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Over 110,000 translations • Conjugates thousands of German and English verbs • Hundreds of usage notes and examples • No internet connection required Carry a dependable German and English reference everywhere you go with the Collins Pro German-English Translation Dictionary. This app contains dictionary data from HarperCollins in our popular Ultralingua interface. Use our verb conjugation tool to find complete conjugations of thousands of verbs in all standard forms, and the number translator to convert numerals into German or English text instantly. DICTIONARY: • Over 85,000 entries with 110,000 translations • Text-to-speech support lets you listen to the pronunciation of words and phrases • Noun genders • Slang, technical language, and regional differences in spelling and usage • Hundreds of usage notes about troublesome constructions • Smart search results in case you misspell or mistype • Search-as-you-go displays words and narrows your selection as you type VERBS: • Conjugations for thousands of German and English verbs • Includes all standard tenses and forms • Smart search finds infinitives and catches misspellings • Must-have reference tool for any student or language professional • On iPhone/iPod touch, conjugate a verb from the dictionary results by tapping it MORE: • Translate numerals into German and English text with the number tool • Language swapper button to switch from German-English to English-German • Tap the history button to view the 50 most recent dictionary definitions, verb conjugations, and more in one place. Sort the list alphabetically or by date, and choose to clear the list completely or delete one entry at a time. • No internet connection required • Change your device settings to view the app display in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or German REVIEWS: "An excellent practical dictionary for the student or traveler!" -User review "I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. This app compresses 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet." -User review "Love it! - Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be!" -User review View our reviews below to see why users love this app, and remember to let us know what you think! This universal app will run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you can purchase it once and load it onto all your devices. The iPad and iPhone/iPod touch versions look and behave differently to give you a great experience on every device you own. The interface will change, but you’ll always have the same outstanding language data and tools inside. Dictionaries are available from Ultralingua for many languages, including combinations of English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and more. See what else we have to offer by searching for Ultralingua in the App Store. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for app news, language learning tips, and more: http://www.twitter.com/ultralingua http://on.fb.me/ifI8Hy
What happened to the old icon?
by Sphinx711 on 2018/08/09 14:07
I don’t understand the new icon. Please bring back the original one! Otherwise: Best English-German Dictionary
Update Delayed
by Kamotie on 2018/07/03 16:55
Please update the software more often!!!
Terrible Product
by learner23145 on 2018/06/30 08:30
After a month, I find this dictionary to be awful. It looks like the developer rushed to release the product without any quality control. The pronunciation is terrible; it sounds like computerized sounds rather than a human speaking. Most words are chopped or spoken robotically too fast, and a very large percentage of the words are spelled rather than spoken. For example, when playing the word “ich”, the app spells “i, c, h” instead of speaking/pronouncing the word. I started creating a list with these instances but stopped because they were too many. The French dictionary was much better, but I do not recomend the German version. I’ll try getting a refund.
Reseńa
by Jscharf1991 on 2018/05/30 23:23
Fascinado con la app ayuda a completar mi vocabulario
Great!
by Terrible Terrie on 2018/05/20 11:30
It is a great dictionary, with many usage examples. It has many words in it that my previous paid dicionary did not. So glad I found it.
Limited
by atinin on 2017/12/16 15:45
I cannot use this app by itself, needs more colloquial expressions. A suggestion: please add the option to write a word instead of just typing. Nevertheless, it still my first go to for translation, especially for verbs and conjugation.
Annoying request to rate
by Emile le sage on 2017/03/12 21:20
Should have been 5 stars, but App will continue to insist on your review
Disrupts audio playback
by skyflier77 on 2017/02/13 19:36
This has been an essential app for me ever since moving to Germany and in general an excellent tool. However, since the last update, opening the app causes any audio currently being played to stop. This is very frustrating and causes me to use other apps instead. I contacted their support over half a year ago and there have been no updates or fixes since then.
Not scholarly
by Rachel of Olde on 2016/12/06 21:16
This dictionary has the advantage of providing verb conjugations, which is helpful for me, who only have a reading knowledge of German. That, however, is not really worth forking over $25. This dictionary fails to provide the kind of diversity of definitions available on a lot of free applications and on free websites. I use Linguee's application in tandem with this application, but Linguee does not provide conjugations or less common noun inflections. You can download multiple language dictionaries through the Linguee app, so I use it for French and Italian as well. For online access, LEO.org and Linguee's website are the most helpful if your goal is to decipher German academic prose.
Worth it!
by Forsaken_One on 2016/08/19 09:11
I was hesitant with only 2 reviews and it costing $25. In hindsight I'm very happy with this purchase. The app runs smoothly (using latest OS on a 6s Plus) and is very slick. It includes everything one needs when learning a new word in German: meaning, conjugation, whether the verb is used with akkusativ or Dativ, as well as examples. I highly recommend this app.
First-rate!
by Shushumushu on 2016/08/14 16:28
Very pleased with this dictionary. I really like the multiple examples of the word's usages under many entries. It is also exhaustive enough for me (in case I cross paths with an old or rare word that isn't in here, I have a free dic with a huge number of entries but no usage examples). The verb conjugations are very comprehensive and useful, and the whole design is clean and satisfactory. Heartily recommended!
Very useful and complete
by Mehran Smart on 2016/06/16 14:47
It can be said one of the best and complete german english dictionary in app store. In this version by adding the conjugation tools by swapping to left, its very useful to learn verbs conjugations easly.
Hm.
by runtyreader on 2015/09/29 12:41
I like this quote a bit, but I wish there was an audio component. German is so strange-sounding, and I want to make sure I capture that strangeness correctly.
This German Dictionary Is Not So Hot
by Rameses 0 on 2015/05/23 21:55
For $25 this should be VERY good. It is barely mediocre. I found this by trying to check a word I thought I knew, Unrat. This occurs in The Blue Angel, the nickname the students give their professor--this is a classic! But this word is NOT in this dictionary. So I got out my paper Collins German dictionary--not unabridged--it had Unrat. I began a side-by-side comparison, and after a couple of dozen extensive tests, I would say this online version has between 2/3 and 70% of the entries of my paper version. For me many of the missing words are important, like Unrat. Whoever did the deleting knows little of German culture. I'm going to try to get my $25 back.
Awesome
by TheDruidCM on 2014/01/26 22:54
I have the French and German dictionary apps from Collins, and both are grear because they will parse words for you, and you can put an inflected word into the search bar, and it will give you the meaning of that form and the dictionary definition of the base form. Very, very helpful for learning a language. I used the French one to read a book; I didn't know French when I started, but can read it fine now,clargely thanks to the Collins dictionary. Highly recommended.
Great app, with one little issue
by YesNoCancel on 2013/11/07 17:04
This is easily the best German dictionary app. A lot of care was put into making the interface clean and intuitive. The only issue is that it's clumsy to close definitions. You open a definition by tapping on the word, but to close you have to click on a little "arrows" button on the other side of the screen. The definitions also stay open forever, so after awhile a bunch of definitions are open. I'd expect them to be closed automatically at some point, like when you open the app.
Good interface & easy to use
by rso544 on 2013/10/26 01:33
Pretty pricey but great on the go dictionary. Far more functional than paper copy. The only better feature might be pronunciation, but not critical for intermediate (and beyond) speakers.
Completely broken
by semanoesis on 2013/10/20 14:33
The new iOS7 update makes all three of my Collins dictionaries crash immediately on launch. That's an investment nearly $100 rendered completely useless. Fix this!
Great when it worked
by K9freund on 2013/10/03 14:34
I loved it when it worked, but now app just crashes. Will update if issue is resolved. Expensive app to have it not work.
Great App
by brandon.flood on 2013/10/02 10:11
Use it almost daily.
iPad flaws
by Fulbrighter on 2013/10/01 17:26
Excellent content, including common phrases. I agree with other reviewers that the fonts and layout are user friendly. I am unable to find the advertised flash card feature and on the iPad the FAQs are cut off after 2-3 lines. Apparently no other help features on the iPad version.
Good updates a missing feature
by Ryan AlGhanemi on 2013/09/16 09:10
Update: The app crushed. I cant simply use it I think I have to delete it and reinstall it. My wish that my favorites won't be deleted. Would kindly synchronize favorites between iOS Devices this way will be more effective. So far the best English German dictionary in iOS I like the new update with ability to save words to favorites and to change the font. Words between Brackets have no "look up" feature only to copy which take more time to find the meaning of the words Please fix it, I'll give you a better evaluation when this is done Please add the feature to freely arrange the Favorites.
