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BFQ-1440

 

 

Professeur d’anglais

French Professor

MODE D’EMPLOI/ USER’S GUIDE

BOOKMAN® II

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Table of Contents

Welcome to the world of Franklin! With the Professeur d’anglais you can find over 2,000,000 translations, correct misspellings, conjugate words, study the Grammar

Guide, save words to My Word List, sharpen your spelling and increase your French vocabulary with six LEARNables, and play seven fun, educational word games.

Key Guide ...............................................................................................................

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Installing Batteries ..................................................................................................

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Changing the Language .......................................................................................

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Installing Book Cards .............................................................................................

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Selecting a Book ....................................................................................................

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Bookcard Color Keys .............................................................................................

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Using the Main Menu .............................................................................................

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Viewing a Demonstration or Tutorial ....................................................................

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Changing the Settings ...........................................................................................

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Translating French Words .......................................................................................

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Translating English Words .......................................................................................

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Finding Letters in Words .........................................................................................

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Highlighting Words .................................................................................................

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Using LEARNables™ ...............................................................................................

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Using the Grammar Guide ....................................................................................

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Advanced Verb Conjugations ..............................................................................

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Translating Traveller’s Phrases ...............................................................................

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Using My Word List ..................................................................................................

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Playing the Games ................................................................................................

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Using the Calculator ..............................................................................................

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Using the Converter ...............................................................................................

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Transferring Words Between Books .......................................................................

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Resetting Your Product ...........................................................................................

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Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents ..................................................................

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FCC Notice .............................................................................................................

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Limited Warranty (U.S. only) ..................................................................................

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Key Guide

conj

lang

dict

leçon

aide

effac

arr

entrer

menu

?*

Color Keys

Conjugates a word.

Toggles the entry language between French and English.

Goes to the dictionary. Goes to the LEARNablesmenu.

Function Keys

Turns the product on or off.

Displays a help message. When at an inflection screen, displays Grammar Guide section about the inflection you were viewing.

In the dictionary, goes to the Word Entry screen. Clears the calculator. In the converter, goes to its main menu.

Backs up, erases a letter, or turns off the highlight at an entry.

Enters a word, selects an item, or begins a highlight in an entry.

Displays the main menus for the dictionary.

At the Word Entry screen,

types a ? to stand for a letter in a word. At a menu, displays a menu item. At a dictionary entry, displays the headword. In games, reveals the word and forfeits the game.

maj Shifts to type capital letters and punctuation marks.

f n Shifts to allowpréc ,suiv,ht,bas and to type a hypen(-)or cedilla (ç).

Toggles between the calculator and converter.

carte Exits the book you were reading.

Direction Keys

Move in the indicated direction.

espace At menus and dictionary entries, pages down. At the Word Entry screen, types a space.

Opening the Lid

To open the lid, push the notch towards the back of the unit and lift up.

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Key Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combination Keys*

f n +

 

 

 

 

At a dictionary entry, pages up

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

or down.

 

 

f n +

At a dictionary entry, displays

or

the next or previous entry.

maj +

 

 

At a menu, goes to the first or

 

 

or

 

 

last item. At a dictionary entry,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

goes to the start or end of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

entry.

f n +

Transfers a word between

carte

books.

f n +c

Types a ç .

f n +j

Types a hyphen.

f n +?* Goes to the traveller’s phrases menu.

maj + ?* At the Word Entry screen, types an asterisk to stand for a series of letters in a word. In games, gives a hint.

*Hold the first key while pressing the second.

 

Calculator/Converter

 

Keys

q (1/x)

Calculates a reciprocal.

s (x)

Calculates a square root.

d (x2)

Squares a number.

f (%)

Calculates a percentage.

g (.)

Inserts a decimal point.

w (+/-)

Changes the number on the

 

screen to a negative or positive

 

number.

x (M+)

Adds the number to the

 

number stored in the memory.

c (M-)

Subtracts the number from the

 

number stored in the memory.

v (MR)

Recalls the number stored in

 

the memory.

b (MC)

Clears the memory.

