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1 NEW AGE THAI-ENGLISH DICTIONARY The BEST Thai-English Dictionary specially designed for FOREIGN LEARNERS By Wong Wattanaphichet

2 There are several Thai-English Dictionaries on sale and you may have already got one. Why should you add The New Age Thai- English Dictionary to your book shelf?

3 Because: translated as governors official residence The correct translation Government House translated as mortal, fatal The correct translation nearly died, almost dead, extremely, (tired) to death translated as triangle love The correct translation love triangle or eternal triangle Examples: Some other dictionaries currently on sale contain translations that are in correct in meaning or in grammar.

4 Because: The words is translated in one dictionary simply as to share; chit-fund and in another as share (especially in a company or corporation); But in the New Age Dictionary by Wong Wattanaphichet the following comprehensive translation is given: Examples: Some other dictionaries currently on sale contain translations that are incomplete.

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6 Because: Take the words for example. The New Age Dictionary gives its various translations and list of word-groups containing the word that fill the space of three pages. In addition, the complier has also collected some Thai phrases which do not have an English equivalent and of which no English translations can be formed in any Thai-English dictionaries, and such as and explained their meanings in detail. Some other dictionaries currently on sale do not provide a vocabulary that is large enough or translations that are detailed enough, especially for foreign users.

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9 Special Features which meet the special needs of foreign learners New Age Thai-English Dictionary by Wong Wattanaphichet A PERFECT guide to the Thai language for Foreign Learners

10 Special Features which meet the special needs of foreign learners Romanization Index Help foreign learners to locate any Thai words in the Dictionary Newly Devised Romanization System Narrower system, helping foreign learners to pronounce Thai words correctly. Easy to understand and use

11 Special Features which meet the special needs of foreign learners Useful Appendices Government Organizations Abbreviations The 76 Provinces of Thailand A Brief Thai Chronology Traditional Thai Systems of Measurement Family Relationships The Thai Alphabet and its Romanization System

12 Some other special features of The New Age Thai-English Dictionary For Foreign Learners

13 - New Age For Foreign Learners(1/4) Larger numbers of words and phrases Totaling 53,400 Correct, clear and complete translation Example: All of meaning are given including Slang.

14 trousers pocket wallet, purse kangaroos pouch travelling bag, luggage/baggage handbag, hand luggage school-bag, satchel (S) short of money bus conductor, ticket boy/girl straw bag coat/jacket/shirt pocket suitcase, trunk (S) well-heeled, rich leather bag rattan box handbag, portable (TV, radio, etc.) (S) to be broke portfolio, briefcase

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16 - New Age For Foreign Learners (2/4) Many idioms, proverbs, sayings and slang expresions are included such as

17 - New Age For Foreign Learners (3/4) Translation are clearly divided into groups according to the grammatical roles in which the word is used, such as noun, verb and adjective.

18 - New Age For Foreign Learners(4/4) The entries are easy to locate Head words are printed in blue. The leading letters of the head words are printed at the edge of each page and enclosed in a grey square. The squares are arranged at different levels along the pages and are readily noticable. Useful appendices, especially for translators and not to be found in other dictionaries. 700

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20 About The Compiler Wong Wattanaphichet (Huang Yaobao) Born: Born in Mei Xian, Guangdong, China, in 1926 Education: B.A. from National Chung Cheng University in 1947 Work Experiences: English secretary to the managing director of Weihe Export-Import Co., Ltd. ( ) English-Chinese translator for Chinese-language dailies in Bangkok for over 15 years full time and another 3 years part time ( ) Thai-English and Chinese-English translator for the American Embassy ( ) Editorial Consultant for Thaiways tourist semi-monthly (1984 to present)

21 About The Compiler Works Produced: ENGLISH BY EXAMPLE: A Dictionary Of English Collations with Thai translations First desk edition printed in 2000, now fifth printing Revised and enlarged edition printed 2005 Wong Wattanaphichet is the first person and so far the only person, in Thailand to have compiled this kind of dictionary with Thai translations which is very useful to Thai ESL learners as well as English teachers in Thailand

22 About The Compiler Works Produced: New Age THAI-ENGLISH DICTIONARY Thai learners edition, published in 2006 Foreign learners edition, published in 2006 THE ARTICLES: A (or AN) and THE ( ARTICLES: A, AN THE) published in 2008 A HAKKA DIALECT DICTIONARY written in Chinese and published in Hong Kong in 2005 A HAKKA PRIMER FOR THAI LEARNERS (written in Thai and Chinese with spellings in the Thai alphabet, to be published soon)

23 About The Compiler Works Produced: Numerous articles about Thailand for Thaiways Magazine since 1984 Wong Wattanaphichet was granted Thai citizenship by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 9 June 2006, the very date of the 60 th anniversary of the Kings accession to the throne.

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