English is a beautiful language. It is one of the most beautiful, according to many. However, learning the language takes patience and time. Sometimes you don’t have that kind of time. Holidays, business trips, or short trips to school usually don’t give you enough time to perfect a language. So, many use phrase books and dictionaries to get by. Fortunately, you don’t need paper books these days. There are tons of apps out there that work perfectly fine and you have your smartphone with you most of the time anyway. We can help you find what you need and you won’t have to search for one at the last second at the airport bookstore. Here are the best French to English dictionaries and phrasebooks for Android!
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Price: Free / $ 0.99
Dict.cc is an excellent English-French dictionary (and vice versa). It supports a variety of languages including French, Spanish, Italian, German, and others. This makes it a great app for travelers in multiple parts of the world. It has a dictionary, of course, as well as full offline support and a community element. It supports 51 languages in total. The user interface is also simple and easy. It is definitely among the ones we recommend first.
Dictionary Linguee is another great multilingual dictionary. It works for a variety of languages including Spanish, German, Italian, many more, and of course French. The app has a very clean and simple user interface, offline support, example sentences for most words and of course full dictionary support with translations in all supported languages. . This is another great app for travelers from multiple regions. It also works well for French only. It’s also completely free as far as we can tell.
English French Dictionary is a perfectly usable dictionary app. It offers translations from French to English and vice versa. Plus, it offers synonyms, antonyms, full offline support, and even extra stuff like puns and pronunciations. The looks are not as crisp as we would like. However, everything in the app is a positive experience. It’s also completely free with no in-app purchases. There are however advertisements. We would have liked a way to remove the ad via a premium version, but otherwise the app is fine.
English French offline dictionary
Price: free / up to $ 8.99
Another decent option in this space is the English French offline dictionary. It has all the usual features. Some of the more unique features include word editing, bookmarking, night mode, random word button (for fun) and you can add new words if you want. Even the user interface is clear and simple. There’s really not much not to like about this one. Dictionary Linguee or Dict.cc are better overall, but it’s one of the best dictionaries specifically for French and English translation.
Price: Free / $ 1.99
French – English is an ugly, but pretty decent phrasebook and dictionary app. It features a bunch of words, a bunch of phrases, and the ugliest red user interface ever. This includes offline support, over 2,600 sentences, and even study tools like flashcards and word games. It’s more than enough for a business trip or vacation and should easily replace a written phrasebook. Even our aversion to app colors is nit-picking at best.
Google Play Books
Price: Free / Book prices vary
Those looking for a real phrasebook have options on mobile. Google Play Books (and platforms of similar eBook providers) sell phrasebooks, French-English dictionaries, and other similar materials. They usually cost nothing. Plus, most eBook platforms allow you to download for offline use if you need to. We recommend Google Play Books because it works best with Android phones. However, those with a Kindle can easily find many of the same phrasebooks and dictionaries on Amazon Kindle. This is the way forward for a new school taking an old school idea.
Google Translate is probably your first stop for French to English translations (and vice versa). This app can basically translate anything to anything. It supports 59 offline languages and 103 online languages (input only). You can also use the camera to translate items on road signs or menus. There is even a two-way conversation feature. Google Translate listens to the other person and translates what they say into your language and vice versa. It’s definitely the one we recommend first for basic traveler use cases. Microsoft also has a decent translator app which should work quite well as well, but we like Google Translate better.
Learn French phrases
Price: Free / $ 4.99
Learn French Phrases is a simple French phrasebook app. This is a pretty decent app for travelers and vacationers. It offers a variety of useful phrases, audio pronunciations by a native French speaker, offline support, and even customizable font sizes. You can also record and listen to yourself practicing the phrases if you want. It complements the experience with the hardware design and simple controls. It’s not going to blow your socks off, but it definitely gets the job done. The premium version at $ 4.99 removes the ads. Otherwise, the two versions work essentially the same.
Price: free / up to $ 12.00
The Reverso translation dictionary is right up there with Dictionary Linguee and Dict.cc. It has a dictionary for a variety of languages and translates between them. Yes, that includes French, obviously. Some other features include pronunciations, sample sentences, offline support, suggestions, and even flashcards as a study aid. The UI looks good, but it could be a bit easier in our opinion. Either way, this should work most of the time for most use cases. It also comes with a tablet holder if you need it.
Most French learning a pps
Price: free / varies
Most French learning apps have things like phrasebooks and dictionaries. This includes big hits like Duolingo, Memrise, Mondly, Rosetta Stone, Language Drops, Simply Learn French, and many more. These are however hardcore learning apps. We do not recommend them as vacationers. However, those who wish to learn French for real can get many functions of these other apps inside the learning app itself. Prices vary widely, but we have the best French learning apps linked under the first paragraph of this article if you want to see the best ones.
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