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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.

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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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Not sure if this is the best thread for this question, but i'll try here first - does anyone have an mp3 audio for the Gethings reader? I've got the weblink, but I can only stream it not download as I don't have Quicktime Pro. Anyone got the whole lot on mp3?

thanks in advance

SW

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Thanks to ElZorro for pointing out that both the text AND the audio are dowloadable from here

A Thai Reader

A fantastic free resource. Many thanks also to the people responsible for producing it and putting online.

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Hello Thailand! I'm from the Philippines and I need Thai help please. I got a thai motorcycle and i'd really like to find out what's written on the tank. I can't find (and i don't think there is), translator that will translate thai writing to english.. or if there is, i don't know which character is which to begin with.

Hoping someone could help me translate this with the complete thought or word for word if possible.. please help :)

cbrtank.jpg

Thank you very much in advance.. to the kind soul who can help me :D

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To start the bike from cold:

1. Pull the choke all the way out.

2. Press the starter button without opening the accelerator.

Remember:

Drive carefully.

Wear a crash helmet.

Protect the environment.

Read the owner's handbook carefully?... (glare on pic!)

Warning:

You may suffer death or injury if you don't wear a crash helmet.

Petrol or gasohol (E10)

91.

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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??

thanks

i use it all the time. great website and never had any problems

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