TRANO Multi Language Lingual Electronic Dictionary Translator Speaking Phrases Travel
September 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment
A variety of electronic multilanguage/multilingual dictionary, translator and spoken word/phrase devices are available for language learning and traveling needs. Typical electronic multilingual dictionaries and translators are available from ECTACO, FRANKLIN, SHARP, CASIO and CANON, and may include languages such as English, Spanish, Polish, French, German, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Arabic.
One issue facing the consumer wishing to purchase such a device concerns the accuracy of the device's built-in dictionaries and phrases. Some devices may contain grammatical errors, incorrect word definitions, and inconsistencies regarding written and spoken word/phrase accent or stress marks.
Another issue concerns the nature of the device's built-in voices for single words and phrases. Are the spoken words and phrases too electronic or robotic in nature, and hence less human-like?
If any of the aforementioned errors or drawbacks are present, what value does the device have as a language learning or teaching tool?
This page will focus on the devices provided by TRANO. If you have purchased a TRANO device, feel free to post a comment concerning the device's utility and/or drawbacks. Gracias.