English-Thai Dictionary by Denis Segaller
For Native English Speakers - Pocket Book Size
From the author of "Thai Without Tears", "Thai Ways" and "More Thai Ways". Words and phrases with a simple graphic phonetic system for both American and British speakers.
This new dictionary will help you to find the right Thai word you are looking for, and to pronounce it more or less correctly. There are two factors involved here: (1) Finding the correct word itself, and (2) saying it with the correct pronunciation - especially the correct TONE or TONES! (For instance 'MA' spoken in an ordinary tone means "come" in a rising tone, it means "dog" and in a high tone, "horse"!) Using the wrong tones often results in a complete lack of understanding - as you may have already discovered for yourself!
The tones in this dictionary are indicated by a simple graphic phonetic system, the same used in the author's phrase book "Thai Without Tears". Once you've mastered this system, the tone battle is more than half won!
Thai vowel sounds themselves can also be a bit tricky. In this dictionary they have been interpreted in a table with notes for both American and British speakers.
Like "Thai Without Tears", it is hoped this dictionary will be of value to all native-English speakers living in Thailand.
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