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Teach Yourself Complete Thai Language 2 Audio CD's and Book

Teach Yourself Complete Thai

Book and Double CD

By David Smyth

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Teach Yourself Thai Book and 2 Audio CDs

Now completely up-to-date to create your code understanding experience fun and interactive. You are able to nevertheless depend found on the advantages of the top code instructor and our years of training experience, but today with added understanding qualities in the course and online.The course is structured in thematic units and the focus is placed on correspondence, thus that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday scenarios, to utilizing the telephone and chatting about function.

By the finish of the course, you are at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes usual interaction with native speakers very possible without stress for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a unique easy-to-read page shape and interactive features:

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to receive you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Many instant aid with normal difficulties and fast strategies for success, based found on the author's years of experience.

GRAMMAR TIPS
Easy-to-follow building blocks to provide you a obvious learning.

USEFUL VOCABULARY
Simple to locate and discover, to build a strong foundation for talking.

DIALOGUES
Read and hear to everyday dialogues to aid you speak and recognize rapidly.

PRONUNCIATION
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

TEST YOURSELF
Tests in the book and online to keep track of the progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to provide you a richer learning of the culture and history of Thai.

TRY THIS
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to utilize it.

Comprehensive - all you have to be capable to communicate with self-confidence in every 4 skills: hearing and talking, reading and composing. Completely up-to-date - hot edition with totally up-to-date and improved information. Thai script - the presentation of the script has been improved and extended to aid you reach grips with reading and composing more fast.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Pronunciation
What's your name?
How much is this?
Will you go to Siam Square?
I'll have poultry and fried rice.
Is there a post workplace around here?
Could I speak to ..., please?
You speak Thai perfectly.
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Can you eat spicy food?
I don't know.
Do you like living in Bangkok?
What time does the coach leave?
Do you have any free room?
I wish To reside in a home where there is a garden.
Key to the exercises
Appendices: consonant classes; vowel length; summary of tone rules; further reading
English-Thai vocabulary
Thai-English vocabulary

About the Author David Smyth

David Smyth, the writer, invested years training at universities in Thailand before taking up a post as Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

About the Thai Language

Thai is the nationwide and official code of Thailand and the mom language of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai-Kadai code family. The Tai-Kadai languages are thought to have originated in what exactly is today southern China, and some linguists have proposed hyperlinks to the Austroasiatic, Austronesian, or Sino-Tibetan code families. It is a tonal and analytic code. The mixture of tonality, a complex orthography, relational markers along with a distinctive phonology will create Thai difficult to discover for those who never absolutely speak a connected code.

Standard Thai, sometimes known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official code of Thailand, spoken by about 65 million folks including speakers of Bangkok Thai . Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position someplace between Central Thai and Isan on a dialect continuum, and can be considered a variant or dialect of either.

In addition to Standard Thai, Thailand is house to different connected Tai languages, including:

* Isan (Northeastern Thai), the code of the Isan area of Thailand, considered by some to be a dialect of the Lao code, which it pretty carefully resembles (although it's created in the Thai alphabet). It is spoken by about 15 million individuals (1983).
* Nyaw code, spoken largely in Nakhon Phanom Province, Sakhon Nakhon Province, Udon Thani Province of Northeast Thailand.
* Galung code, spoken in Nakhon Phanom Province of Northeast Thailand.
* Lü (Tai Lue, Dai), spoken by about 78,000 (1993) in northern Thailand.
* Northern Thai (Lanna, Kam Meuang, or Thai Yuan), spoken by about 6 million (1983) in the formerly independent kingdom of Lanna (Chiang Mai).
* Phuan, spoken by an unknown amount of individuals in central Thailand and Isan.
* Phu Thai, spoken by about 156,000 around Nakhon Phanom Province (1993).
* Shan (Thai Luang, Tai Long, Thai Yai), spoken by about 56,000 in north-west Thailand along the edge with all the Shan States of Burma (1993).
* Song, spoken by about 20,000 to 30,000 in central and northern Thailand (1982).
* Southern Thai (Pak Dtai), spoken about 5 million (1990).
* Thai Dam, spoken by about 20,000 (1991) in Isan and Saraburi Province.

Many of these languages are spoken by bigger numbers outside of Thailand. Many speakers of dialects and minority languages speak Central Thai too, because it is the code chosen in universities and universities all across the kingdom.

Numerous languages not connected to Thai are spoken within Thailand by ethnic minority hill tribespeople. These languages include Hmong-Mien (Yao), Karen, Lisu, and others.

Standard Thai is composed of many distinct registers, types for different social contexts:

* Street Thai : casual, without polite terms of address, as chosen between close relatives and neighbors.
* Elegant Thai : official and created adaptation, involves respectful terms of address; chosen in simplified shape in magazines.
* Rhetorical Thai: utilized for public talking.
* Religious Thai: (heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Pāli) employed when discussing Buddhism or addressing monks.
* Royal Thai : (influenced by Khmer) employed when addressing members of the royal family or describing their escapades.

Many Thais will speak at just the initially and 2nd degrees, though they might recognize the others.

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