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Installing Batteries

 

Changing the Language

 

 

 

Your product is powered by two CR2032 lithium, 3-voltbatteries. Follow these easy instructions to install or replace them.

1.Turn your product over.

2.Lift the battery cover on the back of your product by pushing up on the catch.

3.Install the batteries with the positive side facing up.

4.Replace the battery cover.

Warning: If the batterieswear-outcompletely, or if you take more than approximately a minute while changing the batteries, any information that was entered in thebuilt-inbook or book card except My Word List will be erased. You should always keep written copies of your important information.

Help is Always at Hand

You can view a help message at any screen by pressing aide . Press

espace orto read. To exit help, press

effac .

Message Language

When you turn on this product for the first time, you must choose the message language. Press a for French or pressb for English.

The message language is the language of prompts, help, and other messages. You can change the message language after your initial decision. See “Changing the Settings” on page 36 to learn how.

Entry Language

The entry language is the language in which you enter words at the Word Entry screen. This determines which dictionary you will use, French or English.

1.Press menu .

2.Use the direction keys to highlight

, and then pressentrer to access theFrench-to-Englishdictionary.

Select at the icon menu to go to theEnglish-to-Frenchdictionary.

Or you can press lang at the Word Entry screen to switch between French and

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Installing Book Cards

 

Selecting a Book

 

 

 

1.Turn your product off.

2.Turn your product over.

3.Align the tabs on the book card with the notches in the slot.

Once a book card is installed in the product, you can select which book you want to use.

1.Turn your product on.

2.Press carte .

These are sample books.

4.Press the book card down until it snaps into place.

Removing Book Cards

Warning: Never install or remove a book card while your product is on. Any information that was entered in thebuilt-inbook or book card will be erased.

About Screen Illustrations

Some screen illustrations in this User’s Guide may differ slightly from what you see on screen. This does not mean that your product is malfunctioning. The examples in the English half of this manual use English as the message language.

3.Press orto highlight your selection.

For information on available Franklin Bookman products, highlight the Bookman Info Icon, .

4. Press entrer to select it.

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Bookcard Color Keys

 

Using the Main Menu

 

 

 

The red, green, yellow, and blue keys on your product change functions according to the book card you select. Their functions are labelled on individual cards.

RED

conjdict

GREEN

langthes

YELLOW

gamesdict

BLUE

leçonlearn

When in your book card:

For…

Press…

the red key

conj

the green key

lang

the yellow key

dict

the blue key

leçon

You can also press and hold f n to learn how the color keys on yourbook card correspond to the main keys on yourproduct.

When you press menu , you will see ten icons. Use these to quickly take you to different parts of your Professeur d'anglais.

Understanding the Menu

Goes to the English-to-Frenchdictionary. Goes to theFrench-to-Englishdictionary. Goes to the LEARNablesmenu.

Goes to the Games menu.

Goes to the English conjugation prompt. Goes to the French conjugation prompt. Goes to the English traveller’s phrases menu.

Goes to the French traveller’s phrases menu.

Goes to My Word List. Goes to the Tools menu.

1. Press menu .

will be highlighted the first time you press

menu .

2.Use the arrow keys to highlight the icon you want and press entrer .

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Viewing a Demonstration

Changing the Settings

or Tutorial

 

 

You can view a demonstration or tutorial of this dictionary at any time.

1.Press menu .

2.Use the arrow keys to highlight and pressentrer .

3.Press to highlight eitherTutorial orView Demo and pressentrer .

To stop the demonstration or exit from the Tutorial and go to the Word Entry screen, press effac .

To go to the main menu, press menu .

When a book card is installed in your product, select View Demo from the Setup menu to see the demonstration for that card.

Follow the Arrows

The flashing arrows on the right of the screen show which arrow keys you can press to move around menus or view more text.

When using this dictionary, you can activate the Learn a Word feature, or adjust the screen contrast, the shutoff time, the type size, and the message language. The shutoff time is how long your product stays on if you forget to turn it off.

