Learn to Speak Thai

Learn to Speak Thai

Learn to Speak Thai

You can learn to speak Thai! An Australian friend, who only learned Thai because his Thai girlfriend threatened to drop him otherwise, gave me three great tips:

  1. Learn the numbers first. Numbers are universal, everyone uses them every day, and they always mean the same thing. Learning them also taught me something about patterns and intonations, and every time I paid my bill at the restaurant or checkout stand I’d repeat the numbers I’d just heard and the server would correct my pronunciation (amidst lots of giggles).
  2. Set your smartphone and computer to remind you when to do your language exercise each day. After some trial and error I found a time of day when I’m almost always free and can run through my exercises.
  3. Use the Learn Thai app. It’s the quickest and most convenient way to begin. The Learn Thai app from Codegent is free, easy to learn, and beautifully designed (it has men’s and women’s tracks because the genders have slightly different vocabularies). Best of all, it’s free. Yep. $0.

It’s surprisingly easy to speak Thai. And amazing how far you can go on a smile and a few phrases. Thais are happy that you’ve taken the time to learn “please”, “thank you”, and “you’re welcome”. And if you think you’re no good at languages, think again; you can learn enough Thai to get around while you’re on the plane to Thailand.

If you decide to live in Thailand we’ve got a ton of choices for you. We can organize private sessions with Thai grad students who will coach you in their language in exchange for you sharpening their English and buying them lunch. There are podcasts, books, CDs, and formal Thai Language classes. And of course you’ll be surrounded by Thais and their language all the time.

Learn to Speak Thai: Your First Language

Here are 10 four-minute Thai language lessons that will have you speaking Thai to the stewardess as soon as you get on the plane. It’s that easy. This is the introductory language course we use and the introductory sessions are free. The first three lessons’ printed premium PDF guides are also free to download. Then if you wish you can sign up for the premium edition…

  • Lesson #1 – Thank You! Today’s Survival Phrase is Khorb Khun, the most common way to say thank you in Thai. To learn more about Thai culture and Thai phrases be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #2 – You’re Welcome!  Today’s Survival Phrase is Duay kwam yin dee, which means “you’re welcome” in Thai. To learn more about Thai culture and Thai phrases, be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you leave on your holiday to Thailand!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #3 – Please: Today we cover a high frequency Thai phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Thailand.  In today’s lesson we’ll be learning an essential phrase when traveling in Thailand. Whether you’re shopping, in a restaurant, at a bar, or at the convenience store, there’s a phrase that’s useful for every situation. In today’s lesson, learn to how say “please!” For more on Thai culture and Thai phrases, be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #4 – Basic Greetings:  Today we cover a high frequency Thai phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Thailand.  Sa-wat di ka! Hello! Today will be learning basic greetings in Thai. For more information on Thai language and culture, be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #5 – Parting Greetings: Today we cover a high frequency Thai phrase sure to be of use on your trip, travels or vacation to Thailand.  Previously we covered basic greetings in Thai, and today we’ll learn how to say goodbye in Thai. Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand, and be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com and leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #6 – Where’s The Bathroom?  Today we will be learning how to ask “Where is the bathroom?” in Thai! Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand, and be sure to leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #7 – Can You Speak English?  Today we learn how to ask “Can you speak English?”, a question that will certainly prove useful traveling through a Thailand, or another Thai speaking country. Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand, and be sure to leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #8 – I don’t Understand:  Today we learn how to say “I don’t understand.”, a phrase that will certainly prove useful as you are exploring through the Thai speaking world. Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com before you set out on your trip to Thailand, and be sure to leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #9 – Say It Again, Please:  Today we provide you with a linguistic tool to help take your Thai language skills to the next level. Today we will be learning how to ask the speaking party to “say it again”. Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com and leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download
  • Lesson #10 – ApologiesAs you are traveling in Thailand, and speaking Thai, you may need to ask forgiveness or apologise for something. For this reason and many more, today we’re learning apologizing in Thai. Be sure to stop by SurvivalPhrases.com and leave us a post!Audio: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Premium PDF Guide: Download

More About Learning to Speak Thai

Thailand Retirement Helpers