Learn Thai

Learn Thai

First contact Essentials

With the "First Contact" course, you will be able to use the important words and phrases of a language in less than 2 months.

This 17-part course is free.

This course has two objectives: to give you the ability to communicate in very simple situations and to prove to you that you are capable of learning a new language.

We have developed an extremely effective approach to facilitate the memorization of content: loop training combined with a spaced memory algorithm.

If you follow our plan, you can learn the basics of any language in just a few weeks.

Each lesson is divided into three steps:

  1. Exploring the content and practicing pronunciation.
  2. Listening to the content on your own to get a feel for it.
  3. Active memorization by taking tests that allow you to progress while evaluating your knowledge.

In the "Help" section you will find all the details to make the best use of our method.

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English Thai
Hello สวัสดีค่ะ
Hello สวัสดีครับ
Good evening สวัสดีค่ะ
Good evening สวัสดีครับ
Goodbye ลาก่อนค่ะ
Goodbye ลาก่อนครับ
See you later เดี๋ยวพบกันครับ
See you later เดี๋ยวพบกันค่ะ
Yes ใช่ค่ะ
Yes ใช่ครับ
No ไม่ค่ะ
No ไม่ครับ
Please! ได้โปรดค่ะ, กรุณาด้วยค่ะ
Please! ได้โปรดครับ, กรุณาด้วยครับ
Thanks ขอบคุณครับ
Thanks ขอบคุณค่ะ
Thanks a lot ขอบคุณมากค่ะ
Thanks a lot ขอบคุณมากครับ
Thank you for your help ขอบคุณครับที่ช่วยเหลือ
Thank you for your help ขอบคุณค่ะที่ช่วยเหลือ
Don't mention it เชิญค่ะ
Don't mention it เชิญครับ
Ok ตกลงค่ะ
Ok ตกลงครับ
How much is it? ราคาเท่าไรครับ
How much is it? ราคาเท่าไรค่ะ
Sorry! ขอโทษครับ
Sorry! ขอโทษค่ะ
I don't understand ผมไม่เข้าใจครับ
I don't understand ดิฉันไม่เข้าใจค่ะ
I get it ผมเข้าใจแล้วครับ
I get it ดิฉันเข้าใจแล้วค่ะ
I don't know ดิฉันไม่ทราบค่ะ
I don't know ผมไม่ทราบครับ
Forbidden ห้ามค่ะ, ทำไม่ได้ค่ะ
Forbidden ห้ามครับ, ทำไม่ได้ครับ
Excuse me, where are the toilets? ห้องนํ้าอยู่ไหนครับ
Excuse me, where are the toilets? ห้องน้ำอยู่ไหนคะ
Happy New Year! สุขสันต์วันปีใหม่ค่ะ
Happy New Year! สุขสันต์วันปีใหม่ครับ
Happy birthday! สุขสันต์วันเกิดค่ะ
Happy birthday! สุขสันต์วันเกิดครับ
Happy holiday! ขอให้สนุกนะคะ
Happy holiday! ขอให้สนุกนะครับ
Congratulations! ยินดีด้วยนะคะ
Congratulations! ยินดีด้วยนะครับ
Vocabulaire mémorisé
Here you will find all the words that your memory seems to have stored permanently. However, they will only stay there if you keep them in contact with them regularly, through conversations, reading, listening to radio programs or watching films, series or television programs. You can also consult this list from time to time and randomly test whether you remember the words offered to you. If not, you can remove the words you forgot from this list.
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Download the sounds and print the lists

All the vocabulary of this theme

How to learn Thai by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for instance, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Bangkok, Pattaya, or in another city in Thailand, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Thai while traveling?

An economic power filled with sumptuous temples, remarkable palaces and magnificent beaches... Whether you are a potential investor, an adventurer or an enthusiast of exceptional holidays, Thailand is an unmissable destination, and speaking this language will be an undeniable asset for you on many levels. 
An integral member of the Asian Tigers, Thailand is a regional economic power whose economy is based on agribusiness (notably rice and prawns), the export industry, particularly in the electronic and chemical sectors, and tourism. 

Make a success of your stay in Thailand

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

The official language of Thailand, Thai is written with a syllabary alphabet of 20 consonants and 24 vowels. The language has a tonal system of 5 tonemes: low, medial, high, descending and ascending. 
Although transliterations exist, the difficulty of transcribing its alpha syllabary into Latin characters makes it especially important to master the system of writing the language. 
Whilst Thai writing and pronunciation seem difficult, other aspects of the language make it easy to learn, such as the invariability of words and simple morphology, as there are no articles, gender, plurals or conjugation. All these functions are fulfilled by the determinant particles. 

Here are some examples of pronunciation:

The หา is pronounced with a strong expiration.
The จา is pronounced as in "djin".
The letters ขา, พา and ทา are pronounced K, P and T expired.
The วา is pronounced OU as in "watt".
We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Thai alphabet with audio.

Alphabet > Thai

Alphabet : Thai

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