Thai Language For Beginners
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Thai Language For Beginners

Learn conversational Thai by starting to speak the language immediately through short and interactive video lessons
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4.8 (74 ratings)
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Created by Sunny Suphot
Last updated 7/2013
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What Will I Learn?
  • Greeting people & asking how someone is
  • Introducing yourself
  • Saying where you are from
  • Saying goodbye & other expressions
  • Introducing your family
  • Numbers
  • Saying your age
  • Coping with language difficulties
  • Taking a taxi
  • Asking for directions
  • Saying the time
  • Food & drinks
  • Eating out
  • Shopping
  • Inviting someone to do something
  • At the beach
  • Weather
  • Expressing feelings
  • Expressing wishes
  • Emergency
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  • No prior knowledge needed. Simply follow the video lessons, repeat and practice.

Thai For Beginners online video course is designed as an easy to use, fun and interactive introduction to the Thai language. It's ideal for people wanting to travel or live in Thailand.

The course focuses on day-to-day conversational topics and building a good fundamental understanding of the language. You'll develop a solid foundation in Thai through speaking and using the language, instead of spending weeks on learning grammar rules and the alphabet.

By taking this course you'll be able to pierce through that invisible veil that exists between foreigners and Thais, and start speaking with the locals in their language, therefore developing much deeper relationships and experiences.

Your confidence when dealing with things in Thailand will grow, while your image in the eyes of the Thai people will rise immensely as you'll set yourself apart from being "just another foreigner".

The course covers 20 lessons through dynamic and interactive video lectures, and follows a structured and easy to use pattern. At the end of most lessons, there's a review part where you're able to practice and repeat what you've learned in that lesson.

I highly encourage you to repeat words, phrases and sentences after me as you go through the lectures-- your learning process will be much faster as your muscle memory develops through pronounciation and as you internalize how Thai sounds like, its melodic structure and its easy grammar.

After completing the Thai For Beginners course you will be able to communicate in practical, day-to-day situations in Thailand and develop a natural understanding of the language.

By acquiring the conversational basics of the Thai language you'll be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Thai culture
  • Get an insight into the Thai mentality, which is heavily reflected in the language
  • Make more Thai friends -- maybe even meet your future partner -- and deepen your relationships and understanding with your existing Thai friends
  • Travel around Thailand and deal with every day necessities with less hassle and more confidence

When taking this course you will also get a FREE 20-minute Skype conversation where you'll be able to practice your Thai, ask any questions you may have about the language, strengthen your weaknesses, focus on what you're struggling with, and more.

Start learning Thai today and see you on the inside!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to learn Thai
  • People traveling to Thailand
  • People moving to, or living in, Thailand
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:29
5 Lectures 28:33
Learn how to greet in Thai and ask how someone is

0:00 Introduction
0:20 Hello
1:16 Wai 
1:48 How are you?
2:19 What's up?/How's it going?
2:49 I'm fine
3:54 I'm fine. Thanks! And you?
4:58 Sabai Sabai
5:23 Review 
6:13 Review (Conversation)
Preview 07:05

Learn how to introduce yourself and ask for other people's names and nicknames

0:00 Introduction
0:08 What's your name?
0:39 My name is ...
1:55 Do you have a nickname?
3:01 Nice to meet you
3:39 Review
Introducing Yourself

Learn how to say where you are from

0:00 Introduction
0:09 How to say English/England
0:35 I'm from England
1:14 I'm English
1:47 I speak English
2:21 Other countries 
3:06 America
3:28 Where are you from?
4:06 I'm American
4:41 Where do you live?

Saying where you are from

Learn how to say goodbye and other expressions

0:00 Introduction
0:10 Goodbye and see you later
0:59 Good luck
1:23 Take care
1:57 Excuse me and I'm sorry that I'm late
2:41 Thank you
3:01 Never mind (Mai pen rai)
3:34 Review
Saying Goodbye and other expressions

Learn how to introduce your family

0:00 Introduction
0:07 This is my wife/husband
0:57 Father, mother & relatives
1:35 Brother & sister
2:38 Other family members
3:11 Uncle & aunt
3:51 Friend, boyfriend & girlfriend 
4:00 Personal pronouns
4:54 Do you have siblings?
5:14 Yes, I have an older brother and a younger sister
Introducing your family
6 Lectures 38:21
Learn how to say the numbers
0:00 Introduction
0:08  Number 1-5
0:50  Number 6-10
1:16  Number 11 - 15
2:10  Number 16-19
2:31  Number 20-30-40-50
3:18  Number 60-70-80-90
3:45  Number 21-29 
4:31  Number 31-39
5:25  Number 41-51-61-71-81-91
6:09  Number 42-49, 52-59, 62-69, 72-79, 82-89, 92-99
6:29  Number 100-200-300 --- 900
7:24  How to form numbers after 100


Learn how to say your age
0:00 Introduction
0:12 How old are you?
0:41 I'm (...) years old
1:16 I'm 29 and 31 years old
Saying your age

Learn how to cope with language difficulties
0:00 Introduction
0:08 What is the word for (...) in Thai?
0:37 How do you call this in Thai?
1:07 How do you pronounce that?
1:31 Can you speak Thai?
1:57 I can't speak Thai/ I can speak a little bit Thai
2:32 Do you understand?/ 'No, I don't        understand' and 'I understand' 
3:08 'Please speak slowly' and 'Can you say  that again please?'
3:40 Review 
Language difficulties

How to take a taxi?

