Published: September 2014
Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher*
Lonely Planet India Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get more from your trip with easy-to-find phrases for eating like a Maharaja, joining in with some of the multitude of festivals and celebrations throughout the country, and bargaining your way through the thousands of colourful markets; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!
Coverage Includes: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Marwari (Rajasthani), Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Organised by language, this one-stop resource makes travelling through multiple countries simple. With each language you can:
Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings
Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
Never get stuck for words with the 400-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
Be prepared for common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides
Inside Lonely Planet India Phrasebook & Dictionary:
User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories
Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
Language map for quick reference
Basics - time, dates, numbers, pronunciations, reading tips, grammar rules, common language difficulties
Practical - sightseeing, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodation, directions, border crossing, transport
Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, weather
Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
Food - ordering, at-the-market, at- the-bar, dishes, ingredients
The Perfect Choice:Lonely Planet India Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized, comprehensive multi-language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.
Looking for just a few of the languages covered in this phrasebook? Check out Lonely Planet's individual phrasebooks for Hindi, Urdu & Bengali.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Shahara Ahmed, Madhu Thaker, Richard Delacy, Hari Prasad Nadig, Omkar N Koul, Bert Naik, Amrit Parmar, Aruna Magier and PAEN Language Services.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages, more than any other publisher! With an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community, Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves. The world awaits!
*#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS