You’ve no doubt heard Thais using kráp (men) and kâ (women) 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 are politeness particles, added…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As of 2020, Learn Thai Podcast is no longer being updated.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
It’s strange. Of all the simple “must know” Thai words, I come across so many foreigners learning Thai who don’t know how to refer to other people using words like “he, she, they, we, adult, old person, teenager”, that sort of thing. This is so important when it comes to stringing basic sentences together in…Read More
Happy New Year guys! Here’s a themed lesson that will teach you how to chat with Thai people about the New Year holiday. New Year is a lot bigger than Christmas in Thailand, and it’s not unusual for offices and businesses in general to be shut for 3 or 4 days while people go home…Read More
If there’s one aspect of the Thai language you should learn it’s days of the week. Why? Because knowing these 7 words is incredibly useful in everyday conversation. Days of the week come up in all aspects of basic conversation: Think; “What did you do on Saturday night”, “Let’s go out to eat on Monday”,…Read More