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Russian <-> English Slovoed Compact talking dictionary app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 8624 ratings )
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Developer: Paragon Technologie GmbH
2.99 USD
Current version: 3.58.292, last update: 8 months ago
First release : 11 Sep 2008
App size: 77.42 Mb

41 000 entries and 20 000 audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers
The most reliable dictionary content from the world’s leading lexicographers



• New for iOS 9: You can now look up words while reading news, email, Safari sites, messaging or other popular apps! Select any text and send it to the dictionary via the “Share” button. All words available in the dictionary will be highlighted. To activate this feature, please select Slovoed as a sharing extension.
• New multiple clipboard look-up! You can now copy as many words as you need while reading – even the whole text, - switch back to Slovoed app and view all the relevant dictionary entries one-by-one.
• Full text search allows you to look up words more efficiently throughout the whole dictionary content, including headwords, idioms and usage examples.
• List of similar words in case of misspelling.
• Wildcard search if you are unsure of the exact word spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters.
• Search for anagrams, e.g . tab-bat
• Morphology module to translate words in any grammatical form (for German, English, French, Spanish and Russian dictionaries).
• Hyperlinks between articles and directions.


• Audio pronunciations recorded by native speakers to master your spoken language skills. 

• Full linguistic information – with declension and conjugation tables – is included, making Slovoed a must-have for any language scholar for both English and Russian.
• Table of English irregular verbs.
• Favorite articles to quickly access and revise frequently searched words.
• Flash Card Quiz lets you add new words to flash cards, memorize them and test your knowledge as many times as you wish.
• Handy Converter support to easily and quickly understand foreign measurements, especially when travelling abroad.


• New! Graphics fully adapted for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
• New! App startup has got 3 times faster!
• Built-in PenReader multilingual handwriting recognition to enter your queries even more comfortable.
• Enhanced customization options allow you to modify animated menus and choose background colors.
• Enlarge or reduce font size for your comfort.
• No Internet connection required: simply download the dictionary once and use it on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch without any additional expense.

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About Paragon Software

Since its founding, Paragon Software Group has provided premium software applications and unique technologies that allow users of every computing platform to be more productive, whether working at a desk or learning on the go with a tablet or smartphone. Paragon Software’s mobility product portfolio includes more than 350 electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and phrase books in the widest combination of over 30 languages, with databases provided by the world’s leading publishing houses, such as Duden, Chambers, Cambridge, Oxford, PONS, Van Dale, VOX, and others.

Pros and cons of Russian <-> English Slovoed Compact talking dictionary app for iPhone and iPad

Russian <-> English Slovoed Compact talking dictionary app good for

Back to a 4. Thanks for tech support to fix previous issues.
The new release is waaaay faster. It used to take too long to load. Frustrating when you need a word under pressure, right? I love the grammar table for each word. Its so easy to see all the forms each word can have. I use this dictionary all the time. The example sentences are really good too.

Some bad moments

Ive wasted mine - dont waste yours. The picture shows the programm has sound module, in fact majority of the words dont have "mic" picture attached to them and thus cannot be heard. The pronunciation doesnt really sound as a native speaker in some cases. The database of english word is small nad doesnt have some words. Even 5-dollar translators have word "septuagenarian" - this program doesnt have it. ITunes review says "respected company" - well, I really doubt it.
Learn how to go back very frustrating to push the back button and end up someplace else!!!!!
What happened to the tables of words declined in Russian? I relied on this heavily. Now I dont really want to use this dictionary again. It is almost pointless. I have a better paperback dictionary and I would rather use it now. I really liked slovoed because it has tables of the Russian verbs conjugated and the nouns declined. What happened?!!? Now I cannot reccommend this dictionary anymore. I have a lot of friends who are learning russian and now I will have to find a new dictionary for them to buy....
I have relied heavily on this dictionary for the past year. Recently there was an update that removed its most important feature, the declinations and conjugations tables! Now it is just an over priced plain dictionary. Do not buy.
I strongly agree with other reviewers. The most recent update removed all the declensions and conjugation tables, making this app pretty useless. It was great before, but not worth it now.
I have rarely found a word in this dictionary (that I dont already know). I see a word in reading some Russian article that i dont know, I look it up, and invariably its not there. Maybe great for beginning Russian speakers but a big fat no-go for anyone who already has some Russian.