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Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks)
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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.
If you want to avoid the beaten path while staying on top of things you'll need to be able to say more than 'yes', 'no' and 'how much?'. This book will help you talk your way to where you want to go while filling you in on those points in between. Whether relaxing on a beach, partying or sampling the food, you'll be able spark up conversations with ease.
-- comprehensive two-way dictionary
-- tips on etiquette and protocol
-- learn to talk kickboxing, and catch tuk-tuks
-- contains Thai script and pronunciation throughout
-- extensive food section will ensure you'll never have to ask for the same dish twice
This phrasebook contains essential words and phrases for effective communication with local people. It features a pronunciation guide, basic grammar, information about local cuisine and useful travel tips.
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