Thai Without Tears by Denis Segaller
A guide to simple Thai speaking
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An enjoyable introduction to basic Thai grammar and phrases, including those all-important tones!
This handy little book should enable native English speakers to learn conversational Thai in a reasonably short time, and in an interesting and enjoyable way. Its phonetic system is simple and clear - a great help in learning those all-important Thai tones.
Starting with a short section giving tips on understanding the average Thai's pronunciation of English. Thai Without Tears next has two teaching sections:
The bare minimum for those with limited time.
More ambitious for others who want to go a bit deeper into the language.
The examples have been chosen to be as useful as possible in everyday situations, and the two teaching sections are followed by collections of phrases concerned with telephoning, food, shopping, etc. Other sections deal with colours, times and dates, social norms, getting around, festivals and public holidays presented in a highly readable way and with some cultural background here and there. 1,300 word English-Thai and Thai-English glossaries and some emergency phrases (most of which we hope you'll never need) round off the book.
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