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  • kokodojo

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    26th June, 2007
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    Hey. im going to thailand for a month come this november.

    i would like to actually understand how to read the signs and other things when i get there.
    i am learning the language..bits a pieces.

    any suggestions on good websites. programs. anything that could help me decifer the written language?

    thanks.

    #1 Posted: 7/9/2007 - 21:39

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  • ChangFai

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    Kokodjo
    I would recommend starting at http://www.thai-language.com/

    Its funny , but as daunting as written Thai looks I found it quite easy to pick up , well compared to understanding the spoken tones that is .

    After some incidents in restaurants , I was determined to be able to read a Thai Menu . I bought a book ( sorry cant remember which one ), and I had the Thai Alphabet [?] pretty much stuck in my brain after about two weeks .

    Of course , just because I can read it , doesnt mean I understand it , but I get by nowadays , especially with Menus :-)

    Chock Dee
    ChangFai

    #2 Posted: 7/9/2007 - 22:07

  • MJS

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    I'm a big fan of www.learningthai.com and the book Thai for Beginners, by Benjawan Poomsam Becker. The book introduces you to vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing all at the same time. It comes with cd's and there are intermediate and advanced books/cd's as well. The website and book both have come in handy for me! Good luck!

    #3 Posted: 8/9/2007 - 01:10

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Thai for beginners (as mentioned above) is a good book. For writing, you should go straight in with learning the Alphabet.

    Good luck!

    :)

    #4 Posted: 11/9/2007 - 15:39

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