Thai language

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mobile phone with Thai alphabets

Note: Post below was originally published in year 2013. Today, most people who are using Smartphones (Android and iPhone) can easily enable Thai language in which you can select in your phone’s virtual keypad. However for any reason you are not using Smartphones and prefer the old fashioned phone, then the phone model Nokia Asha [...]

Good Thai dictionary and phasebook at reasonable price

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

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 [...]

Learn Thai language through listening to Thai songs with English lyrics

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 [...]