1.Press menu in the dictionary, calculator, or converter.

2.Use the arrow keys to highlight and pressentrer .

3.Settings will be highlighted. Pressentrer to select it.

4.Press orto movetoLearn a Word,Contrast,Shutoff,Type Size, orInformations (Message language).

5.Press orto change the setting.

Your changes are automatically saved.

6.Press entrer when done.

Press effac to return to the Word Entry screen.

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Changing the Settings

 

Translating French Words

 

 

 

Learn a New Word

Your dictionary comes with a Learn a Word feature to help you increase your French or English vocabulary. Each time you turn your Professeur d'anglais on, you can see a different headword taken from the dictionary. If you wish to turn this feature on, press

menu . Highlightand pressentrer . Pressentrer again to selectSettings. Pressorto turn the feature on and pressentrer when done.

Your Professeur d'anglais is fully bilingual. Try translating a French word.

1.Press lang to change the entry language from English to French, if needed.

2.Type a word (e.g., étude).

To erase a letter, press arr . To type accents, type the letter (e.g.,e) and pressrepeatedly until the accent you want appears (e.g.,é). If you want to type a ç, then holdf n and pressc. To type a capital, holdmaj and press a letter key. To type a number, holdf n and pressa-p.To type a hyphen, holdf n and pressj.

3.Press entrer to view the English translation.

Press espace orto scroll.

4. Hold f n and pressorto view the next or previous definition.

5. Press effac when done.

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Translating French Words

 

Translating English Words

 

 

 

Understanding Definitions

Dictionary entries consist of headwords, parts of speech, and/or definitions. Other forms of the word may follow the headword. Capitalized words indicate the category for which the word is used. After the translation, you may see a list of usage examples.

1.Type savoir.

2.Press entrer .

Explanation of Genders

French nouns are different than English nouns in that they must either be masculine or feminine. Each definition of a noun indicates which gender it is with m orf.

Misspelling Words

If you enter a misspelled word, a list of corrections appears. Highlight the word you want and then press entrer to see its dictionary entry.

You can also use the Professeur d'anglais to translate English words into French.

1.Press lang to change the entry language from French to English, if needed.

2.Type a word (e.g., how).

To erase a letter, press arr . TO type accents, type the letter (e.g.,e) and pressrepeatedly until the accent you want appears (e.g.,é). To type a capital, holdmaj and press a letter key. To type a number, holdf n and pressa-p.To type a hyphen, holdf n and pressj.

3.Press entrer to view the French translation.

Press espace orto scroll.

4. Hold f n and pressorto view the next or previous definition.

5. Press effac when done.

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Translating English Words

Choosing Multiple Forms

Some words in this dictionary have more than one form (e.g. resume, résumé). When the word you are looking up has multiple forms, the different forms appear in a list.

Simply highlight the form you want and press entrer to see its dictionary entry. For example, enterresume at the Word Entry screen.

Highlight the form you want and press entrer to see its dictionary entry. To go back to the Multiple Forms list, press

arr .

Finding Letters in Words

If you are uncertain about how to spell a word, type a question mark (?) in place of each unknown letter. To find prefixes, suffixes, and other parts of words, type an asterisk ( ) in a word. Each asterisk stands for a series of letters.Note: If you type an asterisk at the beginning of a word, it may take a little while to find the matching words.

1.Press lang , if needed, to switch to the French Word Entry screen, if needed.

2.Type a word with ?s and s.

To type an asterisk, hold down maj and press?* .

3.Press entrer .

4. Press

 

to move the highlight to

 

 

the word you want and press entrer

to view its definition.

5. Press

 

effac when done.

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Highlighting Words

 

Using LEARNables

 

 

 

Another way to look up words is by highlighting them in dictionary entries or word lists. You can then find their definitions, phrases, or add them toMy Word List.

1.At any text, press entrer to start the highlight.

To turn the highlight off, press arr .

2.Use the arrow keys to move the highlight to the word you want.

