Get definitions for words in 16 languages and boost your language learning efforts with flashcards exported to AnkiMobile.

The language data comes from Wiktionary, a project which aims to describe all words of all languages in English. In one single application, multiple languages can be installed, currently there are 16 languages, but with over 4200 languages in the Wiktionary project there is ample opportunity to include more in future releases.

Etymologies help to make connections between new and already familiar words in any language installed, and example sentences show words and phrases from everyday usage.

To facilitate faster language learning your search history is available locally and fully searchable. If you use AnkiMobile you can export flashcards directly from an entry.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

- Display and search by transliteration (Korean/Russian)
- Improved headword display (macrons, gender), IPA preview
- Automatic pasteboard search (enable first in Settings)
- Updated all dictionaries, added new Cymraeg (Welsh) dictionary
- Design tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Zitsu14 ,

Your project is amazing

Your project is amazing don’t be unmotivated because of the success of the other futile apps and games .
Thank you very much for your wonderful efforts, adding the Russian transliteration is just absolutely great, very few people would have thought about doing you’ve accomplished, the app is very neat, and the offline use is indispensable, I would really appreciate if you can add Persian, as it’s much less researched and less resourced than the other languages, that’s besides me being already engaged in Iranian languages research as it can offer a great deal of benefit to the Indo-European languages in general.
Again, Thank you very much!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, I'll have a look at adding Persian. I like the idea of supporting less resourced languages in general.

Ntg44580 ,

Way better than all other dictionary apps I’ve tried

I’ve tried for years to find a good dictionary app - without annoying ads and unnecessary “features,” lightweight and quick to load and navigate - and believe this is it.

I like to look up every word I don’t recognize in my reading, and often need archaic usages. Motî makes it easy to find alternative definitions and etymologies with its minimalist display.

I appreciate that when you go back to the search page from an entry, the keyboard comes up automatically, ready for another search - no extra taps here. I can’t believe other dictionary apps haven’t made simple UI improvements like this.

Love it - thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review and nice words! A similar, but unsuccessful search for a good dictionary app is how this project started.

JustCritic ,


[27Oct2019] Nicely designed, and smart enough to reach out to other online resources when necessary, motî has become my main, go-to dictionary app.

One small flaw: sometimes, the etymology paragraph (or whatever paragraph appears last on a page) is truncated mid-sentence, as if it didn’t load properly. Can this be fixed soon, please?

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review! Long etymologies get shortened but can be expanded with the colored triangle on the right. Hope this solves your issue.

App Privacy

The developer, Jan Berkel, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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