iphone - autocorrect driving me nuts

Is there a custom dictionary I can edit in iOS on my iphone to prevent it from changing foreign words on my phone to what it thinks it is?
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
What IOS you have?

in settings general then Language & Region

iPhone Language ?

Other Languages

If you have other languages set it will do that

Remove other and try again see what happens
Kanti PrasadCommented:

go to settings, general , keyboard, auto correction -- set it to off

u587162Author Commented:
I dont want to switch it off, I want a custom dictionary so it doesn't misspell words.

Also its not a foreign language, its more a dialect....anyway what I mean is, if I want certain words which I use frequently to not auto correct or have the worded added to an exclude list, is that possible?
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Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
If you dismiss the suggested auto correct words, it should start learning what you type.  It does for me anyway.  iPhone 6 +, iOS 8 latest.

For example, I used to text 'heading home' to my wife when I left work.  Then I started using 'HH'.  The phone now uses my acronym 'HH' when I first press an H on my keyboard.
u587162Author Commented:
Yes that is what I would have thought to, but it doesnt want to seem to remember it for me.
u587162Author Commented:
Kanti I think that video on the link you provided is out of date as I dont see all of those steps mentioned there e.g. there is no international keyboard shown in my settings or one to add either.
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
I believe you only have one other option:
Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary

Why?  The iPhone or iPad keyboards silently learn words in the background for future reference, but the learning can backfire if you inadvertently teach the system words and phrases you don't really want auto corrected.  This has happened to me plenty of times.  In the same instance I provided above, I accidentally typed 'hh' one time but 'huh' came out because I had recently sent 'huh' in another text at another time.  If you're comfortable with resetting the dictionary you can go that route.

Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Kanti I think that video on the link you provided is out of date as I dont see all of those steps mentioned there e.g. there is no international keyboard shown in my settings or one to add either.
Go to Settings > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard... > then follow the steps listed in that article Kanti provided?
Kanti PrasadCommented:
Iphone 4s has those settings. so just search around what Kyle said and you should get there or else let me know your iphone version
u587162Author Commented:
I'm using iOS version 8.3 (12F70) on my iphone 5.
Kanti PrasadCommented:

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u587162Author Commented:
THis will do, thanks.
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