary will list 'se facher' as a separate entry. For every verb, full conjugation tables in all tenses are also included. Whether you're reading Charlie Hebdo or Maupassant, you will find every word you need here. If you don't, chances are it's either misspelled in your source or a recent neologism. Internet access is required for the pronunciations, but if you are at the level where a monolingual dictionary is useful to you, chances are you no longer need them all that often. All other features are available off-line. An incredibly deep resource for only a few bucks more than your average app.
Not what I expected
Bad UI (too much graphics and bad sizes) and no option for offline pronunciation.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.