English-German dictionary

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For over 150 years as a language specialist, Langenscheidt has been guiding people throughout the process of learning new languages. The groundbreaking invention by the founder of the publishing house, Gustav Langenscheidt (1832-1895), laid the foundations for future success: together with his language teacher, Charles Touissant, in 1856 he developed an innovative phonetic system, the purpose of which was to make learning languages easier. Having developed the first self-study/correspondence method for learning the French language, the publishing house got off to a good start.

Translate the easy way: search the English-German dictionary alphabetically

The online German-English dictionary includes British and American English as well as Austrian and Swiss German terms. Moreover, it contains additional information such as examples of use, typical word combinations, word-sense disambiguation for words with multiple meanings, as well as grammar and style information. As a result, learning a language becomes easy.

The comprehensive online dictionary from Langenscheidt is available for free to all users and visitors of this website. To translate a German word into English, just type it into the search box to generate a list of possible English translations. Alternatively, you can enter English words to find the correct German translation. Use the drop-down menu to search not only the English-German dictionary, but all online dictionaries.


Whether on a smartphone, tablet or PC, the Langenscheidt online dictionary can be used to search for the right term in various languages and across a number of dictionaries simultaneously. The online dictionary is an excellent choice for pupils, students, interpreters, translators, language professionals and specialists in various fields of expertise: fast, intuitive and reliable, because the dictionary is from a specialist in the language learning field.

Users can look up all the available English-German translations in the English-German dictionary. To do this, select the first letter of the word from the alphabetical list. Once you find the relevant term, click on it to go directly to its translation in the English-German dictionary.

The dictionary includes both old and new spellings. With this comprehensive tool, looking up a term is a pleasure, and the correct translation is just one click away.

About Langenscheidt

Langenscheidt Verlag is a traditional media company offering a wide range of products and services in the field of languages. As a publishing house, Langenscheidt has always been known for diversifying its portfolio of products and, in addition to traditional print dictionaries, offering a broad range of high-quality digital language products and services.

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