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Substitute for LingQ App for iOS Users

Free One Click Translations & Text to Speech on iOS

Do you like LingQ but don’t want to pay the monthly fees???  Well we are going to show you that you can get the features that LingQ has and absolutely free. These are one click translation and free text to speech.

First let’s take a look at finding the definition of a foreign word.

The iOS Dictionary

iOS 11 and later include a neat built-in dictionary feature that lets you quickly look up the definition of words on your iPhone or iPad, even if an internet connection is unavailable.

The Steps

Step 1: Tap and hold your finger on the word to highlight it.


Step 2: Tap Look Up in the pop-up menu.

Step 3: Read the dictionary definition preview that appears in the Look Up results, or tap it to see the extended definition.

If you don’t see any word definitions in the search results, it’s likely you haven’t got any dictionaries installed on your iOS device.

Step 4: To remedy this, scroll down to the bottom of the results screen and tap Manage Dictionaries. You’ll be presented with a list of dictionaries available to you.

Simply tap the ones you want to download and they’ll be automatically installed on your device.


The next time you look up a word, you’ll get individual definitions from every dictionary that’s installed. Note that you can add and remove dictionaries at any time by ticking/unticking them in Settings -> General -> Dictionary.

Have your iOS Read Aloud 

Finally you can get your iOS device to read to you. Go to General ->

-> Accessibility

-> Speech -> Voices ->

Pick a language and download the voice you like.

Activating the Text to Speech

To activate it – Go back to Speech -> Speak Screen and allow it.

How it works:

Now when you read online or in your iBooks — if you Swipe Down with two fingers, you will be given access to have the material read to you aloud.

I hope you found this useful and be sure to share this article with your friends.

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