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Asia

Asia Phrasebooks (23)

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9781740591140
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Asia Central

Central Asia Phrasebook

Chit-chat your way along the famous Silk Road with this broad-ranging phrasebook. And once you've made an effort to speak any of the native Central Asian languages with the locals, you won't need to look up the translation for the word 'hospitality'. Covers Uyghur, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Pashto, Tajik and more.

  • Covers Uyghur, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Pashto, Tajik and more
  • Individual guides to pronunciation and basic phrases
  • Fail-safe small talk
  • Practicalities - how to book a room or find
9781743210192
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Asia South-East

Southeast Asia Phrasebook

Southeast Asia... many faces, many places, many ways to get tongue-tied. From Hue to Vientiene, from Phuket to Phnom Penh, turn your travel challenges into unforgettable experiences.  

Covers: Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, & Vietnamese

9781741797916
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China

China Phrasebook

China; a vast country embracing a dizzying array of landscapes, cultures and langauges. With this book, you'll discover the people, not just the place.

This phrasebook covers: Mandarin, Cantonese, Chaozhou, Dongbei Hua, Hakka, Hunanese, Shanghainese, Sichuanese, Xi'an, Yunnan Hua, Zhuang, Mongolian, Tibetan and Uighur.

  • 14 languages with mini-dictionaries
  • Culture section on food, festivals and more!
  • Handy pronunciation guide throughout
  • Useful words and phrases to get you by
9781742201832
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China - Canton

Cqantonese Prasebook

Give thanks to the Cantonese language: without it we wouldn't have dim sum or Jackie Chan movies. Grab this phrasebook and you'll be able to say a lot more than thanks in the official language of Hong Kong and Macau.

Pack this phrasebook for: Hong Kong, East and Southeast Asia

  • Two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • Fail-safe guide to etiquette and small talk
  • Practicalities - how to catch a bus or order vegetarian
9781743211977
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China - Mandarin

Mandarin Phrasebook
There's no need to lose face, forgo the Peking duck or miss the slow boat down the Yangtze. This Mandarin phrasebook will prove more valuable on the road than a bicycle in Beijing. Now includes Pinyin.

Features include etiquette & cultural tips, comprehensive food section, an easy-to-use pronunciation guide, plus and extensive two-way dictionary & user-friendly sentence builder.

9781743211823
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East Timor

East Timor Phrasebook

Its sad recent history has ensured that East Timor has spent a while off the tourist list - so anyone using Tetun, its most commonly spoken language, is practically guaranteed an enthusiastic response and a deeper cultural experience.

  • Easy-to-use tips for pronunciation and grammar
  • Useful suggestions for health needs and emergencies
  • Sustainable travel section
  • Best phrases for finding accommodation
9781740591485
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Hill Tribe subgroup

Hill Tribes Phrasebook

Leave no Hill Tribe subgroup or culture unimpressed by a dash of your multi-lingual bon mots. Whether you're trekking Vietnam, China, Laos, Thailand or beyond, let this handy phrasebook do some talking.

  • Covers Lahu, Akha, Lisu, Mong, Mien and more
  • Individual guides to pronunciation, sounds and grammar
  • Detailed language maps
  • Practicalities - how to ask for directions or find a doctor
9781741794809
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India

India Phrasebook

Over one billion people speaking in 22 official languages - it'd be easy to mistake your Kashmiri from your Konkani, but not with this little beauty in your backpack. You'll be conversing effortlessly across the whole inspiring land.

This phrasebook covers: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari (Rajasthani), Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

  • Covers 15 of the 22 languages
  • Thorough food and culture section
  • Practicalities like transport and accommodation
  • Maps to show you what language is spoken where
9781742203065
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India - 2

Hindi , Urdu & Bengali Phrasebook

Hindi and Urdu are generally considered to be one spoken language with two different literary traditions. This means that Hindi and Urdu speakers who shop in the same markets (and watch the same Bollywood films) have no problems understanding each other. Bengali is spoken by approximately 220 million people, ranking it as the fourth most spoken language in the world.

This book gives you the practical phrases you need to get by in Hindi, Urdu and Bengali, as well as all the fun, spontaneous phrases that can lead to a better understanding of its speakers. Once you’ve got the hang of how to pronounce the language, the rest is just a matter of confidence. Local knowledge, new relationships and a sense of satisfaction are on the tip of your tongue. So don’t just stand there, say something!

9781741047721
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Indonesia

Indonesian Phrasebook

Feel like a tasty plate of gado-gado, a visit to a rice padi, or maybe a date with an orangutan? You'll need to communicate. With this phrasebook in hand, talk your way right across the vibrant Indonesian archipelago.

  • Comprehensive food section
  • Tips on cultural etiquette
  • Useful phrases for finding accomodations, dealing with health emergencies and hitting the town
  • Easy-to-use pronunciation guide
  • Two way dictionary and sentence builder
9781741791341

Iran

Farsi Phrasebook

Over 70 million people speak Farsi in Iran - why not make it 70 million and one? This evocative 3000-year-old language (called Farsi in Iran and Persian elsewhere) is yours for the talking when you grab this handy, comprehensive phrasebook.

