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ECTACO Language Teacher - ES500

English <-> Spanish Bidirectional Talking Dictionary

Category: Talking dictionary
Language pair: English<->Spanish; Spanish<->English
Vocabulary: 687,000 words
Size: 4.6x3.5x0.6 in
Weight: 4 oz
Battery Type: 2 x AAA batteries, included
PC connection Yes

The new ECTACO Partner ES500 is a bilingual English <-> Spanish translating dictionary and so much more. Designed to let anyone understand and communicate instantly, the ES500 features all the latest programming advances. Containing a massive 687,000 words in its comprehensive vocabulary database plus 14,000 of the most important phrases for immediate communication, the ES500 employs sophisticated TTS (Text-To-Speech) voice synthesis to speak any of its entries aloud so you don’t have to. Perfect for anyone just beginning to explore the world of international communication, the ES500 is loaded with the linguistic resources and extras that make all the difference when you need a reliable, portable companion to help make sense of the world in another language.

A Complete Resource

687,000 words that can be instantly translated in either direction make the ES500 the perfect choice for anyone who needs on-the-spot translations between English and Spanish. And an additional 14,000 first-use phrases that can also be spoken aloud make it simple to understand and be understood in almost any commonly encountered situation. SAT 200 and SAT 5000 vocabularies help those preparing for tough standardized college-entry tests by building a winning vocabulary quickly and accurately. Add in popular American idioms, a full English grammar resource with irregular verbs, and enjoyable linguistic games to improve your skills while you play and you have one of the best all-around translators ever designed.

Unlimited Voice Output

Employing the latest TTS speech synthesis to deliver complete pronunciation of all the entries in the ES500 database means that you will always know just how a word should be said. No more trying to sound out a transcription. Just touch a button and let the ES500 do the talking for you. And with unlimited voice output, the device will say anything at all – just enter any word using the comfortable and intuitive keypad and get instant clear and audible pronunciation at the touch of a button.

Intuitive Interface

The user-friendly bilingual interface makes navigating through the volumes of information contained in the ES500 fast and easy. In addition to a choice of English or Spanish display languages, the device also features an advanced Look-up function and a Word Recognition utility plus the award-winning Vector Ultima™ spell-checker to ensure accuracy. An easy to read 255x160 LCD display lets you use the device for hours on end without the fatigue that comes from using other screens.

Loaded with Extras

In addition to all the most indispensable linguistic resources, the ES500 also comes pre-loaded with loads of extras usually found in the most sophisticated business organizers. Use the bilingual 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 ES500 includes:

  • Bilingual English-Spanish Interface
  • 687,000 entry bi-directional dictionary
  • Advanced English and Spanish TTS speech synthesis pronounces any word
  • 14,000 entry Audio PhraseBook enabled with English and Spanish TTS pronunciation
  • English Phonetic transcription
  • Instant reverse translation
  • Look-up function
  • Advanced word recognition
  • 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
  • Bilingual World Time clock
  • Calculator
  • Currency and Metric converters
  • Easy to read 255*160 dot LCD screen
  • Instant mini-USB PC connection
  • 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.


    Vocabulary 687,000
    Voice English and Spanish
    Idioms yes
    Commonly used phrases 14,000

    Organizer memory 128 KB
    Games 1
    Display LCD Screen, Resolution: 255X160 pixels
    Screen backlight no
    Headphones jack yes
    PC connection yes
    AC adapter jack yes
    Batteries (included) 2xAAA
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6x3.5x0.6 in

    Value pack
    1 year warranty yes
    Bonus & demo software
    Slim case

    TOEFL yes
    Advanced word recognition yes
    Instant reverse translation yes
    Spell-checker yes
    Irregular verbs yes
    New word recording yes
    Electronic grammar book yes

    Math calculator yes
    Engineer calculator no
    Currency conversion yes
    Metric conversion yes

    World yes
    Local yes
    Daily alarm

    $195.00 (+ shipping & handling)

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    In the unlikely event that the merchandise delivered is damaged or does not meet the advertised standards we will provide a full replacement that meets the advertised standards or refund your order in full.

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