How-to guide for LEO’s iPhone and iPad app: Dictionaries
The iOS app works for all dictionaries, including forums, vocabulary trainer and language courses.
How to look up words in the dictionary
Enter your search term(s) in the search field and tap the search button.
The auto-complete list provides suggestions while you type, the flag to the left indicates the source language. Tap a suggested word to start a dictionary search.
If there are no or only few matches for your search term(s), results may include orthographically similar entries to allow for spelling mistakes.
If the dictionary includes entries for a search term in both languages, the search direction is determined by which language has more entries. In case you’d like to specify a search direction, select your source language from the auto-complete list.
How to change the language pair
To change the language pair, tap Languages above the search bar.
How to access additional information
Dictionary results in the app are displayed as a list with best possible groupings. Tap a field to access additional information for the individual entries such as audio pronunciation and links to monolingual dictionaries.
On the iPad, the search field remains available on the results page; on the iPhone, click the magnifying glass to start a new search.
LEO’s offering goes beyond the scope of most other bilingual dictionaries and also includes:
- noun and verb tables
- natural pronunciation (not computer-generated!)
- grammar and etymology,
- links to other relevant websites, in particular monolingual dictionaries
How to save words to the trainer
Tap the list from which you would like to save an entry and open it.
Select the translation of your choice and then "Click to save".
For more information go to the how-to guide for the vocabulary trainer
How to remove adverts
For those wishing to deactivate adverts in the LEO app we provide an ad-free version for EUR7.49/year. The ad-free version runs on all devices on which you are signed in to the iTunes & App store with the same Apple ID. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription period. You can manage your subscription in your iTunes Account Settings.