Consistently crashed
by FGS1956 on 2013/08/30 02:14
...immediately when opened. App was up-to-date version. Deletion and reinstall of app solved the crash problem. iPhone 5, iOS 6 - latest version
Great app, but need to fix the crash and the favorites
by StrongLiang on 2013/08/19 21:54
Best German dictionary there is. Conjugations, plural, gender are all present and very usable. Most words come with example sentences. Feature wise, I can only nitpick that the favorite list can use a different sorting option. There is no pronunciation, but once you learn a bit of German, it's not a problem really. Having said that, it has happened to me twice that the app would crash on startup. I had to reinstall to get around the problem. If this is solved, this app would be an easy 5 star. Update: There is one other serious performance bug. If you have many favorites (more than 200), the speed & responsiveness of the app become an unbearable drag. Since any serious learner would have many favorites, this is unacceptable. I'm lowering the raring to 3 stars until this is resolved.
Great resource
by Dönerfix on 2013/07/31 01:09
I've used this app for several years now. It's been a great resource. Love the new set up and the conjugation tables are great.
Great
by DeInfinitum on 2013/06/10 08:32
Great update, but after update I couldn't open the app, had to reinstall it. At least it is working now.
What a great update!!
by Ande rey on 2013/06/06 20:47
This new version is great! I love how with each word you can see where the accent falls for good pronunciation. I also really like how the definition comes up immediately without having to click on the definition/conjugation you're looking for. Another great update is the fact that there are no longer the three sections for definition, conjugation and number. It makes things much faster. Also no freezing! This was such a problem for me especially because I need these definitions very quickly. My job requires me to speak several languages all day long, and without these apps me succeeding in my job would not be possible! I have the Spanish, Italian, French, and German apps and thank you so much for each one! They are such a big part of my life!
German Major Essential
by xp22 on 2013/06/03 08:46
Great complete overhaul of application. Definitely recommend for anybody studying German. Strangley, the English word "whereby" is not in the dictionary, but the German word "wobei" is in the dictionary.
Spectacular new version
by aef110 on 2013/05/30 06:45
Wow, the new version is a complete rewrite and it's spectacular. Love the new interface, fonts, menus and speed. Great app!
A great resource
by rhgold53 on 2013/02/22 23:41
iPad rotation bug fixed…thanks! The best dictionary I've ever used with lots and lots of common phrases in both languages. Also it gives you proper prepositions (with case) to go with these examples. Very handy to have all the conjugations too. The iPad UI is much better than that for the iPhone. Despite what one reviewer said, plurals are there (as well as the genitives) as long as you are on the German to English side of the dictionary, although it would be nice if they had also put them on the reverse side.
It's still a great app
by Linguaphone on 2013/02/05 11:26
I use this app probably every hour of my waking life....so it's my top app among scores of apps on all my apple devices. Have found the rotation issue disconcerting, but it's a recent problem and i'm sure the developers will fix it soon ... So let's give them a break!
Great
by GavinInKorea on 2013/01/20 14:52
A dictionary and verb conjugator in one, this saves so much time compared to the paper dictionary I used in college!
cross references not working
by mo[re]vie[w] on 2012/07/17 13:51
some cross references are not working. For example when a German word is tapped for cross referencing, the app switches to the English dictionary and, naturally , does not find the word. (try gelungen to gelingen) The APP seemed to be working better prior to the update.
Meh...
by Eternal76 on 2012/06/01 05:21
I wish I'd bought Ultralingua's cheaper version of this app. I don't feel this one was worth the extra money.
Incredibly useful
by gif32 on 2011/05/25 19:38
Lots of real-world examples, especially of words with multiple meanings. Plus it has every conjugation of every verb in every tense, and all the German plurals and genitives. I wish the conjugations were as easy to access in the iPhone version as on the iPad, but in general the interface is very solid as well.
Updated previous review
by sf_scotty on 2011/05/25 18:46
Found plurals after using for a few weeks. Very happy with app now - but as the comment on my previous review stated, having plurals more accessible would be nice. (Reply from seller of app to my email would have been nice too). Changed review from 1 to 4 stars.... This app does not give plurals for German words. Some words (like "brother" were missing the German word altogether. "Carrot" listed the botanical word, not the common spoken word "die Karotte". Karotte was listed nowhere!!!! I took a chance, but now I'm sorry. iTunes Terms and Conditions say "all sales are final". Apple doesn't even allow a 1-day return policy. Thanks Apple!!!! I will never purchase another app on iTunes.
Vocabulary?
by traumreich on 2011/05/12 16:16
24.99 and it does not have words like "purview"???
Genders of nouns
by Swimdream on 2011/01/09 21:13
Am I missing where the dictionary tells you the gender of the noun? When trying to determine the appropriate article to use, it would be helpful to find this information easily. Also, for $25 could you not include some general grammatical reference charts? The app is way over priced for what you get. Can't believe I'm saying this, but a regular German-English dictionary in book form would be cheaper and more helpful.
Meh
by 537-967 on 2010/09/22 23:12
For 25 bucks I expected a lot more. My biggest complaint is that there is no way to make vocabulary lists. Most all electronic dictionaries have this function and I certainly would like to see it added. At a bare minimum there should be a way to bookmark words. This dictionary only gives you history which is nit enough. Additionally, audible pronunciation should be a feature given this price point. That all words are hyperlinked is nice, but it's not enough to justify the cost. Layout, design and usability are the merits of this app. Please add more features so I don't feel like such a sucker for shelling out $25! Thank you kindly.
Ok but Not worth the cash
by Pablo_max on 2010/05/13 17:42
This program is only OK. I find I Need to restart it several time durring my German classes because it no Longer Open the keyboard. Will not speak the word for you though, which for 25 bucks one would think it should.
Disappointed
by AngelFox86 on 2010/04/13 21:23
Enough said… I'm taking a German class and most of the words I wanted to look up weren't there. I was really hoping this program would have helped me out for a high price, but no!!
Update 1.2.4 made things worse
by pritish18 on 2009/12/28 18:55
In general it is a very useful tool for students learning German. Definitely one of the better dictionaries out there. However, there are some issues have yet to be fixed: when clicking on a German word found within the definition of another German word, it attempts to look for the word in English. A recently introduced bug with v1.2.4 is that when switching among verb conjugations, the tense default to präsens each time. This is very annoying when you are working with a different tense as for each verb you have to re-select the tense. Please fix these little bugs.
Difficulites with plurals
by Nahoa on 2009/09/18 19:41
I don't think the dictionary consistently indicates plurals of compound nouns and presents some noncompound nouns incorrectly. For instance, the entry for "die Fahrkarte" doesn't indicate a plural. One might believe this means the plural is the same if they don't know that "die Karte" is the base noun and that by looking that up you can find the plural "die Karten" and figure that "die Fahrkarten" is the plural of the first word. This one is fairly clear while others -- at least to me -- are not so clear. Also, all nouns I've encountered in which the plural is obtained by adding only an ¨ are presented incorrectly. The ¨ is placed over the wrong vowel. The pronunciation key indicates the correct pronunciation, but it doesn't match the presentation. For instance the dictionary provides "die Tochtër" as the plural of "die Tochter" and "die Brudër" for "der Bruder". I don't believe ë exists in German (could be wrong!), and I think the proper plurals are "die Töchter" and "die Brüder". Some significant errors considering the price of the product and it's generally anticipated function -- to support those learning a language or who don't know it well.
Buggy
by BayArea42 on 2009/09/15 21:39
If you click on a German word (for example ziehen) to get a definition, instead of sending you to the German page, it sends you to the page for the English word "ziehen" (there is no such word) and the program says "No Entries Found."
Very disappointed
by nors 1217 on 2009/08/19 10:52
I did not know this was just a dictionary. I purchased it because I thought it was a verbal tutorial. I am very disappointed in my purchase.
