Thai-English/English-Thai Dictionary and Phrasebook (Dictionary and Phrasebooks)
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Thai belongs to the Tai language family, a group of related languages spoken in Thailand and Laos and by minority ethnic groups in Burma, northern Vietnam and southern China. This two-way dictionary and phrasebook provides basic Thai grammar, vocabulary and phrases of use to the traveler. All Thai words are spelled in the English alphabet, and pronunciation is indicated, making it an easy reference for those unfamiliar with the Thai script. * 2,500 dictionary entries * Pronunciation guide * Basic grammar * Essential phrases * Ideal for the traveler and the student
- Amazon Sales Rank: #766097 in Books
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- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 2.95" h x .75" w x 7.09" l, .35 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 198 pages
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
A nice, simple phrasebook...
By A Customer
After reading through this phrasebook, I've but two main observations. First is the positive. The tone markers are incredibly easy to understand, in fact, it is the best system I've seen so far. My only complaint is that there is absolutely no Thai scrpit in the book at all. So if you are having trouble pronouncing the word, your Thai friend/companion/etc. cannot simply read the Thai script and help you out. Other than that this is a nice phrasebook which has come in handy when I've used it in conjunction with other Thai language-learning materials.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
A decent beginner's transliterated dictionary
By A Customer
The Thai in this dictionary is transliterated into Roman characters, the Thai alphabet is not used in this dictionary. The transliteration scheme is easy to learn quickly, and the tone markers are among the most transparent I've ever seen. There are decent grammar and phrasebook sections. The dictionary itself is somewhat skimpy ~800 Thai to English entries and ~1700 English to Thai entries.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
A very good Thai phrasebook
By A Customer
I've used this phrasebook on several trips to Thailand and have found that it was good and easy to use. I disagree with your reviewer who said there were a lot of mistakes in it. I think possibly he didn't understand the pronunciation system, which is actually very easy to use. I haven't found any mistakes in it, and everything I've seen in it is correct according to a short Thai course I took. In fact, I think this book is the easiest to use if you're trying to get correct pronunciation and tones. I would recommend it to anyone going to Thailand or studying Thai.