Learn Thai with The Pimsleur Method
Speak Thai like a native!
It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful
vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and
flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. Pimsleur gives you everything you need. It’s the simplest way
to start speaking a new language today.
About the Thai Language
Standard Thai, the dialect spoken in the Pimsleur course, is also known as Central Thai or Siamese, and it is the ofﬁcial language of Thailand. Sometimes called the Bangkok Dialect, it is spoken by about 25 million people. The other main regional dialectsare Northern Thai, spoken around Chiangmai; Northeastern Thai (Isan), spoken to the east of Korat; and Southern Thai, spoken south of of Korat; and Southern Thai, spoken south of Chumpon and into neighboring communities of Chumpon and into neighboring communities of northern Malaysia.Some 30 million people speak Thai as their first language and another 40 million speak it as a second language.
Thai is written in the Thai alphabet. It is believed the Thai alphabet was created in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng the Great. Consonants are written horizontally from left to right, while the vowels are arranged above, below, to the left, or to the right of the corresponding consonant. Thai is usually written without spaces between words and without punctuation.
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