Like quite a few of our authors, Stephen Saad wrote the book he wished existed. Having lived in Thailand for a little while, he’d moved on from the beginners’ guides and wanted to learn the words and phrases that would make him sound more like a local. When we learn foreign languages, we often learn the really formal things that don’t necessarily help you to strike up a casual conversation with a native, who might use slang, take liberties with the punctuation, have a more casual pronunciation etc.
Using every chance he could to practice the language and get chatting to regular people, he has carefully researched and compiled a list of the key words that help you sound less like a language text book and more like a native.
The book features English, Thai and phonetics, which all had to be clearly colour coded in the page layouts.
100 Words That Make You Sound Thai
Stephen Saad has spent over ten years working, living and travelling in Thailand. He never found a book that is neither a beginner’s basic book nor a weighty academic tome, but a book that explains the Thai you hear every day in Thailand. So he wrote one!
• Learn the phrases that are key to expressing yourself in everyday situations; not basic nouns and verbs you already know but the other words you need to construct sentences and sound credible in Thai.
• Gain insight into words through tips and indicator icons – a totally new and unique tool to impart insight into Thai words; learn the words with ‘Thai-ness’ to instantly impress.
• Extensive advice on not just what to learn but how to learn Thai!
Find out more about Stephen Saad and his book at his website here.