ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries Come to Android

December 20, 2011

Comprehensive and Intuitive Dictionary Software Helps Android® Users in Their Travel, Business and Study


ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, document capture, and linguistic technologies and services, today announced the first Android-based version of ABBYY® Lingvo® Dictionaries, an intuitive, easy-to-use word translation application.


Lingvo Dictionaries for Android provides fast and accurate on-device translation of words and phrases, helping people communicate efficiently by eliminating the need to carry paper volumes, or have a laptop computer or Internet connection at hand. The new application offers a single access point to more than 250 dictionaries spanning 30 languages, allowing customers to easily select and organize multilingual dictionary content according to their needs.


“We are happy to introduce this long-expected version of ABBYY Lingvo. Users of Android devices can now benefit from its smart and intuitive functions combined with high-quality multilingual content”, commented Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY. “We develop this product line for a long time constantly expanding functionality and range of use and gradually changing the whole idea about dictionary application to turn it into a versatile and intelligent language tool.”


Through partnerships with leading dictionary publishers such as Dicoland and Compact Verlag®, as well as its own expertise in linguistics and lexicography, ABBYY ensure outstanding quality of content accessible via Lingvo app. To provide efficient word look-up and translation, the application automatically combines the content from all available dictionaries for a given language pair into a single wordlist.


Lingvo Dictionaries compiles a single entry for each headword using information from all available dictionaries. Such a combined entry may contain various translation alternatives, phonetic spellings, word-use examples, audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers, and inflected forms of words. In addition, the application delivers powerful word look-up capabilities including the “fuzzy search” functionality that allows Android users to quickly find a word by any of its forms. Even when a word is spelled incorrectly the application can find it providing a list of spelling suggestions to choose from. For users’ convenience, the application also keeps a history of 100 recently viewed entries and supports translation of words from the clipboard.


The basic dictionary set, available for download within the application for no extra charge, includes 58 dictionaries spanning 27 popular languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and more. Additional premium content dictionaries can be purchased anytime directly from within the Lingvo Dictionaries application, allowing users to expand their translation capabilities as their needs evolve. The full list of dictionaries with detailed annotations is available at


ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries can be easily installed and managed including the possibility to remove and restore them on mobile devices. Any uninstalled dictionary can be restored without extra payment. To save memory space on a mobile device, audio files are downloaded separately from general content. They can also be deleted and recovered later, if necessary.

Availability and Compatible Hardware

Lingvo Dictionaries are available for purchase via the Android Market. The application supports English and Russian interface languages. The full list of language combinations available for translation and information about compatible devices can be found at

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