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songoku777    0
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)

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T h a n k Y o u

:):D Very Much !! :D :D

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SoftWater    3

Writing Thai Letters

Lots of useful fixed patterns for writing letters to people in Thai

It's an old one, but I haven't seen it posted here (sorry if I didn't look carefully enough)

There's also a very useful and quite comprehensive section of formal patterns used in letter writing in the appendix of the Oxford River English-Thai dictionary, a first class resource in itself, well worth the 1000 baht price tag.

BTW, does anyone have a recommendation for a good Thai-English and good Thai-Thai dictionary? (paper dictionary I mean, not online!)

I use the Thaiways 'Thai-English', but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, like the Oxford River one mentioned above, but in reverse. I'd also like to know what is the most 'usable' Thai-Thai dictionary - many of them are so poorly laid out or typographically unattractive I can't make head nor tail of them!

Thanks in advance (ขอบคุณไว้ล่วงหน้าครับ)

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katana    1,079
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.

.



T h a n k Y o u

:):D Very Much !! :D :D

.

No probs.

To improve it slightly, in the above translation I would replace the word 'accelerator' with 'throttle' and 'Read the owner's handbook carefully?... (glare on pic!)' with 'Read the owner's handbook carefully before riding'.

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ElZorro    0
BTW, does anyone have a recommendation for a good Thai-English and good Thai-Thai dictionary? (paper dictionary I mean, not online!)

I use the Thaiways 'Thai-English', but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, like the Oxford River one mentioned above, but in reverse. I'd also like to know what is the most 'usable' Thai-Thai dictionary - many of them are so poorly laid out or typographically unattractive I can't make head nor tail of them!

Have a look at "A NEW THAI-ENGLISH DICTIONARY" by Tianchai Woramate. 1200 pages, hard cover, plenty of examples and Thai definitions for some entries for 760 Baht. See a sample here. I found quite a few misspellings in the English part, but on the whole I think it is very good value for its price.

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SoftWater    3
BTW, does anyone have a recommendation for a good Thai-English and good Thai-Thai dictionary? (paper dictionary I mean, not online!)

I use the Thaiways 'Thai-English', but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, like the Oxford River one mentioned above, but in reverse. I'd also like to know what is the most 'usable' Thai-Thai dictionary - many of them are so poorly laid out or typographically unattractive I can't make head nor tail of them!

Have a look at "A NEW THAI-ENGLISH DICTIONARY" by Tianchai Woramate. 1200 pages, hard cover, plenty of examples and Thai definitions for some entries for 760 Baht. See a sample here. I found quite a few misspellings in the English part, but on the whole I think it is very good value for its price.

Thanks - I found at least half-a-dozen dictionaries by this author from varous dates (going back to 1998) in the Chula bookstore next to the British Council building in Siam Square. He's got both thai-thai and thai-english in various sizes and covers. I bought the biggest of each! As ElZorro says, there are plenty of example sentences in the entries, which for me is a huge plus.

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bannork    3,047

A Thai friend has a business producing herbal products and a Czech wants to import one of his products. The Czech has sent him a list of herbs banned from Czech in English, the list has over 200 herbs.

My question is, is there a dictionary of herbs, Engliah- Thai available? I looked on google but couldn't see anything.

Thanking anyone in advance.

bannork.

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smint    0

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I found this resource:

http://www.thaicyberu.go.th/

Thai Cyber University

You can register for a Thai course module there, and thereafter you are able to view Adobe Flash files to learn basic Thai. Useful for beginners as it includes phrases, rules, consonants and vowels etc.

Steps: (Note that I tried this on Firefox, if on Safari or Opera or other browsers might not work as it might appear all in Thai.)

1. Register

2. Login

3. Under Menu, choose Course -> Self Paced Learning Course

4. Search for Course ID "TCU-2549052" (Copy and Paste)

5. Click on the course (popup will appear)

6. Click Register.

7. Go back to the menus again, and select "Classroom" now.

8. Click "Enter" Class

9. Select a Chapter that interests you.

10. Ta-dah!

First few steps are a hassle, but you get lots of cool steps afterwards. Cool resource.

If you are tech savvy, you can actually find the root swfs and save them down into to your computer, in addition to the pdfs available. Thus you don't need to be online to view them.

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DickFarang    20
A Thai friend has a business producing herbal products and a Czech wants to import one of his products. The Czech has sent him a list of herbs banned from Czech in English, the list has over 200 herbs.

My question is, is there a dictionary of herbs, Engliah- Thai available? I looked on google but couldn't see anything.

Thanking anyone in advance.

bannork.

IMHO he should use, to avoid any ambiguity, the botanic binary nomenclature in Latin invented by Carolus Linnaeus.

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DickFarang    20
Learning thai with audio files:

http://www.langhub.com

Thai-english dictionary:

http://thai.sealang.net

Dutch-Thai + Thai-Dutch dictionary:

http://www.pluk-in.com/thai/

Out of curiosity I looked once in the Nederlands↔Thais woordenboek พจนานุกรมไทย·ดัตช์ (http://www.pluk-in.com/thai/) and could not find the word กะเทย = katoey = travestiet, transseksueel, homoseksueel, etc.

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Rikker    20

I haven't seen this posted before, but tell me if this is a repeat.

The first email forward in years that I've actually found useful: a Thai friend (with a 3-year-old son) sent around this link:

http://www.karn.tv/thai.html

Looking at it, this website has a number of free practice exercises and test questions for primary school-level Thai (of varying levels).

Teaching to native children and teaching to foreign adults is very different, though, so there's something to be learned from the materials on this site for foreign Thai learner of every level, I'd say. Useful for boning up on all the stuff you thought you had down cold. Have a look.

(Oh, and you can also use the links up top to other subject materials. Practice your Thai be reading about primary school science experiments! Fun stuff.)

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kokesaat    257

"http://www.karn.tv/thai.html"

pdf files of the Maani series up to grade 6! In color! I had no idea it went beyond lesson 44 or so. Oh happy days! I've got interesting reading material to last me a loooong time! Thank you for the link!

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ElZorro    0

Rikker mentioned in the chang kui podcast that there are no ebooks in Thai; I have recently discovered a daily program on witayu sueksa that consists of readings from a novel by a voice actor/actress split in 30 minute chunks. Last month they were reading from Bung ya pa yai by Thepsiri Suksopha and since Jan 12th it's a translation of "Sans Famille" by Hector Mallot. It's on every day from 19:30 to 20:00 on FM 92 MHz and AM 1161 kHz, the online stream is mms://www.moeradiothai.net/fm92 and you can also listen to past programs from the station website.

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tod-daniels    31
I haven't seen this posted before, but tell me if this is a repeat.

The first email forward in years that I've actually found useful: a Thai friend (with a 3-year-old son) sent around this link:

http://www.karn.tv/thai.html

WOW, what a great resource. Thanx, have printed off several of the tests and will see how I do. :)

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mahtin    61
"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.

Just bought it for half that "promotional" price at:

http://ebooks.ebookmall.com/title/60-minut...osmo-ebooks.htm

Note your e-mail and password from the invoice to activate.

And no my online tailor is rich :)

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