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Developer(s)Kevin Yau
Stable release
2.9.2 / August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)
Operating systemWindows
TypeMachine translation

Lingoes is a dictionary and machine translation app. Lingoes was created in China. Lingoes is often compared to its competitor Babylon[1] because of similarities in their GUI, functionalities and most importantly being freeware.

Features and expandability[edit]

Lingoes in action, showing a popup translation window with Essential dictionary and Longman's Dictionary installed

Dictionaries and encyclopedias can be installed on Lingoes in the form of new add-ons to extend its functionality. Add-ons for Wikipedia, Baidu Baike, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, WordNet, MacMillan English Dictionary, Collins English Dictionary and other cross-English dictionaries (e.g. Arabic, French or German) are available in Lingoes' official website.[2]

The program has the ability to pronounce words and install additional text-to-speech engines available for download also through Lingoes' website.

Lingoes also offers a whole-text translation ability using online translation service providers like Google Translate, Yahoo! Babel Fish Translation, SYSTRAN, Cross-Language, Click2Translate and others. Lingoes offers to translate a text via a mouse-over popup, or by double-clicking the selected text.

Additional tools, termed as appendices in the program, include a currency converter, weights and measure units converter and international time zones converter. Additional ones, such as the periodic table of elements, a scientific calculator, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese conversion utility or a Base64 encoding utility, can be added through the website.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lingoes 2.5.3 beta - On- und Offline-Wörterbuch für 80 Sprachen (in German) (Eng:Lingoes 2.5.3 beta -On- and Offline-dictionary for 80 languages) (a forum thread at". Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  2. ^ "Lingoes official website". Retrieved 2009-03-27.