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Vietnamese a Language Map (Language Map)by Kristine K Kershul
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Each Language Map contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections covering the basics for your trip to Vietnam. This unique Language Map is a lightweight phrasebook, but in a durable, laminated, fold-out format.
Vietnam is a hot new travel destination particularly during our winter months. This unique language map? will not only help you to be polite, but also to ask questions, get directions, go shopping and dine out and to do all of this in Vietnamese. Containing over 1,000 of the most important words, this laminated phrase guide is also lightweight and durable.
These unique Language Maps are phrasebooks in a laminated, fold-out map format. That means they are durable. You can spill your Italian cappuccino on them, accidentally sit on them while riding the train through Europe, dribble soy sauce on them in Japan, and still use them. Each Language Map contains hundreds of the most important words and phrases a traveler will need. When you are sitting in that charming French outdoor cafe and want to order but can't decipher the menu, pull out your Language Map. When you need a telephone, a post office or want to ask the price of a postcard and the words fail you, pull out your Language Map.
Wherever your travel adventures take you, having the local language in your back pocket is an absolute must. This unique guide gives you exactly what you need at a glance with essential words right at your fingertips. Practical, convenient and easy to use, youll want to take it everywhere you go. Its a travelers dream come true!
When youre exploring the hidden gems of Vietnam, from the natural wonders of Halong Bay to the pristine beaches of Phu Quoc, be sure to make VIETNAMESE a language map® your guide to the local language. Packed with the most essential words and phrases youll need, this clever guide is a travelers dream come true. Youll have more fun asking for directions, ordering a meal, or greeting the locals Chào! (chow) because you can do it in Vietnamese! Slip this Language Map® in your pocket and all your language needs are covered.
Hundreds of words and phrases youll need most
Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, Shopping, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more
Unique snap-open and fold design
Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics
Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces)
Laminated for durability
Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag
Full color, original artwork
About the Author
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Kiribati or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Table of Contents
Telephone and Internet
Life's Little Emergencies
Hotels and Room Service
Vietnamese Alphabet Guide
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