It is a dictionary to translate words or texts into various languages
4.3  (149 votes)

Lingoes is a dictionary that helps you translate words or texts into various languages. In addition, it has the ability to capture words on screen, translate only the text you selected, and teach you the correct pronunciation of words.

The program comes with a nicely-structured interface that offers quick access to any function. It supports popular languages, like English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and many others. The preinstalled dictionaries lets you translate into English. To have access to other languages, you need to download the corresponding dictionaries from the program’s website.

When you want to translate a word, the application displays all the available explanations from each dictionary. This way, you understand better and faster the meaning of words. By enabling the cursor translation feature, the tool translates any word on your screen. You just need to use the assigned hotkeys and the tool displays the word’s meaning. Another very useful option is the one that automatically translates the text that you select using your cursor. This is a quite efficient and fast way to translate texts. However, if you dislike this method, you have the possibility to use the text translation function. It allows you to select the translation engine and the languages that you desire.

Besides its translation functions, the program has other valuable options. It can display the periodic table, the abbreviations, the irregular verbs, or it can convert currencies, weights and time zones.

All in all, this is a good working tool that can be used by any user without difficulties. The fact that it supports lots of dictionaries makes the program very efficient. It can be used in situations when you have to translate large texts in a small amount of time. However, you should be careful because it can’t accurately translate all the phrases.

Amelia Wagner
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Review summary


  • Nicely-structured interface.
  • Supports various languages.
  • Translates both words or texts.
  • Pronouncing option


  • When you translate long phrases, the translation may not be very accurate

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hashem Thanks for all.

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Tony Vic

Tony Vic It does not work anymore for a long time, if you have to use Systran translation on line.

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Guest I have Windows 7 x64 platform. When I start Lingoes (ver 2.9.2), it always says "Request translation services failed." I tried on other platforms (XP, Windows 7 x32, Windows x32 8.1) and everywhere the same situation. Why?

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