Is learning Thai easy? How to do it fast?

Thai:

Thai is the language spoken by the people living in Thailand. It is a beautiful country with an amazing culture and food so a trip to this place is recommended. Learning some basics before you go to the country will help you a lot because there are many places in which people don’t speak and understand English. Signs used everywhere are also in Thai language and there can be communication issues so it will be better if you know the basics.

People in Thailand are very friendly so its in their language and culture to use polite words when they are communicating with each other. They also try to help a lot when tourists from different places come to their country.

Is it easy to learn ? :

Thai is known to be one of the most difficult languages for the English speakers. According to the Foreign Service Institute Thai is in the category IV language. Still it does not mean that you should not learn it. Starting with the basic phrases which can help you in communicating simple things. For examples, look for the words that can help you in saying thank you which is Khop khun krap or Khop khun ka, hello which is Sawas Dee Krap or Sawas Dee Ka, welcome which is Yindī t̂xnrạb.

Some of the phrases which can help you in communicating well like introducing yourself in Thai which is, Phom chuu {name} if you are a man and if you are a woman go for di-Chan chuu {name}.

Asking someone else name is also important for your trip. To do that in Thai, the phrase will be Khun chue arai?

Learning it fast:

Learning Thai itself is a big challenge but doing it fast can be a big deal for many people. The language has about 44 different consonant letters, 15 vowels which are also used to make 28 different vowel sounds and along with that it is also used to make 4 different tone markers. This means that if there is a slight change in pronunciation in words, the meaning of the words or phrases can change. This makes it important to pronounce it correctly.

There are few really great android and IOS applications which helps to learn Thai. Using these apps can make your trip in Thailand a lot better as you can instantly search for the translation of words and phrases in Thai. For the right pronunciation there is also an option in which the user can listen to the words and phrases in this language.

Remember to look for the valid apps which are known for good translations and language courses because many of them are not very reliable. Other ways through which you can pick the vocabulary and the right pronunciation will be when you will start to spend more time with Thai speakers. You can listen to audios and watch videos in Thai on internet too.