If you’re the type who loves to sharpen your English skills every chance you get, then the news of Oxford launching their app on Windows Phone should excite you. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary app contains a full A-Z dictionary and samples of British and North American speakers to help tailor your desired skill set. Fancy, huh? Well, this feature isn’t so bad when compared to hearing the same robotic sounding voice for every language, like on Google Translate.
Here’s the full list of features below:
- Listen to real British and American voices pronounce words, with no Internet access required
- Access spoken example sentence audio online, or download all 116,000 example sentences to listen offline (approximately 430MB each for British and American sentences)
- 184,500 words, phrases and meanings explained clearly
- 198,500 example sentences
- 57,000 synonyms, opposites and related words – find words with similar or opposite meanings in the integrated Thesaurus
- Learn words in their natural context with over 83,000 collocations (words that go together) included
- Use Full Dictionary Search to find your word in any phrase or example sentence in the dictionary
- Study usage notes, verb forms, and word origins
- All the dictionary text is live- tap to instantly look up any word
- Bookmark your Favourite entries to easily find them again
As you can see, the Oxford Windows Phone app is carrying a pretty hefty list of features. However, a meaty list like this will set you back $19.99 in the U.K., which translates to a whopping $26.99 in the U.S.!
So, who still wants to get their English grammar-on?