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Learn Thai with ThaiTrainer111
ThaiTrainer111 will teach you all the basics such as vocabulary, pronunciation, tonal usage and sentence construction through provided samples, illustrations and soundtrack. You can even choose between a male or female voice ! The completely different alphabet and grammar is made clear by providing you enough samples to assimilate and absorb the different feel of the language. Pronunciation is everything in Thai. Listen carefully too the soundtrack and repeat often. In doing so ThaiTrainer111 will help you over the most difficult hurdles. We have included phonetic texts in English as well as spoken text. As an exclusive feature, we offer a word for word translation of spoken Thai, enabling you to absorb the structure and grammar of this language firsthand. Multiple-choice questions enable you too measure your progress and test your knowledge. Using the soundtrack you can listen to the exact pronunciation.
Because of the very simple Windows-type operation of the program, we do not include an instruction manual. After starting the program you simply choose your language and press "TO LEARN". Once you are ready, you can choose "Test your knowledge" to check on your progress. Through "multiple-choice" questions you will be challenged to give correct answers. If your reply is correct the program asks the next question, if not the question will be repeated until you give the correct response. The program offers the questions unordered, this is meant to keep you on your toes to learn the words and not the sequence in which they appear. With "TELLING TIME" you have the choice of traditional or modern time telling in Thailand (you should learn both), and with "LEARNING THE NUMBERS" we really teach you the numbers. In the "Test your knowledge" function you can now save your result. When you go back to this lesson your result will be shown in percentages. This will enable you to earmark the lessons that need further training. The learning process is now more visual. Wherever possible, we have included images and pictures of the words to learn. This enables you to immediately grasp the meaning without having to translate into your own language, thus improving your learning tempo.
Contrary to European languages, Thai grammar is very easy. The Thais do not conjugate their verbs. Plurals or time forms are unknown to them. The sentence construction is straightforward and easy to comprehend. The word-for-word translation we offer is an important tool for obtaining a feeling for the way Thais communicate.
The pronunciation of the Thai language is the real challenge. In Thai, there are five different tones, and using the wrong tone can lead to complete misunderstanding. Sometimes one word can have 4 to 5 different meanings depending on the tone used. Our soundtrack gives you the necessary tools to recognize the difference between them. Use this feature as much as possible and try to imitate speaking aloud. Please do not be disheartened if you don't get it exactly right. The Thais will not be offended, and will probably understand what you are trying to say by the way your sentence is constructed. We should however warn you that not all Thais use the proper pronunciation of their language, mainly due to influences from local dialects. For example, many Thais pronounce the letter "R" as "L". You should be aware of this in your contacts with Thais.
001 : Words (illustrated): The first couple of Thai words ! 002 : The first couple of Thai words ! 003 : Sentences: The first Thai sentences ! 004 : Words: Questions and answers 005 : Sentences: Questions and answers 006 : Words: past tense, the present, the future 007 : Sentences: Past, future and present 008 : Words and sentences: Mine, yours, ours 009 : Words: would, could, should 010 : Sentences: would ,should, could 011 : Words: this-that / here-there 012 : Sentences: here-there / this - those 013 : Words: compare 014 : Sentences: compare 015 : Words: justification 016 : Words & sentences: foundation 017 : Words (illustrated): Health and the human body 018 : Words: Health and the human body 019 : Sentences: Health + the human body 020 : Words (illustrated): At the restaurant 021 : Words: At the restaurant 022 : Sentences: At the restaurant 023 : Words (illustrated): The traffic 024 : Words: The traffic 025 : Sentences: The traffic 026 : Words (illustrated): Shopping / clothing 027 : Words: Shopping / clothing 028 : Sentences: Shopping / Clothing 029 : Words (illustrated): at the hotel 030 : Words: at the hotel 031 : Sentences: at the hotel 032 : Words: telephone conversations 033 : Sentences: telephone conversations 034 : Words: private conversations 035 : Sentences: private conversations 036 : Words: intensify the meaning of adjectives 037 : Words: superlatives 038 : Words: from adjective to noun 039 : Words: first, second, third... 040 : Piecemeal words 041 : Words: family, friends, neighbors etc... 042 : Words: human feelings and qualities 1 043 : Words (illustrated): fruits 044 : Words (illustrated): nature 045 : Words (illustrated): plants 046 : Words (illustrated): domestic animals 047 : Words (illustrated): wild animals 048 : Words (illustrated): birds 049 : Words (illustrated): insects 050 : Words: concepts related to nature and houses 051 : Words (illustrated): house 052 : Words (illustrated): living room 053 : Words (illustrated): bedroom 054 : Words (illustrated): office 055 : Words (illustrated): bathroom 056 : Words (illustrated): kitchen 057 : Words (illustrated): other rooms 058 : Words (illustrated): workroom 059 : Words (illustrated): at school 060 : Words: at school 061 : Words: at work 062 : Words (illustrated): at the bank 063 : Words: at the bank 064 : Sentences: at the bank 065 : Words (illustrated): at the post office 066 : Words: at the post office 067 : Sentences: at the post office 068 : Words: Ask a question 069 : Sentences: Ask a question 070 : Words: reproach, excuses, and apologies 071 : Sentences: reproach, excuses, and apologies 072 : Words: ask the way to... 073 : Sentences: ask the way to ... 074 : Words: at the police station 075 : Sentences: at the police station 076 : Words (illustrated): The Thai cuisine 077 : Words (illustrated): foodstuff 078 : Words (illustrated): vegetables and spices 079 : Words (illustrated): colors 080 : Words: important adjectives 081 : Words: the days and other time-related words 082 : Words: the months 083 : Words: the adverbs 084 : Thai-Consonants (illustrated) 085 : Thai-Vowels 086 : Thai-Signs of tone and apostrophes 087 : Traditional Thai numbers 088 : Words: human feelings and qualities 2 089 : Sayings 090 : Words: similarities in the tones