Frequently Asked Questions

Android Dictionaries

Do VidaLingua Android Dictionaries require an internet connection?
The data in the dictionary, phrasebook, verb conjugator, vocabulary quiz and flashcards is stored on the device and does not require an internet connection. The Translator is the only feature to require an internet connection.
Why don't I hear anything when I tap on the speaker icon?
It may be that the Media Volume is set to low on you device. To adjust the Media Volume, use the volume button on your device or go to Android Settings > Sound.
Pronunciation doesn't sound right for one language. What could be the problem?
Ascendo dictionaries use text-to-speech (TTS) for audio pronunciation. Some devices may require that you install TTS files for additional languages. On most devices, you can install these files from Android Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output. Other TTS engines are available on Google Play. Some device manufacturers, such Samsung, pre-install more than one TTS engine. Selecting an alternative TTS engine from Android Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output may greatly improve the quality of the audio pronunciation.
How do I adjust the speed of audio pronunciation?
Go to the Dictionary and tap on the menu icon at the top-right of the screen. Select Settings then drag the Audio Speed slider.
How do I type characters with accents such as ñ, è or ü into the search field?
You don't need to type special characters into the search field to find a word. However, if you want to type an accented character in headword annotations, you can do so by tapping and holding a letter you want to add an accent to. A menu will pop up displaying the letter with a variety of accents. Slide your finger to the accented letter and release. The accented character will be inserted into the word you are typing.
Do I need to select a language to look up a word or verb?
VidaLingua uses a single database to store words from both language so do not have to select a language to lookup a dictionary word or verb to conjugate.
What do dictionary abbreviations such as [m], [f] or [v] stand for?
  • [m] masculine noun gender
  • [f] feminine noun gender
  • [v] verb
  • [n] noun
  • [o] other
Some dictionary entries are verb forms. How do I see the root verb?
Tap on the text indicating the entry is a verb form. A menu will appear with options to Translate, Conjugate, or Pronounce. Tapping on Translate will take you to the root form in the dictionary. Tapping on Conjugate will take you to the full conjugation of the verb.
How do I activate my subscription to Premium Features on a new device?
Go to the Dictionary and tap the menu key to the right of the action bar. Select Premium features. Tap on the button labeled I'm Already Subscribed and enter your email. Then tap Next to received an activation code by email.
I purchased premium features or the paid version and I am still seeing ads. What could be the problem?
There are two versions of our dictionary apps.
The free version has a square app icon with rounded corners. Ads can be removed by tapping the menu icon at the top-right or the screen and purchasing Premium Features.
The paid version has a round app icon. If you bought the paid version you should not see ads.
Start by verifying the app icon to insure you are using the appropriate version.
If you installed the free version and upgraded to Premium Features, tap the menu icon at the top right of the screen, then select Premium Features, tap Already Subscribed and follow the instructions.
How do I join the beta program so I can give feedback on updates before they released?
We love user feedack and listen attentively to our beta testers. To join the beta program, send an email to info@vidalingua.com.
Why should teachers consider recommending VidaLingua language apps?
Teachers should consider recommending VidaLingua language apps for the following reasons.
  • VidaLingua multilingual dictionaries include essential language learning information such as noun gender, part of speech and verb conjugations.
  • VidaLingua apps are available on all major mobile platforms including Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
  • VidaLingua provides free, ad-supported version and more comprehensive paid versions.
  • VidaLingua dictionaries engage students more than traditional reference tools.
Why should I take the time to rate your app?
Rating our apps favorably is a big motivator for our team. It helps to increase downloads which provides more resources to invest in updates. If you are considering an unfavorable rating, we would appreciate it if you would email us first with your suggestions for improvements.