Thai Language

Thai Calendar with Thai numbers as dates ๑, ๒, ๓,

In Thailand, there is a specially published Thai desktop calendar featuring Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (พุทธทาสภิกขุ) who was a famous Thailand monk who had followers from around the world. Instead of having 1,2,3…. as numeral dates, it contains Thai numerals of ๐, ๑, ๒, ๓, ๔, ๕, ๖, ๗, ๘, ๙. I have bought this calendar in past years [...]

SE-ED Bookstores in Thailand

SE-ED bookstores in Thailand

SE-ED bookstores are found in many departmental stores and hypermarkets (like certain large Tesco or BigC outlets). In the past when I visited Thailand, I would buy the calendars and work diaries from bookstores such as SE-ED or Naiin. Above is SE-ED store located at Central Departmental store. Usually the bestsellers in Thailand are sold [...]

Calendar with numbers in Thai language

Calendar with numbers in Thai langugage eg ๑, ๒, ๓

Each year, I am on the lookout for the one and only calendar featuring the late Venerable Buddhadasa where the numbers are in Thai eg ๐, ๑, ๒, ๓, ๔, ๕, ๖, ๗, ๘, ๙. Older article as I have bought calendar from this publisher for years: Finally, I saw this calendar in a Naiin [...]

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

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. Update: Visit the [...]

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 [...]