Norstedts Pocket English Dictionary is perfect when you need a basic vocabulary with easy-to-find translations.

The dictionary covers modern general language, words and phrases, with special emphasis on the needs of travellers. It contains 32,000 headwords and phrases. If you need a more extensive English dictionary we would recommend Norstedts English Dictionary Pro (276,000 words and phrases).

The app works off-line, which means that you don’t need to be connected to the Internet once the app is downloaded. Ideal for travellers!

As a help to non-Swedish speaking users, you will find Swedish nouns with their inflected forms in the Swedish-English section of the dictionary.

As a complement, there is also a very useful section on phrases for different situations, like expressing your thanks or dining out. For Swedish users there are sections on English grammar and pronunciation, and for English users there are corresponding sections (in English) on Swedish grammar and pronunciation.

It’s easy to find your way around with the digital map included.

Would you like to test your English and enlarge your vocabulary? You can try the word quiz included here for Swedish to English and English to Swedish.

The dictionary has been developed by Norstedts, the well-known Swedish publishers with a long tradition of quality dictionary publishing.

What’s New

Version 1.7.7

- Fixes a iPad crash problem on iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

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jellybreadracer ,

Was Pretty Good, Unusable after iOS 8

Since updating, I haven’t been able to use this nor the professional app: Look up a word and you get a random word on the Swedish side of the app. Example: look up “ord”, the english ‘translation’ is: “off-hand”. Virtually word is similarly wrong.

Bilingual3 ,

Good electronic version of their pocket dictionary

I spent my first few years in the United States, the next twenty-five in Sweden, and then moved back to the US. I used the paper version of this pocket dictionary for many years (back when there were no PDAs, smartphones or tablets). I am glad that I can now read this book on my iPhone!
Pros: easy to use and understand, both when I know a word in Swedish but not English, and when I need to translate a word from English to Swedish.
Cons: limited vocabulary and limited translations. This is a pocket dictionary, after all!

Philippe331 ,

Good dictionary but could be better

I really like the quiz and grammar features but what this dictionary lacks is phonetic transcription IPA for Swedish words; I have to use Collins Mini Gem Swedish-English audio dictionary because this app doesn't have IPA in Swedish while it does so in English. Additionally it needs more example sentences in Swedish, parts of speech, and semantic usage help. You should also be able to click and search on any word. There really isn't a complete dictionary for Swedish out there so I hope they improve this one.


NE Nationalencyklopedin AB
13.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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