Learning to pronounce Thai words correctly can be one of the hardest parts of learning Thai. One way to improve your pronunciation is to "learn to listen". Before you learn how to speak, you will need to learn how to listen. Some sounds can be hard to tell apart when you're listening. If you can hear the difference, it will be easier to speak correctly. So for this lesson … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Listen Better, Speak Better
In this lesson I am talking about confusing Thai words. Words that have the same translation in English, words that sounds similar in Thai. For example; the word "ask"; Can I ask you a question? Can I ask for your phone number? In Thai language we use two different words for the above question - ถาม /tăam/ and ขอ /kăw/. Confusing, huh? Which word is the correct one … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Confusing Thai Words! | Fix Common Vocabulary Mistakes
I have been giving private lessons for almost ten years. My students are from around the world; America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Asia. One if the same mistakes they make is using words that Thai people don't use because those terms are too formal or old-fashioned. In this lesson I share with you ten common Thai words that I keep hearing my students say but Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Don’t Say These Words
We would like to encourage you to practice more listening skills. Listening is every bit as important to learning as reading, writing and speaking. Listening will help you to improve your understanding of the language and your pronunciation. So this lesson we created a quick conversation for you to listen. You will be listening to the conversation twice. The first round we … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Improve Your Listening Skills (Intermediate)
I have been teaching students from all over the world both in-person and online for almost ten years. There are a few common mistakes that my students keep making. In this lesson I am going to share three common mistakes that you need to stop making. For more videos about common Thai mistakes, try these: Pronunciation mistakes: https://bit.ly/2NekmTc Grammar … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Language Errors You Keep Making
This lesson is designed for listening practice. Thai Language learners need to actively develop their listening skills. Listening is every bit as vital to learning as reading, writing and speaking. Listening will help you to improve your understanding of the language and your pronunciation. My sister and I are talking about our up coming trip. I hope you enjoy the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Listening to Thai Conversation
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Like other languages, Thai has borrowed heavily from the English language. The thing is, most people don’t realise they are English words because of the way Thai people pronounce those words. Some of the borrowed words you might have to say with a Thai accent in order for Thai people to understand. So I create this listening practice, listen to each word and try your best to … [Read more...] about Step Up Your Game! Speak Like a Native Thai & Listening Practice
Hua Hin is my favourite place for a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. I have been to this beach town many times, and I always enjoy my trip. This time I spent four days and three nights near Khoa Takiab. I just enjoyed quiet time by the beach and good seafood. Have you been to Hua Hin? What do you think? YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: The Reasons … [Read more...] about Travel Vlog – Long Weekend in Hua Hin
This video is for intermediate learners. If you find this test is too difficult , please try LEVEL 1 test or LEVEL 2 test. Get out your pen and paper, and write down the answers. Let’s get started with the quiz! … [Read more...] about How Good is Your Thai? (LEVEL 3 TEST)
Last week I uploaded a test which I designed for beginners, I am happy that you seem to enjoy it, but many of you took the test and commented that it was very difficult. So for this week I created a new video with a new set of questions. For intermediate and advanced learners please stay tuned for the next level test in the future. Now get out your pen and paper, and write … [Read more...] about How Good is Your Thai? (LEVEL 1 TEST)
Today I’m going to test you on your grammar, and I want you to comment below with your score. Be honest and truthful because it is unlikely that you will get all the answers right. :) Before we get started, this video is for advanced beginners. If you find this test too difficult for you, please try this test. However if you think it is too easy for you please stay tuned for … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Good is Your Thai? (LEVEL 2 TEST)
Conversation from the video: Friend : ผมมีข่าวจะบอก /pŏm mii kàao jà bàwk/ I have news for you. Pear: ข่าวดีหรือข่าวร้ายคะ /kàao dii rŭe kàao ráai ká/ Is it good news or bad news? Friend: เที่ยวบินถูกยกเลิก /tîao-bin tùuk yók-lêrk/ My flight has been cancelled. Pear: ทำไมอ่ะ /tam-mai à?/ Why is that? Friend: น่านฟ้าถูกปิด /nâan-fáa tùuk bpìd/ The airspace is … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Airport Pickup
Thailand is divided up into four main regions: south, central, northeast, and north. This division is made due to multiple factors, including significant geography aspects, language differences, historical differences, and economic differences. In Thailand the four major dialects of Thai are: Central Thai, Thai version of Lao which is called Isan (we have two videos of Isan … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Southern Dialect
Key phrases from the lesson: อย่ายุ่งกับชั้นได้มั้ย /yâa yûng gàp chán dâai-mái?/ "อย่า /yàa/" is the word we use to make a negative command, or to tell someone not to do something, similarly to English word "DON'T". "ยุ่ง /yûng/" in this context means to meddle/to mess with something or someone. This word is used with the preposition กับ /gàp/ with . ได้มั้ย … [Read more...] about VIDEO: It is None of Your Business!!
Script from the Role play: Boy: เค้ามีอะไรจะบอก /káo mii à-rai jà bàwk/ I have something to tell you. Girl: อะไรเหรอ /à-rai rĕr/ What is it? Boy: วาเลนไทน์มีแค่วันเดียว แต่รักเธอคนเดียวมีทุกวัน /waa-len-taai mii kâe wan-diao, dtâe rák ter kon diao mii túk-wan/ Valentine's Day is only one day, but I love only you everyday. เค้ารักตัวเองนะ /káo rák dtua-eeng ná/ I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Love Phrases and How to Say “I LOVE YOU”
Thailand is among five Asian countries that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year. The main problem is the fact that practically anything you buy in Thailand comes in a plastic bag. Plastic bags for groceries. Plastic bags for single items in a supermarket. Plastic straws and cup holders from … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Say No to Plastic!
สวนของลุงรวย วันนี้วันดี มีนากับมานี ได้ไปเที่ยวสวนของลุงรวย Today is a good day. Meena and Manee get to visit uncle Ruay's garden. สวนของลุงรวยซ้วยสวย อยู่ใกล้ลำห้วย Uncle Ruay's garden is so beautiful located near a creek. ปลูกกล้วย ปลูกบ๊วย ปลูกดอกแพงพวย สวยๆทั้งนั้น He grows bananas, plums, watercress. They are all beautiful. นั่นด้วงอยู่บนจอมปลวก … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Reading and Listening
I asked my friends and people in my neighbourhood the same question "อยากได้อะไรเป็นของขวัญปีใหม่ /yàak dâai à-rai bpen kăwng-kwăn bpii-mài/ What would you like to have for New Year gift?". They give different answers which offer you interesting new vocabulary. Also they speak in normal speed which is a good listening practice for you. I would like you to just listen to what … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Good Are Your Listening Skills in Thai?
9 Compliments to Give Women The common words for complimenting a woman that most students know are the words สวย /sŭai/ (beautiful) and น่ารัก /nâa-rák/ (cute). There are more interesting words to give a compliment and they sure will make you sound like a local. We picked nine trending words and expressions for you to learn. 1. เท่ /tây/ cool 2. มีเสน่ห์ /mii … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Trending Words for Complimenting Women