This portable, user-friendly Thai language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Thai before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Thai language book Essential Thai is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is an excellent first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Thailand and is also designed as a Thai phrasebook, making it the most versatile Thai language learning tool on the market. Essential Thai presents the practical language of everyday interactions by incorporating fundamental sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions in Thai, as well as a basic grammar and pronunciation guide to help you get started speaking Thai right away. In addition, language involving terms and phrases covering the latest technology devices, using social media, and tips on the essentials of travel like arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, is also effectively covered in extraordinary detail. Both Romanised form, targeted towards non-speaking Thai learners, and Thai script is also incorporated throughout the book. Essential Thai includes: Over 1,500 essential sentences for everyday use. A glossary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions. A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily. Latest Thai vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more. Extensive information about Thai grammar and pronunciation. This beginner Thai book will help you to quickly and easily learn Thai. Your ability to read Thai, write Thai, speak Thai, and comprehend Thai will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Thai language class.