Isaan refers to Thailand’s northeastern region, the largest area of Thailand. The word is also sometimes spelt Isan or Esarn. The reason for its separate identity is a history of war and people displacement. Without delving too far into the history here, see Wikipedia for that, many of the people in this region are of…Read More
Whether you’re paying for a train ticket, haggling over a price in the local market, or dissecting the menu prices at a local restaurant, knowing your Thai numbers is very useful. In my opinion it’s one of the easiest aspects of the Thai language to learn, largely because you hear numbers being spoken in so…Read More
Having a partner in Thailand often means having a long distance relationship for many months at a time. And for those who meet a partner online, it is usually a long time before you actually get to meet in person. During that time apart, it’s a good idea to brush up on your Thai skills…Read More
You’ve no doubt heard Thais using kráp (for male speakers) and kâ (for female speakers) in everyday conversation. Yet despite their apparent simplicity, understanding these words and when you should use them isn’t entirely straightforward. Most people don’t know that kráp and kâ do not directly translate to any word in the English language. They…Read More
One standout cultural difference between Thailand and the West is ‘names’. If you have spent time in Thailand you will have noticed that some Thai names are often quite long, that most people don’t use their birth name, that most people have a nickname, and that many people adopt Western nicknames. In fact, the whole…Read More
In a nutshell, Mondly is fun, interactive, and engaging. The lessons have a game-like-appeal, and the way the platform is designed makes it very easy to dip in and out of. You can learn a couple of words or phrase while you’re on a break, go back to what you were doing and then jump straight back in where you left off.
I have to say that prior to this review I had not heard of Glossika. I was contacted by the company and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the platform for my readers. It looked pretty interesting, so I replied and let them know that I would need to fully test the platform myself…Read More
As of 2020, Learn Thai Podcast is no longer being updated. At the time of writing the program is still available to buy; however, the owners have confirmed that no further updates will take place and no new lessons will be added going forward. They will still provide customer service support. If you are looking…Read More