The ‘Dictionary’ is something that has always been an integral part of everyone’s life at some point in time. There is no doubt that all of us have used the Oxford dictionary or other pocket dictionaries before the advent of smartphones. But, with digitisation, the physical form of a dictionary has lost its relevance. There are several mobile apps available now that can not only suffice your requirement of finding meanings, but can also help you learn English and build vocabulary. And one such Android app is ‘U-Dictionary’, which has also been awarded as ‘Best Self Improvement app’ by the Google Play Store in 2016. The app is designed to bridge the gap between English and regional languages.
U-dictionary app offers word (phrase) definition and sentence translation between English and 38 other languages, which include Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Nepali, Persian, Indonesian, Spanish, Thai, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese, to name a few. And the best part about the U-Dictionary app is that it works offline and can be integrated with web browsers, instant messengers, or any other app (that allows you to copy the text) for flawless conversations. It can be said that U-Dictionary helps users of all expertise level from students to professional writers.
Let’s have a Quick Look at U-Dictionary app’s key features:
Easy-to-use User Interface: Simply enter a word or a sentence in English and select the language in which you want it to be translated. The app shows the elaborate meaning of the word along with an option to playback pronunciation of the word in US and UK English. This feature is beneficial for users who are also trying to improve their communication skills. Apart from providing you with a definition of the word, the app also provides you with sample sentences, bilingual sentences, synonyms, phrases, Wikipedia, cognate words, and a picture dictionary. All this information helps you quickly grasp a correct usage of the word.
Quick Translate: The app offers quick access tab in the notification bar, which enables you to get the meaning of the word without opening the app.
Copy to Translate: U-Dictionary enables you to translate from English to 38 languages and vice-versa by copying words or sentences inside any app (which allows you to copy the text), for example, WhatsApp. The moment you copy the text, U-dictionary app icon will appear, which provides you with the meaning of the word with one tap.
Improve your English: U-dictionary helps you improve your English on a daily basis through Articles, Quizzes, Find Synonyms game, Word of the Day and other resources.
Works Offline: U-Dictionary offers offline dictionary packages for 38+ languages. Every language package consists of at least 40,000 word entries. The word meanings and definitions are sourced from the Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary and WordNet Dictionary.