Compact, Well designed, Complete
by Jelsert on 2009/06/03 09:36
I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. As some one who is learning German for the second year, I still depended heavily on my old Langenacheidt's dictionary. However this app compresses those 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet. So far I've plugged in everyhing thing from adjectives that have been made from verbs to adverbs, both with the specific endings from the context in which I found them. This dictionary figured out precisely which words I meant without any help from me. That, to me, is worth the price alone. Great app. Plain and simple.
Rules
by AustinWW on 2009/05/16 15:34
I love this app, it is very useful. Anyone out there looking for a dict, get this one. It works well with tons of translations. It has many common phrases and idiomatic ones under each entry. Being able to clicl on any word listed in the definition is real handy too, especially when clicking on a verb and then hitting conjugate.
Love it!
by aprow on 2009/05/02 03:25
Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be! Highly recommended for german language learners - you won't need to lug around the big dictionary again!
nice!
by xyzzy99 on 2009/04/09 15:52
Exactly what I was looking for. Entries have plenty of use cases, which helps a lot. Nice user interface and fast.
Extremely disappointing!
by Snags40 on 2008/12/15 18:17
The first word I looked up wasn't there - besudeln - nor were several others. Their French/English dictionary is wonderful but this one, German/English, is NOT worth a small fraction of the price.
Indespensible
by MRWhitenton on 2008/12/14 00:38
See above.
Everything I need
by Herro, World! on 2008/11/24 18:42
I'll have to apologize for not saying much, but the other two reviewers are right on the mark.
Happy with my purchase.
by KonradW. on 2008/10/28 07:05
I've used Collins dictionaries for many decades, the general layout is familiar and comfortable for me. I prefer the blue font in the Collins, and the interface is simple to use. It would be appreciated it Collins would offer one free upgrade for the next version issued.
First-rate!
by Shushumushu on 2016/08/14 16:28
Very pleased with this dictionary. I really like the multiple examples of the word's usages under many entries. It is also exhaustive enough for me (in case I cross paths with an old or rare word that isn't in here, I have a free dic with a huge number of entries but no usage examples). The verb conjugations are very comprehensive and useful, and the whole design is clean and satisfactory. Heartily recommended!
Worth it!
by Forsaken_One on 2016/08/19 09:11
I was hesitant with only 2 reviews and it costing $25. In hindsight I'm very happy with this purchase. The app runs smoothly (using latest OS on a 6s Plus) and is very slick. It includes everything one needs when learning a new word in German: meaning, conjugation, whether the verb is used with akkusativ or Dativ, as well as examples. I highly recommend this app.
Limited
by atinin on 2017/12/16 15:45
I cannot use this app by itself, needs more colloquial expressions. A suggestion: please add the option to write a word instead of just typing. Nevertheless, it still my first go to for translation, especially for verbs and conjugation.
Disrupts audio playback
by skyflier77 on 2017/02/13 19:36
This has been an essential app for me ever since moving to Germany and in general an excellent tool. However, since the last update, opening the app causes any audio currently being played to stop. This is very frustrating and causes me to use other apps instead. I contacted their support over half a year ago and there have been no updates or fixes since then.
Annoying request to rate
by Emile le sage on 2017/03/12 21:20
Should have been 5 stars, but App will continue to insist on your review
Terrible Product
by learner23145 on 2018/06/30 08:30
After a month, I find this dictionary to be awful. It looks like the developer rushed to release the product without any quality control. The pronunciation is terrible; it sounds like computerized sounds rather than a human speaking. Most words are chopped or spoken robotically too fast, and a very large percentage of the words are spelled rather than spoken. For example, when playing the word “ich”, the app spells “i, c, h” instead of speaking/pronouncing the word. I started creating a list with these instances but stopped because they were too many. The French dictionary was much better, but I do not recomend the German version. I’ll try getting a refund.
Great!
by Terrible Terrie on 2018/05/20 11:30
It is a great dictionary, with many usage examples. It has many words in it that my previous paid dicionary did not. So glad I found it.
Very useful and complete
by Mehran Smart on 2016/06/16 14:47
It can be said one of the best and complete german english dictionary in app store. In this version by adding the conjugation tools by swapping to left, its very useful to learn verbs conjugations easly.
Update Delayed
by Kamotie on 2018/07/03 16:55
Please update the software more often!!!
Updated previous review
by sf_scotty on 2011/05/25 18:46
Found plurals after using for a few weeks. Very happy with app now - but as the comment on my previous review stated, having plurals more accessible would be nice. (Reply from seller of app to my email would have been nice too). Changed review from 1 to 4 stars.... This app does not give plurals for German words. Some words (like "brother" were missing the German word altogether. "Carrot" listed the botanical word, not the common spoken word "die Karotte". Karotte was listed nowhere!!!! I took a chance, but now I'm sorry. iTunes Terms and Conditions say "all sales are final". Apple doesn't even allow a 1-day return policy. Thanks Apple!!!! I will never purchase another app on iTunes.
What happened to the old icon?
by Sphinx711 on 2018/08/09 14:07
I don’t understand the new icon. Please bring back the original one! Otherwise: Best English-German Dictionary
Difficulites with plurals
by Nahoa on 2009/09/18 19:41
I don't think the dictionary consistently indicates plurals of compound nouns and presents some noncompound nouns incorrectly. For instance, the entry for "die Fahrkarte" doesn't indicate a plural. One might believe this means the plural is the same if they don't know that "die Karte" is the base noun and that by looking that up you can find the plural "die Karten" and figure that "die Fahrkarten" is the plural of the first word. This one is fairly clear while others -- at least to me -- are not so clear. Also, all nouns I've encountered in which the plural is obtained by adding only an ¨ are presented incorrectly. The ¨ is placed over the wrong vowel. The pronunciation key indicates the correct pronunciation, but it doesn't match the presentation. For instance the dictionary provides "die Tochtër" as the plural of "die Tochter" and "die Brudër" for "der Bruder". I don't believe ë exists in German (could be wrong!), and I think the proper plurals are "die Töchter" and "die Brüder". Some significant errors considering the price of the product and it's generally anticipated function -- to support those learning a language or who don't know it well.
What a great update!!
by Ande rey on 2013/06/06 20:47
This new version is great! I love how with each word you can see where the accent falls for good pronunciation. I also really like how the definition comes up immediately without having to click on the definition/conjugation you're looking for. Another great update is the fact that there are no longer the three sections for definition, conjugation and number. It makes things much faster. Also no freezing! This was such a problem for me especially because I need these definitions very quickly. My job requires me to speak several languages all day long, and without these apps me succeeding in my job would not be possible! I have the Spanish, Italian, French, and German apps and thank you so much for each one! They are such a big part of my life!
Compact, Well designed, Complete
by Jelsert on 2009/06/03 09:36
I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. As some one who is learning German for the second year, I still depended heavily on my old Langenacheidt's dictionary. However this app compresses those 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet. So far I've plugged in everyhing thing from adjectives that have been made from verbs to adverbs, both with the specific endings from the context in which I found them. This dictionary figured out precisely which words I meant without any help from me. That, to me, is worth the price alone. Great app. Plain and simple.
Great app, with one little issue
by YesNoCancel on 2013/11/07 17:04
This is easily the best German dictionary app. A lot of care was put into making the interface clean and intuitive. The only issue is that it's clumsy to close definitions. You open a definition by tapping on the word, but to close you have to click on a little "arrows" button on the other side of the screen. The definitions also stay open forever, so after awhile a bunch of definitions are open. I'd expect them to be closed automatically at some point, like when you open the app.
A great resource
by rhgold53 on 2013/02/22 23:41
iPad rotation bug fixed…thanks! The best dictionary I've ever used with lots and lots of common phrases in both languages. Also it gives you proper prepositions (with case) to go with these examples. Very handy to have all the conjugations too. The iPad UI is much better than that for the iPhone. Despite what one reviewer said, plurals are there (as well as the genitives) as long as you are on the German to English side of the dictionary, although it would be nice if they had also put them on the reverse side.
Update 1.2.4 made things worse
by pritish18 on 2009/12/28 18:55
In general it is a very useful tool for students learning German. Definitely one of the better dictionaries out there. However, there are some issues have yet to be fixed: when clicking on a German word found within the definition of another German word, it attempts to look for the word in English. A recently introduced bug with v1.2.4 is that when switching among verb conjugations, the tense default to präsens each time. This is very annoying when you are working with a different tense as for each verb you have to re-select the tense. Please fix these little bugs.
iPad flaws
by Fulbrighter on 2013/10/01 17:26
Excellent content, including common phrases. I agree with other reviewers that the fonts and layout are user friendly. I am unable to find the advertised flash card feature and on the iPad the FAQs are cut off after 2-3 lines. Apparently no other help features on the iPad version.
