Monday 30 June 2014

Use your dictionary interactively

Lexicum makes it easy for you to search for words interactively. You can find translations, not only of the language that you are learning, but also in your native language. With this, the dictionary is useful, not only when you want to understand what something means, but also when you want to learn how to say something new.

To switch the language of the word you’re looking up, just click on one of the language buttons to the right of the search box to switch the languages (see the screenshot). If you have entered the word in your native language already, this will show you the translation immediately. If not, you will see the change reflected in the inviting message in your text entry box.

Once you get the result of your dictionary search, you can click on individual words in the proposed translations to make sure you find the one that is closest to what you need.

And that's not all. To make it even easier, if you get only one suggestion from the dictionary, you can save it directly to your word list. You don't need to revert the translation back to the language you are learning.

With this interactive dictionary search, you get to dig deeper into the meaning and explore what possible nuances it might have. From understanding these relationships you can get more of the implicit connotations that these translations have than an explicit dictionary definition.


  1. Glad you guys like it! Try the app too and don't hesitate to come back to us with comments

  2. Well, there's no way around actually talking to people when learning a 2nd language. Having a rich vocabulary helps though and that's where Lexicum comes in.

    As somebody on the internet said, the way to be able to comfortably converse in a new language is to converse uncomfortably in it for a long time :-)

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