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    John Clewley(Author)

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Making Out in Thai is a fun, accessible and thorough Thai phrase book and guide to the Thai language as it's really spoken.Dichan long nai tua khun! Ca phop kan iik muearai?-(I'm crazy about you! When can I see you again?) Answer this correctly in Thai and you may be going on a hot date.Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Thai classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Thailand you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances-something you may not be prepared for. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Thailand and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Thai phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Thai has been revised and redesigned to act as a guide to modern colloquial Thai for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy Thai expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms, each expression is given in authentic Thai script (akson thai), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Thai phrasebook includes: A guide to pronouncing Thai words correctly. Explanations of basic Thai grammar, such as, word order and polite vs. impolite forms. A guide to male and female usage. Romanized forms of words and phrases with tonal markings. Complete translations including Thai script (akson thai). Useful and interesting notes on Thai language and culture. Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks.Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.

Making Out in Thai is a fun, accessible and thorough Thai phrase book and guide to the Thai language as it's really spoken. Dichan long nai tua khun! Ca phop kan iik muearai?—(i'm crazy about you! When can i see you again?) Answer this correctly in Thai and you may be going on a hot date.incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Thai classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in Thailand you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared for. if you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Thailand and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Thai phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Thai has been revised and redesigned to act as a guide to modern colloquial Thai for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Thai expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms, each expression is given in authentic Thai script (akson thai), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Thai phrasebook includes:

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  • PDF | 96 pages
  • John Clewley(Author)
  • Tuttle Publishing; Revised ed. edition (Mar. 2004)
  • English
  • 7
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  • By Philip Solo on 23 August 2007

    Yes a useful and small sized tall pocket book published in Singapore and aimed at UK and USA markets, but also distributed in Japan, brimming with useful modern-ish expressions but don't let the title confuse you. It's cheap so you won't waste money even if you do but if you are an American and your brain lights to the 'Making Out' phrase which means something entirely different to you then be warned there's only one chapter of 11 (no 10) which is really about those 'in the clinch' moments.OK, it's suitably androgyne for all preferences in that section, but it's pretty tame stock phrase stuff so if you are expecting a micro karma-sutra phrase book or the 'hot stuff' current words for all that, look elsewhere. The rest of the book is packed with simple and sensible normal stock phrases a little less of the 'tourist track' - 'where is the station' than most phrase books and generally useful in person to person chat. A lot is personal everyday useful material,with the chapters cutely headed up with simple phrases , 'let's go' 'eat and drink' ' did you see' etc. Learn these on top of regular grammar.If you are a single guy and looking for that 'instant guide to BG (bar girl) negotiations and what do they mean translator, this isn't it as it doesnt cover those moments or that scene but it would be ok for regular dating though you are unlikely to get that unless you speak thai well and live or work there. It really just isn't that 'street smart' or up to date to be classed as a guide to 'modern thai that they don't want falang to know' as intimated elsewhere.. it doesnt have that newness about the language at all. No real secrets in this book but many useful basic stock phrases and everyday expressions.In many IT software install folders there is usually a file called 'Unwise' which bears the doom alert label and is for 'emergency use only'. The name and purpose lend themselves well to Chapter 8 headed 'Mind Your Mouth' which essentially contains the instructions on how to make grievous / swearing insults in thai. Though to their credit the writers have laced the section with basic ' don't try this on holiday' warnings and indicated the consequences of using them 'might annoy' I feel this section in the hands of the unwary and less travelled could land many an unseasoned traveller and non or minimal thai speaker in serious hot water.Use the worst phrases incautiously in Thailand and you are likely to find yourself receiving a serious hospital level beating from the person you shouted them at and every other thai male within curiousity distance even if they didnt hear it. There's absolutely no one-on-one out there if you are a foreigner and get into a fight, ever. Best to say 'mai pen rai' (sorry no problem, it's nothing, don't worry about it' etc.. and walk away.My serious advice is that once you get past the schoolboy humour you do not attempt to learn most of the Chapter 8 phrases let alone use them. I'd personally advise NOT taking this book into Thailand unless you cut one or two pages in Chap 8 out, (Maybe it sells there I don't know) or at least never showing that Chapter to any Thais you know if you want your stay and your image to be untarnished. But, As they say in the Land of Smiles ' up to you 'Otherwise a useful book for starter level thai learning

  • By A. MILLER on 30 November 2014

    Great little book. Fitted in my small sling bag I used for my micro DSLR. Would fit in a bum bag also or one of those cargo pants/shorts side leg pockets. Maybe too big for a normal pocket though. I used it on my Laotian fiancee. Used the English character translation for pronunciation. Struggled, but surprisingly my fiancée (who speaks Thai, but mainly Isaan Thai... being Laotian) managed to correct me and understood. Led to some interesting and humorous table talk when eating out. With a few looks and smiles from nearby staff or customers. It brought a smile to my fiancées face. Her young relatives also enjoyed looking at the book, asking for my English translations followed by giggles. Small price to pay for a few laughs and smiles. Not been able to find anything like it as good. If you want some fun relationship talk in Thai, a great buy. I can not comment on whether the translations in the book are accurate though. On a few occasions my fiancée did rephrase some lines.

  • By MR J D PEACH on 24 March 2016

    A useful tool for every day conversation as a supplement to other Thai language books. Also a handy size to carry in the pocket.

  • By david hagger on 25 July 2013

    very useful book to learn local knowledge and very handy to carry and learn and helpful book to carry in Thailand

  • By Rumplestiltskin on 13 January 2007

    For £[...] I can't complain... plenty of amusing things to say in Thai, that you might not get told about.The transliteration into English is a bit crap and there's a strange mangled mix of American and Australo-British English, but you can work it out eventually.I can think of a few additions it could do with:"Ai hah" or "Ii hah""Om kwey" (as in "Kor om kwey noy dai mai krap?""Gin nom" and "Pom gin howey" or "Gin hee" (if you want to get a slap)and"Bai hai bon" when you've had enough!too filthy to translate on this site... shock your missus!I'm now getting intense satisfaction from saying:"Yoot bon sa tee!" to the silly bint every now and again.makes an excellent prezzie; I think I'm gunna have a look at the others in the series.


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