In my opinion the absolute best way to sound more like a native speaker is to imitate other native speakers. So I want you to imitate or to copy me! Now these words might seem quite easy to you because they are words we use all the time BUT I would like you to really concentrate on the vowel sounds if the word is pronounced with a short or long sound as well as the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Pronounce 50 Common Thai Words PERFECTLY
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
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)
Of all the major skills of language, listening skills require the most focus. This is because if you don't focus on what you're listening to, you may miss the core "message" that is being communicated. We created this test for you to actually practice listening. Pear is speaking in normal speed in this video so it helps you learn how native speakers talk. Also one of the … [Read more...] about Thai Listening Test (Level 1)
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
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)
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)
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
For some Thais, Loy Krathong festival (ประเพณีลอยกระทง) is a kind of Valentines'day. It is an opportunity to ask your crush out to go out on a magical full moon night. In this video I have some useful phrases and a cheesy line you can use during this beautiful festival, try them and have a wonderful time! :) Let's also look at some useful sentences you can ask your Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Line for Loy Krathong Festival
I think you might like to have some fun with with your Thai friends, so I made this video. I suggest you to try to say these phrases slowly first, get fimiliar with the words, tones, vowels. When you feel comfortable saying each word then add the speed, just try to say it faster! ยักษ์ใหญ่ไล่ยักษ์เล็ก yák yài lâi yák lék The big giant is chasing the small … [Read more...] about Thai Tongue Twisters
We received a question asking how to say "I want you to do something" in Thai. This is a good question as many students often make a mistake when using the word "want" in different situations. The word "want to do something" is อยาก yàak. When you would like to ask someone to do something we use the phrase "อยากให้ yàak hâi" and just use this simple pattern: อยากให้ yàak … [Read more...] about VIDEO: I WANT YOU TO
In the occasion of Halloween, let's learn something related to ghosts. First, the correct pronunciation of the word "ghost" is ผี /pǐi/. Many students are often confused with the word พี่ /pîi/ which is used to call an older person. Let me give you some sentence examples; คุณกลัวผีมั้ย /kun glua pǐi mái?/ = Are you afraid of ghost? คุณชอบดูหนังผีมั้ย /kun châwp duu … [Read more...] about VIDEO: GHOST