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  1. Just an aside, both of those are GREAT books and an excellent place to start. I still have both of those that I received from my exchange company in 1989. They are in tatters because of over-use. As you know, they both have a bit of Thai alphabet, too, so when you are ready to make the leap, you can still use them. The important part.... at some point, you do need to make the leap. There are just so many different pronunciations of English that It's impossible to create a unified phonetic representation of Thai. For example ห้าม might be spelled 'harm' and sound okay in a British accent, but in my American accent, I am going to over pronounce that 'r'. 'Hahm' might be better for me. I waited 14 years before I made the leap...and just relied on phonetics. However, once I did make the leap, a whole new world opened to me. I was able to see how badly I had been mispronouncing words. The good part.... Thai is super easy to read. It is much more phonetic than English. Tones are still a mess (and a whole other language acquisition story) .... but with a little determination, you should be reading fairly quickly. Don't be intimidated to use this forum with your phonetic questions. The problem is we just may not be sure what you're asking because everyone represents differently. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. wanting to learn basic south words

    I love that video! Thanks for sharing! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Suggestions for increasing Listening Skills

    I am a big fan of lakorn. The plots are are so simple, and the acting so obvious that they are easy to understand. Watch them on you tube so you can go at your own pace. You will get hooked! I also like game shows. Once you know the rules, you have predictive abilities to keep up with what they are saying. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Farang food..hatyai

    Nope, sorry...I have never stayed in a hotel in Hat Yai, I stay with family. However, I am sure someone will be along shortly who can help. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Farang food..hatyai

    I enjoy The Basil Restaurant and Wine. They are on Facebook. I think every place has Leo, right? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Farang food..hatyai

    Yes. The Kingdom's 3rd largest metropolitan area is well-equipped. Anything specific you are looking for? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Sorry to hear about your accident. I have heard so many similar stories recently. I guess it's time for me to get that motorbike helmet. I don't drive, just ride on the back. In had resisted getting a helmet because I didn't want to be the one weirdo on the back with a helmet. ....but these accidents are all too common. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Thanks for asking! Still healing, but out of the hospital. Won't be back to teach until February. The school says she has exhausted her contracted sick days and are requesting her to come in to clock in....but she's not able to do that yet. As far as I know, she is paying most of the private hospital bill, but they are being flexible with her for now. She had a meeting with the school this werk to talk details, but I didn't hear the outcome. I did forward to her all the info on this thread. I appreciate everyone's input!! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. That sounds logical and exactly what I have read. However, pkhauf has insisted twice on this post that you go somewhere else? ???? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Thanks for sharing. To clarify... when leaving the country with a valid re-entry, you go through immigration through a different room? I didn't realize exiting would be any different. Good on the heads up. I did hear that upon re-entry after your trip, you need to be very clear to direct the immigration officer to your re-entry permit. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Helpful as always! Thanks! Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Can you apply for a Multiple Re-Entry Permit ahead of time? I wanted to just have it ready and done, rather than hassling before a trip. However, when filling out the TM.8, it asks for travel dates. I understand on a single re-entry permit you would know your travel dates, but I haven't planned all my trips yet....and wouldn't expect that of a Multiple Re-entry Permit holder. If I did put it off and did this at the airport prior to my international flight, is it really as effortless as people report? I would panic if I was ready for an international flight and got denied. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. Thanks. I must have missed that the first time. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Can you please share paragraphs 16 and 17 or share a link? Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Thanks! I will share with my friend. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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