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Two useful apps for Arabic students

March 10, 2016
Two useful apps for Arabic students:
For iOS

Arabic Almanac – Hans Wehr Dictionary :

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arabic-almanac/id1036801850?mt=8

Arabic Almanac is a digital version of the famous Hans Wehr dictionary. You can search through the dictionary by using the root letter of the word and the app will display the corresponding page from the Hans Wehr dictionary.

This app was developed to aid students of the Arabic Language in their noble pursuit. The app will remove the need of carrying around a bulky dictionary and replace it with the convenience of your smartphone. Now you have access to all the same information, but at the comfort of your fingertips.

The dictionary can be searched using an Arabic keyboard, or if you do not have an Arabic keyboard the dictionary can be searched using Roman (English) letters which have an Arabic equivalent.

Lane’s Lexicon:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arabic-almanac-ll/id1046330645?mt=8

After popular demand, Lane’s Lexicon Arabic Dictionary is now available on iOS. Featuring all 8 volumes, find the meaning and context of a word by searching for it’s root letters.

The app was developed to aide students in their noble pursuit of knowledge. It is intended for those who want a more in-depth dictionary with which they can understand the meaning of words, the context with which that meaning is in and some examples of the word in literature.

The dictionary can be searched using an Arabic keyboard, or if you do not have an Arabic keyboard, the dictionary can be searched using Roman (English) letters which have an Arabic equivalent.

Currently, the app only supports Arabic-English translation, however, new versions will be uploaded to add more functionality to the app.

For Android you can try the below app

Arabic Almanac : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.etjaal.arabicalmanac

Arabic Almanac is a digital version of the infamous Hans Wehr dictionary. You can search through the dictionary by using the root letter of the word and the app will display the corresponding page from the Hans Wehr dictionary.

This app was developed to aid students of the Arabic language in their noble pursuit. This app will remove the need of carrying around a bulky dictionary and replace it with the convenience of your smartphone. Now you have access to all the same information, but at the comfort of your fingertips.

The dictionary can be searched using an Arabic keyboard, or if you do not have an Arabic keyboard the dictionary can be searched using roman (english) letters which have an Arabic equivalent. (See the About section in the app for more details).

At the moment only the Hans Wehr (Arabic-English) dictionary is supported, but we are working on releasing other dictionaries as well.

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