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Where to learn Thai?

Discussion in 'Thai Language' started by Makaveli, 8 Dec 2010.

  1. Makaveli

    Makaveli Thread Starter aka 2Pac Staff Member

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    Where is a good place to learn Thai?
    On the net or at a school?
     
  2. MisterStretch

    MisterStretch Guru di guru-guru Ingeris

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    I don't know...I don't speak Thai, yet.

    My wife gets all excited if I can say, mai mee puying!
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member

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    valid for another 94. looks like a good deal, so I could just buy that and go maybe 2 hours every saturday?
     
  5. MisterStretch

    MisterStretch Guru di guru-guru Ingeris

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    You beat me to it, guys. I just opened my email and saw that Tik Tok Thai offer and thought of this thread.

    Well done.
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Poetry. Buy them. They're good for life, go when you want, pretty much all day everyday but Sundays class is happening.
     
  7. bird

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    In Thailand, of course!!! Open your mind to the language, and the rest will follow.:cool:
     
  8. tiredtony

    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    i can speak Thai, may i say, like a Thai.. thats from 8 years or so of learning from people around me.

    Just learn what u need to know. And just 2 or 3 new words or phrases every day.

    Here's one for today for you... Hong naam yuu tee-nai (krap)? = Room water it where? = Where is the toilet?

    Now lets just change the room.... Hong non = bedroom... Hong non yuu tee-nai? = Where is the bedroom?

    Here endeth (sp?) todays lesson...
     
  9. Makaveli

    Makaveli Thread Starter aka 2Pac Staff Member

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    Nice work tony
     
  10. tiredtony

    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    Have a look here too..

    thai-language.com - Dictionary

    Just type in a word in the top left box and you get loads of examples of usage. Other stuff as well of course.:confused:
     
  11. Makaveli

    Makaveli Thread Starter aka 2Pac Staff Member

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    cheers, nice link that, :thumbsup2:
     
  12. crew

    crew Faber College Member

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    i figure if teachers can present english as a second language to their students, they ought to be able to teach themselves another language.

    i've designed lesson plans for myself and purposefully engaged in conversations that help me to work on the new vocabulary, pronunciation and syntax. i'll also brush up on language needed for things i'm about to go do (get a hair cut, bring the car to the garage, go to immigration, etc.). basically, i take the task based learning (TBL) approach. little by little, it all adds up.

    i've yet to hear any raving reports of any thai teaching thai language to westerners.
     
  13. tiredtony

    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    Having to learn a language as i have, it certainly has given me more of an insight into being a learner. My point being, learning English can't be easy either.

    Umm, that's it really.

    My mate learned Thai in Bkk with a teacher at our school. 200 baht an hour. He could read in no time too. Knowing how words written is much easier for correct pronunciation in Thai.

    For example eat is "kin" right..? Except it isn't because it's "gin" .. the Thai script starts "Gor guy"

    I'll shut up now....
     
  14. bird

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    Gaw Gai . . . It's a chicken! :cool:
    Is knowing how to read Thai going to make pronouncing it easier? . . .

    As far as I'm concerned it's all about the tones.
     
  15. tiredtony

    tiredtony Well-Known Member

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    No, but if you know how a word's spelled, it's easier to say.

    I agree about the tones, very important. Easier to learn too if you have a drill of words with the same tone.. eg.. High tone.. Haa (5) Baa (crazy) kaa (kill) Paa (auntie)
     

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