To …

Press …

define the word

entrer

find a phrase

f n + ?*

add word to My Word List

leçon

3. Press effac when done.

 

Using LEARNables, you can read cultural notes, test your spelling, improve your vocabulary, browse the Franklin® TOEFL® Test Word List, and get grammar guidance (see “Using the Grammar Guide” on page 42).

Cultural Notes

1. Press menu , highlightand press

entrer .

Or you can press leçon .

2.Useto highlightCultural Notes and pressentrer .

You can choose to read either French cultural notes which refer to France, or English cultural notes which refer to the United Kingdom and the United States.

Spelling Bee

1. Press menu , highlightand press

entrer .

Or you can press leçon .

2.Useto highlightSpelling Bee and pressentrer .

You can choose My Spelling Bee (English)which uses English words from My Word

TOEFL and the Test of English as a Foreign Language are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). This product is not endorsed or approved by ETS.

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Using LEARNables

 

Using LEARNables

 

 

 

List, My Spelling Bee (French)which uses French words from My Word List, or the Franklin® TOEFL® Test Spelling Beewhich uses words from the Franklin® TOEFL® Test Word List.

3.Highlight the word list you want and press entrer .

A word will flash on the screen for you to spell.

4.Type in the word you just saw and press entrer to see if you spelled it right.

Press entrer to see the definition. Pressarr to return to Spelling Bee.

6.Press espace for a new word.

7.Press effac when done.

Flashcards

1. Press menu , highlightand press

entrer .

Or you can press leçon .

2.Useto highlightFlashcards and

press entrer.

You can choose My Flashcards (English)which uses English words from My Word List, My Flashcards (French)which uses

French words from My Word List, or

TOEFL® Test Flashcardswhich uses words from the TOEFL® Test Word List.

3.Highlight the word list you want and press entrer .

A word will be displayed on the screen for you to study or define. Press entrer to see the definition. Pressarr to return to Flashcards.

4.Press espace to see a new word.

5.Press effac when done.

Viewing the TOEFL® Test Word List

1. Press menu , highlightand press

entrer .

Or you can press leçon .

2.Use to highlightTOEFL® Test Word List and pressentrer to view the list.

Press orto scroll.

You can also type the first few letters of a word to find it on the list (e.g., type col to findcollaborate).

Press entrer orconj at any word to view its definition or to conjugate it. Pressarr to return to the list.

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Using the Grammar Guide

Your Professeur d'anglais includes a helpful grammar guide that describes parts of speech. You can view it by selecting from the main menu or by pressingleçon .

From the LEARNablesMenu

1.Press menu .

2.Highlight and then press

entrer .

Or you can press leçon .

3.Pressto highlightGrammar Guide and then pressentrer .

4.Pressto highlight the topic you want to study and then pressentrer .

5.Press espace orto read.

6. Press f n +orto view the next or previous topic.

Using the Grammar Guide

From an Inflection Screen

1.Press menu , highlightor, and then pressentrer .

2.Type a word to conjugate, and then press conj .

3.Press f n +orrepeatedly to find the tense you want to read about in the Grammar Guide.

4.Press aide .

Information about the tense will be displayed along with usage examples.

5. Press arr to return to the inflection screen or presseffac to return to the Word Entry screen.

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Advanced Verb

Conjugations

Conjugations show inflections, or changes in a word’s gender, tense, etc. This dictionary includes extensive inflections of nouns, verb, modifiers, and other words.

From the Icon Menu

1.For example, press menu , use the arrow keys to highlight(French Conjugation), and then pressentrer .

 

To choose English conjugation, press

 

. You can also press conj

and

 

then

lang to choose the language.

2.

Type a word (e.g., lire).

 

3.

Press

conj .

 

 

If needed, highlight the part of speech or

 

translation you want and press

entrer .

These are the principal forms of the French verb “lire”. The English translations are below each French inflection.

4. Press espace orto scroll.

Press ?* to display the root word.

5.Press either conj or holdf n and pressrepeatedly to view more inflections.

