By Kit Eaton, New York Times
“I’ve learned two foreign languages so far, and it’s been satisfying and useful. But there was one unexpected difficulty: the dictionaries. A good bilingual dictionary can be expensive, and too big and heavy to carry around. And riffling through a dictionary takes too much time when you’re midconversation.
Today the problems of bulk and page-riffling have largely been solved by bilingual smartphone dictionaries. They’re easy to use and searchable, and they weigh nothing. Dictionary apps from ULTRALINGUA have been my favorite for a while because of their no-fuss design. They’re $20 iOS apps, and I’ve used the English-Portuguese and English-French versions. There are other languages available, including Spanish and Mandarin.”