ECTACO Partner EC500 English <-> Chinese - Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook
Huge Built-In Bilingual Dictionary and Phrasebook
Just type in English or Chinese using the bilingual keyboard and get a translation, definition, part of speech, gender, and many more grammatical references. If that's not enough, the Phrasebook function has 14000 phrases to list and select with a perfect translation for each. Word lists for help with the SATs are included with the Top 200 and 5000 most sophisticated words.
Unlimited Voice Output
With the latest TTS, the 500 series now has the ability to pronounce ANYTHING you type in English or Chinese. Our dictionary and phrasebook are included in this with no limit to pronunciation.
With a user-friendly English interface all the functions are available on the main screen for easy accessibility. Volume controls and a headphones jack are visibly placed on the sides of the device.
No matter the language of the device, you can purchase addition SD Cards for the Partner 500 here and switch the language of your device by simply inserting the SD Card. You can always switch back to whatever language you have.
Loaded with Extras
In addition to all the most indispensable linguistic resources, the Partner 500 also comes pre-loaded with tons of extras. Use English World Time utility to stay on schedule no matter where you are and take charge of your finances with the built-in calculator. Currency and metric converters let you make sense of exchange rates and size differences easier than ever before.
The Partner EC500 includes:
- English Interface
- English-Chinese entry bi-directional dictionary
- Advanced English and Chinese TTS speech synthesis pronounces any word
- 14,000 entry Audio PhraseBook with TTS
- English Phonetic transcription
- Instant reverse translation
- Look-up function
- Advanced word recognition
- English Vector Ultima™ spell-checker
- Slang Lock feature to exclude slang from translations
- English Irregular verbs
- American English Idioms
- Electronic English grammar book
- SAT 200 and SAT 5000 vocabulary builders
- Linguistic games including the ever-popular and effective Hangman
- USA interview utility to help prepare for citizenship exams
- English World Time clock
- Currency and Metric converters
- Easy to read LCD screen
- SD card support
- And more…
This model is normally operated in a silent mode and you will need to press the "Speaker" button or to choose the corresponding option from the menu in order to hear the translation spoken out loud.