Awesome
by TheDruidCM on 2014/01/26 22:54
I have the French and German dictionary apps from Collins, and both are grear because they will parse words for you, and you can put an inflected word into the search bar, and it will give you the meaning of that form and the dictionary definition of the base form. Very, very helpful for learning a language. I used the French one to read a book; I didn't know French when I started, but can read it fine now,clargely thanks to the Collins dictionary. Highly recommended.
Meh
by 537-967 on 2010/09/22 23:12
For 25 bucks I expected a lot more. My biggest complaint is that there is no way to make vocabulary lists. Most all electronic dictionaries have this function and I certainly would like to see it added. At a bare minimum there should be a way to bookmark words. This dictionary only gives you history which is nit enough. Additionally, audible pronunciation should be a feature given this price point. That all words are hyperlinked is nice, but it's not enough to justify the cost. Layout, design and usability are the merits of this app. Please add more features so I don't feel like such a sucker for shelling out $25! Thank you kindly.
This German Dictionary Is Not So Hot
by Rameses 0 on 2015/05/23 21:55
For $25 this should be VERY good. It is barely mediocre. I found this by trying to check a word I thought I knew, Unrat. This occurs in The Blue Angel, the nickname the students give their professor--this is a classic! But this word is NOT in this dictionary. So I got out my paper Collins German dictionary--not unabridged--it had Unrat. I began a side-by-side comparison, and after a couple of dozen extensive tests, I would say this online version has between 2/3 and 70% of the entries of my paper version. For me many of the missing words are important, like Unrat. Whoever did the deleting knows little of German culture. I'm going to try to get my $25 back.
Great app, but need to fix the crash and the favorites
by StrongLiang on 2013/08/19 21:54
Best German dictionary there is. Conjugations, plural, gender are all present and very usable. Most words come with example sentences. Feature wise, I can only nitpick that the favorite list can use a different sorting option. There is no pronunciation, but once you learn a bit of German, it's not a problem really. Having said that, it has happened to me twice that the app would crash on startup. I had to reinstall to get around the problem. If this is solved, this app would be an easy 5 star. Update: There is one other serious performance bug. If you have many favorites (more than 200), the speed & responsiveness of the app become an unbearable drag. Since any serious learner would have many favorites, this is unacceptable. I'm lowering the raring to 3 stars until this is resolved.
Incredibly useful
by gif32 on 2011/05/25 19:38
Lots of real-world examples, especially of words with multiple meanings. Plus it has every conjugation of every verb in every tense, and all the German plurals and genitives. I wish the conjugations were as easy to access in the iPhone version as on the iPad, but in general the interface is very solid as well.
Rules
by AustinWW on 2009/05/16 15:34
I love this app, it is very useful. Anyone out there looking for a dict, get this one. It works well with tons of translations. It has many common phrases and idiomatic ones under each entry. Being able to clicl on any word listed in the definition is real handy too, especially when clicking on a verb and then hitting conjugate.
Love it!
by aprow on 2009/05/02 03:25
Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be! Highly recommended for german language learners - you won't need to lug around the big dictionary again!
Great
by DeInfinitum on 2013/06/10 08:32
Great update, but after update I couldn't open the app, had to reinstall it. At least it is working now.
Happy with my purchase.
by KonradW. on 2008/10/28 07:05
I've used Collins dictionaries for many decades, the general layout is familiar and comfortable for me. I prefer the blue font in the Collins, and the interface is simple to use. It would be appreciated it Collins would offer one free upgrade for the next version issued.
Good updates a missing feature
by Ryan AlGhanemi on 2013/09/16 09:10
Update: The app crushed. I cant simply use it I think I have to delete it and reinstall it. My wish that my favorites won't be deleted. Would kindly synchronize favorites between iOS Devices this way will be more effective. So far the best English German dictionary in iOS I like the new update with ability to save words to favorites and to change the font. Words between Brackets have no "look up" feature only to copy which take more time to find the meaning of the words Please fix it, I'll give you a better evaluation when this is done Please add the feature to freely arrange the Favorites.
Good interface & easy to use
by rso544 on 2013/10/26 01:33
Pretty pricey but great on the go dictionary. Far more functional than paper copy. The only better feature might be pronunciation, but not critical for intermediate (and beyond) speakers.
Ok but Not worth the cash
by Pablo_max on 2010/05/13 17:42
This program is only OK. I find I Need to restart it several time durring my German classes because it no Longer Open the keyboard. Will not speak the word for you though, which for 25 bucks one would think it should.
Everything I need
by Herro, World! on 2008/11/24 18:42
I'll have to apologize for not saying much, but the other two reviewers are right on the mark.
It's still a great app
by Linguaphone on 2013/02/05 11:26
I use this app probably every hour of my waking life....so it's my top app among scores of apps on all my apple devices. Have found the rotation issue disconcerting, but it's a recent problem and i'm sure the developers will fix it soon ... So let's give them a break!
German Major Essential
by xp22 on 2013/06/03 08:46
Great complete overhaul of application. Definitely recommend for anybody studying German. Strangley, the English word "whereby" is not in the dictionary, but the German word "wobei" is in the dictionary.
Consistently crashed
by FGS1956 on 2013/08/30 02:14
...immediately when opened. App was up-to-date version. Deletion and reinstall of app solved the crash problem. iPhone 5, iOS 6 - latest version
Great resource
by Dönerfix on 2013/07/31 01:09
I've used this app for several years now. It's been a great resource. Love the new set up and the conjugation tables are great.
nice!
by xyzzy99 on 2009/04/09 15:52
Exactly what I was looking for. Entries have plenty of use cases, which helps a lot. Nice user interface and fast.
Spectacular new version
by aef110 on 2013/05/30 06:45
Wow, the new version is a complete rewrite and it's spectacular. Love the new interface, fonts, menus and speed. Great app!
Great
by GavinInKorea on 2013/01/20 14:52
A dictionary and verb conjugator in one, this saves so much time compared to the paper dictionary I used in college!
Hm.
by runtyreader on 2015/09/29 12:41
I like this quote a bit, but I wish there was an audio component. German is so strange-sounding, and I want to make sure I capture that strangeness correctly.
Disappointed
by AngelFox86 on 2010/04/13 21:23
Enough said… I'm taking a German class and most of the words I wanted to look up weren't there. I was really hoping this program would have helped me out for a high price, but no!!
Great App
by brandon.flood on 2013/10/02 10:11
Use it almost daily.
Buggy
by BayArea42 on 2009/09/15 21:39
If you click on a German word (for example ziehen) to get a definition, instead of sending you to the German page, it sends you to the page for the English word "ziehen" (there is no such word) and the program says "No Entries Found."
cross references not working
by mo[re]vie[w] on 2012/07/17 13:51
some cross references are not working. For example when a German word is tapped for cross referencing, the app switches to the English dictionary and, naturally , does not find the word. (try gelungen to gelingen) The APP seemed to be working better prior to the update.
Extremely disappointing!
by Snags40 on 2008/12/15 18:17
The first word I looked up wasn't there - besudeln - nor were several others. Their French/English dictionary is wonderful but this one, German/English, is NOT worth a small fraction of the price.
Indespensible
by MRWhitenton on 2008/12/14 00:38
See above.
Great when it worked
by K9freund on 2013/10/03 14:34
I loved it when it worked, but now app just crashes. Will update if issue is resolved. Expensive app to have it not work.
Very disappointed
by nors 1217 on 2009/08/19 10:52
I did not know this was just a dictionary. I purchased it because I thought it was a verbal tutorial. I am very disappointed in my purchase.
Meh...
by Eternal76 on 2012/06/01 05:21
I wish I'd bought Ultralingua's cheaper version of this app. I don't feel this one was worth the extra money.
