Featuring pronunciation, a menu guide, a mini-dictionary, hotel information, and emergency phrases.
Don't be put off by the language barrier if you are traveling to Thailand--take along the DK Thai Phrase Book. This accessible phrase book compiles essential phrases and words, accompanied by an easy-to-follow system of imitated pronunciation, as well as Thai characters. The book outlines the tonal quality of the language and illustrates its differences for male and female speakers. It also contains "Cross-Cultural Notes," listing key features of local customs, social behavior, and conduct. From requesting a taxi cab to going to the hairdresser's, essential phrases and words are at your fingertips in this accessible handbook. Whether you're trying to order dinner or get back to your hotel, you cannot make your way without knowing what to say, and the Eyewitness Travel Guide Phrase Books are the perfect guide for tongue-tied tourists. These compact, user-friendly books fit right into your pocket or purse, and meet the communications needs of the tourist and business traveler alike. Based on an innovative system of imitated pronunciation, phrases are organized into logical and practical divisions, including time; food and drink; air travel; bus, taxi, and subway information; shopping; health and medical care; and much more. Typical replies to questions you may be asked, as well as signs and instructions you're likely to see or hear, are also given. The guides also include a carefully selected mini-dictionary, and useful conversion tables translating distance, clothing sizes, and weight.