With your Kindle, you can learn more about the books you’re reading, look up words in a dictionary, expand your vocabulary, view word hints, and translate the text in your Kindle book. Help for Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation).
Using the Smart Lookup feature on Kindle, you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without leaving your page or losing your place in a book.
While reading, press and hold a word or phrase, and then release to launch the Smart Lookup window. Smart Lookup will identify the type of term you're looking up and adjust the tabs accordingly.
Note: X-Ray is not available for all Kindle books. If X-Ray is not available for the book, the X-Ray option is grayed out.
When you look up words in the dictionary, they are automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder on your device. With Vocabulary Builder, you can use flashcards to learn the definitions and usage of words.
Note: Vocabulary Builder currently supports content purchased from the Kindle Store and personal documents sent through the Send to Kindle application or Kindle Personal Document Service. It does not currently support personal documents that were transferred to your device via USB. To learn more, go to Send Documents and Web Pages to Your Kindle.
Note: Vocabulary Builder appears as a title on the On Device tab.
To turn off Vocabulary Builder, tap the Menu icon, tap Settings, tap Reading Options, and then tap Vocabulary Builder. Words will not be added to Vocabulary Builder when it is turned off.
With Word Wise, you can see simple definitions and synonyms displayed inline above more difficult words while you read.
Word Wise makes it easier for readers to understand challenging books more quickly.
Note: Word Wise is only available in books in English and is not enabled on all Kindle books. You can verify whether the feature is available by checking for "Word Wise: Enabled" or "Word Wise: Not Enabled" on the product detail pages of Kindle books.
You can tap a word displaying Word Wise hints to see the dictionary definition of the word or rate the helpfulness of the hint.
To adjust the difficulty of the words showing hints, tap Word Wise in the lower right corner of the screen while reading. Drag or tap the slider between “Fewer Hints” and “More Hints.” You can also choose to Show or Hide hints from this screen.
While reading, you can select text and then use Instant Translations to translate the text to a different language.
To use Instant Translations, your Kindle needs to be connected to a wireless network. To learn more, go to Connect Wirelessly.
Translations by Bing Translator. To learn more, visit Bing Translator.
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