Actually, present perfect and past simple both use the same sentence pattern in Thai: "Kao pai Oobon laeo." ", Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2012. Most people at the level of this book would be reading Thai script. It is a very informative, dense book that is helpful to students ranging from beginner to highly-advanced. Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015. Thai has a problem of too many poorly designed grammar books trying to offer "learn thai in 1 week. It is a tonal and analytic language. Covers over 500 separate topics, providing some 2000 sample sentences, in typical idiomatic spoken Thai, for each topic. definitely for the more experienced speaker, Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2018. The book will be welcomed by anyone learning the language past the beginning level and is an essential reference work for libraries and universities with an interest in Asia. Once you have the very basics of the Thai language down, you need to get this book. Great book with heaps of information. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. It should be welcomed by anyone learning the language past beginner level.The book is divided into chapters based on common grammatical-structural categories, such as questions, conjunctions and tenses, but these … Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 17, 2015. For example, the book explains (p, 313) the difference between "laeo" and "thee laeo" this way: "Laeo is used for present perfect tense or for past simple tense with actions that can be seen as continuing over a period of time, while thee laeo is for short action verbs such as buy and decide." This books thinks forward and answers questions that the basic unlearned student would ask about Thai grammar. Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2009. The Thai script is a bit too small for non-Thais, I think. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I prefer reading the Thai script than the English transliterations. It would be nice if the book gave a word for word transliteration of the Thai sentence into English, not just a translation, which would help with learning vocabulary. This heavy book is good quality material and the content is very comprehensive, though not as clear as I would have liked at times. As this book is supposed to be for intermediate and advanced level students and on that level (I think) you should already know how to read Thai script, even the book seems to make that point as it really doesn't teach you how to read Thai script, like on David Smyth book, it just teaches how to read the transliteration system. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Vous n'y trouverez pas d'exercices ou de jeux, ce ne sont que des phrases, avec leurs traductions (en l'occurrence, en anglais), que vous pourrez étudier comme vous voulez. "If" you have a pre-existing foundation and knowledge of Thai already, this book is perfect. Hands down the best grammar book for the Thai Language, Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018, Hands down the best grammar book for the Thai Language. Thai: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars). It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This book is AMAZING. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The Thai script is not used as the focus is on the spoken language. The book doesn't really explain. Please try again. (She went to Oobon last month." You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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