Thai Language For Beginners
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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:
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.
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|Section 1: INTRODUCTION|
|Section 2: MAKING SOCIAL CONTACT|
Learn how to greet in Thai and ask how someone is
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
6:13 Review (Conversation)
Learn how to introduce yourself and ask for other people's names and nicknames
0:08 What's your name?
0:39 My name is ...
1:55 Do you have a nickname?
3:01 Nice to meet you
Learn how to say where you are from
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
3:28 Where are you from?
4:06 I'm American
4:41 Where do you live?
Learn how to say goodbye and other expressions
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)
Learn how to introduce your family
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
|Section 3: ESSENTIALS|
Learn how to say the numbers
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
0:12 How old are you?
0:41 I'm (...) years old
1:16 I'm 29 and 31 years old
Learn how to cope with language difficulties
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?'
How to take a taxi?
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
3:13 Driving instructions
3:48 Traffic jam/ How much?
|Learn how to ask for directions
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
Learn how to say the time in Thai
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
11:11 Today/ yesterday/ tomorrow
|Section 4: FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT|
Learn about Thai food and drinks
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?
Learn how to ask for the menu and order food & drinks
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
9:06 Do you have cigarettes/ashtray/lighter
9:56 I'm allergic to ...
Learn how to communicate with vendors and how to bargain
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?
4:23 Do you have ...? Do you have it in size M?
5:37 Do you have a bigger/smaller one?
6:28 I'll take this one
|Section 5: LEISURE|
|Learn how to invite someone to do something
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?
3:41 Amusement park/museum
|At the beach
0:05 Let's go to the beach!
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?
0:07 The hot season
0:52 It's sunny today
1:10 The rainy season
2:01 The cold season
|Section 6: EXPRESSIONS|
Learn how to express feelings
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)
Learn about Thai holidays and how to express wishes
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
|Section 7: EMERGENCY|
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
|Section 8: CONCLUSION|
|Skype name: Learn-Thai|
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.