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French Partner EF850

Electronic dictionaries are a great resource - a must - for businesspeople, travelers, and students. All included dictionaries have outstanding vocabularies, built-in organizers, currency and metric converters, lists of idioms, irregular verbs, spell-checkers, and much more. Electronic dictionaries are your key to a new world of opportunity!

French Partner EF850

French Partner EF850

The Ectaco EF850 is the newest generation talking handheld translation device from the remarkable Partner line. Imagine a translator that not only helps facilitate communication with others and translates anything you want, but now teaches you the language too. It's like having your own personal private tutor! The Language Teacher section speaks to you using fluent native-language voice narration giving you step by step instructions, quizzes, and pronunciation help so you can start speaking correctly in no time at all. Combining words, pictures, and lessons, you talk into the translator and it tells you if you're pronouncing the words or phrases properly and then actually shows you how to say them, so you'll learn through speaking and listening at the same time. Opening a book and studying words for hours on end sometimes just won't cut it. But with a little help and a push in the right direction, learning an entire language can be accomplished in no time The Language Teacher gradually builds up your vocabulary and pronunciation through lessons and quizzes you can take at your own pace. It even shows the percentage of how many lessons you have completed and how well you're doing. If that weren't enough, you have access to a complete dictionary filled with over 245,000 words you can look up instantly if you are having trouble. Need a fast translation you can't find anywhere else? Just type in a word and hit the translate button. From English to French or French to English, your translation will appear instantly. Then have it pronounced by the translator or you can try yourself. And don't forget that there's a section of over 14,000 pre-recorded phrases spoken in fluent English and French. Just select a category, press the 'Say' button and the translator will recognize your phrase and give you a full translation which can then be pronounced fluently in that language.


  • Advanced speech recognition modules understand what you say and let you test your pronunciation by comparing your speech with that of the device. If the Partner understands you then so do will everyone else.
  • Unique combination of authentic native-speaker voice narration in the PhraseBook and state-of-the-art TTS (text-to-speech) voice synthesis in the Dictionary.
  • Fully expandable vocabulary that includes over 245,000 words pre-loaded on the device in the general and specialized dictionaries - the most extensive vocabulary database ever assembled! More than 50 additional language combinations are also available as ECTACO MMC/SD Cards which can supplement the device!
  • Audio PhraseBook designed with the frequent traveler in mind delivers authentic human voice output in both languages for over 14,000 pre-recorded phrases for commonly encountered situations. The included "You May Hear" section displays the different answers you might receive in response to your speech.
  • Color display with adjustable color schemes, customizable elements, color-coded parts of speech, usage examples and more
  • Sophisticated Machine Translation system with unlimited pronunciation of translated text in both languages. Type any text you want and it will translate and speak the translation out loud using its built-in TTS (text-to-speech) processor.
  • WordNet Princeton edition English-English dictionary of contemporary English with over 70,000 headwords and detailed explanations
  • More than 245,000 entries in dictionary that offers comprehensive usage examples and intelligible synthesized voice output of words in both languages
  • Advanced word recognition and Morphofinder
  • Custom "Add new word" function allows you to create your own personal vocabulary databases and incorporate them into the existing dictionaries
  • Slang lock: function allowing you to eliminate slang from your dictionaries
  • Responsive look-up function helps you easily navigate the extensive linguistic resources
  • Interchangeable MMC/SD cards allow you to easily add languages and linguistic content from ECTACO, Inc.
  • Language Teacher program acts as your own personal language tutor to help you learn more effectively and improve your skills
  • English idioms and irregular verbs included
  • Flash Cards, Pockets, Spell It, Translation Test linguistic games help you to learn at your own pace, expand your vocabulary and improve spelling
  • WordNet Princeton edition English-English dictionary of contemporary English with over 70,000 headwords and detailed explanations
  • Over 245,000 words in general and specialized dictionaries, featuring synthesized voice for both languages as well as comprehensive examples for use in real-life situations
  • Vector Ultima™ spell-checker
  • 14,000 entry Talking Audio Travel PhraseBook with authentic human voice narration helps you to communicate effectively in a variety of standard everyday situations and activities
  • Classic FlashCards language-learning game helps you improve your vocabulary while you play!
    And more...
  • Voice recorder
  • Media Player with MP3 support to aid you in study and at play offers the ability to listen to the thousands of Audio Books that are available in MP3 format. The device comes pre-loaded with Rick Steve's Audio Tours.
  • Metric conversions and size equivalents
  • Calendar and Tasks
  • World Time
  • Daily Alarm
  • Calculator
  • American citizenship exam preparation guide
  • This device is powered by AC/DC adapter and rechargeable battery (all included in the standard package)