Speak Like a Thai, Vol. 7: Thai Abbreviations and Formal Thai

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9781887521970: Speak Like a Thai, Vol. 7: Thai Abbreviations and Formal Thai

This volume of Speak Like A Thai is a uniquely fun volume. You will benefit from it immediately if you have studied Thai for some time.

Thai people often unconsciously use abbreviations in their speech and writing. Abbreviations are used especially in newspaper headlines, on the radio, on the Internet and at informal settings because the original words or phrases are either too long or too formal.

Abbreviations are now popular and accepted among speakers of all languages. They are also convenient and easy to remember which helps expedite communications and save space and time. The booklet contains 150 common Thai abbreviations. Each entry shows the abbreviation plus the complete term, phrase or title and it is used in a sample sentence with English translation. It is also recorded on the accompanying audio CD.

When Thais speak or write formally, the language is different from when they speak. Formal Thai is very difficult for foreigners to understand. Most books designed for beginners of the Thai language do not teach formal Thai because it s not likely that non-Thais will use them. Some words are considered formal, although they can be either polite or formal and can be used interchangeably. The booklet contains 100 usages of formal Thai that you are likely to use or hear. Each entry is explained in English and also recorded on the audio CD. You will be surprised that once you learn these abbreviated and formal words, you will start hearing them more and noticing them when Thai people speak. Being able to use the abbreviations and formal Thai correctly, you are on your way to speak like a Thai.

Although this Thai language program is designed for non-Thais to learn different aspects of the Thai language, some Thai people enjoy using Speak Like A Thai Series to learn to speak English. The excellent translations make it easy to learn Thai or English from this series.

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Benjawan Poomsan Becker graduated with a B.A. in English from Khon Kaen University, Thailand. While obtaining her M.A. in Japan, she gained extensive experience teaching Thai to foreigners at the Japan Thailand Trade Association and the Berlitz Language School. In the United States, she taught Thai language at Stanford University, at several Thai temples, and in private classes. She operated a successful Thai and Lao translation business and is a registered Thai and Lao court interpreter in the state of California. She now resides in Berkeley, California where she continues to write and publish the leading learning books on the Thai and Lao languages.

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