Buy Used
£2.80
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Thai Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) Paperback – 1 Sep 2004

4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£16.05 £0.01
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 174059231X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740592314
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 9.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 495,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

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


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I can't think of a more ill fitting title for their regular series of travel guides than 'Lonely Planet' - what's so lonely about Bangkok? Or Koh Samui? But their phrase book isn't too bad. I'm halfway through a year's stay of living and working in Thailand and it came in very handy for the first couple of weeks, particularly getting from the airport in Bangkok to my hostel. Since then I'll usually check on a couple of things a week, especially when looking to bargain or travel long distances in country. There's a section on pronunciation and occasionally useful cultural references.

I should add that my landlady, a native Thai, has pointed out that several of the guide's attempts at spelling a word out phonetically are incorrect and leave you speaking gibberish. However, most Westerners (me very much included) are so bad at pronouncing Thai that you'll end up slipping into English more often than not, which the locals will inevitably speak with a fair degree of fluency. You'd perhaps be better off simply googling a few handy phrases to get you through your time here and leaving the language books to language students.

Sa-wat-dee Khap!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I'm a strong believer in learning a few phrases in the language of the country you're visiting, even if its "hello", "please", "thank you" "where's the toilet?". Even though the majority of people you will come across speak English they really appreciate any attempts you make to speak to them in their native tongue. I've always been a fan of Lonely Planet and this book was excellent for my needs covering accommodation, shopping, sport, outdoors, food. Should you need it, there's also a small section on romance. I've had the book awhile and always take it with me when I go to Thailand. It doesn't take up much room and it gives you something to browse through on the long haul flight to refresh your memory.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As useful as a phrase book can be, organised in a pragmatic way so that phrases for a particular situation can be found together, plus a short, bilingual dictionary.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
What do I say about a book that is never read, because I never had the time. The Thailand holiday was fantastic, but I am ashamed to say that where ever we went they either spoke English, or our guide spoke on our behalf. We will go back, and we are determined we will have have something of the language, even if it's only goodbye.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback