This is a fun and accessible guide to Thai as it is really spoken. It has been updated to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Thai for use in everyday informal interactions - giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. Each phrase is presented in romanized and Thai script, so that in case of miscommunication, readers can show the book to native speakers of Thai.
Original edition by John Clewley; revised by Benjawan and Mike Golding. Benjawan Golding, a native speaker of Thai now living in Melbourne, Australia, is experienced both as a tertiary-level teacher and an accredited translator. Her husband Mike Golding also teaches Thai and has written learning materials for the language. They are also the authors of the Pocket Thai Dictionary and the Essential Thai Phrase Book (Periplus Editions).