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Designed as a practical description of the spoken language, both the informal and formal varieties. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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Description Written to meet the need of students and teachers of the Thai language for information on the more advanced sentence higbir of the language. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x It just provides access to aligned versions of what’s out there.

This book here might still be useful though when you suddenly want to know how to say “For about 2 years” or “If he had gone” or for a list of common classifiers, so it’s at least not completely useless.

The book will be welcomed higbei anyone learning the language past the beginning level and is an essential reference work for libraries and universities with an interest in Asia.

Symon Christie marked it as to-read Mar 21, Covers over separate topics, reverence some sample sentences, in typical idiomatic spoken Thai, for each topic. Khwankhaw Sangkhaphanthanon marked it as to-read Nov 07, You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Kirt rated it liked it Dec 29, Students with weak vision might have some difficulty reading it. Subscribe gramkar the daily ThaiVisa newsletter to receive the latest updates about Thailand directly in your inbox.

Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai

When I saw the heading of this thread, that’s the book I thought it would be about. I know of none better, and have read plenty.

The goal here is to compile these resources, align them, and make them searchable, but sealang doesn’t do any of the generating of the translated content itself. Posted February 21, edited.

This book is a serious and comprehensive study of Thai. Over the course of using the book, I have seen at least one discrepancy. It’s probably designed for students of Thai who already know a great deal of the language and want to improve their understanding, because of several reasons: My take on it is that it is useful, but some constructions are not quite natural Thai, and some translations will seem a little contrived – but dont get me wrong though – it IS a good reference work to have on your shelf.

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Subscribe to our newsletter. These sentences are not stuffy, old-fashioned grammar examples, but are instead samples of typical, idiomatic spoken Thai. In Sierra Leone my co-author, Bernard S. By warfie Started June 5, The book is divided into chapters based on common grammatical-structural categories, such as questions, conjunctions and tenses, but these grammatial terms are for convenience only and the book is not a Western grammatical analysis, but rather a practical description of the spoken language, both the informal and the formal variety.

Posted February 19, edited. Pattarapong rated it it was amazing Oct 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The ‘Indirect’ download doesn’t seem so easy to navigate, although it seems to download fine except for the last directory page. Follow us Facebook Youtube Instagram Line. Jihami added it Sep 17, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


By Jonathan Fairfield Started rsference hours ago. After 15 years in the Kingdom, this remains, hands-down, the best grammar reference I’ve seen. It is an extremely useful companion for new and old speakers of Thai as a second language. For example, I would have liked more discussion of the different levels of politeness or formality in the language. Aug 14, Richard Piet rated it really liked it.

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Roxy rated it it was amazing Mar 06, It also has a table of contents and detailed index which make finding sections simple and the book relatively easy to use.

I’d rather describe it as a large collection of English collocations with their most common translations in colloquial Thai, exemplified by a large amount of realistic sentences. To ask other readers questions about Thai Reference Grammarplease sign up. Posted February 20, Tian added it Jan 30, I have been fortunate to meet two co-authors in very different places, and with their help produce books on two very different topics: It should be welcomed by anyone learning the language past beginner level.

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