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French on the iPhone

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 2/27/2011

Here we give you some of the top iPhone translation apps for the French language. Read on to find out which of these five French for iPhone translation apps best suits your needs and will give you value for your money.

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    Collins Pro French-English Translation Dictionary

    Collins Pro French-English This French for iPhone translation app provides more than 84,000 definitions plus hundreds of usage notes and examples, and thousands of conjugations of French and English verbs. Having this iPhone translation app for the French language is like carrying a dependable French and English language reference in your pocket. The app features definitions, translation, examples of use, verb conjugations and more at your fingertips. Other features of this app include automatic recognition of inflected forms, phonetic breakdown of each entry, slang, technical language, regional spelling, usage differences, thousands of biographical and geographic entries, etymologies, pinch and drag to zoom, number-to-text converter and more.

    (Price: $24.99)

    Download Collins Pro French-English Translation Dictionary.

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    WordRoll EF-French/English Translation Dictionary

    wordroll ef-french:english This French for iPhone translation app may be simple and yet it's a handy and quick French/English reference in your pocket. It provides direct and precise word to word translations between French and English. What makes this iPhone app quite unique is the fact that everything is on one page. This page scrolls down as you type -- right into the entry you are looking for. The app also features 38,000 entries in each direction (English to French or French to English), changing translation direction in one tap, and a two column scrolling page that presents contents at a glance.

    (Price: $0.99)

    Download WordRoll EF-French/English Translation Dictionary.

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    Oxford-Hatchette French English Dictionary

    oxford-hatchete french english dictionary Here's one comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date dictionary of French and English compiled by expert editors. This French for iPhone app has better coverage of the language and has improved treatment of acronyms and EU terminology including thousands of new words in both English and French. It was tailored for anyone who wants to learn the French language and was compiled in consultation with key academic advisors. It also contains useful information for language students or part-time residents abroad including sample bills and rental agreements. This iPhone app is possibly the most up-to-date and complete French dictionary of its size. Other features of the app include - thousands of new words covering technology to medicine and even coloquial slang, more coverage of acronyms and EU terminology, new and updated cultural notes, works offline, fuzzy search for finding difficult to spell words, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail sharing of word entries, and word tagging.

    (Price: $24.99)

    Download Oxford-Hatchette French English Dictionary.

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    English-French Talking Dictionary

    English-French Talking Dictionary 

    This iPhone French translation app is a bilingual dictionary featuring advanced functionality and up to 1,000,000 entries. The app incorporates the most complete databases and dependable accuracy and contains an extensive vocabulary, a choice of 5 display languages and advanced TTS (text-to-speech) voice capabilities. The app provides a user-friendly translation too with robust search utilities and gives you the most reliable and accurate results every time. Other features of this app include - comprehensive and fully updated bilingual, bidirectional vocabulary database, advanced acronym synonym search, transcriptions for all English entries, advanced TTS functionality, customizable interface, and more.

    (Price: $7.99)

    Download English-French Talking Dictionary.

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    French-English Translation Dictionary by Ultralingua

    French-English Translation Dictionary 

    Featuring more than 270,000 translations and hundreds of usage notes and examples, this iPhone translation app (French) also gives you thousand of French and English verbs. This French for iPhone translation app is a universal app so you can download it on your other iOS devices, aside from the iPhone, and you will only have to pay once to get it running on multiple devices.

    (Price: $19.99)

    Download French-English Translation Dictionary by UItralingua.

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