PONS Alternatives

    PONS is described as 'Germany’s most-trusted foreign-language dictionary. Includes language-learning materials, definitions, examples, pronunciation tips and a vocabulary trainer' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PONS for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, iPhone, Android and iPad. The best alternative is Google Translate, which is free. Other great apps like PONS are Wiktionary (Free, Open Source), Tatoeba (Free, Open Source), Linguee (Free) and Dictionary.com (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 25, 2021

    1. Google Translate is a free online translation service that can instantly translate text and web pages between over 50 languages. The iPhone and Android versions offer voice input.
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    2. Wiktionary is a multilingual, web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in 158 languages.


    3. At its core, Tatoeba is a large database of example sentences translated into several languages. Search example sentences translated into many languages. Add and translate your own sentences. It's collaborative, open, free, and even addictive.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      Linguee is a new kind of dictionary app for French-English, Spanish-English and other language pairs. You will find reliable translations in the shortest time, even when you're offline.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      The free Dictionary.com app delivers content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No internet required!
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    4. WordReference is a free online Oxford dictionaries for Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      dict.cc is not only an online dictionary translating from English and German to 21 languages. Its an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and many more high-quality Merriam-Webster language resources.
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    5. Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software. It offers lookup dictionaries, full text translation, capture word on screen, translate selected text and pronunciation of words.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, v2.9.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Microsoft Edge
      • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
      • Android Wear
      • Kindle Fire
      Microsoft Translator is your door to a wider world. Translator apps are specially designed for all of your favorite devices to translate anything, anywhere, and anytime into 50 different languages.
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