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Product Details

  • Series: Lonely Planet Phrasebook
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 4 edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740594916
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740594912
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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National Geographic Traveler, September 2006
'Lonely Planet Phrasebooks. Portable, pocket-size, cheap, and available for almost any country you might want to visit...'

From the Publisher

Who We Are
At Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travelers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.

What We Do
* We offer travelers the world's richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.
* We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.
*We update our guidebooks by visiting thousands of places in person to get the details right and tell it as it is.
* We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.
* We challenge our growing community of travelers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.
* We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travelers; not clouded by any other motive.

What We Believe
We believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.

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Customer Reviews

This book is full of useful, well organized information.
David Lyons
This book was very easy to understand and the perfect size to carry in a purse or pocket.
scout
Back to the review... The book is divided into 6 sections with subheadings.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LadyEagleKeeper on June 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've been living in Korea for about 6 months now and use this book frequently. It's small enough to carry around in a purse or pocket but holds TONS of information. Everything you need on a daily basis to get around with the locals. The layout is great, you can see it, sound it out or if all else fails... just point! Would definately recommend!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Food Network Viewer on January 16, 2010
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My teenager uses this book to communicate with her international friends at school, over emails, and text messages. It works! Information is accurate and they are better able to communicate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Patel on December 8, 2011
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I took this phrasebook along with me to Korea earlier this year. Sure, there are free podcasts, instruction guides online, phrase lists, etc...but nothing puts it into the most compact, useful and travel-friendly sense as the LP Phrasebook does - it is small enough to fit inside a coat pocket, pants pocket, purse, and so forth. Even though I tried to study up on Korean beforehand, this was a life-saver, especially when you go outside Seoul and the likelihood of finding English speakers dramatically dips.

It stays very well-focused on the topics you'll need - eating out/food, shopping, hospitality and tourism attractions. The phrasebuilder is especially good, since English and Korean have very different sentence structures. Of course, along with buying this, I would invest at least a little time learning to pronounce Korean characters - or nobody will have any idea what you're saying!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Wright on March 20, 2011
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I am trying to learn Korean on my own time, and this little phrasebook has proven more than just a book of common terms and phrases. The front section includes tips on pronunciation, grammar, and even the history of the language. Reading this really helps me understand and makes it easier for me to learn the words and phrases. The pronunciation guide is very clear.
There are many sections, including social, food, travel, health, and more. I feel like the information is very up-to-date; it even includes pick-up lines!
Of course, the dictionaries (English-to-Korean and Korean-to-English) at the end of this book don't have every word, but it has many essential ones.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By scout on August 19, 2010
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This book was very easy to understand and the perfect size to carry in a purse or pocket. Great buy!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie on September 30, 2011
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I love this book so much! What I love the most (I almost wrote the mostly..maybe I should learn my native language better before trying to learn a foreign language...) about this book is that it has Hangul as well as the Romanisation system for reading the language. This book is broken down into sections like social, practical, and food. It also has a section called tools which goes over the basics like the alphabet, calendar, numbers, and grammar. In each section this book also contains little paragraphs about the culture relating to the phrases in that section. This is a great book! If you want to learn Korean I recommend this book!!!

I also recommend the website "talk to me in korean"!! Its great and has free lessons and interaction with the teachers!!
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This book is very small and organized for travel. If needed you can find what you want to say and simply point to what you want to accomplish or say.This book is excellent for learning it has many short useful phrases you can learn. The only draw back is if you don't have good glasses or eye sight the print is very small. English friendlyi
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By Jordan D. on December 30, 2013
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This helped me greatly in learning my numbers and being able to read hangul. I feel much more confident in my Korean now and it's small so it's easy to carry around and I take it to class with me to study in my free time. Fits nicely in my purse.
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