2006, 384 pages
Heart Talk : Say What You Feel in Thai is a unique study of the emotional range of the Thai language, mastering the use of the word jai or heart in many different contexts. It provides an insight into how Thai speakers express their feelings in ways understood by Thais in different situations. It is an essential language survival kit as you explore the Thai language, culture and people.
This 2006 third Edition vastly expanded the 1998 second edition with over 200 new words and phrases, including new chapter on Heart Proverbs, 25 fun and informative illustrations, and enlarged and improved Phonetic Guide. This latest edition features a total of 743 heart phrases.
"The third edition of Heart Talk, which has been greatly expanded, will give your Thai skills a triple bypass. Never again will locals chuckle at your I-am- Tarzan Thai." —Untamed Travel
"Moore has . . . voyaged deeply into the heart of his a dopted country, and this is nowhere more evident in his one nonfiction book, the appropriately titled Heart Talk. A groundbreaking exploration of Thai culture, the volume was inspired by Moore's realization that the notion of heart, in all its forms, is the central metaphor in the Thai language."—Georgia Straight
“Moore has . . . voyaged deeply into the heart of his adopted country, and this is nowhere more evident in his one nonfiction book, the appropriately titled Heart Talk. A groundbreaking exploration of Thai culture, the volume was inspired by Moore’s realization that the notion of heart, in all its forms, is the central metaphor in the Thai language.”
“The book should prove an invaluable tool for both Thai speakers and students of that language.”
“For anyone who is interested in the Thai language this is a fascinating book.”
“WOW. Not only will this book help you express yourself more in a Thai fashion, it also gives you an interesting glimpse into the Thai psyche.”
—www.amazon.com reader's review
“Thais are never at a loss for an exact heart phrase. However, no Thai/English dictionary covers their full range and subtlety. With its careful descriptions and practical examples, Moore's book comprehensively fills the gap.”
“Heart Talk, a book indispensable for discerning Thai concepts and phrases relating the word ‘heart'.”
“If you would like to learn more about the Thai language's rich and varied jai expressions, get yourself a copy of the book Heart Talk by Christopher G. Moore.”
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