Hans Wehr 4+

Arabic Almanac

Omar Jahangir

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 769 Ratings
    • Free



Arabic Almanac is a digital version of the famous Hans Wehr dictionary. You can search through the dictionary by using the root letter of the word and the app will display the corresponding page from the Hans Wehr dictionary.

This app was developed to aid students of the Arabic Language in their noble pursuit. The app will remove the need of carrying around a bulky dictionary and replace it with the convenience of your smartphone. Now you have access to all the same information, but at the comfort of your fingertips.

The dictionary can be searched using an Arabic keyboard, or if you do not have an Arabic keyboard the dictionary can be searched using Roman (English) letters which have an Arabic equivalent.

Feel free to add any comments/improvements by emailing arabic.almanac@gmail.com

This app could not have been made without the immense contribution from E.Taal and U.Iqbal and A.Chaudhry. I pray that Allah (swt) reward them and their families for their contribution to this app.

Please also remember this developer, his family, and indeed the entire Ummah in your duas.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Salaams All,

Thank you for all your emails and feedback regarding the new digitised layout of the Hans Wehr app.
This update will revert back to the original, image based version due to some missing words in the previous update.

Do accept my sincerest of apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Please email arabic.almanac@gmail.com for any comments/suggestions/feedback regarding the app, as well as any useful features you'd like to see.

JazakhaAllah khair

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
769 Ratings

769 Ratings

JohnnyIsk ,

Love the Hans Wehr app

I can’t believe I’m just discovering that this exists as an app. Of course I’ve run through a million Hans Wehrs in my life and I love having the book. But for being on the road or whatever, this is a lifesaver.
The app functions brilliantly so long as you know how to use HW as a book. That is to say you have to have been taught the roots and forms well enough to understand how to look words up and understand what the results are. But that’s a (good) feature of HW not a bug. The app faithfully reproduced the most important modern Arabic-English dictionary.
Thanks for doing this.

al-'Izz al-'Abd ,

Tremendously useful app

This app is just was I was looking for. Flipping through a PDF copy of Hans Wehr on my phone can be quite cumbersome. The search function makes finding the definition you are looking for very simple. The text is clearly scanned from the book, but the writing is very clear and easy to read. The search function actually allows you to find a definition with the phone faster than you could with a book. I definitely recommend this app for all Hans Wehr users.

SamsunRo ,

Thank you

I graduated from university 7 years ago and studied in Jordan 8 years ago. At that time we all had to travel with our bully green Hans Wehr dictionaries. I recently started studying Arabic again and couldnt find my old copy. Im so happy this is available on an app now so I dont have to worry about buying a new copy or finding my old one. Thank you!

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