If you are bilingual you sometimes have the problem that you don’t remember a word. But you also don’t want to switch to an other window to look it up. So how do you lookup a word in the dictionary with a shortcut?
There are three steps to do that.
Using the trackpad
Make sure that the option
Look upin your trackpad settings is activated. For that go to
System Preferences -> Trackpad.
Click with three fingers on a word that you want to define.
Using a keyboard shortcut
- Select a word and press
- Select a word, click right and select
Look up ....
You can add and activate plugins for the dictionary app by opening the app and going into its preferences (
Example: if you want to have the German translation for an English word you can download this plugin (with instructions).
There are a lot more dictionary plugins out there!