ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary is a perfect tool for quick, easy and accurate offline translation of words and phrases!

Free access to 6 dictionaries for 7 languages included! Download them after installation right from within the app! Over 110 additional premium dictionaries for 20 languages including explanatory, thematic, economic, law, etc. are available for In-App Purchase. ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary works offline – it will become an indispensable tool for traveling, working or studying. The app helps to get a translation or an exhaustive interpretation of the word at any time.

Key Features:
WORKS OFFLINE: just download all desired dictionaries and use them when you need it.
PHOTO-TRANSLATION (iPhone only): recognition and translation of words from the mobile device’s camera or from images on your phone. To translate a word just tap it on the image. Translation into any language other than Chinese and Kazakh is possible.
FLASHCARDS for effective learning of words (with synchronization of flashcards between devices).
TRANSLATION of words and phrases FROM OTHER APPS. You can use one of the following methods:
• adjust translation via the clipboard,
• use dialog “Share with…”
• use drag-and-drop function (iPad only).
WORK WITH TWO APPS AT ONCE in Split view / Slide over mode (iPad only).
On the “INFLECTED FORMS” tab, you can quickly see declension of nouns, conjugation of verbs, etc.
CONVENIENT WORK WITH SEVERAL DICTIONARIES AT THE SAME TIME: a general words list, a combined dictionary card.
DICTIONARY ENTRY CONTAINS DETAILED INFORMATION about words, including translation alternatives, word usage examples, phonetic transcriptions, inflected forms of words and native audio pronunciation (in some dictionaries).
USEFUL FEATURES that help you to save your time:
• hypertext - instant translation of any word found in the dictionary entries with just a single tap,
• hints (auto-complete) for speed search for a word or phrase,
• search for words in any grammatical form,
• search history allows quickly look through last 100 translations,
• you can use purchased dictionaries on another device (with the same Apple Id).
Once you install ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary, you can download 6 BASIC DICTIONARIES FOR 7 LANGUAGES FOR FREE:
• Russian ‹-› English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
• Latin -› Russian

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary contains over 110 dictionaries for 20 languages: Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Kazakh, Latin, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Tech support:

What’s New

Version 4.4.2

Hi Lingvo friends!

Happy to inform you that by the beginning of the school year, we've done work on the mistakes!

CHANGES of 4.4:
- Fixed issue of missing several characters at the end of long articles in some dictionaries (for example, CollinsCobuild (En-En)).
- Improved dictionary sets' descriptions on the Store screen: every dictionary has now an indicator if it's installed or not. If you have purchased some dictionaries contained at the set, you can decide which dictionary set is a bargain for you.
- Improved sorting on the Store screen.
- Improved filtering by default on the Store screen.
- Reduced installation package by 20 Mb.
- In 4.4.1: Fixed several minor visual bugs.
- In 4.4.2: Fixed an issue with copying the text of the article.

We hope you like this update and will find time to leave a review on our Lingvo App Store page. In case of any issues don’t hesitate to place your questions to our technical support

Always with you,
ABBYY Lingvo Team

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Benny Moyhan ,

Perfect for English - Russian - Best Product Hands Down

I’ve used this app for the better part of the last decade, and it’s taken me from my first steps into Russian to near-native fluency. I recommend this dictionary to all my students who are serious about learning the language because the significant cost inevitably pays for itself multiple times over. (If you’re still dabbling, stick to the free offerings for awhile before investing further.) This app was my crutch when learning to read poetry and prose, and I’m so thankful for it.

Aside from the excellent Russian-English dictionaries, there are a couple very comprehensive Russian-Russian explanatory dictionaries that I wholeheartedly recommend as well. (If you add more of these, I will buy them!) There are thankfully no monthly service or subscription fees, which is a worrying rare benefit for apps as nice as this one. And, besides the overly long stretch of time that took to update for iPhone X models, the app support has been great. I can not vouch for the support of other languages, but if you are a committed English-speaking student of Russian (or vice versa) then this app is bordering on indispensable.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Benny Moyhan! We're glad that you like the app. We'll get better for you. Thanks for being with us, ABBYY Lingvo team.

cmberea ,

Outstanding And Versatile Tool

I purchased this app in spring 2011. I have used it at least several times a week, if not many times a day since. I work primarily with English-Ukrainian, but have also needed Russian, Slovak, and Hungarian at times. In Ukrainian I use the basic, explanatory, and pronunciation dictionaries. I lived in Ukraine for four months and this thing was the single most valuable tool I brought. It works really well, has tons of useful info, and almost never crashes.

Update: 2017
I have used this almost daily for six years. Awesome product!

Dave McA ,

The free Russian English alone is first-class

So far I use only the free Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary.

And it is marvelous... far richer than the expensive Oxford version. It includes copious example sentences.

I am extremely happy with this app and now use it as my primary Russian dictionary.

One suggestion for improvement, since English speakers learning Russian are also users: the stress marks of Russian words should be shown. This is vital for foreigners whose native language is not Russian. Most dictionaries have this.

One further note: i own some other ABBY apps and all of them are very good.

Developer Response ,

Dave, Thank you for your valuable suggestions and a high evaluation of our work! All the best, ABBYY Lingvo Team

In-App Purchases

Russian dictionaries
for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Advanced Set
English-Russian dictionaries
Upper-intermediate Set
English-Russian dictionaries
Intermediate Set
English-Russian dictionaries
Collins Cobuild Advanced
Learner’s English Dictionary
Lingvo Russian-English
Famous classical dictionary by ABBYY

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