  • 3500-word two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Understand the difference between written and spoken Farsi
  • Practicalities - how to catch a bus, find a dentist or buy a movie ticket
9781742201863
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Japan

Japanese Phrasebook

This phrasebook gets you on board the linguistic bullet train, stopping all stations to conversational perfection. If you want to know your shabu shabuya from your tonkatsuya, this guide is just the ticket.

  • Two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • Fail-safe small talk
  • Practicalities - how to catch a bus or book a room
9781741793352
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Korea

Korean Phrasebook

Keep your foot safely out of your mouth with this guide to the Korean language. You'll understand the culture and etiquette, be able to get around without getting too lost, and never have to order off the English-language menu.

  • two-way dictionary
  • guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • practicalities - how to recycle, how to read road signs
  • get to grips with Hangul, the Korean alphabet
9781741793369
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Laos

Lao Phrasebook

A Lao proverb holds that 'a wise man is a good listener'. Tune your ear to this fascinating language - which draws on French, Sanskrit, Pali and English - and boost your IQ.

  • two-way dictionary
  • guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • practicalities - street addresses, bargaining and getting the mild cigarettes
  • 'so how long have you been a monk?...' - learn how to ask
9781741793376
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Malaysia

Malay Phrasebook

The national language of Malaysia is a surprisingly easy language to wrap your tongue around. Words are largely pronounced phonetically - so dive in and leave that language barrier in the dust.

  • two-way dictionary
  • guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • practicalities - getting around, greeting the locals
  • decoding menus and brushing up on Malay table etiquette
9781743211847
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Mongolia

Mongolian Phrasebook

Agglutination, vowel harmony - you may not know what they mean, but this nifty little guide to Mongol will get you well on the way to mastering how they sound. You want your mare's milk warmed? You got it.

  • two-way dictionary
  • guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • practicalities - how to hire a horse, how to pronounce 'Call off the dogs!'
  • script in Mongolian Cyrillic - if in doubt, just point
9781743214336
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Myanmar

Burmese Phrasebook

Creaky high tones and aspirated consonants have never been so easy! Nor has requesting your favourite song at a karaoke bar, chatting to a monk, or bargaining with your cabbie. With our easy-to-use phrasebook to guide you'll be talking up a storm with the locals in no time.

  • Two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • New sustainable travel vocab section
  • Useful tips on Burmese etiquette
9781743211908
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Nepal

Nepali Phrasebook

Nepali is spoken by some 35 million people, so if you don't get on board with the language, imagine all the restaurant recommendations you'll miss out on. It's okay, the Nepali phrasebook is here. You'll be fine.

  • 2000-word dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • Mind your manners - understanding Nepali etiquette
  • Practicalities - how to catch a bus or make a toast
9781743211946
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Philippines

Filipino (Tagalog) Phrasebook

The Filipino language but has evolved over the centuries to become as diversely flavoured as its cuisine. With this phrasebook you'll be leaping around the 7000-island archipelago of the Philippines and never be stuck for words.

  • Two-way dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • Mini-guide to Filipino cuisine
  • Practicalities - how to catch a bus or fill a prescription
9781743211922
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Sri Lanka

Sinhala Phrasebook

According to Sinhalese tradition, this language was introduced to Sri Lanka by a banished prince in the 6th century who conquered the local 'demons'. It has a relatively flexible grammar, so it won't take you long to conquer that language barrier.

  • Comprehensive dictionary
  • Guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Fail-safe small talk
  • Practicalities - how to catch a train or ask for antibiotics
9781742201849
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Thailand

Thai Phrasebook

If your handle on Thai extends no further than asking the chef to hold the chilli, then you need this guide. Wrap your tongue around all those essential phrases and you'll be booking in and ordering up before you know it.

  • 3500-word two-way dictionary
  • guide to pronunciation and phrase-building
  • practicalities - buying the right train ticket and ordering the right beer
  • the etiquette of smiles in the Land of Smiles
9781743211830
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Tibet

Tibetan Phrasebook

Stepping out onto the Barkhor circuit, you're swept along by a sea of chanting pilgrims. You go with the flow as the intriguing procession winds its way clockwise. You peer beyond the whirl of spinning prayer wheels and swirling prayer flags - is that the Jamkhang you can see? Turning to your neighbour on the circuit, you say?

This pocket companion is full of phrases to help you out in any situation - not just discovering Buddhist temples. You'll be talking your way around Tibet in no time.

  • Master menu vocab and script
  • Read up on festival rites and rituals - from incense-burning to cham dances
  • Get a handle on Tibetan grammar and pronunciation
  • Find your way around - by pedicab, taxi or bus
9781743214367
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Vietnam

Vietnamese Phrasebook

Conical hats, lacquerware bowls and flag T-shirts are fine - you can compare them with everyone else's. Or get talking and bring home souvenirs that no one can match. Open the phrasebook and make this trip your own.

  • Comprehensive food section 
  • Tips on cultural etiquette
  • Useful phrases for finding accomodations, dealing with health emergencies and hitting the town
  • Easy-to-use pronunciation guide
  • Two way dictionary and sentence builder