Advanced Verb Conjugations

If the word is a noun, an adjective, or another modifier, then there won’t be any other inflections.

6. Press effac when done.

From a Dictionary Entry

Some words have different parts of speech or multiple translations. You can easily find which part of speech or specific translation you will need to conjugate by first looking up the word and then pressing conj . Follow this example.

1.Press menu , use the arrow keys

to highlight , and then pressentrer .

To choose English, press . You can also pressconj and thenlang to choose the language.

2.Type a word (e.g., écrire).

3.Press entrer to look it up.

Read the definition to find the verb you want (e.g., to write).

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Advanced Verb Conjugations

4.Press conj to conjugate the headword,écrire.

Highlight the part of speech you want (e.g., verb) and pressentrer . Then highlight the translation you want (e.g.,write) and pressentrer .

These are the principal forms of the French verb “écrire”. The English translations are below each French inflection.

5.Press espace orto scroll.

Press ?* to display the root word.

6.Press either conj or holdf n and pressrepeatedly to view more inflections.

If the word is a noun, an adjective, or another modifier, then there won’t be any other inflections.tions.

7.Press effac when done.

Advanced Verb Conjugations

Accenting Letters

You can look up accented words without typing accents. If there are no Multiple Forms, the Professeur d'anglais will take you directly to the word. If there are Multiple Forms, you will have to choose the correct word from a Multiple Forms list. See “Choosing Multiple Forms” on page 39 for more information.

Remember, if you want to enter an accent yourself, type the letter and pressuntil the appropriate accent appears. You can also holdf n and pressc to type aç.

Getting Grammar Guidance

When viewing inflections, you can press aide to go directly to the Grammar Guide

and view detailed descriptions of how to use the inflections you were viewing along with usage examples.

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Advanced Verb Conjugations

Viewing English Inflections

If you are unfamiliar with inflections, it may be helpful to look at some inflected forms of English verbs. Switch the entry language back to English, type write, and pressconj to see the different forms of the English verb “to write”.

This will give you a good idea of each inflection form.

Verb Conjugations

The Professeur d'anglais conjugates French verbs into the following forms: present indicative, indicative imperfect, indicative simple past, simple future indicative, present conditional, present subjunctive, imperfect subjunctive, indicative passé composé, pluperfect indicative, indicative past anterior, indicative future anterior, conditional perfect, perfect subjunctive, pluperfect subjunctive, imperative, present participle, and past participle.

Translating Traveller’s

Phrases

There are two ways in which you can translate several helpful phrases in categories ranging from Emergencies to

Business Communication to Time & Dates. Note that the English phrase always appears before the French phrase.

Browsing Through Phrases

1.Press menu .

2.Use the arrow keys to highlight

and then pressentrer to view the English phrases.

Press to view the French phrases.

You can also hold f n and press?* to go straight to the Phrases menu in the same language as the lookup language.

3. Press

or

to highlight the

category you want and press

entrer .

 

 

Press

or

to highlight a subcat-

egory, if needed, and press entrer .

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Translating Traveller’s Phrases

 

Using My Word List

 

 

 

4. Pressor to highlight the phrase you want to translate and then press

entrer .

Searching for a Specific Phrase

1. Press effac and presslang to select thelook-uplanguage, if needed.

2.Type a keyword for which you’d like to find a phrase (e.g., ticket).

3. Hold f n and press?* .

4.If more than one phrase is found, press

to scroll.

You can save up to 40 words total, in both English and French, in My Word List for personal study or review. My Word List is saved between sessions unless your product is reset.

Adding Words from the Main Menu

1. Press menu .

 

 

Or you can press

leçon

and then press

entrer .

 

 

2. Highlight

and then press entrer .

You can also select

and press

entrer .

 

 

3.Press lang to switch from the English to the French List, if needed.

4.Pressorto highlightAdd a word and pressentrer .

5.Type a word.

6.Press entrer to add the word.

7.Press effac when done.

Adding Words from the Word Entry Screen

You can also add words to My Word List directly from the Word Entry screen.

