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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy little book!
Quite a thick little book as it contains a wide range of languages spoken in India, but each colour-coded section covers the basics in everyday speech/phrases useful for people travelling all over India.
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by Christy

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful
Bought two of these books for myself and my friends travel to India but did not end up taking it with us because it was too thick and heavy to carry around in our rucksacks and too many different dialects for the places we visited.
Published on 18 April 2012 by linda


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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy little book!, 19 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Lonely Planet India Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) (Paperback)
Quite a thick little book as it contains a wide range of languages spoken in India, but each colour-coded section covers the basics in everyday speech/phrases useful for people travelling all over India.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but on the large size, 7 Feb 2010
This review is from: Lonely Planet India Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) (Paperback)
If you are touring India, this is a must. However, it's quite thick for a phrasebook, as it covers so many dialects, which makes it somewhat large for carrying around in ones pocket or bumbag. Therefore, if your just on a 2 week package holiday, get something smaller!
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5.0 out of 5 stars really good, 25 May 2014
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brand new and has never been read real bargain and will enjoy using on my travels, swift dispatch use again
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1.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate transcriptions, 30 Aug 2013
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This could be a great little resource but unfortunately the transcriptions are inaccurate throughout - e.g. dental stops are consistently represented as retroflex (and vice versa), which is extremely unhelpful. I hope this will be corrected in the next edition (due out in October 2013, according to the Lonely Planet website).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful, 18 April 2012
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Bought two of these books for myself and my friends travel to India but did not end up taking it with us because it was too thick and heavy to carry around in our rucksacks and too many different dialects for the places we visited.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 9 Oct 2011
This review is from: Lonely Planet India Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) (Paperback)
A handy little book, yet containing quite a lot of useful phrases and vocabulary in 15 Indian languages. A valuable thing are also the various local alphabets. There is however one flaw: for some reason the latin transcription often mixes up the retroflex and dental consonants. Sometimes it's just the opposite, in some sections simply inconsistent, in some quite OK. On the whole a good choice for those planning a trip to India or simply interested in Indian culture or linguistics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars indian phrase book good value!, 4 Aug 2010
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an excellent little book...you could need any of these languages but HINDI is the most common. excellent fast service...thanks
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