Mfr/Brand: Lingo / Eterpreter
Your 12-Language Talking Dictionary Lingo Eterpreter 1200 will be new, not used or from old stock.
Translate words in all directions in 12 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. 12 languages. Text string translation (enter your own random sentences), foreign language characters, phonetics, voice. 240,000 words, 24,000 phrases.
Input your own word, phrase, or long texts--see and hear your translation instantly.
Because you and the other person can type your own random sentences,
you can use this translator to carry on a conversation.
Voice output (natural human voice)
Innovative “Text To Text” Technology with a built in Search Engine
Includes the new OXFORD American Dictionary, Collins, and Comet Phrase Dictionaries
Human voice translations
Maintains History and Favorites List
Create your own database of words
Voice Recorder - Up to 2 Hours
6 Travel games, including Sudoku
Scientific and Basic Calculator
Time Conversion in 360 cities
8 Metric Conversions
20,000 words and 2,000 phrases per language.
Total of 240,000 words and 24,000 phrases.
9 Line LCD Display with Backlight
Clear Sound Quality
Adjustable audio speeds
Carrying Case Included
Ear Buds Included
Powered by 2 "AAA" batteries (Included)
Weight: .875 lbs.
Size: 7.0" x 2.0" x 9.0" In.
Six Month Warranty
Once you set your interface language to English, French, or Spanish, you can translate to any of the following languages, with voice output:
Most Lingo translators have voice output, and this is one of those that does (see specs tab). No Lingo models have speech input (speech recognition).
Lingo devices offer two translation tools:
Look up single words.
Translate between any two languages, not just English and another language. This device allows translation from only one of three languages (English, French, Spanish), so a departure from the traditional Lingo device.
For most models, there are 20,000 words per language. This is one of those models.
How it's used in a real communication situation:
You just need a word, so you can get an idea across. What is the word for "bridge?" You need to meet someone at the bridge in an hour. Which way do you go? You look up the word "bridge" and show the translation to the other person (or, alternatively, have the unit speak it). With gestures, you indicate you want to know which way.
The other person points. Or, alternatively, the other person looks up "South" and shows you the translation. Head south, and you'll get to the bridge.
With the Eterpretor, you can take that to the next level. Not just one word, but a short sentence.
Look up canned phrases.
Translate between any two languages, not just English and another language.
Arranged into 16 situational categories (see below).
For most models, there are 2,000 phrases per language. This model gives you that.
How it's used in a real communication situation:
You're hungry for Chinese food. How do you get help in locating it? In the phrasebook, you select Meals, then Looking for a Restaurant. Or maybe Meals, then Chinese Food - Shanghai Cuisine.
ACCOMMODATION. Looking for a Hotel, Reservation, Checking in, Front Desk, Room Service, Laundry, Operator, Problem, Business Centre, Checking Out.
MEALS. Looking for a Restaurant, Reservation, Order, Waiter's Service, Payment, Chinese Food - Beijing Cuisine, Chinese Food - Shanghai Cuisine, Chinese Food - Szachung Cuisine, Chinese Food - Cantonese Cuisine,Japanese Food, Thai Food, Vietnamese Food, Korean Food, Indian Food, French Food, Italian Food, Mexican Food, Western Food, Chinese Dessert, Western Dessert, Chinese Snack, Western Snack.
SIGHTSEEING. Leaving a Country, In the plane, Entering a Country, Tourist Information, Sightseeing Tours, Exchanging Money, Photography.
HUMAN BEING. Family, Education, Occupation, Marriage, Race, Religious, Society, Festival, Zodiac, Music/Musical Instruments, Chinese Year/Birth of 12 Animals.
SPORT. Ball Games, Water Sport, General Sport, Terms of Games, Swimming, Golf.
All Lingo translators have similar features. This one has:
For ease of operation:
Easy to use QWERTY keyboard.
Clear sound quality, and you can use the included earphone and volume control for private listening.
Large backlit, easy to read display for your comfort and convenience.
It can translate words or phrases between any two languages, not just English and a target language. Note that this unit is the exception to that particular feature. It can translate from English, French, or Spanish.
Some PDA functions:
Eight metric and eight currency features.
World time in over 360 cities.
This model also has:
6 Travel Games, including Soduko.
Soft leatherette carrying pouch.
This unit has 240,000 words in its dictionary (one-word lookups)
This unit has a total of 24,000 phrases in its phrasebook.
It is designed for the tourist, but can do a bit better than tourist level.
Right Mouse click here to download the Mfr's manual. (Original Taiwan translation; more info but harder to read and a few chuckles for you).
Right Mouse click here to download the USA manual. (USA version; easy to read, but neglects to tell you there are only 3 "from" languages)
Lingo translators occupy a specific niche in the translator market. Here's what makes them distinctive:
Lingo translates in all directions. Other translators have language pairs, but Lingo translates across all languages.
Lingo standardized on 20,000 words and 2,000 phrases; This model gives you that.
Because of its dictionary size, a Lingo unit is considered a tourist-level device. For tourists, this is perfect. And very cost-effective.
Many of our customers need to use Purchase Orders. We are happy to have such customers.
To purchase using a PO number:
Proceed through checkout, as if using a credit card.
For Bill To, enter the e-mail address of your Accounts Payable Department (or someone in it).
At the payment method dropdown, select "Purchase Order" and proceed through checkout.
If you need a physical address for us so you can create your Purchase Order:
4806 Wedd St
Merriam, KS 66203-5414
Note: As an Earth-friendly company, we don't do faxes. We don't need to see your PO, so don't worry about sending it.
Terms. Our terms are Net 0, with the discount provided in the regular price. Your invoice is delivered immediately when you place your order, so just process it for payment and you're all set. If you need more time, the rates below apply