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How to read years in Thai and avoid common mistakes

How to read years in Thai and avoid common mistakes

There are two ways to read the year in Thai. (Both Buddhist and gregorian year are read the same way). I will give you examples and later I will point out common mistakes that English speakers often make. Number by number If you can count 1-9 then you can already say...

10 tips to sound more Thai

10 tips to sound more Thai

I have many friends who have learned Thai and speak fluently. However, they don't sound exactly like native Thai speakers. This is not to bring down their accomplishments because it's already super impressive to speak Thai. Reasons you might not sound like a native...

How to say YES & NO in Thai

How to say YES & NO in Thai

As a Thai teacher, I often see students that take classes with me ask, "How do I answer yes or no to that question?". Here I would like to explain all the ways to say yes in Thai and all the ways to say no in Thai. I'll explain different situations and also point out...

How to bargain/ask for a discount in Thai

How to bargain/ask for a discount in Thai

Going to a market, putting yourself in a situation where you are required to squeeze every bit of Thai language out of you is a great way to improve your Thai. In this post, I will teach you vocabulary, sentences, and general advice on how to haggle and bargain in...

Should I learn to read the Thai alphabet?

Should I learn to read the Thai alphabet?

As a language learner (and a teacher) I can say that the Thai alphabet is difficult. By difficult I mean it takes more time and effort to master and read effortlessly than other languages. There are 44 consonants symbols, at least 32 vowel combinations, and 5 tones....

How to say I can’t speak Thai

How to say I can’t speak Thai

In this article, you will learn a few common ways to say I can't speak Thai, some common mistakes, and also advanced tips on how to speak like a real Thai. Let's take a look at them together. pôot paa-săa tai mâi dâai พูดภาษาไทยไม่ได้ The exact/literal translation of...

6 Tips on how to be great student on italki

6 Tips on how to be great student on italki

In this article, I will give you tips on how to be a great student on italki. I have completed more than 200 classes as a Thai student and haven't had a bad experience. I will give you tips on how to not be nervous if you have never taking a class before, what to...

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