Thai Language

How I learned to read numbers in Thai language

by Yin Teing on March 29, 2013

Someone once told me that the best way to learn a language is to put yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to learn it. I had always been struggling with the reading the numbers in Thai language …so when it comes to page numbers in a Thai book I would not [...]

Twenty words in Thai language that uses ใ

by Yin Teing on March 21, 2013

There are twenty words in the Thai language that uses the vowel mai muan (sarak ใ). There is a poem or a nursery rhyme that is to help Thai people to memorise all the twenty words. Here it is with a little translation previously provided by my teacher. ผู้ใหญ่ หา ผ้า ใหม่ ให้ สะ ใภ้ [...]

Nice Thai nursery rhyme

by Yin Teing on March 16, 2013

Below is a nursery rhyme shared by my Thai teacher. I quite like the nursery rhyme and would like to share with you: ไก่ ดู นก  Kai duh nok (chicken look at bird) นก ดู ไก่ Nok duh kai (bird look at chicken) ไกุ ดูนก เห็น นก ตัว ใหญ่ Kai duh nok hen nok tuar [...]

For a non native speaker who is learning to read and write in Thai, one of the challenges faced is how to pronounce the Thai words correctedly as there are so many complex vowels. I find my predicament being eased after I bought the “Dictionary In Action- English -Thai by Example Usage 3 in 1″ [...]

Keyboard with Thai alphabets

by Yin Teing on January 12, 2013

During my recent trip to Thailand, I bought a physical keyboard that is meant for usage with desktop PC. With keyboard with Thai consonants, vowels and tone marks, it makes it so much easier to type sentences in Thai language. The keyboard shown in the photo above can be bought for slightly less than 400 [...]

Mobile phone with Thai alphabets

by Yin Teing on January 6, 2013

If you are learning to read and write in Thai, you may want to consider getting a mobile phone a physical keypad with Thai consonants and vowels such as shown below: The best place to get the phone would be in Thailand itself. If you purchase it online, it would be very expensive. Very. Of [...]

The most inexpensive place to buy Thai dictionaries and phasebooks are in Thailand itself. Not only that, but you can get a good variety of these books. These books are sold at a fixed price like 350 baht for an excellent dictionary. Most are priced lower than that. If you have a basic understanding of [...]

How to read Thai vowels- with writing and video

by Yin Teing on September 30, 2012

Thai language contains many vowels (far more than English) that makes the pronounciation a little challenging. Thankfully I’ve managed to record the video of a visiting Thai teacher who taught us the Thai language to aid you to learn to read the vowels. First, the picture of the vowels (as taken from the poster in [...]

YouTube have some great resource to enable those who have some basic knowledge in Thai vocabulary to further improve Thai conversation skills. Example are some songs listed here- Some I managed to find the translation. Thai Songs Bird Thongchai (เบิร์ด ธงไชย): Sabai Sabai สบาย สบาย (Easy Easy) (translation), Koo Gud (Lovers Quarrel- the song by Grasshopper [...]

Most effective way to learn Thai language

by Yin Teing on July 30, 2011

For non Thai native speakers who are serious in learning the Thai language, my best advice is to learn how to read and write Thai first. Few years ago, I bought a book that also mentioned the same thing. Why is it so is because if you do not know the language, you need to spell [...]