Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook with 3500-word two-way dictionary
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Lonely Planet - Thai Phrasebook - Tread Lightly, Travel Responsibly Lonely Planet phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
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.
Inside the Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook:
Tools: pronunciation, a-z phrasebuilder, language difficulties, numbers and amounts, time and dates, money. Practical: transport, border crossing, directions, accommodation, shopping, communications, banking, sightseeing, business, senior & disabled travellers, children. Social: meeting people, interests, feelings & opinions, going out, romance, beliefs & cultural differences, sport, outdoors. Food: eating out, self-catering, vegetarian & special meals, culinary reader. Safe Travel: essentials, health. Dictionary: English - Thai, Thai - English
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia Phrasebook includes mini-dictionary for each language
Retail Price $9.99
Our Price $8.99
Lonely Planet - Southeast Asia Phrasebook - Tread Lightly, Travel Responsibly Lonely Planet phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
Southeast Asia ... many faces, many places, many ways to get tongue-tied. From Hue to Vientiene, from Phuket to Phnom Penh, turn your travel challenges into unforgettable experiences. Handier than chopsticks, cheaper than a cyclo ride, tastier than a chilli and lemongrass noodle dish, this phrasebook gets you everywhere.
Lonely Planet Southeast Asia Phrasebook includes the following languages:
Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.
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The THAI Language:
Thai is the official language of Thailand. Thai is spoken by approximately 50 million people in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Yunnan province of China. It has several dialects. Although most of the words are monosyllables, a number of them are polysyllabic. Because there is no inflection, word order is important for showing grammatical relationships. The Thai language is also tonal, and the tones serve to distinguish meanings of words otherwise pronounced alike. There are five tones: high, middle, low, rising, and falling. Over the centuries Thai has borrowed many words from Chinese, Khmer, Pali, Sanskrit, and, more recently, from European languages such as French and English. The Thai language has its own alphabet, which ultimately goes back to a script of Southern India and which was adopted in the 13th century AD. Thai is written from left to right. Thai is formerly known as Siamese and is a member of the Tai or Thai subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.