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About

Lexin Light is a new "face" for the well-known Lexin – Swedish dictionary web service.

“Lexin – ett samarbete mellan Institutet för språk och folkminnen och Kungliga tekniska högskolan.”

Disclaimer: Lexin Light only uses the API of the original Lexin web service publicly available and documented here, and does not claim any rights to the data with which it operates.

We have built this little application to improve user experience for end users. The functionality this app provides is very basic: pick a language and search for the word. That simple!

We tried to introduce new ways of how to use Lexin dictionary. For example, when using it on a mobile device, such as tablet or smartphone. It might be quite useful while you reading a book, you want to find a definition of a word. Having opened this app side-by-side with the text of a book is an awesome advantage. See screenshots in the Usage Examples.

Usage Examples

You can use this application by opening it as a website in your favorite browser. Save a bookmark for quick access!

If you want to share a word definition – copy and share the currently opened URL.

You can also install and run Lexin Light as mobile application. See Mobile Installation section for instructions.

Phone screens:
Example of phone screen of Lexin Light running as installed application with language list opened Example of phone screen of Lexin Light running as installed application with Russian language chosen Example of phone screen of Lexin Light running in Safari browser with Finnish language chosen

(click or tap on a screenshot for bigger version)

If your phone or tablet allows you to split the screen for two applications, read you book on a new level! See how it is handy to get definitions right away.

Tablet screens:
Example of tablet split screen (between book reader and Lexin Light) with Greek language chosen Example of tablet split screen (between book reader and Lexin Light) with Russian language chosen

(click or tap on a screenshot for bigger version)

Mobile Installation

Step 1: Open website in Safari and tap on the 'Share' icon in the middle of the screen Step 1: open website in Safari and tap on the 'Share' icon in the middle of the screen
Step 2: Find 'Add to Home Screen' option in the sharing menu list Step 2: find 'Add to Home Screen' option in the sharing menu list
Step 3: Rename it or leave default name, press add; now you will have an icon amongst other installed apps Step 3: rename it or leave default name, press add; now you will have an icon amongst other installed apps