July 2017 Non-fiction Berkeley Books

Making Out in Thai: A Thai Language Phrasebook and Dictionary Jintana Rattanakhemakorn


Paperback | Jul 2017 | Tuttle Publishing | 9780804848213 | 192pp | 191x108mm | GEN | AUD$11.99

Making Out in Thai is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Thai as it's really spoken in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and throughout Thailand. This new edition has been updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Thai for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. Each Thai phrase is presented in romanized and Thai script, so that in case of miscommunication, readers can show the book to native speakers of Thai.

This fun Thai phrasebook and dictionary includes an introduction to the Thai language as well as a pronunciation guide, topical notes throughout on key points of language and culture, and chapters based on typical real-life encounters with speakers of Thai, including:

  • Making acquaintances
  • Discussing likes and dislikes
  • Sharing a meal
  • Going out on the town
  • Developing a romantic relationship quarreling, splitting up and even getting married!