The following is a press release from the Luxembourg Ministry of Education, Children and Youth:
Den LOD fir ënnerwee
You’re on the bus and can’t remember a word? You’re out and about and don’t know how to say Clemency in Luxembourgish? You’re in a restaurant and wonder what a Ziwwi is? Just ask the LOD app !
The brand new website of the Lëtzebuerger Online Dictionnaire was introduced five months ago, with a new look and enhanced features.
Since then, more than 4 million words have been searched on the new site and about 3,5 articles have been read. More than half of the traffic came from mobile devices.
To make the dictionary’s content even more accessible, the LOD is now also available as a free app (LOD.lu), which can be downloaded from Google’s Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
An intuitive design, advanced search functions, word categories and much more – all this is now available via direct access on the home screen of the tablet or smartphone: an additional way to access the 32,000 dictionary articles, 35,000 described terms, 173,000 translations, 54,000 example sentences and 10,000 synonyms.
During the development of the app, the many constructive feedback messages from LOD users were of course also taken into account.
Compared to the website, the loading times have been shortened and the display improved: The structure of the dictionary is saved on the device and unnecessary elements of the browser were removed.
The linguistic content always comes from the same database and is therefore constantly up to date, regardless of how it is accessed, whether on the website or the app.