0:00 Introduction
0:21 Please take me to the (...) hotel
0:52 Please take me too ...
1:51 Take me to the Grand Palace, please
2:16 Could you please use the meter?/ Turn on the meter, please
2:50 Directions
3:13 Driving instructions
3:48 Traffic jam/ How much?

Taking a taxi

Learn how to ask for directions

0:00 Introductions
0:07 Can you tell me how to go to Siam Paragon?
0:33 Where is Siam Paragon?
0:57 Where is ...?
2:07 Where is ...?
2:28 Directions  and other important words
3:09 Street features 
4:07 Review
Asking for directions

Learn how to say the time in Thai

00:00 Introduction
0:08 Midday and midnight
0:58 Time period: morning/afternoon/evening
1:28 Time period: part of the night before/  and after midnight
1:57 How to say the time in the morning (6am - 11am)
3:20 How to say the time in the afternoon    (1pm - 3pm)
4:17 How to say the time in the evening (4pm - 6pm)
4:56 How to say the time from 6pm - 11pm
6:09 How to say the time from 1am - 5am
6:54 What time is it?
7:26 Hour(s)/ minute(s) / second(s)/half/now
7:57 How to form divisions within the hour
10:17 Review
11:11 Today/ yesterday/ tomorrow

Saying the time
3 Lectures 30:23
Learn about Thai food and drinks

0:00 Introduction
0:21 Noodle: Pad Thai 
1:01 Fried rice with eggs/vegetables/chicken
1:33 Fried rice with pork/beef/shrimp/seafood
1:53 Minced pork with Thai basil
2:16 Fried pork with garlic and Thai pepper/ Chicken with cashew nut
3:06 Curry (Green sweet/Panaeng/Massaman)
3:54 Soup (Tom Yam Gung/Tom Kha Gai)
4:30 Papaya salad (Som Tam)
5:19 (to taste/chim)
6:29 Can I taste it first?
7:02 Drinks
8:55 Fruits
Food and drinks

Learn how to ask for the menu and order food & drinks

0:00 Introduction
0:18 I would like to drink ...
1:02 (to request/kor)
1:52 I'm a vegetarian/I don't eat (...)
2:40 Are you hungry?
3:11 Delicious/waiter/waitress/Check, please
3:40 I would like to have the menu, please
4:45 What would you like to order?
5:46 Do you have any recommended dishes?
6:50 I would like to have a salad/soup/      dessert  
8:15 Cutlery
9:06 Do you have cigarettes/ashtray/lighter
9:56 I'm allergic to ...
10:43 Review
Eating out

Learn how to communicate with vendors and how to bargain

0:00 Introduction
0:10 How much?
0:39 It's (very) expensive/It's cheap
1:16 Can you give me a discount?
2:10 Can you give me more discount?
2:45 Can I try it on?/Which colors do you    have?
3:25 Colors
4:23 Do you have ...? Do you have it in size M?
4:53 Clothing
5:37 Do you have a bigger/smaller one?
6:28 I'll take this one

3 Lectures 11:34
Learn how to invite someone to do something

0:00 Introduction
0:09 Are you free tomorrow?/Do you want to go eat?
1:11 Can I have your phone number?/This is my phone number
2:03 I'll give you a call
2:30 Do you want to go see a movie?
3:09 Concert/bowling
3:41 Amusement park/museum
4:06 Zoo/swimming/dancing/singing
Inviting someone to do something

At the beach

0:00 Introduction
0:05 Let's go to the beach!
0:33 Beach/sand/island/waterfall/fishing
1:02 (to take picture)/Could you please take a picture?
1:33 (to rent/chao)/How much per day?
2:50 How much per person?/How much per hour?
3:22 Airport/boat/pier
At the beach


0:00 Introduction
0:07 The hot season
0:52 It's sunny today
1:10 The rainy season
2:01 The cold season
2 Lectures 14:06
Learn how to express feelings

0:00 Introduction
0:08 I'm happy/glad
0:54 Expressions with the word heart (jai)
1:58 He/she is generous
2:37 (to feel/ruu seek)/I feel really good/  I'm (very) excited
3:30 (fun/sanuk)/Is it fun?
4:00 I really had fun today/funny
4:36 I'm angry/I'm sad/I feel sorry
5:36 Compliments (very good/cute)
6:02 (beautiful/suay)/You are beautiful/     handsome
6:34 Likes & Dislikes/I like Thai food
7:08 I like you/I miss you
7:45 I love you 
8:05 I like (to play sports/watching movies/  to read)
8:53 Thai boxing/Kick volleyball
9:18 I like to (ride a bike/travel/listen to music)

Expressing feelings

Learn about Thai holidays and how to express wishes

0:00 Introduction
0:10 Happy Birthday/Father's & Mother's Day
1:02 Happy New Year/Water festival (Songkran)
2:01 Floating Raft Festival (Loy Krathong)
2:36 I wish you a lot of happiness

Expressing wishes
1 Lecture 02:47

0:00 Introduction
0:08 Help/Fire/Stop
0:42 Call the (police/doctor/ambulance)
1:09 I'm lost/I lost my bag/I lost my wallet
2:09 Pharmacy/I feel sick

Preview 02:47
1 Lecture 01:00
Skype name: Learn-Thai
About the Instructor
Sunny Suphot
4.7 Average rating
193 Reviews
4,941 Students
3 Courses
Language Teacher

Sunny Suphot has been teaching English, German and Thai languages since 2009. She was born in Thailand, but grew up in Berlin, Germany. She has taught all levels of students, from pre-school children to university students and business professionals. Thai is her mother tongue, she has completed primary and high school education in German, and studied in English at university, whilst also completing the IELTS English certification at the British Council.