|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.2 x 3.07 x 0.47 inches|
|Item model number||EST-7117|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Manufacturer Part Number||FBA_EST-7117|
Franklin 17 Language Spkng Global Trans Handheld Devices
|Price:||+ $4.93 shipping|
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- Pronounces words in recorded human voice
- 2.5 million translations
- More than 3,000 conversational phrases and 20,000 headwords per language
- 17-language translator - Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese
- 5-language visual dictionary - English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
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With access to over 2 Million entries and 14,000 phrases, the 17-language portable device lets you say (and spell!) it like you mean it. You can upload your own phrases with a USB connection. Recorded human pronunciation makes sure you're understood...whatever the language! This powerful translator is an indispensable tool for students, language lovers and world travelers. Translates words and pre-programmed phrases to and from 17 different languages. You can also learn pronunciation by listening to the words and phrases spoken aloud in human recorded voice. A robust all-in-one device and absolutely invaluable for anybody who travels.
Displays translations in native characters and Roman alphabet for Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Korean and Russian Rechargeable battery (includes universal adapter and USB cable) Includes free Franklin Bridge app so you can create and download custom phrases in any of the 17 languages (requires PC andinternet connection) Phonetic spell correction Built-in calendar, calculator, currency/metric converter Local/world clock and countdown timer Voice memo
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The languages that are included in this translator are Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Dutch, French, Hindi, Japanese, Polish, Russian, and Turkish. All languages are interchangeable and can be used as either source language or target language. This is truly a versatile device. I am surprised it is the price it is.
Oh, and the battery is rechargable AND it comes with an American plug, European plug, and another plug that I cannot identify.
First, the bad parts. You can set the clock to whatever time you want, but the other reviewer is right - the installments for hours are messed up. You can finagle a time for your time zone and also a world time zone, but don't except the country flags to match up if you want the right time. I just check online what the time is where I am (Eastern US; EST) and what it is in Germany; to get the right time difference, I had to set the US time to Seattle time (PST) and the "Germany" time to Zurich in Switzerland. I just remember that the time is for Germany, not Switzerland, and it's not a big deal to me, but someone might like to know that.
The alarm is an ear-piercing beep that reminds me of a fire alarm - having the volume set on 1 is PLENTY enough to hear it and not send your neighbors running for fear of fire in the building. The audio quality isn't the best - probably due to being on such a small device - but the words are understandable and sound like a native speaker's voice. I speak German, Japanese and French (with varying degrees of fluency), and ran through a bunch of translations for quality-checks, and all seemed OK. (Except that one where the English-German translation for cantaloupe was "muskmelon" and for honeydew it was something random in English, too? But most were OK.)
The dictionary is an invaluable tool, for me. I often use the "Search" aspect, since it searches EVERYTHING - phrases, dictionary, and others. You can also record voice memos, which is a neat feature if you feel like learning words that way - seems like it could be very convenient. The Fn+M for Menu button isn't all that big an obstacle if you're used to texting; it's sort of the size of a smartphone, with limited touchscreen function. For languages (like German, French, Spanish, Italian) with masculine/feminine/neutral/plural articles, check the dictionary entry for the words <N f> for feminine nouns, <N m> for masculine nouns, and so on. Especially helpful for German, although in the Visual Dictionary I note the articles do NOT come up - it's an easy matter to look up the same word in the dictionary to get the article, though. Weird oversight, but work-around-able.
You can tap the two flags (source language > output language) to switch; say, from looking up things in English-German, it'll switch to German-English, or you can choose another language entirely from the menu that pops up. Easily able to switch dictionary readings from German-Japanese, French-Japanese, and so on, by using the right two buttons directly under the screen. The verbs are NOT conjugated, however if you're familiar with the language and just need to know the verb to use (and thus, know how to conjugate) it shouldn't be too much trouble.
All in all, I wanted a good dictionary in a lot of languages, with some bonus fun features. It's light and would easily fit in a pocket, and the battery hasn't died on me, yet. Definite points for those language nerds out there who randomly want to look up vocabulary that pops into their heads, and great for finding verbs you need. I'm headed to Germany in probably about a month, so I have plenty of time to play with it. Will update this review if anything crops up. Recommend this if you want to use it for what it's made for - not a lots of bells and whistles, just information for language-learning. Happy trails!
Glanced through the phrases; typical tourist questions, but handy in the right situation, as always.
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Wenn man zum Beispiel "Grenze" ins Englische übersetzt kommt nur das Wort "bound". Oder das Wort "Zauberer" wird nur mit "wise man" übersetzt. Geht's noch? Da weiß sogar der kleine Fritzi in der Grundschule, dass solche Übersetzungen unzureichend und teilweise Unsinn sind.
Auch die Bedienung ist nur nervig. Wenn man zum Beispiel ein Wort eintippt und dann die Sprachen vertauschen will ist immer auch das Wort weg. Das kann mein alter Franklin weit besser.
Einzig und allein die Sprachausgabe ist super. Aber was nutzt mir das, wenn nicht richtig übersetzt wird?
Da es für Italienisch fast keine anderen Übersetzer gibt, muss ich dieses Gerät wohl oder übel auch behalten. Leider!!!
Je suis très satisfait de ce produit et le recommande.Je recherchais ce type de traducteur depuis quelques années.
Le Franklin est une bonne acquisition.