The XM500 translation dictionary helps English-speaking people communicate with Balinese-speaking people. This device contains 126 languages and can translate words between any two of them.
About 3.3 million people on the the Indonesian island of Bali speak Bali (or Balinese). Balinese is also spoken in a few other places in the region. Most Balinese speakers also speak Indonesian and the Balinese language is increasingly falling out of normal use in urban areas. Kawi is a priestly language that's related to Balinese.
If you're an American traveling to Bali, you'll probably encounter some people who speak English as a second language because, in addition to Indonesian, English is also being increasingly adopted by Balinese speakers. Some tips on communicating with them (can also help with English speakers in the USA!):
Clearly annunciate your ending consonants. Midwesterners in the USA tend not to do this.
Use short words. They are easier to understand.
Speak a bit more slowly than usual. Your counterpart can probably understand your rapid speech, but the opposite may not be true. By speaking more slowly and deliberately, you help slow the other person down so you can understand.
If you don't quite understand, ask the other person to repeat. But don't shout. The problem isn't deafness, but a difference in articulation.
Use the correct date format. In the USA, many people use a date format that is unclear to the rest of the world. Rather than say "3-9-2014," say "09 MAR 2014" or "03 SEP 2014" depending on which date you actually mean.
XM-500 Quick Look
Translate 126 languages in any direction, with the Ectaco 500XM Talking Pocket Dictionary. It has advanced TTS speech synthesis that pronounces any word in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. It has English and Greek phonetic transcription. This device does not have a phrasebook; it is a translating dictionary, only. 1,000,000 words; slang, idioms, and general expressions.
Just type in a few letters of a word, and the dictionary will automatically display words starting with these letters. When you are unsure of the spelling, the Vector Ultima spell-checker allows you to enter the word as you hear it and then choose a spelling version from the suggestions list.
This pocket electronic translator also contains a bilingual business organizer with a telephone directory, a scheduler, and a password security function. You may exchange data between your 500-series pocket electronic translator and a personal computer to keep a backup copy of your organizer data.