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Online Dictionaries & Thai Language Resources

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Langhub.com has free downloads of audio and video files. Great for those desiring to learn the alphabet.

"60 Minutes to Learn the Thai Alphabet" really works. Well, perhaps not in 60 minutes. Instead of learning the Thai alphabet by rote, it ditches the animals and such one would normally learn with each letter, and instead gives you ways to learn the sound(s) and classes. I was surprised at how quickly I picked up the system.

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And one I posted a few days ago from MOE:

http://www.teachthai.com/

It maybe because of my own mouse at home, but there is an annoying problem with this website; it always tells you that right click mouse is being disabled for this website...even when you want to left click...which causes trouble for the registration itself. Anyone else has tried ( and has had same problem/ it worked well) to browse on this website??

thanks

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Dear all, is the digital dictionary useful? Thinking of getting 1. cost abt 5000 baht....

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No-one seems to mention the old classic 'The Basic Fundamentals of The Thai Language' it might be from the 1950's and needs a little correctiing but does work well

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For a list of special subject dictionaries published by The Royal Institute, see www.royin.go.th/en/printing/detail.php?ID=96 Change the final number serially up to 122 to see the dictionaries published in this series. Many of these appear to be Thai-English, English-Thai.

Does anyone know 1. if these books are still published and sold; 2. where they might be available? This evening I saw the separate dictionaries on Law; Science; Technology and Computers; and, Economics on the shelves of the B2S store at Central Festival Phuket.

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This new one is cool:

http://slice-of-thai.com/language/

It works in multiple romanization systems (IPA, the one from thai-language.com,

Becker, and so on).

There's

- flashcards (PDF) you can print - thai consonants and vowels

- a page on the tones of thai with sample sounds, spectrograms and a "voice viewer" to see your own voice

- pages on the consonant and vowel sounds of Thai

- stuff about Thai fonts

- a chart of Thai consonant shapes

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www.thai-language.com doesn't appear to be working at the moment.

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I believe they are adding some new features to the sight, this may explain why the sight is down.

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www.thai-language.com doesn't appear to be working at the moment.

The site is back up now :o

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ID: 31   Posted (edited)

After reading this post, I chose thai2english.com to compile a small working vocabulary for a beginner learning Thai.

Starting at 500, it soon grew to 1000 and now it's closer to 1500(still not finished). All using thai2english.com for final spelling and pronunciation.

But then I read in the "engthaisearch" post that thai2english.com is riddled with mistakes.

"With all due respect, the only dictionary which you can take as a reference seriously is from RID."

But RID is not for beginners, correct?

So could I please get knowledgable advice on a reputable dictionary for beginners? Preferably online. Hardcopy if online dictionaries can't be trusted.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by desi

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It maybe because of my own mouse at home, but there is an annoying problem with this website; it always tells you that right click mouse is being disabled for this website...even when you want to left click...which causes trouble for the registration itself. Anyone else has tried ( and has had same problem/ it worked well) to browse on this website??

i had the same problem, too annoying to bother trying to use that site

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I have mentioned before that I am quite happy with the phrasebook from l-ceps (see my previous post). I am also using their software product (personaltrainer) which uses the same audio files as the free phrasebook but is very comprehensive. What I like their, is that it also includes pictures for every word and sentence and it really makes the Thai language stick in your brain!

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I like to use the virtual thai keyboard to type in text that I can't copy and paste directly into thai2english for translation. An example would be the lines on a Karaoke video or I book. Should I find a Thai video on youtube that I would like to study further, I download it directly to the hard drive with a free program available at CNET downloads. For a sound recording and editing program there is Audacity, also available at CNET. With this program one can record directly off one's computer to a file on the hard drive. Then when you play it back with Audacity, it is easy to select a phrase or sentence and play it over and over again with one click. If they are talking too fast, it can also be slowed down. It is very useful for studying learningthai audio books for instance.

The links, most of which already posted:

virtual thai keyboard

http://www.learningthai.com/thaikeyboard/

youtube downloader

http://www.download.com/YouTube-Downloader...4-10647340.html

Audacity

http://www.download.com/Audacity/3000-2170....html?tag=mncol

thai2english

http://www.thai2english.com/

Audio books

http://www.spokenthai.com/talking-books/index.php

Also a good Karaoke site I came across on the forum.

http://www.ethaimusic.com/

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anyone know how to isolate the thai language files on one computer so that they can be moved to another?

i do not have the windows disk with me anymore and the thai files therefore cannot be installed on my laptop. my desktop however, does have them already installed.

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Here is another "Learning Thai" site to add to the list. It appears to be a new site (this year).

At the moment, they have 15 free Thai Language lessons available with promises of more to come.

http://www.its4thai.com

I looked at several sites for learning Thai, and its4thai was my choice. I have done all 15 free lessons and learned a lot of basic sentence construction (with audio) that have eluded me for the year I have been in Thailand. I just subscribed to the whole course for $6.99 per month.

EXCELLENT SITE.

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned

http://learn-thai-podcast.com

They have some free lessons but the premium course is more structured and in my opinion the best self study course (and I have been through a lot of books, dvds and other online resources).

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