Lexin dictionaries

SND-ID: ext0286-1.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Laila Höglund

Institute for Language and Folklore, Language Council of Sweden

Research principal

Institute for Language and Folklore - Language Council of Sweden rorId


Lexin are multilingual dictionaries developed for immigrants who want to learn Swedish, and also suitable for multilingual teaching. The dictionaries consist of between 5,000 and 22,000 entries, including commonly used words and phrases as well as words from Swedish society. Each entry is provided with language examples, sentence construction, stylistic and grammatical comments as well as explanations.

Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

1995 – Ongoing

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Language resources

Resource type

Lexical conceptual resource

Lexical conceptual resource type

Machine-Readable Dictionary

Creation mode


Text part

  • Language

    • Swedish (swe)

    • Albanian (sqi)

    • Amharic (amh)

    • Arabic (ara)

    • Azerbaijani (aze)

    • Bosnian (bos)

    • English (eng)

    • Finnish (fin)

    • Modern Greek (1453-) (ell)

    • Croatian (hrv)

    • Pushto (pus)

    • Persian (fas)

    • Russian (rus)

    • Serbian (srp)

    • Somali (som)

    • Spanish (spa)

    • Tigrinya (tir)

    • Turkish (tur)

    • Kurdish (kur)

      Kurmanji (dialect)

      Sorani (dialect)

  • Size

    Other: 21

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Language Council of Sweden


Institute for Language and Folklore, Language Council of Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Languages and literature (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Language and linguistics (CESSDA Topic Classification)



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