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.

self study

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.

Lesson No. 19: ค่อนข้าง /khɔ̂n khâaŋ/

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

ค่อนข้าง /khɔ̂n khâaŋ/ somewhat, rather, relatively, fairly, pretty-,quite It’s an adverb of degree or level which is used with a verb or verb phrase to a certain or significant extent or degree. We use ค่อนข้าง [...]

Lesson No. 18: 555 (hâa hâa hâa)

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what "555" means? And why Thai people use "555" in comments or in any online conversations like text, LINE, Facebook, and many more anywhere informal Thai is written? Is it an [...]

Lesson No. 17: Thai Jokes

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Do you know any good Thai jokes? Thais often have a sense of humor like "joke". But Thai Jokes are often difficult to translate to English effectively. Many times, Thai jokes is a play on [...]

Lesson No. 16: The use of particle

June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Particle in Thai are words that have no specific meaning but used to express the speaker’s opinion, attitude, feeling towards the thing she or he is talking about. “ค่ะ (kh̀a)” and “ครับ (khŕap)” are ones of [...]

Lesson No.15: Polite Requests

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Polite Requests In Thai we classify requests requests in to 4 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 [...]

Lesson No.14: อยากได้ (yɑɑ̀k-dɑɑ̂y)

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Lesson No.13: Prefixes “nák (นัก)” “khon (คน)” “châaŋ (ช่าง)”

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Prefixes "nák (นัก)"   "khon (คน)"  "châaŋ (ช่าง)" In thai prefixes "nák (นัก) ", "khon (คน)"  and "châaŋ (ช่าง)"  can be added to verbs to make those verbs nouns in dictating professions. For example, businessmen, [...]

Lesson No. 12 : Taste of Thai Food รสชาติอาหารไทย (rót chɑ̂ɑt ɑɑ hɑ̌ɑn Thai)

April 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

รสชาติอาหารไทย (rót chɑ̂ɑt ɑɑ hɑ̌ɑn Thai): Taste of Thai Food Thai food has a reputation for being spicy because most of Thai food is the use of fresh herbs and spices but actually Thai food [...]

Lesson No. 11: The difference between เจ็บ (jèp), ปวด (bpuɑ̀t) and เมื่อย (mwɑ̂y)

March 16th, 2017|1 Comment

Talking about pain, there are also many words that have the same or at least similar meaning in Thai language and they sometimes are confusing. So, in this lesson we would like to bring them [...]

Lesson No. 10: Classifiers in Thai

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Classifiers are the words used to count objects. In Thai, you can't count a noun, e.g. 'I have five dogs'. Instead you have to use a classifier. The easiest way to describe this is it [...]

Lesson No. 9: Thai Idioms with the word “mɛɛw (แมว)”

December 19th, 2016|1 Comment

Thai has many proverbs and idioms. Let’s see the Thai Idioms "mɛɛw (แมว)" Examples: mɛɛw khà-mooy (แมวขโมย) Cat burglar refer to someone who always steal little things from other. yàa fàak bplaa-yâaŋ wái gàp mɛɛw (อย่าฝากปลาย่างไว้กับแมว) [...]

Lesson No. 8: word “khîi (ขี้)”

December 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Let’s learn more about the Thai word “khîi (ขี้)”. Actually, this word “khîi (ขี้)” means excrement or dung, however, in the Thai language we use this word as a “prefix” to explain some negative personality [...]

Lesson No. 7: Thai Comparatives

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Thai Comparatives: The Thai comparative, there are 3 words you should know; gwàa (กว่า), khɯ̂n (ขึ้น) and loŋ (ลง). A. “gwàa (กว่า)” “gwàa (กว่า)” = more; more than. Inequality more (than), to a greater extent' [...]

Lesson No. 6: Question words “dâay-mǎi, bpen-mǎi and wǎi-mǎi”

November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A. The word “dâay (ได้)” means can; able to; possible to (used at the end of a statement when you want to indicate the ability or possibility of whatever you just said). So, “dâay-mǎi (ได้-ไหม)” [...]

Lesson No. 5: Form of word “know”

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

One area of confusion when learning Thai language is to know which form of the word “know” to use. The word know in English translates to three different words in Thai that have a similar meaning but are used [...]

Lesson No. 4: Prefix word “nɑ̂ɑ”

November 7th, 2016|Comments Off on Lesson No. 4: Prefix word “nɑ̂ɑ”

Today, we will learn about Thai adjective words with a prefix “nɑ̂ɑ- (น่า-)”. In the Thai language, when you are using the word “nɑ̂ɑ- (น่า)” as a prefix (worth v+ing, -able, -ing) + Verb or Adjectives, [...]

Lesson No. 3: Heart words

October 31st, 2016|2 Comments

You certainly know the word “jai- (ใจ-)” which is a noun in Thai language and means “heart” or “mind.” That is the physical organ in your chest. Just like in English, the word heart is [...]

Lesson No. 2: Thai clock

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The Thai way of telling the time was created when telling the time was the duty of the temples who kept track of the time so the common people could focus on their work. [...]

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Lesson No. 1: How many seasons in Thailand?

October 18th, 2016|4 Comments

There are three seasons in Thailand: hot season/summer or "rɯ́-duu rɔ́ɔn (ฤดูร้อน)", cold season/winter or "rɯ́-duu nǎaw (ฤดูหนาว)" and rainy season or "rɯ́-duu fǒn (ฤดูฝน)". The word "rɯ́-duu (ฤดู)" means season, you also can [...]