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Learn Thai through conversations

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.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Thai language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Thai culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Thai culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Thai language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Thai

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • 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

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Where Someone Is From
  • Ask Whether Someone Speaks a Language
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negative Sentences
  • Form Yes/No Questions
  • Learn Adverbs of Degree
  • Learn the Interrogative Word ไหน

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
  • Recognize Some Thai Names
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • 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

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Learn to Use Prepositions of Place
  • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม
  • Use the 1st Person Plural Personal Pronoun เรา
  • Use the Interrogative Word ไหน

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count up to Thousands
  • Deal with Thai Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • 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

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Thai Restaurants
  • Understand the Thai Food Culture

Grammar Goals

  • Learn How to Make a Request
  • Practice the Interrogative Word อะไร
  • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม
  • Use the Counter Word ที่

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask/Tell Whether One Can Use Something
  • Handle Thai Currency with Ease
  • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare

Grammar Goals

  • Practice Negation
  • Practice the Interrogative Word เท่าไร
  • Practice the Interrogative Word ไหม

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask / Tell What Trouble You Are In
  • Ask for / Offer Help
  • Gain Knowledge of the Emergency Services in Thailand

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Passive Marker ถูก
  • Learn How to Use the Verbs ปวด and เจ็บ
  • Practice the Interrogative Words อะไร, ไหม

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • 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

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Verbs of Communication
  • Learn Adverbs of Manner
  • Practice the Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Practice the Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Use Adverbs of Degree

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • 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

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Tense Marker มา
  • Learn the Aspect Marker กำลัง
  • Practice Adjectives
  • Practice the Interrogative Word อะไร
  • Use the Distal Demonstrative Pronoun

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