As the headline suggests - looking up a word could not be easier. If required, the special character support lets you enter characters that you may not have on your keyboard. Apart from that, all you need to do is type your word(s) and press Enter or click the magnifying glass icon and voilà, you will see your search results.
However, you can do much more than that with the dictionaries. Here's a ten-step guide on how to use all the features in the LEO dictionaries.
You can change the dictionary in three, or if your screen resolution is higher than 1,260 pixels, four different places (see Fig. 2). In addition, the available language pairs are shown on the start page of the dictionary before you start using the dictionary .
Let's take a close look at all search options (from left to right and top to bottom):
The page with the results for a search term is split into the following parts (from top to bottom):
Let's take the results for the word "suchen" in the French dictionary as an example.
You may come across the following icons in the results table: . . . .
The additional information menu which opens by clicking the -icon, offers links to conjugation tables and other online dictionaries.
You can look up words in a whole text without having to manually type or copy each individual word you don't understand in the search field: p
As shown in the figure on the left, several tools for various browsers are available to make looking up words even quicker and easier. Please find the list of available tools in the Toolbars and Apps menu at the top of the dictionary page or by clicking this link[->to this effect<-]
The LEO dictionaries are complemented by a forum feature as well as a Vocabulary trainer The forums contain a growing number of discussions on a multitude of language-related topics, the vocabulary trainer is a great tool to improve your language skills. You can either collect your own vocabulary or learn wordlists and access language exercises provided by LEO or one of our partners. Separate user guides are available for the forums and vocabulary trainer. To actively participate in the forums or use the vocabulary trainer you need to be logged in (see user guide for "My LEO" ). Registration as well as the use of the forums and vocabulary trainer are free of charge.
Clicking the icons or buttons mentioned below, you may be asked to log in.