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leçon

 

Using My Word List

 

 

1. Press

effac .

2. Press

lang to choose the language of

the word you want to add (e.g.,

French).

English words will be added to the English List; French words will be added to the French List.

3.Type the word you want to add to your word list (e.g., élégant).

4.Press leçon .

Your selection is included in the menu item.

5.Press entrer to add the word.

6.Press effac to return to the Word Entry screen.

Adding Highlighted Words

You can also add words to My Word List from definitions and correction lists. First highlight a word and then press .Add “your word” will be highlighted. Pressentrer to add the word.

Using My Word List

Viewing My Word List

1.Press menu .

Or you can press leçon and then pressentrer .

2.Highlight and then press

entrer .

3.Press lang to switch to the English or French List, if needed.

English list: Empty (or French list: Empty) will be displayed if either is empty.

4.English List (or French List) will be highlighted. Press entrer to view the list.

This is a user list of one word.

5.Highlight a word on the list.

6.Press entrer to view its definition(s) orconj to view its inflections.

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Using My Word List

Removing a Word from My Word List

1. Press menu .

Or you can press leçon and then press

entrer .

2. Highlight and then pressentrer .

3. Press lang to switch to the English or French List, if needed.

4.Select Delete a Wordand then highlight the word you want to delete.

5.Press entrer to delete that word.

Erasing My Word List.

1. Press menu .

Or you can press leçon and then press

entrer .

2. Highlight and then pressentrer .

3. Press lang to switch to the English or French List, if needed.

4. Select Erase the List.

Press y to erase the list or pressn to cancel.

Note: When you erase one list, the other list is not erased.

Playing the Games

You have seven fun games to choose from.

Changing Game Settings

Before you play, you can choose the source of the words, the skill level, the language, and whether or not graphics will be used.

1.Press menu , highlightand pressentrer .

2. Hold down maj and press to highlightGame Settings and pressentrer .

3.Useorto movetoWords orSkill.

Words chooses the source of the words: All of them, TOEFL® Test List, My Word List, or Enter your own.Skill determines how easy or difficult a game is.

4.Use orto change the setting(s) you want.

5.Press entrer when done.

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Playing the Games

Selecting a Game

In the Games list, use orto move the highlight to the game of your choice and pressentrer .

Getting Help in the Games

During any game you can read instructions by pressing aide .

You can get a hint by holding maj and pressing?* or reveal the game word by pressing?* .

Note: If you reveal the game word, you lose the round.

Hangman

Hangman selects a mystery word and challenges you to guess it letter by letter. The letters of the mystery word are hidden by question marks. The number of guesses remaining is indicated by #’s.

Type letters that you think are in the mystery word. If you are correct, the letter appears in place of the corresponding

Playing the Games

question mark(s). To see the translation of the game word, press entrer . Press

arr to return to the game.

Conjumania!

Conjumania! teaches verb conjugations. It shows you an infinitive verb and asks you to enter a conjugation. Your conjugation must be spelled correctly, including accents. Type your guess and then press entrer . To see the translation of the game word, pressentrer . Pressarr to return to the game. To try a new conjugation, pressespace .

Gender Tutor

Gender Tutor asks you to guess the gender of French nouns. Press m for masculine andf for feminine. To see the translation of the game word, pressentrer . Pressarr to return to the game.

Word Train

In Word Train, you and the train take turns typing letters to form a word. Whoever types the last letter of the word wins. To view the letters you can type at your turn, hold maj and press?* . Press?* to end

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Playing the Games

a round and reveal the word. To see the translation of the game word, press entrer . Pressarr to return to the game.

Guess the Word

In Guess the Word, you must type the missing letters in the mystery word. To read the definition of the mystery word, press , if needed. Pressor, if needed, to select a missing letter, and then type the letter that you think belongs there. Continue typing letters until the word is complete or no more tries are left. Or press ? to give up and reveal the word. To see the translation of the game word, pressentrer . Pressarr to return to the game. Pressto play a new round.

