LESSON A DAY : Thai for self-study by TSL CHIANG MAI.
We have also developed an additional series of short Thai lessons on various subjects like “LESSON A DAY” for the benefit of all beginners-advanced Thai language learners.
Thai as a Second Language School has produced a series of free online learning aids with the main objective is to improve vocabulary acquisition and increase student’s exposure and interaction with the Thai language. Our Thai language teachers have created hundreds of Thai lessons and Thai language exercises. These learning aids cover most of the vocabulary introduced in our Thai language lessons.
Additionally, TSL school adapted part of the FSI (Foreign Service Institute) Thai language course to be used as a basic Thai for self-study. We have also developed an additional series of short Thai lessons on various subjects like “LESSON A DAY” for the benefit of all beginners-advanced Thai language learners.
A Future Project: Finally, we decided to propose you to learn Thai with music. For each song, we have included a music video, Thai lyrics, English translation as well as Thai transliteration. We think that learning Thai language with music can be a fun and rewarding experience.
ค่อนข้าง /khɔ̂n khâaŋ/: somewhat, rather, relatively, fairly, pretty, quite khɔ̂n khâaŋ (ค่อนข้าง) is an adverb of degree or level used to give emphasis to an adjective or adverb. It has a meaning similar to “quite” [...]
Have you ever wondered what “555” means? And why Thai people use “555” in comments or in any online conversations like text, LINE, Facebook, or other places informal Thai is written? Is it an abbreviation [...]
In the Thai language, particle words have no specific meaning but are used to express the speaker’s opinion, attitude or feeling towards the thing she or he is talking about. “ค่ะ (kh̀a)” and “ครับ (khŕap)” [...]
In Thai we classify requests into four categories according to the speaker’s purpose as follows: When you want to ask a person to do you a favor: ช่วย chûay Verb หน่อย nòi ช่วย chûay พูดภาษาไทย [...]
อยากได้ (yɑɑ̀k-dɑɑ̂y) The verb ได้ (dɑɑ̂y) after another verb or at the end of a sentence means “able” or “possible”. However, when it occurs as the main verb itself, ได้ (dɑɑ̂y) means “to get” or [...]
In the Thai language, the prefixes nák (นัก) , khon (คน) and châaŋ (ช่าง) can be added to verbs to create nouns indicating profession; i.e., businessmen, writers, accountants, students etc. khon (คน) is mostly used [...]
Thai food has a reputation for being spicy because much of it relies on the use of fresh herbs and spices, however, Thai food is actually based on a balance between different flavors. Thai people love to [...]
Thai has many proverbs and idioms. Let’s look at some involving cats! [mɛɛw (แมว)] Examples: mɛɛw khà-mooy (แมวขโมย) A cat burglar; someone who is always stealing little things from other people. yàa fàak bplaa-yâaŋ [...]
Let’s learn more about the Thai word khîi (ขี้): The word khîi (ขี้) literally means excrement or dung, however, in the Thai language we use it as a prefix to describe some negative personality traits. [...]
When comparing things in Thai, there are 3 words you will definitely need to know: gwàa (กว่า), khɯ̂n (ขึ้น) and loŋ (ลง). gwàa (กว่า) gwàa (กว่า) = more; more than. Used when comparing differences between [...]
November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Lesson No. 4: Prefix word “nɑ̂ɑ”
Today we will learn about Thai adjective words with the prefix nɑ̂ɑ- (น่า-). Combining nɑ̂ɑ (น่า) with a verb results in an adjective expressing that this particular verb is worth enacting, similar to the “-able” [...]
There are three seasons in Thailand: Hot Season or rɯ́-duu rɔ́ɔn (ฤดูร้อน), Cold Season or rɯ́-duu nǎaw (ฤดูหนาว), Rainy Season or rɯ́-duu fǒn (ฤดูฝน). The word rɯ́-duu (ฤดู) means “season”; you also can use nâa [...]