Best offline English-Spanish translator?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by petalino, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Hi everyone.

    Very soon I will be traveling to Mexico, to places where I might not have an internet connection or WIFI.

    Can anyone recommend an offline English-Spanish translator for the Iphone?

    Google Translate seems to have offline mode, but I believe that this feature is available only for Android.
    I cannot find a way to download a language in my Google Translate app for Iphone.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Due to the size of languages, there are currently not even any mediocre translators. Even the online ones should be used judiciously.

    Take a good dictionary with you and you'll be just as good. I recommend
    Spanish English Dictionary + by Ascendo Inc.
  3. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    I doubt it, and even online ones aren't that reliable. A dictionary will get you through day to day things if people are patient with you.. but it wouldn't hurt if you knew basic conjugations so you can at least ask for help or the weather etc. in bad Spanish. I guess it's not important if you're going for a short trip though. And I hear you're better off playing the "I don't know Spanish" card if la policia want something from you anyway.
  4. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Have you downloaded the built in English to Spanish dictionary that comes with iOS? It's something at least.
  5. petalino thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    I was not aware that IOS comes with its built in dictionary. How do I find it?
  6. fricotin macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2011
    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
    I like Spanish Dictionary +. I live in Mexico and it works for me. When I have wifi I use Google translate.
  7. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    Just highlight any word whenever iOS can do so and on the pop-up menu choose define. It should by default have the Apple terms and system language dictionaries. On the lower left hand side there is a option to manage the available dictionaries and you'll be able to download all the dictionaries you want including the English to Spanish dictionary that you want. Hope it helps.
  8. SgtPepper23 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2010
    Los Angeles, California
    This is the greatest offline option, since it gives you definitions as well, not just a direct translation, which can often result in erroneous translations.
  9. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2011
    if you have t-mo or at&t you can roam LTE which is avaliable everywhere in mx
  10. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    My co-worker Luis is the best offline Spanish-English translator :p

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