Reseńa
by Jscharf1991 on 2018/05/30 23:23
Fascinado con la app ayuda a completar mi vocabulario
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Over 110,000 translations • Conjugates thousands of German and English verbs • Hundreds of usage notes and examples • No internet connection required Carry a dependable German and English reference everywhere you go with the Collins Pro German-English Translation Dictionary. This app contains dictionary data from HarperCollins in our popular Ultralingua interface. Use our verb conjugation tool to find complete conjugations of thousands of verbs in all standard forms, and the number translator to convert numerals into German or English text instantly. DICTIONARY: • Over 85,000 entries with 110,000 translations • Text-to-speech support lets you listen to the pronunciation of words and phrases • Noun genders • Slang, technical language, and regional differences in spelling and usage • Hundreds of usage notes about troublesome constructions • Smart search results in case you misspell or mistype • Search-as-you-go displays words and narrows your selection as you type VERBS: • Conjugations for thousands of German and English verbs • Includes all standard tenses and forms • Smart search finds infinitives and catches misspellings • Must-have reference tool for any student or language professional • On iPhone/iPod touch, conjugate a verb from the dictionary results by tapping it MORE: • Translate numerals into German and English text with the number tool • Language swapper button to switch from German-English to English-German • Tap the history button to view the 50 most recent dictionary definitions, verb conjugations, and more in one place. Sort the list alphabetically or by date, and choose to clear the list completely or delete one entry at a time. • No internet connection required • Change your device settings to view the app display in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, or German REVIEWS: "An excellent practical dictionary for the student or traveler!" -User review "I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. This app compresses 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet." -User review "Love it! - Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be!" -User review View our reviews below to see why users love this app, and remember to let us know what you think! This universal app will run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you can purchase it once and load it onto all your devices. The iPad and iPhone/iPod touch versions look and behave differently to give you a great experience on every device you own. The interface will change, but you’ll always have the same outstanding language data and tools inside. Dictionaries are available from Ultralingua for many languages, including combinations of English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, and more. See what else we have to offer by searching for Ultralingua in the App Store. Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for app news, language learning tips, and more: http://www.twitter.com/ultralingua http://on.fb.me/ifI8Hy
What happened to the old icon?
by Sphinx711 on 2018/08/09 14:07
I don’t understand the new icon. Please bring back the original one! Otherwise: Best English-German Dictionary
Update Delayed
by Kamotie on 2018/07/03 16:55
Please update the software more often!!!
Terrible Product
by learner23145 on 2018/06/30 08:30
After a month, I find this dictionary to be awful. It looks like the developer rushed to release the product without any quality control. The pronunciation is terrible; it sounds like computerized sounds rather than a human speaking. Most words are chopped or spoken robotically too fast, and a very large percentage of the words are spelled rather than spoken. For example, when playing the word “ich”, the app spells “i, c, h” instead of speaking/pronouncing the word. I started creating a list with these instances but stopped because they were too many. The French dictionary was much better, but I do not recomend the German version. I’ll try getting a refund.
Reseńa
by Jscharf1991 on 2018/05/30 23:23
Fascinado con la app ayuda a completar mi vocabulario
Great!
by Terrible Terrie on 2018/05/20 11:30
It is a great dictionary, with many usage examples. It has many words in it that my previous paid dicionary did not. So glad I found it.
Limited
by atinin on 2017/12/16 15:45
I cannot use this app by itself, needs more colloquial expressions. A suggestion: please add the option to write a word instead of just typing. Nevertheless, it still my first go to for translation, especially for verbs and conjugation.
Annoying request to rate
by Emile le sage on 2017/03/12 21:20
Should have been 5 stars, but App will continue to insist on your review
Disrupts audio playback
by skyflier77 on 2017/02/13 19:36
This has been an essential app for me ever since moving to Germany and in general an excellent tool. However, since the last update, opening the app causes any audio currently being played to stop. This is very frustrating and causes me to use other apps instead. I contacted their support over half a year ago and there have been no updates or fixes since then.
Not scholarly
by Rachel of Olde on 2016/12/06 21:16
This dictionary has the advantage of providing verb conjugations, which is helpful for me, who only have a reading knowledge of German. That, however, is not really worth forking over $25. This dictionary fails to provide the kind of diversity of definitions available on a lot of free applications and on free websites. I use Linguee's application in tandem with this application, but Linguee does not provide conjugations or less common noun inflections. You can download multiple language dictionaries through the Linguee app, so I use it for French and Italian as well. For online access, LEO.org and Linguee's website are the most helpful if your goal is to decipher German academic prose.
Worth it!
by Forsaken_One on 2016/08/19 09:11
I was hesitant with only 2 reviews and it costing $25. In hindsight I'm very happy with this purchase. The app runs smoothly (using latest OS on a 6s Plus) and is very slick. It includes everything one needs when learning a new word in German: meaning, conjugation, whether the verb is used with akkusativ or Dativ, as well as examples. I highly recommend this app.
First-rate!
by Shushumushu on 2016/08/14 16:28
Very pleased with this dictionary. I really like the multiple examples of the word's usages under many entries. It is also exhaustive enough for me (in case I cross paths with an old or rare word that isn't in here, I have a free dic with a huge number of entries but no usage examples). The verb conjugations are very comprehensive and useful, and the whole design is clean and satisfactory. Heartily recommended!
Very useful and complete
by Mehran Smart on 2016/06/16 14:47
It can be said one of the best and complete german english dictionary in app store. In this version by adding the conjugation tools by swapping to left, its very useful to learn verbs conjugations easly.
Hm.
by runtyreader on 2015/09/29 12:41
I like this quote a bit, but I wish there was an audio component. German is so strange-sounding, and I want to make sure I capture that strangeness correctly.
This German Dictionary Is Not So Hot
by Rameses 0 on 2015/05/23 21:55
For $25 this should be VERY good. It is barely mediocre. I found this by trying to check a word I thought I knew, Unrat. This occurs in The Blue Angel, the nickname the students give their professor--this is a classic! But this word is NOT in this dictionary. So I got out my paper Collins German dictionary--not unabridged--it had Unrat. I began a side-by-side comparison, and after a couple of dozen extensive tests, I would say this online version has between 2/3 and 70% of the entries of my paper version. For me many of the missing words are important, like Unrat. Whoever did the deleting knows little of German culture. I'm going to try to get my $25 back.
Awesome
by TheDruidCM on 2014/01/26 22:54
I have the French and German dictionary apps from Collins, and both are grear because they will parse words for you, and you can put an inflected word into the search bar, and it will give you the meaning of that form and the dictionary definition of the base form. Very, very helpful for learning a language. I used the French one to read a book; I didn't know French when I started, but can read it fine now,clargely thanks to the Collins dictionary. Highly recommended.
Great app, with one little issue
by YesNoCancel on 2013/11/07 17:04
This is easily the best German dictionary app. A lot of care was put into making the interface clean and intuitive. The only issue is that it's clumsy to close definitions. You open a definition by tapping on the word, but to close you have to click on a little "arrows" button on the other side of the screen. The definitions also stay open forever, so after awhile a bunch of definitions are open. I'd expect them to be closed automatically at some point, like when you open the app.
Good interface & easy to use
by rso544 on 2013/10/26 01:33
Pretty pricey but great on the go dictionary. Far more functional than paper copy. The only better feature might be pronunciation, but not critical for intermediate (and beyond) speakers.
Completely broken
by semanoesis on 2013/10/20 14:33
The new iOS7 update makes all three of my Collins dictionaries crash immediately on launch. That's an investment nearly $100 rendered completely useless. Fix this!
Great when it worked
by K9freund on 2013/10/03 14:34
I loved it when it worked, but now app just crashes. Will update if issue is resolved. Expensive app to have it not work.
Great App
by brandon.flood on 2013/10/02 10:11
Use it almost daily.
iPad flaws
by Fulbrighter on 2013/10/01 17:26
Excellent content, including common phrases. I agree with other reviewers that the fonts and layout are user friendly. I am unable to find the advertised flash card feature and on the iPad the FAQs are cut off after 2-3 lines. Apparently no other help features on the iPad version.
Good updates a missing feature
by Ryan AlGhanemi on 2013/09/16 09:10
Update: The app crushed. I cant simply use it I think I have to delete it and reinstall it. My wish that my favorites won't be deleted. Would kindly synchronize favorites between iOS Devices this way will be more effective. So far the best English German dictionary in iOS I like the new update with ability to save words to favorites and to change the font. Words between Brackets have no "look up" feature only to copy which take more time to find the meaning of the words Please fix it, I'll give you a better evaluation when this is done Please add the feature to freely arrange the Favorites.
