Thai Language

Common Chinese/ English name in Thai alphabets

Here are some compilation of common English and Chinese names spelled using Thai alphabets: For example, if a person’s name is Tan Kee Hua, in Thai it would may written as ตาน กี่ ฮั้ว. I find it useful especially when we want to enable a Thai person to be able to spell in Thai alphabets when [...]

Bookstores with English books- SE-ED, B2S and NAIIN

English bookstore in Thailand

There are a few bookstore chains in Thailand that sells English books. The ones you would see more commonly is SE-ED, B2S and NAIIN bookstores. Over the years, I’ve purchased calendars, diaries, Thai phrasebooks and dictionaries from these bookstores. There are much more varieties of Thai dictionaries and phasebooks that you can find in Thailand [...]

Buying a laptop with Thai keyboard

Laptop with Thai alphabets

About three years ago, I purposely bought a laptop from Thailand to enable me to type in Thai language easier. I already have basic knowledge of the alphabets and vowels in Thailand as I have attended a Thai class in Malaysia. In order to be able to type in Thai language, a keyboard equipped with [...]

Thai table calendar with numbers in Thai language

Thai calendar with dates and month in Thai language

I visit Thailand often during year end and each time, one of my priorities is to buy the Thai calendar with dates and months written in Thai language. I have been buying the calendar under this series since 2013. It is a way that I use to make myself remember the Thai numbers. The cover [...]

How I learned to read numbers in Thai language

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 [...]

Nursery poem to help to remember 20 words in Thai language that uses ใ

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 ไก่ ดู นก

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 [...]

Keyboard with Thai alphabets

When I am attempting to learn Thai, I had always wanted a physical keyboard that carries the Thai characters on them. To get purchase this type of keyboard, the best is to buy it on your next trip to Thailand or to ask a favour from your friend who is going there to help buy [...]