This book provides basic grammar and the vocabulary and phrases essential to any traveller. All Thai words are spelled in the English alphabet, thus making it an easy reference for people unfamiliar with Thai script.
Providing the means for basic communication, the two-way dictionary and phrase-book contains over 4,000 total entries, covering important topics such as greetings, transportation, shopping, business terms, and more. Special sections include an introduction to the German language, a pronunciation guide, basic grammar and a list of the 100 most used German words.
A Thai Language Phrasebook & Dictionary (Fully Revised with New Manga Illustrations and English-Thai Dictionary)
Author: John Clewley,Benjawan Jai-Ua,Michael Golding
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Foreign Language Study
Making Out in Thai is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Thai as it's really spoken in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and throughout Thailand. This is your guide to modern spoken Thai as it is used in everyday interactions in Thailand today—including many colorful expressions and informal phrases not found in any other Thai phrasebook. This fully revised edition of Making Out in Thai features a pronunciation guide for beginners to be able to speak like a native speaker, updated notes on Thai language and culture, even more useful phrases for getting around Thailand and for shopping and ordering a meal and handy tips about communicating with Thais on all sorts of levels. The phrases are organized according to typical situations and encounters, including: Starting a Conversation Discussing Likes and Dislikes Sharing a Meal Going Out on the Town Developing a Romantic Relationship The phonetic pronunciation given for each phrase helps you pronounce it correctly; and in a pinch, you can show the Thai script version to the person you are speaking to. An English-Thai dictionary has also been added to vastly increase your vocabulary, while the new manga illustrations bring the phrases to life and show how they can be used in real-life situations. Making Out in Thai brings you to a whole new level of fluency and communication!
The Rough Guide Dictionary Phrasebook will have you talking Thai as soon as you arrive. Its features include: comprehensive two-way word lists; dialogues for situations you'll encounter; tips on customs, etiquette and slang; detailed menu readers for food and drink; the rules of the language; and colour highlighting for fast access. Have a good trip - tee-o hai sa-nook na!
This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding light on the ways in which they combine educational work with shelter settings to prevent human trafficking, protect young people and attempt to provide a future free of exploitation. Concentrating less on the details of exploitation itself than the work that is being done to prevent exploitation and protect those who have experienced human trafficking, Preventing Human Trafficking explores the many challenges faced by the organizations, their staff and the children they serve. Drawing on rich qualitative research to address significant gaps in our knowledge of the work of NGOs and propose solutions to the problems of trafficking and how to protect its victims, this book will appeal to social scientists and policy makers with interests in criminology, exploitation, people trafficking, non-formal education and the work of NGOs.
Lao is spoken in Laos and northeastern Thailand, where it is called Isan. Focusing on the dialect that is accepted as the central language of the Lao P.D.R., this is the first Lao dictionary to present the correct Vientiane pronunciation. It is designed both for travelers and those wishing to learn native pronunciation. As one of the few Lao-English dictionaries available, the English-Lao section has been expanded for those English speakers who have been seeking such a reference.
The Oxford-River Books English-Thai Dictionary has been in preparation for over ten years, and is the first English-Thai dictionary of its kind. It offers over 110,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations, capturing the idiomatic, colloquial, spoken and written character of English. Vocabulary is up-to-date and includes business, specialist, and computing terminology. Other features include in-text boxes giving examples of words in context, and details on specific topics such as money, and writing letters. There are also appendices on useful phrases, English irregular verbs, the characteristics of the Thai language, and key government organizations. This information is presented in an ultra-clear layout, making the dictionary accessible and easy-to-use. It is aimed at both Thai and English native speakers working and translating from English into Thai, and is ideal for advanced Thai learners who want to develop their Thai language skills.
If ever there is a place on earth for a man that was as close to perfect as possible, it would have to be Thailand. This is a land that has all the ingredients he could ever want for a life in paradise. A tropical beach lifestyle on a reasonable budget with all your favorite activities, incredible food, spectacular scenery, and beautiful women surrounding you. You might think it sounds too good to be true, but this dream can absolutely be a reality, and this book is your insight to the many options you will have in Thailand. The information I have comprised has been test proven to guide a man to what I like to call the vacation of a lifetime. Whether you just need a break or are looking for a place to retire, this book will show you the way to get your own piece of paradise.
Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History” considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language” critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology” examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy” discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.
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This portable, user–friendly Thai language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Thai before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Thai language book—Essential Thai is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Thailand and is also designed as a Thai phrasebook, making it the most versatile Thai language learning tool on the market. Essential Thai presents the practical language of everyday interactions by incorporating fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions in Thai, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide to help you get started speaking Thai right away. In addition, language involving terms and phrases covering the latest technology devices, using social media, and tips on the essentials of travel like arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, is also effectively covered in extraordinary detail. Both Romanized form, targeted towards non-speaking Thai learners, and Thai script is also incorporated throughout the book. Essential Thai includes: Over 1,500 essential sentences for everyday use. A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions. A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily. Latest Thai vocabulary and phrases for smart phones, social media and more. Extensive information about Thai grammar and pronunciation. This beginner Thai book will help you to quickly and easily learn Thai. Your ability to read Thai, write Thai, speak Thai, and comprehend Thai will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Thai language class.