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Free Dictionaries, Free Knowledge

The FreeDict project strives to be the most comprehensive source of truly free bilingual dictionaries. They are not just free of charge, but they give you the right to study, change and modify them, as long as you guarantee others these freedoms, too. Founded in 2000, FreeDict nowadays provides over 140 dictionaries in about 45 languages and thanks to its members, grows continuously. Learn how to become a part of FreeDict.

Use Wherever You Want

FreeDict dictionaries offer you the greatest deal of flexibility possible: you can use them both on your computer or on your mobile phone and all the lookups are offline. This means that you can travel abroad without the fear that your provider will make you pay a lot just for a few dictionary lookups. You will even be independent from a network connection.

Use For Any Purpose

Our data is useful for a wide range of applications which is made possible through the use of the generic TEI XML format. This allows us to export our data into any format and for any purpose, be it an electronic/paper dictionary or a spell checker.

What's Happening


FreeDict HackFest 2018 — come and join us!
This is our second community event where we are coming together to work on our tooling and dictionaries. This event is for both newcomers and regular contributors. It would be great to see you around! More information can be found here.


Nearly all of our dictionaries now ship IPA pronunciation transcriptions. The International Pronunciation Alphabet (IPA) is a standardised way to transcribe the pronunciation of a word in any language. Whenever a dictionary gets released, IPA is added, as long as the generator (based on Espeak or Espeak-ng) supports the language.


FreeDict now ships a substantial selection of WikDict dictionaries, therefore we now ship over 140 dictionaries! The WikDict project processes and encodes Wiktionary dictionaries and makes them available in the TEI format. These dictionaries are now regularly imported into FreeDict.


You can now verify our downloads with a SHA512 checksum. For now, the checksums are only available using the FreeDict API. See our wiki for more details.


FreeDict.org has been relaunched. After our Hackathon last year and after many more hours of work, the new website is online. Equipped with a fresh design and filled with new content, we hope that you will find exactly the information that you are looking for. If not or if you have other suggestions, let us know.


Finally, there is a first early draft of the brand-new FreeDict website online. It is still bare-bones and not translated. We would appreciate if you could send us feedback.