ABBYY Launches Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS with New Language Learning Tool

September 25, 2012

ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the availability of Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS, a versatile dictionary and translation application for Apple® mobile devices. The new product introduces Lingvo cards, an interactive tool for memorizing words and phrases while on the go. Its close integration with the extensive dictionary content of ABBYY Lingvo® helps iPhone® and iPad® users learn languages more effectively enjoying the process.


“Over 70% users of ABBYY Lingvo use the dictionary for learning foreign languages, and many of them were asking us to create a tool to help them memorize words and phrases” commented Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “New Lingvo cards makes a very natural addition to the dictionary, simplifying their task. It also provides people with the opportunity to master a language by taking advantage of any idle moment while on the go.”


ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for iOS allows users of Apple devices to access vocabulary of many languages at once, with more than 250 general translation, explanatory, idiomatic and specialized dictionaries available for download and purchase*. It also provides an advanced photo translation function** that offers the easiest way to look-up and translate words by photographing them with the iPhone camera. Its dictionary entries contain various linguistic information, such as: translation alternatives, phonetic spelling, audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, word-use examples and inflected forms of the headword.


Lingvo cards enables users to create easy-to-use learning cards for memorizing words and checking themselves periodically with simple lessons at any place and time. The lessons offer two most basic and popular tasks: to refresh or remember translations of foreign words (by reading or listening to their audio pronunciation) and remember a word by its translations displayed on the screen. Learning cards can be created automatically from dictionary entries or manually by typing or copying necessary information from other sources. They can be grouped for different languages and translation directions allowing users to learn more than one language on their device. Users can easily manage their cards according to their individual plan: add new cards with additional information and translation alternatives, exclude words from the lessons or delete them from the program when they are memorized. In addition to several translation alternatives, Lingvo сards may contain audio pronunciations of words, usage examples and any other information a user may find important.


Unlike traditional paper cards for memorizing words, Lingvo сards will never get lost or missed, they won’t pile up in multiple places overwhelming language learners with their quantity. A truly convenient and user-friendly tool, ABBYY Lingvo helps users to smooth out and enjoy the process of learning and memorizing. To further improve user experience, ABBYY Lingvo now allows iPhone users to work with dictionaries and learning cards in landscape mode.

Availability and Compatible Hardware

ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS is available for purchase via the Apple App Store® (accessible through iTunes®).

Compatible devices include the Apple iPod® touch 2G, 3G and 4G, iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad and the iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G (iOS 4.0 or later). The photo translation function is fully supported on iOS-based devices that can provide high-quality photographs, which include the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS. ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 3.0 for iOS provides user interface in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

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* The basic dictionary set, available for download within the application for no extra charge, includes 56 dictionaries spanning 27 languages. Additional premium content dictionaries can be added anytime, allowing users to expand their translation capabilities. The full list of premium content dictionaries and the list of language combinations available for translation can be found at


** On the Apple iPhone, the photo translation feature supports instant translation of words in 27 languages.