Consistently crashed
by FGS1956 on 2013/08/30 02:14
...immediately when opened. App was up-to-date version. Deletion and reinstall of app solved the crash problem. iPhone 5, iOS 6 - latest version
Great app, but need to fix the crash and the favorites
by StrongLiang on 2013/08/19 21:54
Best German dictionary there is. Conjugations, plural, gender are all present and very usable. Most words come with example sentences. Feature wise, I can only nitpick that the favorite list can use a different sorting option. There is no pronunciation, but once you learn a bit of German, it's not a problem really. Having said that, it has happened to me twice that the app would crash on startup. I had to reinstall to get around the problem. If this is solved, this app would be an easy 5 star. Update: There is one other serious performance bug. If you have many favorites (more than 200), the speed & responsiveness of the app become an unbearable drag. Since any serious learner would have many favorites, this is unacceptable. I'm lowering the raring to 3 stars until this is resolved.
Great resource
by Dönerfix on 2013/07/31 01:09
I've used this app for several years now. It's been a great resource. Love the new set up and the conjugation tables are great.
Great
by DeInfinitum on 2013/06/10 08:32
Great update, but after update I couldn't open the app, had to reinstall it. At least it is working now.
What a great update!!
by Ande rey on 2013/06/06 20:47
This new version is great! I love how with each word you can see where the accent falls for good pronunciation. I also really like how the definition comes up immediately without having to click on the definition/conjugation you're looking for. Another great update is the fact that there are no longer the three sections for definition, conjugation and number. It makes things much faster. Also no freezing! This was such a problem for me especially because I need these definitions very quickly. My job requires me to speak several languages all day long, and without these apps me succeeding in my job would not be possible! I have the Spanish, Italian, French, and German apps and thank you so much for each one! They are such a big part of my life!
German Major Essential
by xp22 on 2013/06/03 08:46
Great complete overhaul of application. Definitely recommend for anybody studying German. Strangley, the English word "whereby" is not in the dictionary, but the German word "wobei" is in the dictionary.
Spectacular new version
by aef110 on 2013/05/30 06:45
Wow, the new version is a complete rewrite and it's spectacular. Love the new interface, fonts, menus and speed. Great app!
A great resource
by rhgold53 on 2013/02/22 23:41
iPad rotation bug fixed…thanks! The best dictionary I've ever used with lots and lots of common phrases in both languages. Also it gives you proper prepositions (with case) to go with these examples. Very handy to have all the conjugations too. The iPad UI is much better than that for the iPhone. Despite what one reviewer said, plurals are there (as well as the genitives) as long as you are on the German to English side of the dictionary, although it would be nice if they had also put them on the reverse side.
It's still a great app
by Linguaphone on 2013/02/05 11:26
I use this app probably every hour of my waking life....so it's my top app among scores of apps on all my apple devices. Have found the rotation issue disconcerting, but it's a recent problem and i'm sure the developers will fix it soon ... So let's give them a break!
Great
by GavinInKorea on 2013/01/20 14:52
A dictionary and verb conjugator in one, this saves so much time compared to the paper dictionary I used in college!
cross references not working
by mo[re]vie[w] on 2012/07/17 13:51
some cross references are not working. For example when a German word is tapped for cross referencing, the app switches to the English dictionary and, naturally , does not find the word. (try gelungen to gelingen) The APP seemed to be working better prior to the update.
Meh...
by Eternal76 on 2012/06/01 05:21
I wish I'd bought Ultralingua's cheaper version of this app. I don't feel this one was worth the extra money.
Incredibly useful
by gif32 on 2011/05/25 19:38
Lots of real-world examples, especially of words with multiple meanings. Plus it has every conjugation of every verb in every tense, and all the German plurals and genitives. I wish the conjugations were as easy to access in the iPhone version as on the iPad, but in general the interface is very solid as well.
Updated previous review
by sf_scotty on 2011/05/25 18:46
Found plurals after using for a few weeks. Very happy with app now - but as the comment on my previous review stated, having plurals more accessible would be nice. (Reply from seller of app to my email would have been nice too). Changed review from 1 to 4 stars.... This app does not give plurals for German words. Some words (like "brother" were missing the German word altogether. "Carrot" listed the botanical word, not the common spoken word "die Karotte". Karotte was listed nowhere!!!! I took a chance, but now I'm sorry. iTunes Terms and Conditions say "all sales are final". Apple doesn't even allow a 1-day return policy. Thanks Apple!!!! I will never purchase another app on iTunes.
Vocabulary?
by traumreich on 2011/05/12 16:16
24.99 and it does not have words like "purview"???
Genders of nouns
by Swimdream on 2011/01/09 21:13
Am I missing where the dictionary tells you the gender of the noun? When trying to determine the appropriate article to use, it would be helpful to find this information easily. Also, for $25 could you not include some general grammatical reference charts? The app is way over priced for what you get. Can't believe I'm saying this, but a regular German-English dictionary in book form would be cheaper and more helpful.
Meh
by 537-967 on 2010/09/22 23:12
For 25 bucks I expected a lot more. My biggest complaint is that there is no way to make vocabulary lists. Most all electronic dictionaries have this function and I certainly would like to see it added. At a bare minimum there should be a way to bookmark words. This dictionary only gives you history which is nit enough. Additionally, audible pronunciation should be a feature given this price point. That all words are hyperlinked is nice, but it's not enough to justify the cost. Layout, design and usability are the merits of this app. Please add more features so I don't feel like such a sucker for shelling out $25! Thank you kindly.
Ok but Not worth the cash
by Pablo_max on 2010/05/13 17:42
This program is only OK. I find I Need to restart it several time durring my German classes because it no Longer Open the keyboard. Will not speak the word for you though, which for 25 bucks one would think it should.
Disappointed
by AngelFox86 on 2010/04/13 21:23
Enough said… I'm taking a German class and most of the words I wanted to look up weren't there. I was really hoping this program would have helped me out for a high price, but no!!
Update 1.2.4 made things worse
by pritish18 on 2009/12/28 18:55
In general it is a very useful tool for students learning German. Definitely one of the better dictionaries out there. However, there are some issues have yet to be fixed: when clicking on a German word found within the definition of another German word, it attempts to look for the word in English. A recently introduced bug with v1.2.4 is that when switching among verb conjugations, the tense default to präsens each time. This is very annoying when you are working with a different tense as for each verb you have to re-select the tense. Please fix these little bugs.
Difficulites with plurals
by Nahoa on 2009/09/18 19:41
I don't think the dictionary consistently indicates plurals of compound nouns and presents some noncompound nouns incorrectly. For instance, the entry for "die Fahrkarte" doesn't indicate a plural. One might believe this means the plural is the same if they don't know that "die Karte" is the base noun and that by looking that up you can find the plural "die Karten" and figure that "die Fahrkarten" is the plural of the first word. This one is fairly clear while others -- at least to me -- are not so clear. Also, all nouns I've encountered in which the plural is obtained by adding only an ¨ are presented incorrectly. The ¨ is placed over the wrong vowel. The pronunciation key indicates the correct pronunciation, but it doesn't match the presentation. For instance the dictionary provides "die Tochtër" as the plural of "die Tochter" and "die Brudër" for "der Bruder". I don't believe ë exists in German (could be wrong!), and I think the proper plurals are "die Töchter" and "die Brüder". Some significant errors considering the price of the product and it's generally anticipated function -- to support those learning a language or who don't know it well.
Buggy
by BayArea42 on 2009/09/15 21:39
If you click on a German word (for example ziehen) to get a definition, instead of sending you to the German page, it sends you to the page for the English word "ziehen" (there is no such word) and the program says "No Entries Found."
Very disappointed
by nors 1217 on 2009/08/19 10:52
I did not know this was just a dictionary. I purchased it because I thought it was a verbal tutorial. I am very disappointed in my purchase.
Compact, Well designed, Complete
by Jelsert on 2009/06/03 09:36
I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. As some one who is learning German for the second year, I still depended heavily on my old Langenacheidt's dictionary. However this app compresses those 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet. So far I've plugged in everyhing thing from adjectives that have been made from verbs to adverbs, both with the specific endings from the context in which I found them. This dictionary figured out precisely which words I meant without any help from me. That, to me, is worth the price alone. Great app. Plain and simple.
