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Old 28.10.2007, 21:48
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Translation device (German-English or German-Italian)

Hello, I'm looking for a portable translation device. I know that I could buy a PDA with a translation software, but this option is too expensive, even when looking into eBay. Do you have any tips?
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Old 29.10.2007, 21:58
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Re: Translation device (German-English or German-Italian)

Hi!

I am actually looking for a portable translator...! (German-French)(French-German). Keep me informed if find one. thanks!

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Old 29.10.2007, 22:05
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Re: Translation device (German-English or German-Italian)

They sell several models at the English bookstore on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich. First floor, then right as you come up the stairs.

edit : Wait a sec. locations Italy & Canada? WTF?
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Old 29.10.2007, 22:14
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Yes currently in Montreal, Canada but will be moving in a month to Zurich. I guest I could wait to buy the translator on BStrasse.

thanks for the tip ElJeFe !

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Old 29.10.2007, 22:40
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Re: Translation device (German-English or German-Italian)

I've got one of those Franklin "Deutsch Professor Pro" German-English devices. It's pretty cool. Recently I found an add-on module for French-English, though it was a bit hard to find here in Switzerland. Mostly you just have the options of German and (French, English, Italian or Spanish). The MediaMarkt in Sihl City has a huge selection of these devices.

They're not terribly cheap, at about 200 minimum for a reasonably decent one. Then again, it's way easier to carry than a dictionary. The one I have has roughly 5,000,000 entries. It's even got some of the more colorful terms in it. ;-) These devices also have the advantage that you can look things up way quicker. The only disadvantage is that you can't just sit back and read random pages.
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