A Review of Tureng: The Multilingual Dictionary

Document Type : Original Article


Gazi University, College of Foreign Languages, Ankara, Turkey.


Technological advancements such as computer-assisted language learning and mobile-assisted language learning have changed the scope and design of dictionaries. One advancement has been the emergence of online dictionaries, facilitating and expediting word queries and enhancing dictionary consultation with the addition of built-in features. One such online dictionary is Tureng, a commonly favored multilingual dictionary through its web-based and mobile applications. To this end, this review evaluated this online dictionary in accordance with the adapted and modified framework of Kohnke and Moorhouse (2022). The review found that Tureng has an easy-to-navigate interface and high-quality audiovisual content. It was also discovered that Tureng offers ample opportunities for learning vocabulary through its features such as word of the day, the idiom of the week, videos by Tureng, and newly-coined word of the week. It was further revealed that Tureng offers contextualized and audio-visually supported pronunciation learning through its YouGlish supplement. Moreover, practice and self-assessment of grammar, listening, pronunciation, and vocabulary through the test your English component is available on the web-based application. Nonetheless, the dictionary possesses specific technological and pedagogical limitations. More research, especially of an experimental nature, is needed to verify the analysis findings.