Rules
by AustinWW on 2009/05/16 15:34
I love this app, it is very useful. Anyone out there looking for a dict, get this one. It works well with tons of translations. It has many common phrases and idiomatic ones under each entry. Being able to clicl on any word listed in the definition is real handy too, especially when clicking on a verb and then hitting conjugate.
Love it!
by aprow on 2009/05/02 03:25
Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be! Highly recommended for german language learners - you won't need to lug around the big dictionary again!
nice!
by xyzzy99 on 2009/04/09 15:52
Exactly what I was looking for. Entries have plenty of use cases, which helps a lot. Nice user interface and fast.
Extremely disappointing!
by Snags40 on 2008/12/15 18:17
The first word I looked up wasn't there - besudeln - nor were several others. Their French/English dictionary is wonderful but this one, German/English, is NOT worth a small fraction of the price.
Indespensible
by MRWhitenton on 2008/12/14 00:38
See above.
Everything I need
by Herro, World! on 2008/11/24 18:42
I'll have to apologize for not saying much, but the other two reviewers are right on the mark.
Happy with my purchase.
by KonradW. on 2008/10/28 07:05
I've used Collins dictionaries for many decades, the general layout is familiar and comfortable for me. I prefer the blue font in the Collins, and the interface is simple to use. It would be appreciated it Collins would offer one free upgrade for the next version issued.
First-rate!
by Shushumushu on 2016/08/14 16:28
Very pleased with this dictionary. I really like the multiple examples of the word's usages under many entries. It is also exhaustive enough for me (in case I cross paths with an old or rare word that isn't in here, I have a free dic with a huge number of entries but no usage examples). The verb conjugations are very comprehensive and useful, and the whole design is clean and satisfactory. Heartily recommended!
Worth it!
by Forsaken_One on 2016/08/19 09:11
I was hesitant with only 2 reviews and it costing $25. In hindsight I'm very happy with this purchase. The app runs smoothly (using latest OS on a 6s Plus) and is very slick. It includes everything one needs when learning a new word in German: meaning, conjugation, whether the verb is used with akkusativ or Dativ, as well as examples. I highly recommend this app.
Limited
by atinin on 2017/12/16 15:45
I cannot use this app by itself, needs more colloquial expressions. A suggestion: please add the option to write a word instead of just typing. Nevertheless, it still my first go to for translation, especially for verbs and conjugation.
Disrupts audio playback
by skyflier77 on 2017/02/13 19:36
This has been an essential app for me ever since moving to Germany and in general an excellent tool. However, since the last update, opening the app causes any audio currently being played to stop. This is very frustrating and causes me to use other apps instead. I contacted their support over half a year ago and there have been no updates or fixes since then.
Annoying request to rate
by Emile le sage on 2017/03/12 21:20
Should have been 5 stars, but App will continue to insist on your review
Terrible Product
by learner23145 on 2018/06/30 08:30
After a month, I find this dictionary to be awful. It looks like the developer rushed to release the product without any quality control. The pronunciation is terrible; it sounds like computerized sounds rather than a human speaking. Most words are chopped or spoken robotically too fast, and a very large percentage of the words are spelled rather than spoken. For example, when playing the word “ich”, the app spells “i, c, h” instead of speaking/pronouncing the word. I started creating a list with these instances but stopped because they were too many. The French dictionary was much better, but I do not recomend the German version. I’ll try getting a refund.
Great!
by Terrible Terrie on 2018/05/20 11:30
It is a great dictionary, with many usage examples. It has many words in it that my previous paid dicionary did not. So glad I found it.
Very useful and complete
by Mehran Smart on 2016/06/16 14:47
It can be said one of the best and complete german english dictionary in app store. In this version by adding the conjugation tools by swapping to left, its very useful to learn verbs conjugations easly.
Update Delayed
by Kamotie on 2018/07/03 16:55
Please update the software more often!!!
Updated previous review
by sf_scotty on 2011/05/25 18:46
Found plurals after using for a few weeks. Very happy with app now - but as the comment on my previous review stated, having plurals more accessible would be nice. (Reply from seller of app to my email would have been nice too). Changed review from 1 to 4 stars.... This app does not give plurals for German words. Some words (like "brother" were missing the German word altogether. "Carrot" listed the botanical word, not the common spoken word "die Karotte". Karotte was listed nowhere!!!! I took a chance, but now I'm sorry. iTunes Terms and Conditions say "all sales are final". Apple doesn't even allow a 1-day return policy. Thanks Apple!!!! I will never purchase another app on iTunes.
What happened to the old icon?
by Sphinx711 on 2018/08/09 14:07
I don’t understand the new icon. Please bring back the original one! Otherwise: Best English-German Dictionary
Difficulites with plurals
by Nahoa on 2009/09/18 19:41
I don't think the dictionary consistently indicates plurals of compound nouns and presents some noncompound nouns incorrectly. For instance, the entry for "die Fahrkarte" doesn't indicate a plural. One might believe this means the plural is the same if they don't know that "die Karte" is the base noun and that by looking that up you can find the plural "die Karten" and figure that "die Fahrkarten" is the plural of the first word. This one is fairly clear while others -- at least to me -- are not so clear. Also, all nouns I've encountered in which the plural is obtained by adding only an ¨ are presented incorrectly. The ¨ is placed over the wrong vowel. The pronunciation key indicates the correct pronunciation, but it doesn't match the presentation. For instance the dictionary provides "die Tochtër" as the plural of "die Tochter" and "die Brudër" for "der Bruder". I don't believe ë exists in German (could be wrong!), and I think the proper plurals are "die Töchter" and "die Brüder". Some significant errors considering the price of the product and it's generally anticipated function -- to support those learning a language or who don't know it well.
What a great update!!
by Ande rey on 2013/06/06 20:47
This new version is great! I love how with each word you can see where the accent falls for good pronunciation. I also really like how the definition comes up immediately without having to click on the definition/conjugation you're looking for. Another great update is the fact that there are no longer the three sections for definition, conjugation and number. It makes things much faster. Also no freezing! This was such a problem for me especially because I need these definitions very quickly. My job requires me to speak several languages all day long, and without these apps me succeeding in my job would not be possible! I have the Spanish, Italian, French, and German apps and thank you so much for each one! They are such a big part of my life!
Compact, Well designed, Complete
by Jelsert on 2009/06/03 09:36
I would definitely recommend this for anyone who needs a German/English dictionary for school, travel, or work. As some one who is learning German for the second year, I still depended heavily on my old Langenacheidt's dictionary. However this app compresses those 1400 pages into something that I can fit in my pocket AND use without having to be connected to the Internet. So far I've plugged in everyhing thing from adjectives that have been made from verbs to adverbs, both with the specific endings from the context in which I found them. This dictionary figured out precisely which words I meant without any help from me. That, to me, is worth the price alone. Great app. Plain and simple.
Great app, with one little issue
by YesNoCancel on 2013/11/07 17:04
This is easily the best German dictionary app. A lot of care was put into making the interface clean and intuitive. The only issue is that it's clumsy to close definitions. You open a definition by tapping on the word, but to close you have to click on a little "arrows" button on the other side of the screen. The definitions also stay open forever, so after awhile a bunch of definitions are open. I'd expect them to be closed automatically at some point, like when you open the app.
A great resource
by rhgold53 on 2013/02/22 23:41
iPad rotation bug fixed…thanks! The best dictionary I've ever used with lots and lots of common phrases in both languages. Also it gives you proper prepositions (with case) to go with these examples. Very handy to have all the conjugations too. The iPad UI is much better than that for the iPhone. Despite what one reviewer said, plurals are there (as well as the genitives) as long as you are on the German to English side of the dictionary, although it would be nice if they had also put them on the reverse side.
Update 1.2.4 made things worse
by pritish18 on 2009/12/28 18:55
In general it is a very useful tool for students learning German. Definitely one of the better dictionaries out there. However, there are some issues have yet to be fixed: when clicking on a German word found within the definition of another German word, it attempts to look for the word in English. A recently introduced bug with v1.2.4 is that when switching among verb conjugations, the tense default to präsens each time. This is very annoying when you are working with a different tense as for each verb you have to re-select the tense. Please fix these little bugs.
iPad flaws
by Fulbrighter on 2013/10/01 17:26
Excellent content, including common phrases. I agree with other reviewers that the fonts and layout are user friendly. I am unable to find the advertised flash card feature and on the iPad the FAQs are cut off after 2-3 lines. Apparently no other help features on the iPad version.
