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September 22, 2008

Longman Releases Bilingual Dictionary for iPhone

Picture 2.png Pearson Longman, together with Enfour, Inc. has released its Japanese-English Dictionary as the first in a line of iPhone/iPod Touch applications.

The Longman English-Japanese Dictionary is, according to the company, the first and only bilingual dictionary to be based 100% on English and Japanese corpora and is designed to help learners easily find information and focus on natural meanings.

The dictionary is in full color and includes over 500 illustrations and photos, 102,000 headwords and phrases, 83,000 example sentences, 63,000 collocations, clear grammar presentations, error notes for Japanese learners, notes about formality, pronunciation and much more.

Among the many features are extensive sound files for pronunciation, example sentences, search history function, book marking facility and zoomable illustrations and photos.

"At Pearson Longman, we are committed to delivering our content in ways that makes it readily accessible for our users." said Mike Mayor, Editorial Director for Longman Dictionaries. "We are delighted to have worked with Enfour to make the most up-to-date and reliable English-Japanese dictionary available in this exciting new format. Through the iPhone version of the dictionary, we are making natural English available to users as and when they need it during the course of their daily lives."

The application cost 2,400 yen and is can be downloaded through iTunes.

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