Speak Like a Thai Volume 7 CD by Benjawan Poomsan Becker
Thai Abbreviations and Formal Thai
Thai people often unconsciously use abbreviations in their speech and writing. Abbreviations are used in newspaper headlines, on the radio, the internet and in informal settings because the original words or phrases are either too long or too formal.
In this program, you will learn hundreds of common Thai abbreviations. 150 are recorded on the audio CD with their complete Thai names and English translations.
Formal Thai is used mostly by educated Thais in public or in formal settings when an announcement is made in public, on TV or on the radio. When Thais speak or write formally, the language is different from when they normally speak and this is difficult for foreigners to understand. In this program, you will learn different levels of politeness and formality in Thai. 100 phrases are recorded on the audio CD with English translations. Their colloquial versions are also listed for your reference. This volume of Speak Like a Thai is suitable for advanced students and serious Thai language learners.
Audio CD and Booklet
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