Awesome
by TheDruidCM on 2014/01/26 22:54
I have the French and German dictionary apps from Collins, and both are grear because they will parse words for you, and you can put an inflected word into the search bar, and it will give you the meaning of that form and the dictionary definition of the base form. Very, very helpful for learning a language. I used the French one to read a book; I didn't know French when I started, but can read it fine now,clargely thanks to the Collins dictionary. Highly recommended.
Meh
by 537-967 on 2010/09/22 23:12
For 25 bucks I expected a lot more. My biggest complaint is that there is no way to make vocabulary lists. Most all electronic dictionaries have this function and I certainly would like to see it added. At a bare minimum there should be a way to bookmark words. This dictionary only gives you history which is nit enough. Additionally, audible pronunciation should be a feature given this price point. That all words are hyperlinked is nice, but it's not enough to justify the cost. Layout, design and usability are the merits of this app. Please add more features so I don't feel like such a sucker for shelling out $25! Thank you kindly.
This German Dictionary Is Not So Hot
by Rameses 0 on 2015/05/23 21:55
For $25 this should be VERY good. It is barely mediocre. I found this by trying to check a word I thought I knew, Unrat. This occurs in The Blue Angel, the nickname the students give their professor--this is a classic! But this word is NOT in this dictionary. So I got out my paper Collins German dictionary--not unabridged--it had Unrat. I began a side-by-side comparison, and after a couple of dozen extensive tests, I would say this online version has between 2/3 and 70% of the entries of my paper version. For me many of the missing words are important, like Unrat. Whoever did the deleting knows little of German culture. I'm going to try to get my $25 back.
Great app, but need to fix the crash and the favorites
by StrongLiang on 2013/08/19 21:54
Best German dictionary there is. Conjugations, plural, gender are all present and very usable. Most words come with example sentences. Feature wise, I can only nitpick that the favorite list can use a different sorting option. There is no pronunciation, but once you learn a bit of German, it's not a problem really. Having said that, it has happened to me twice that the app would crash on startup. I had to reinstall to get around the problem. If this is solved, this app would be an easy 5 star. Update: There is one other serious performance bug. If you have many favorites (more than 200), the speed & responsiveness of the app become an unbearable drag. Since any serious learner would have many favorites, this is unacceptable. I'm lowering the raring to 3 stars until this is resolved.
Incredibly useful
by gif32 on 2011/05/25 19:38
Lots of real-world examples, especially of words with multiple meanings. Plus it has every conjugation of every verb in every tense, and all the German plurals and genitives. I wish the conjugations were as easy to access in the iPhone version as on the iPad, but in general the interface is very solid as well.
Rules
by AustinWW on 2009/05/16 15:34
I love this app, it is very useful. Anyone out there looking for a dict, get this one. It works well with tons of translations. It has many common phrases and idiomatic ones under each entry. Being able to clicl on any word listed in the definition is real handy too, especially when clicking on a verb and then hitting conjugate.
Love it!
by aprow on 2009/05/02 03:25
Was unsure about the price but I'm glad I bought it. It's like a full-sized dictionary, only better because of how efficient using it can be! Highly recommended for german language learners - you won't need to lug around the big dictionary again!
Great
by DeInfinitum on 2013/06/10 08:32
Great update, but after update I couldn't open the app, had to reinstall it. At least it is working now.
Happy with my purchase.
by KonradW. on 2008/10/28 07:05
I've used Collins dictionaries for many decades, the general layout is familiar and comfortable for me. I prefer the blue font in the Collins, and the interface is simple to use. It would be appreciated it Collins would offer one free upgrade for the next version issued.
Good updates a missing feature
by Ryan AlGhanemi on 2013/09/16 09:10
Update: The app crushed. I cant simply use it I think I have to delete it and reinstall it. My wish that my favorites won't be deleted. Would kindly synchronize favorites between iOS Devices this way will be more effective. So far the best English German dictionary in iOS I like the new update with ability to save words to favorites and to change the font. Words between Brackets have no "look up" feature only to copy which take more time to find the meaning of the words Please fix it, I'll give you a better evaluation when this is done Please add the feature to freely arrange the Favorites.
Good interface & easy to use
by rso544 on 2013/10/26 01:33
Pretty pricey but great on the go dictionary. Far more functional than paper copy. The only better feature might be pronunciation, but not critical for intermediate (and beyond) speakers.
Ok but Not worth the cash
by Pablo_max on 2010/05/13 17:42
This program is only OK. I find I Need to restart it several time durring my German classes because it no Longer Open the keyboard. Will not speak the word for you though, which for 25 bucks one would think it should.
Everything I need
by Herro, World! on 2008/11/24 18:42
I'll have to apologize for not saying much, but the other two reviewers are right on the mark.
It's still a great app
by Linguaphone on 2013/02/05 11:26
I use this app probably every hour of my waking life....so it's my top app among scores of apps on all my apple devices. Have found the rotation issue disconcerting, but it's a recent problem and i'm sure the developers will fix it soon ... So let's give them a break!
German Major Essential
by xp22 on 2013/06/03 08:46
Great complete overhaul of application. Definitely recommend for anybody studying German. Strangley, the English word "whereby" is not in the dictionary, but the German word "wobei" is in the dictionary.
Consistently crashed
by FGS1956 on 2013/08/30 02:14
...immediately when opened. App was up-to-date version. Deletion and reinstall of app solved the crash problem. iPhone 5, iOS 6 - latest version
Great resource
by Dönerfix on 2013/07/31 01:09
I've used this app for several years now. It's been a great resource. Love the new set up and the conjugation tables are great.
nice!
by xyzzy99 on 2009/04/09 15:52
Exactly what I was looking for. Entries have plenty of use cases, which helps a lot. Nice user interface and fast.
Spectacular new version
by aef110 on 2013/05/30 06:45
Wow, the new version is a complete rewrite and it's spectacular. Love the new interface, fonts, menus and speed. Great app!
Great
by GavinInKorea on 2013/01/20 14:52
A dictionary and verb conjugator in one, this saves so much time compared to the paper dictionary I used in college!
Hm.
by runtyreader on 2015/09/29 12:41
I like this quote a bit, but I wish there was an audio component. German is so strange-sounding, and I want to make sure I capture that strangeness correctly.
Disappointed
by AngelFox86 on 2010/04/13 21:23
Enough said… I'm taking a German class and most of the words I wanted to look up weren't there. I was really hoping this program would have helped me out for a high price, but no!!
Great App
by brandon.flood on 2013/10/02 10:11
Use it almost daily.
Buggy
by BayArea42 on 2009/09/15 21:39
If you click on a German word (for example ziehen) to get a definition, instead of sending you to the German page, it sends you to the page for the English word "ziehen" (there is no such word) and the program says "No Entries Found."
cross references not working
by mo[re]vie[w] on 2012/07/17 13:51
some cross references are not working. For example when a German word is tapped for cross referencing, the app switches to the English dictionary and, naturally , does not find the word. (try gelungen to gelingen) The APP seemed to be working better prior to the update.
Extremely disappointing!
by Snags40 on 2008/12/15 18:17
The first word I looked up wasn't there - besudeln - nor were several others. Their French/English dictionary is wonderful but this one, German/English, is NOT worth a small fraction of the price.
Indespensible
by MRWhitenton on 2008/12/14 00:38
See above.
Great when it worked
by K9freund on 2013/10/03 14:34
I loved it when it worked, but now app just crashes. Will update if issue is resolved. Expensive app to have it not work.
Very disappointed
by nors 1217 on 2009/08/19 10:52
I did not know this was just a dictionary. I purchased it because I thought it was a verbal tutorial. I am very disappointed in my purchase.
Meh...
by Eternal76 on 2012/06/01 05:21
I wish I'd bought Ultralingua's cheaper version of this app. I don't feel this one was worth the extra money.
Reseńa
by Jscharf1991 on 2018/05/30 23:23
Fascinado con la app ayuda a completar mi vocabulario
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