Global Traveler Translator for 20 LANGUAGES:English, Polish, German, Czech
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- Translates Over 400,000 Words; Translates Over 40,000 Travel Phrases
- Translations Appear in English Phonetic and Foreign Alphabet Simultaneously
- 4 Line x 14 Character LCD Display ; 200 City World Time Clock w/Alarm
- Metric / Currency Converter ; Clothes / Shoe Size Converter ; Calculator / Databank ; 4 Travel Games
- Powered by 2 AAA Batteries + 1 CR2032 Lithium Battery (Included) ; Weight: 4.0 oz. ; Size: 4.4 x 0.5 x 3.0 in.
Top Customer Reviews
This isn't such a good translator if you are trying to delve deeper into a language. I'd recommend much more advanced translators for language learning.
I am impressd with the use of tone marks in the Vietnamese translations, and also very impressed with the inclusion of both pinyin and characters in the Mandarin translations. This makes it possible for me to show the written translations and make an attempt at pronouncing it myself. I tries it with my Chinese friends at a local buffet and they could read the characters very easily. The other languages, Indonesian is useful for my purposes, Korean and Japanese may come in handy some day also. The Eurpoean languages are a plus. If I can hang onto it long enough (I seem to have a way of losing these things regularly) it will come in handy when I finally make it to Europe.
The downsides are a somewhat limited vocabulary, compared to the Kim tu Dien I was using. This has about 20,000 unique words where the Kim tu Dien had around 500,000. Not a problem really, you should be able to find some way to get your point across. The other small downside was the way the words are arranged and displayed. Perhaps I just need to learn to use it better, but on my old translator I could scroll through the words, looking until I found the correct tonal marks in Vietnamese to fit the word being presented to me. It makes the translations from the foreign language to English a little harder, especially in the Asian tonal ones. It is not a fatal flaw though, I feel I can cope.
Overall, for the price, it is an outstanding unit and well worth the money. Hopefully I can carry it with me for many years. If you want to travel widely, this
should serve you well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked ok. I used it in Japan. Some of the American words did not translate as well. An example, shot glass.Published 17 months ago by Andrea
This might be ok for traveling, but my German exchange student got it to help with school. Most of the words he needed help with were not even available he also found common words... Read morePublished on October 11, 2010 by P. Santillo
The Global Traveler is of limited use for foreign translations. It is not capable of translating customized phrases, no matter how short or simple, unless it happens to be... Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by mark
This product worked short term. After a few minutes of use the device would lock up and you would have to stick a small wire in the back to reset the device. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by Bob E. Gold