Word Auction

In Word Auction, you try to bid on all the letters of a mystery word, before your cash

Playing the Games

runs out. The amount of each bid depends on the frequency of the letter. All bids will cost you whether correct or incorrect. If you guess the word by revealing all of the letters, your remaining cash is added to the next round. To see the translation of the game word, press entrer . Pressarr to return to the game.

Word Blaster

In Word Blaster you try to guess the mystery word before all its letters appear. As soon as you know the word press entrer . Then type your guess and pressentrer . If you’re wrong, Word Blaster asks you for another word. The speed at which

the letters appear is set by the skill level. To see the translation of the game word, press entrer . Pressarr to return to the game.

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Using the Calculator

 

Using the Calculator

 

 

 

Making Calculations

1.Press until you see the calculator.

2.Type a number.

Note: a-p will type numbers0-9automatically. You can type up to 10 digits. To type a decimal, pressg (.). To change the sign of a number, press

w (+/-).

3.Press a math function key.

4.Type another number.

5.Press entrer .

To repeat the calculation, press entreragain.

6.Press effac to clear the current calculations.

To Calculate...

Press...

reciprocals

q (1/x)

squares

d (x2)

percentages

f (%)

square roots

s (x)

negative numbers

w (+/-)

Using the Calculator Memory

1.In the Calculator, make a calculation or type a number.

2.To add the number on the screen to the number stored in memory, press x (M+). To subtract the number on the screen from the number stored in memory, pressc (M-).

M indicates the number is stored in memory.

3.To retrieve the number from memory, press v (MR).

4.To clear the memory, press b (MC).

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Using the Converter

 

Using the Converter

 

 

 

The converter allows you to convert measurements and currency.

Making Metric Conversions

1.Press until you see the Conversions menu.

2.Use to select a conversion category (for e.g.,Weights).

3.Select a conversion (for e.g., grams/ounces).

4.Type a number after one of the units.

Note: a-p will type numbers0-9

automatically. Press or

to move

between the lines. Press

arr to

delete a number.

 

5. Press entrer to convert it.

Making Currency Conversions

1.Press until you see the Conversions menu.

2.Use to selectCurrency and

press entrer .

You can also press maj + to highlightCurrency which is at the bottom of the Conversions menu.

3.Enter a conversion rate.

The rate should be in units of the other currency per one unit of the home currency (n other/1 home).

4.Enter an amount for the home or other currency.

Press

 

or

 

. to move between the

 

 

 

 

lines. Use

 

arr to delete a number.

5. Press entrer

 

to convert it.

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Transferring Words

Between Books

This dictionary can transfer words with certain other BOOKMAN book cards. To send a word to another book, you must first install a book card in your product, and that book card must be able to send or receive words in the selected language. To learn if a book card can send or receive words, read its User’s Guide.

1.Highlight a word in this dictionary.

To highlight a word in a dictionary entry, press entrer to start the highlight, and use the arrow keys to move the highlight to the word you want.

2. Hold f n and presscarte .

3.Highlight the icon of the other book.

4.Press entrer .

The word you highlighted appears in the other book.

5.Press entrer again if needed to search for that word.

This unit may change operating modes due to Electrostatic Discharge. Normal operation of this unit can be re-establishedby pressing the reset key, , or by removing/replacing batteries.

Resetting Your Product

If the keyboard fails to respond, or if the screen performs erratically, perform a system reset by following the steps below.

1.Hold effac and press (on/off).

If nothing happens, try Step 2.

2.Use a paper clip to gently press the reset button on your unit.

The reset button is recessed in a pinsized hole to the right of the book card slot.

Warning! Pressing the reset button with more than light pressure may permanently disable your product. In addition, resetting product erases settings and information entered in itsbuilt-inbook, and in an installed bookcard.

Reset

Button

 

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Copyrights, Trademarks,

and Patents

Model BFQ-1440:Professeur d'anglais

Batteries: two CR-20323 volt lithium

Size: 13.5 x 9.0 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 113.4 g

©1999 Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Burlington, N.J. 08016-4907USA. All rights reserved.

