For beginning Thai students, or those who want to improve their basic Thai. * Clear recordings of native Thais speaking each of the 3,000 words and 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great addition to the book
This is by no means a replacement for the excellent Thai for Beginners book by the same author but as an additional app it reinforces the lessons. In fact there are additional sections of hundreds of very useful phrases and sentences not found in the book. Paiboon continues to update and enhance the app as it does all of its apps. Not just bug fixes but new functionality with every release.
The ability to read the vocabulary then test yourself on both reading and listening is a terrific reinforcement.
Having said that, I would like to see the addition of the conversations from each chapter as well as a focus on tone rules within consonant classes in the writing system chapter.
One other (and very strong) request for enhancement would be the ability to choose different fonts, especially for the Thai writing system. I have learned classical font fairly well but now that I am in Thailand I can't read a bloody thing because all the signs are in modern font which is so different it could be a different language. Paiboon has given that ability in their five star plus dictionary program.
That is not a criticism, it is my wish list to help other students learn right from the start.
To anyone that is seriously interested in learning Thai I cannot recommend their dictionary too much! For an app it is expensive but worth every baht! There is nothing else on the market that even comes close.
Learning aid for Thai for Beginners
If you’re learning Thai from Benjawan Poonsan Becker’s Thai for Beginners, this is a helpful aid for practicing vocabulary, studying sentence structure, and improving pronunciation. It used the same English transliteration as the book. I am using the book and CD for a class I’m enrolled in but got this app to focus in on the pronunciation of specific words (which is harder to do when rewinding the audio from the CD). If you are serious about learning Thai this is a valuable beginner resource.
Nice app; would love listen-only option on quizzes
I have been studying the book Thai for Beginners for awhile now, then discovered this app. I like the quizzes and customization options. However, I can read Thai really well. I need more work on listening. I would love for there to be a Listen-only option for the quizzes, so I can drill myself more. Thanks for making and updating this app! :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.