The Thai language

Thai is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is the native language of 20 million people. In contrast to most western languages, Thai is a tonal language. In tonal languages, the pronunciation of syllables changes their meaning. Most Thai words consist of only one syllable. A word takes on a different meaning depending on the pitch in which a syllable is spoken. Altogether Thai distinguishes between five pitches. Thai society was strictly divided over many centuries. As a result, Thai still recognizes at least five different levels of speech today. These range from a simple vernacular to a very polite form of speech. Furthermore, Thai is divided into many local dialects. The language's semiotic system is a hybrid of an alphabet and syllabic writing. The grammar construction is not very complex. Because Thai is an isolating language, there are no declensions or conjugations. Learn Thai - it is really a fascinating language!

Learn Thai from your native language with our method “book2” (books in 2 languages)

“Thai for beginners” is a language course that we offer free of charge. Advanced students can also refresh and deepen their knowledge. No registration is required and you can learn anonymously. The course includes 100 clearly structured lessons. You can set your learning pace.First you will learn the basics of the language. Example dialogs help you speak the foreign language. No previous knowledge of Thai grammar is required. You will learn commonly used Thai sentences and can communicate immediately in various situations. Learn Thai during your commute, lunch break or workout. You can start immediately and will quickly achieve your learning goals.

Learn Thai with the Android and iPhone app «50 languages»

With these apps you can learn more than 50 languages on Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. The apps include 100 free lessons to help you learn and communicate effectively in Thai. Practice your language skills using the tests and games in the apps. Use our free «book2» audio files to listen to native speakers of Thai and improve your pronunciation! You can easily download all audios in your native language and Thai as MP3 files. After downloading you can also learn offline.

Text book - Thai for beginners

If you prefer to learn Thai using printed materials, you can buy the book Thai for beginners. You can buy it in any bookstore or online at Amazon.

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