Thai for Beginners App for iOS

Available for iOS Devices!

The best app for learning beginning Thai, or for improving your basic Thai. For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
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This support page provides an explanation video of the app and our guide to Thai Pronunciation.

  1. Video of the app
  2. Key Features
  3. Guild to Thai Pronunciation
  4. Thai Language Difference from English
  5. Privacy Policy
  6. Facebook Page

1) Video of the app

2) Key Features

  • For beginning students, or those who want to improve their basic Thai.
  • Clear recordings with native Thais speaking over 3,000 words & phrases.
  • Examples of the five tones.
  • Increase size of text.
  • Show or hide English text.
  • No data charges once you download the app.
  • Play a phrase over and over, or autoplay an entire lesson.
  • Test your knowledge with built-in exercises.
  • English voice can be turned on or off.
  • Each item is presented in Thai, transliteration and English.
  • Detailed HELP section.
  • Learn Thai from Benjawan Becker and Paiboon Publishing.

3) Guild to Thai Pronunciation

Paiboon Publishing’s Guide to Thai Pronunciation can be downloaded in PDF format (Download Here). It explains the structure of the Thai language, including the use of tones, and a description of the Paiboon system of transliteration used in the app to show how to pronounce Thai words using the English alphabet.

4) Thai Language Differences from English

Here is a beginner’s list of Thai language characteristics that are different from English:

  • There are no variant or plural forms for adjectives and nouns.
  • Adjectives follow the noun. In Thai we say, “car white” instead of “white car.”
  • There are no verb conjugations in Thai. Tenses are understood from the context or from adverbs of time.
  • There are no articles (a, an, the).
  • There is no verb “to be” with adjectives. “You are beautiful” would be “You beautiful.”
  • There are ending particles that imply the needs, age, social status and feelings of the speaker.
  • Classifiers are used with virtually all nouns.
  • Thai usually omits the subject of a sentence when it is understood from the context.
  • Thai is a tonal language.
  • If the tone is not correct, you won’t be easily understood, even if your pronunciation is otherwise perfect.

Please note that the male and female speakers say exactly the same thing, except the male speaker uses “pom” for “I” and the female speaker uses “dì-chán”. You should also add the ending polite particles when appropriate: “kráp” for men and kâ or ká for women.

5) Privacy Policy

Our Thai for Beginners App for iOS operating systems does not collect any of your personal information. We do not have access to any of your personal information and therefore cannot, and do not share it with any other entity. The only data we store within the app are your scores in the exercises.

6) Facebook

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