Can I look up or translate words in the eBook? To translate or look up individual words in an eBook, simply tap them and hold your finger in place over the word for a moment. A context menu will open, showing the translation and lookup function. The first time you do this, you will be asked to download dictionaries. You can choose French-German, English-German, Italian-German, Dutch-German and Spanish-German dictionaries. There is also a steadily growing selection of other dictionaries. You can download them by simply tapping the desired dictionary on your tolino eReader.