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Franklin DBE-1490 Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary
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- English-Spanish dictionary with 5,000,000 translations in your pocket
- Includes translations of conversation phrases and examples of word usage
- Large 8-line display for enhanced visibility
- Includes monolingual Merriam-Webster English Dictionary
- Measures 5.14 x 0.53 x 3.92 inches (WxHxD)
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Communicate effectively with access to 5 million translations to and from Spanish at your fingertips Plus you get over 274000 English definitions for quick language reference. Patented phonetic spell correction lets you enter words as they sound and receive alternatives for misspelled words. Also includes grammar guides and quizzes verb conjugations word lists and examples of how words are used so you can speak with confidence. Large 8-line screen offers added visibility includes protective lid. Requires two CR-2032 batteries (included). Reference Type: Dictionary Thesaurus Display: Eight-line display Display Type(s): N/A Display Characters x Display Lines: N/A.Unit of Measure : Each
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It's small, which would make it great for traveling, BUT it's also not the most substantial thing I've carried around. While my front cover is still attached, I can see how it might easily break if jostled or put with heavier items.
Overall I'm super happy with this purchase - it's well worth it when facing a timed exam.
It's use is intuitive.
My favorite features so far are:
1- You can look up verbs (that you may have seen written) in conjugated form, and this dictionary will return the regular (infinitive??) form of the verb. Meaning, you don't have to guess what the regular form is. Por ejemplo, you can enter "vio" and it will return "ver"
2-You can choose what mode you want operate in English -> Spanish or Spanish -> English and every time you turn on your dictionary, it'll stay in that mode until you change it.
3-Further if you've typed in an English word for which you'd like to know the Spanish equivalent, but you're still in Spanish->English mode, you can press a button labelled "lang" for language, and it will switch you to English->Spanish mode without deleting what you've worked so hard to type.
I haven't even read the instructions yet and it gets 4 stars.
What happened to the other star?
Well, the physical feel is kind of cheap feeling (compared to japanese dictionaries). Nor does it look particularly good. Lastly it'd be good to have a little lip on the lid to make opening this thing easier.
Also, it'd be nice to be able pick exactly which conjugated form you'd like to look at instead of having to cycle through all of them. I don't think it's possible to go back to the previous one you looked at. But all of this may be possible, and may be in the instructions.
always helpful appliance
i should use more of the wonderful accessories that are built in
This is my fourth, lose them, break them, but love them & this one most of all.
At first I was disapointed with the batteries - after less then 2 months have to be changed! I went to Radio Shack and was shocked - pretty expensive! But now I bought them in bulk, like 10 in a time, and it cost about $1 each, so no complaints there.
My only beef with this dictionary now is that cover broked off on one side - I even haven't noticed when. So now I have to be very careful if I want to take it anywhere with me, so I mostly keep it at home next to the remote control for TV.
It is not a luxury one and made in China. Beside it looks cheap, but functions are enough for me as a beginner learner.
I like most is even if you input an unknown word and that word is a variation, this dictionary tells the original word.
This function is very useful and convenient!