PONS Dictionary Library

Developer: PONS GmbH

Current Version: 8.7.583

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 109.1 MB - Download


Try before you buy: Find the dictionary app you really need – with the free PONS Dictionary Library.

Are you interested in a PONS dictionary app but don’t want to spend money after viewing just a small number of screenshots?
Why not simply download the free PONS Dictionary Library?

This is where you can test all PONS dictionary apps for English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish in all price categories:

The apps can be sorted in a clearly structured way by language and the level of linguistic competence. If you think you’ve found your perfect dictionary, you can purchase this chargeable app directly in the Dictionary Library – simply by clicking.

Dictionary apps available in the PONS Dictionary Library (in-app purchase):

Ideal for everyday, travel and leisure use (the most important vocabulary)
100,000–120,000 keywords, phrases & translations

Languages: German - English, German - French, German - Italian, German - Spanish, German -Portuguese, German - Russian, German - Bulgarian,

Ideal for everyday, leisure and business use (medium-sized vocabulary)
285,000–295,000 keywords, phrases & translations

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, German - Polish, German - Russian, German - Turkish, German - Bulgarian

Ideal for everyday, university, business (large vocabulary)
338.000 - 775.000 keywords, phrases & translations

Languages: German - English, German - French, German - Italian, German - Spanish, German - Latin

Ideal for business (large vocabulary with emphasis on business vocabulary)
571.000 - 800.000 keywords, phrases & translations

Languages: German - English, German - French, German - Spanish

Ideal for professional users (the most comprehensive vocabulary collection that PONS has to offer)
685.000 - 930.000 keywords, phrases & translations

Languages: German - English, German - French, German - Italian, German - Spanish, German - Greek, German - Bulgarian

Search functions:

• Look up words within seconds.
• Use the full-text search to find examples.
• Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to spell a word – the similar words or wild card search function will find what you are looking for.
• You can look up key words in any form you like – declined or conjugated (for English, French, Spanish and Russian).
• You can change the settings to determine which aspects of the dictionary entry shall be displayed. E.g.: Information on pronunciation, grammar or example sentences. This function is currently available for the dictionary series ADVANCED and SCHULE.
• You can look up words when working with other applications, without having to switch to the dictionary software. The popup translation allows you to look up unfamiliar words, e.g. when reading e-mails, documents or websites on your Mac. All you need to do is point your mouse at the unfamiliar word.
• You can create and search your personal favourites.
• The history function enables you to retrieve words you’ve already looked up, with just one click.

Learning functions:
• Pronunciation: you can listen to a wide variety of key words, recorded by native speakers (available for German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian).
• Lists of irregular verbs (available for German and English).

Customizable user-interface functions:
• Fast access to the virtual keyboard.
• The app recognises whether you enter a word in English or in the foreign language and then provides the correct translation.
• Font size

Available for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and higher.

About PONS:
PONS has been developing green materials for learning languages for life for over 30 years: from classic dictionaries and grammar aids to audio and software language courses right up to free online services.



Release Notes:

Minor bugs fixed


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 8.4.190
Review by Jerome Alton Carney

Students of German: Beware! Stay Away! - I would gladly pay a premium price for a Pons pop-up dictionary that recognizes German morphology. Sadly, this is not that product. Although the content provider, Pons, is a top-notch, well-respected publisher, like Oxford in the U.K. or Webster in the U.S., the dictionary interface is supplied by Paragon, which, despite well over a decade of customer requests, has never extended its morphology module to cover German. This means that the utility of the pop-up feature — which is the main reason for buying a dictionary app in the first place — is all but useless, since German is a highly inflected language, with strong and weak verb conjugations and noun forms that frequently vary due to case declension, irregular plurals and compound forms. There are competing dictionary apps — including Abby for Mac and IOS, TranslateIt! for Mac and Langescheidt e-Großwörterbuch for PC — that do recognize German morphology variations. For the life of me I do not understand why a leading German publisher like Pons would license its content to a company like Paragon, rather than to a developer that is competent enough to figure out how to implement recognition of German grammatical variations. Does Pons really care so little about helping international students expand their vocabulary and master the complexities of the German language?

Found helpful by 34 out of 34 people