Select the dictionary that you would like to search in. Dictionaries are divided into Classical Arabic (Modern Standard, Fusha, etc.), and different dialect groups (Egyptian, Levantine).
Select how you would like to search. Each dictionary can be searched by root (جذر), Arabic work (كلمة عربية), and English word (كلمة انكليزية).
Understanding the Display and Results
If a result is found, the results will be displayed. The general order behind the display is based on traditional Arabic dictionaries, meaning it capitalizes on Arabic’s root structure to order results logically. The basic order will always be:
- Definition 1
- Word 2
- Word 1
- Definition 1
- Word 1
By way of explanation of the above diagram, the results are ordered by root. Within each root, the results are displayed in order of word. In general, the words will be displayed in order of verb form, and then the nouns related to that verb form. For example, the results for the root خرج would be displayed as:
|Verb from 1 (فَعَلَ)||خَرَجَ، يَخْرُج، الخُرُوْج|
|Related nouns / verbal nouns, etc.||خرج، خروج، خارج، خارجي، إلخ|
|Verb form 2 (فَعَّلَ)||خَرَّجَ، يُخَرِّج، التَخْرِيْج|
|Related nouns / verbal nouns, etc.||تَخْرِيْج|
|Verb form 3, 4, etc. and related nouns.|
Each word will have one or more definitions. Each definition will be numbered and listed separately, to make differentiating between them easier. Additionally, each definition has other dimensions that will display when relevant, including examples, part of speech (verb, noun, etc.), and, when relevant, tags, and word origin.
Signing Up for a Sign in
Users have the option of creating a login, but it is not required. Users who create a login will have the ability to do things like set display preferences and save specialized word lists. Creating a login requires users to put in an email, which acts as the username, and password.
If a user forgets his password, he can reset it here. To change your password, go to the settings under the main menu or click here.
Regarding privacy, this app does not collect any personal information. The login is purely so that users can set their personal settings.
Flashcards, called yellow cards in the current version, are a list of words that users who have created a login can save to test themselves on. The default face of the cards can be set to Arabic, English, or mixed.
Favorites (saved searches):
App users will be able to save a list of favorites. These favorites are the searches themselves, so you can quickly pull up the results when needed. To save favorites, simply click on the favorite (heart) button next to a word when searching. To access the favorites list, go to the main menu or click here.
Users who have created a login can set their settings, such as display settings and preferred / default dictionary. To access the settings, , go to the settings under the main menu or click here.