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List Of 3000 Most Common Thai Words

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How do I get the 1000 words?

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Are they available in English too for those of us who can't read Thai..?

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Are they available in English too for those of us who can't read Thai..?

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The question is: Does it make sense to have them in English. Most transliterations will not help you speaking Thai.

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I think it's unfair to say transliterations wouldn't help him speak Thai. I've been learning Thai for six months and can read Thai script pretty well. Still, I'll often look up a word from this list in my Paiboon dictionary to see a better definition but also, to see the HAAS transliteration to confirm I've read the tones correctly.

I find it a useful tool in that respect.

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I think it's unfair to say transliterations wouldn't help him speak Thai. I've been learning Thai for six months and can read Thai script pretty well. Still, I'll often look up a word from this list in my Paiboon dictionary to see a better definition but also, to see the HAAS transliteration to confirm I've read the tones correctly.

I find it a useful tool in that respect.

Agree totally, and so I do as well. Especially, because Thai writing isn't clear about the pronunciation in all cases. But I think it is a difference, to use is in addition to the Thai writing compared to use it as the only source about speaking.

But, for sure, everyone is different about that, an there are many guys out there, that speak a much better Thai than I will ever do (not so difficult to find) without the ability to read a single word. (what is very sad for me. 555)

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I find the list extremely useful. Of course course there are ways in which it could be improved, but that does not not detract from it's usefulness. I continue to be extremely grateful to HappyinCM, capeforever and others for putting the work in and making it available. Thank-you.

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thank you to everybody who contributed to this amazing topic. Really, really helpful!

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Here's a good phrase, especially for teachers of apathetic students, when someone is gazing off into space, the lights are onม but no one is at home - เหม่อลอย

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Here's a good phrase, especially for teachers of apathetic students, when someone is gazing off into space, the lights are onม but no one is at home - เหม่อลอย

Thought that meant, someone is thinking too mutt (LOL, should be much) or is engrossed in thought?

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Sadly there is no phonetical translations.

yeah useless without, I have no intention of learning all those squiggles anyhow you only really need 50 words to get by.

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Really helpful list. Kudos and many thanks to those who took the time to compile it. I'm finding Thai a hell of a lot easier to pick up than Chinese and I lived in China for a year or so and really battled to speak it. Cheers

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Such a great list. Thank you very much. :)

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Great forum and I have downloaded heaps of good information. I am working on my own spreadsheet, and as I correct many mistakes I am hoping I will retain some knowledge of paasaa thai.

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We've been working on a High Frequency Vocab List (the download is in that post). A Thai teacher is going through it yet again to catch any mistakes. We'll edit the list even further as we work through the series (no list is perfect).

What's always stumped me about these frequency lists is how limited they are without phrases showing usage, so Hugh is doing just that. He picks a subject, selects a range of vocab from the list, and gives explanations and practicals. Audio is added in the followup posts. Here's the series so far.

i get an error message when trying to open this last link.

Is this list still availabe somewhere?

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Wow! Finally, an OP topic thread where expat subscribers are actually exchanging, sharing, and providing positive support to one another. A most welcomed change. Good show, and thank you all, for your thoughts!clap2.gif

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Grover, the best I can do is I have a list of the 1000 most common words according to four sources of language corpora. I've attached a spreadsheet that I converted to HTML.

The best one is the Mary Haas list. Not sure about Haas, but the other three I know are all computed automatically, so the digits 0 to 9, among other things, count as "words" in their list, as well as some other things that aren't common Thai at all, but appear frequently in their corpora because of a large number of technical texts.

Hope this is helpful.

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does anyone have the 3000 word list with 2500 of them with audio?

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does anyone have the 3000 word list with 2500 of them with audio?

If you're seeking to learn those words and to hear them pronounced, then have a look at the following topic:

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/921270-new-game-to-help-learn-the-3000-commonest-words/

If you want the raw data, check out previous postings here on the subject for the word list and the NECTEC/LEXiTRON website which has a download of word pronunciations. (You'll need to register first - good luck with that!)

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As a side effect of a project I was working on, I've generated lists of word frequencies for 5 corpora, as well as a list combining the frequencies from all the corpora.  The analysis included 59,850,427 entries, and there were 144,290 different words.  The attached document WordCount.zip is the combined frequencies, whilst CorporaWordCounts.zip shows the frequencies for the five individual corpora.

 

The corpora were from HSE Thai Corpus.

WordCount.zip

CorporaWordCounts.zip

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On ‎05‎/‎06‎/‎2016 at 1:49 PM, yzak said:

does anyone have the 3000 word list with 2500 of them with audio?

 

can someone with file/s post fresh links?

Kind regards,

Sem.

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