©1998 Larousse Bordas

All rights reserved.

FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.

U.S. Patents 4,490,811; 4,830,618; 4,891,775; 5,113,340; 5,249,965; 5,203,705; 5,218,536; 5,229,936; 4,982,181; 5,295,070; 5,333,313; 5,497,474; 5,627,726; 5,153,831; 5,249,965; 5,321,609; 5,396,606

German Patents: M9409744.5; Euro. Pat. 0 136 379 PATENTS PENDING.

ISBN 1-56712-519-0

Limited Warranty (outside U.S.)

This product, excluding batteries, is guaranteed by Franklin for a period of one year from the date of purchase. It will be repaired or replaced with an equivalent product (at Franklin’s option) free of charge for any defect due to faulty workmanship or materials.

Products purchased outside the United States that are returned under warranty should be returned to the original vendor with proof of purchase and description of fault. Charges will be made for all repairs unless valid proof of purchase is provided.

This warranty explicitly excludes defects due to misuse, accidental damage, or wear and tear. This guarantee does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights.

FCC Notice

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

NOTE: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be used with the unit to insure compliance.

NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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Limited Warranty (U.S. only)

LIMITED WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED REMEDY

(A)LIMITED WARRANTY. FRANKLIN WARRANTS TO THE ORIGINAL END USER THAT FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE AS EVIDENCED BY A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT, YOUR FRANKLIN PRODUCT SHALL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE DAMAGE DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, MODIFICATION, UNSUITABLE ENVIRONMENT OR IMPROPER MAINTENANCE. THE SOLE OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY OF FRANKLIN, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, WILL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT WITH THE SAME OR AN EQUIVALENT PRODUCT OF THE DEFECTIVE PORTION OF THE PRODUCT, AT THE SOLE OPTION OF FRANKLIN IF IT DETERMINES THAT THE PRODUCT WAS DEFECTIVE AND THE DEFECTS AROSE WITHIN THE DURATION OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS REMEDY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU CERTAIN RIGHTS; YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGISLATED RIGHTS THAT MAY VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

(B)DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXPRESSLY RECITED ABOVE, THIS FRANKLIN IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING BY LAW, STATUTE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR COURSE OF DEALING. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED BY FRANKLIN AND DOES NOT INCLUDE BATTERIES, CORROSION OF BATTERY CONTACTS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE CAUSED BY BATTERIES. NEITHER FRANKLIN NOR OUR DEALERS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR THEY ARE OTHERWISE FORESEEABLE. WE ARE ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMS BY A THIRD PARTY. OUR MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU, AND THAT OF OUR DEALERS AND SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE FRANKLIN PRODUCT AS EVIDENCED BY YOUR PURCHASE RECEIPT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS IS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK. SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE LAWS OF THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION DO NOT PERMIT FULL WAIVER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THEN THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY GRANTED HEREIN.

(C)WARRANTY SERVICE: UPON DISCOVERING A DEFECT, YOU MUST CALL FRANKLIN’S CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK, 1-800-266-5626,TO REQUEST A RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION (“RMA”) NUMBER, BEFORE RETURNING THE PRODUCT (TRANSPORTATION CHARGES PREPAID) TO:

FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS, INC.

ATTN: SERVICE DEPARTMENT

ONE FRANKLIN PLAZA

BURLINGTON, NJ 08016-4907

IF YOU RETURN A FRANKLIN PRODUCT, PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTE WITH THE RMA, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DEFECT AND A COPY OF YOUR SALES RECEIPT AS PROOF OF YOUR ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE. YOU MUST ALSO WRITE THE RMA PROMINENTLY ON THE PACKAGE IF YOU RETURN THE PRODUCT, OTHERWISE THERE MAY BE A LENGTHY DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF YOUR RETURN. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING A TRACKABLE FORM OF DELIVERY TO FRANKLIN FOR YOUR RETURN.

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