I know this has been a topic on the forum and I looked back until I was tired of searching. I would like to know if anyone that has used them thought them of any value? Will it save on translation? Do they help for private conversation? How do you get them and where? Which translator seems to be the best for our use? Have a good day and thank you for any help!!
South, hi! I was thinking of buying one of Promt's translators which they advertise heavily. I've used their electronic dictionaries till I lost the code (by crashing my smartphone lol), and their online translation many of us use everyday (remember women's forum?).
Guys, any input on (speaking) translators appreciated (from my side, also)!
Well, I can answer you guys very well on this topic. If you don't understand Russian (like me) and you are going to see your lady for the first time there is no substitute for a human translator. The electronic translator will really be useless unless you are both together at night when no one is around. On my second meeting with my fiance it was of more use to us.
When we went to Cyprus together we used it everyday.By this time she was absobing English like a sponge and we communicated really well. But at times I didnt understand a certain word she said in Russian and the same for her sometimes for me, then it came in very handy for us.
I have the Lingo Pacifica Talk. It works well and will pronounce the word for you in English and there is a voice key that will say it for you also.
I used an ectaco EFR 30, its pretty small fits in the wallet.
It translates words but gives you a few results for each word punched in, the voice thing I found bit weird and useless never really used it.
I gotta say we had alot of fun with it, I managed without interpretor, but I didn't like the idea of using one from the outset, just personal choice.
When we first met she had a big dictionary, me a small one and the electronic one, we just set to work with them, determination, personal chemistry and some perseverance prevailed.
For the sake of 150 bucks I paid for the Ectaco, it was money well spent, could have spent that on a couple of meals out with the partner, for her it showed my determination to at least try to communicate, she appreciated it alot, it was good fun and a great ice breaker, was good because she could use it also to punch in Russian words.
If you are serious enough to travel, spend that much money, the cost of the electronic translator IMO is peanuts.