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by Bruce Evans,Lonely Planet Phrasebooks

  • Author: Bruce Evans,Lonely Planet Phrasebooks
  • ISBN: 174059231X
  • ISBN13: 978-1740592314
  • ePub: 1896 kb | FB2: 1696 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Asia
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 5 edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 276
  • Format: doc azw mbr lit
Thai: Lonely Planet Phrasebook ePub download

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Lonely Planet: The world's phrasebook publisher Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Thai phrases and vocabulary for all your.

Lonely Planet: The world's phrasebook publisher Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Thai phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Bargain with your samlor driver.

Lonely Planet's Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Thai . Writers: Bruce Evans. 260 pages, 260pp color, 0 maps Dimensions: 93mm 140mm.

Lonely Planet's Thai Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Thai phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs.

Lonely Planet Thai Phrase. has been added to your Cart. This Thailand phrasebook was just what I was looking for. I originally located it at the library, but realized that I needed a copy of my own for travel.

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This phrasebook includes the script next to the pronunciation so that when all else fails you can open the book and point at what you want to say. This book contains the useful words you'll need to get by as well as fun, spontaneous phrases that lead to a better understanding of Thailand and its people. The contact you make using Thai will make your travels unique.

Lonely Planet, Bruce Evans, Joe Cummings. Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher.

Lonely Planet Phrasebooks. Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has beenpreviously learned. Used by many Thai temples in America.

Thailand is the Land of Smiles. A grin shows companionship. A laugh shows forgiveness. But what if you need a second-class train ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai? Keep smiling - this phrasebook will show you the way.Did You Know?When people talk about the Thai language they are really referring to a Central Thai dialect that has succeeded in becoming the standard official language for the whole country. For this reason Thai is only spoken as a first language in the central provinces of the nation. As Thai is the official language of education, government and media it's basically understood from North to South although recent estimates suggest that less than half the population of Thailand speak and understand Thai fluently.
tref
I bought this phrasebook for a trip to Thailand (obviously...), and really enjoyed it. It was such a convenient size - it did not take up too much room and fit perfectly in my smallest purse. It was very entertaining to flip through while traveling and try out some random phrases. I used the pages with basic phrases and numbers a lot to refresh myself and also asked where the bathroom was for the first time using this book (they didn't understand what I was saying, but I'm pretty sure that was my fault)

As with all phrasebooks, this one contains some phrases that are so dated that I can't even imagine a situation where one would use them. I also wished there was more on pronunciation. I ended up giving this to a friend who was staying in Thailand longer, but would use it again if I went back! I would recommend this if you want to take a stab at the language but don't want to lug around a huge book.
Nawenadet
Pros:
- small enough to carry in a purse
- cover many situations
- basic Thai phrases, nothing fancy
- written in both English & Thai, so just point & show the phrase to Thai people if needed
Cons:
- mostly non-formal full sentence, not really for people interested in studying Thai
- phonetic marks is difficult to decipher, not easy to get the pronunciation correctly especially Thai language is tone-based (6~ tones)
Meztisho
This is an excellent phrase book, easy to carry, easy to read and broken into easy to find section. Combined with a short language program this book carried me across Thailand comfortably. I mentione the language program because the pronunciation is a bit tricky to break down phonetically, altho Lonely Planet does a great job of it. I have used lonely planet phrase books for all of Asia and Northern Africa, but I must admit I use Rick Steve's phrase books for European travel. Lonely Planet Guide Books are also very good, especially for the bargain traveler.
MrDog
This is a great little reference book if interested in learning Thai. Using some kind of on line or person audio assistance is necessary since Thai is tonal.
Hasirri
Fits in the pocket and very easy to use! Read it on the plane to Bangkok and it was a lifesaver!
Whitecaster
I bought this book before spending 3 weeks in Thailand last year. I only cracked it a couple of times and had difficulty deciphering the phonetics. However, having just completed a Beginning Thai course offered by my county's adult ed department the book makes a lot more sense to me and I find the grammar notes and pronunciation easier to understand. I am headed back to Thailand next week and feel a lot more confident that I will be able to communicate if/when I come across non-English speakers. But for as good as this book is, I agree with the other reviewer that it helps to at least take a basic Thai course or listen to CDs like Pimsleur so you can hear the language. And as others have noted, top marks for including the Thai script along with the English phrases so you can just point if necessary.
I'm a Russian Occupant
I am a huge fan of lonely planet guidebooks however I am not a big fan of phrasebooks in general. I have this phrasebook and can honestly say that i have never used it. The problem with phrasebooks is that no 2 are alike. Different phrasebooks give slightly different pronunciations (and with Thai slightly different tones) but again this all has to do with translation from one language into another which is not the best way to learn a new language( acquisition is proven to be the most effective but takes time!). However with this said, phrasebooks are practical for people who do not have time to study a particular language such as Thai which is very difficult for westerners and lonely planet is just as good as any other phrasebook that I have seen on the market to meet the needs of holiday travelers.
I've been to Thailand twice now and am planning to live there for a few years. This book has taught me the basics and beyond. I recommend it because the tone marks and pronunciations are easy to understand and the book teaches you the rules so that you can figure out different variations of a word. There is also an English/Thai, Thai/English dictionary in the back and the book is small enough to fit in your pocket. Thai script plus phonetic thai is included. The only downside I can see is that the words are so tiny that it's sometimes hard to see thai script vowels and tonal marks.
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