Thai

Thailand is the land of a thousand smiles, and speaking Thai is the key to a thousand more. When you visit beautiful, exotic Thailand, your conversational Thai skills will earn you the hearts and respect of Thai natives all over the country.

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Basics

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    Basics

    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Be Introduced to 1st and 2nd Person Personal Pronouns
    • Form Yes/No Questions
    • Learn How to Form Affirmative Sentences
    • Learn the Demonstrative Adjective นี้
    • Learn the Order of Nouns and Adjectives in Phrases
  • Languages and Origins
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    Languages and Origins

    • Ask Where Someone Is From
    • Ask Whether Someone Speaks a Language
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Form Negative Sentences
    • Form Yes/No Questions
    • Learn Adverbs of Degree
    • Learn the Interrogative Word ไหน
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
    • Recognize Some Thai Names
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Form Yes/No Questions with หรือ
    • Learn How to Form Possessive Phrases
    • Learn the Demonstrative Pronoun นี่ and the Personal Pronoun เขา
    • Learn the Interrogative Word อะไร
    • Practice Negation
  • Places and Directions
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    Places and Directions

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Learn to Use Prepositions of Place
    • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม
    • Use the 1st Person Plural Personal Pronoun เรา
    • Use the Interrogative Word ไหน
  • Currency and Counting
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    Currency and Counting

    • Count up to Thousands
    • Deal with Thai Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Be Introduced to Counter Words
    • Learn the Distal Demonstrative Adjective นั้น
    • Learn the Interrogative Word for Number กี่
    • Learn the Interrogative Word for Price เท่าไร
    • Practice Adjectives
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    Food and Drink Culture

    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Thai Restaurants
    • Understand the Thai Food Culture
    • Learn How to Make a Request
    • Practice the Interrogative Word อะไร
    • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม
    • Use the Counter Word ที่
  • Transportation and Payment
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    Transportation and Payment

    • Ask/Tell Whether One Can Use Something
    • Handle Thai Currency with Ease
    • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
    • Practice Negation
    • Practice the Interrogative Word เท่าไร
    • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม
  • Help and Requests
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    Help and Requests

    • Accept / Decline Help
    • Ask / Tell What Trouble You Are In
    • Ask for / Offer Help
    • Gain Knowledge of the Emergency Services in Thailand
    • Be Introduced to the Passive Marker ถูก
    • Learn How to Use the Verbs ปวด and เจ็บ
    • Practice the Interrogative Words อะไร, ไหม
  • Clarification and Explanation
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    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
    • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, Speak Up, and Write Down
    • Request to Teach How to Do Something
    • Be Introduced to Verbs of Communication
    • Learn Adverbs of Manner
    • Practice the Demonstrative Adjectives
    • Practice the Demonstrative Pronouns
    • Use Adverbs of Degree
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    Compliments and Corrections

    • Ask / Tell How Your Performance Is
    • Ask / Tell What Something Is or What It Is Called
    • Give / Respond to a Compliment
    • Request / Agree to Speak in Thai
    • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something
    • Be Introduced to the Tense Marker มา
    • Learn the Aspect Marker กำลัง
    • Practice Adjectives
    • Practice the Interrogative Word อะไร
    • Use the Distal Demonstrative Pronoun