This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com.
Here we go with quick and dirty…
NOTE: I’m updating this resource.
Don’t you just love free? But before I get to the free Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary download, I want to clarify a few things. Mainly, what quick and dirty actually means.
Wiki (no longer live): The phrase is frequently used in describing any document or tutorial that gives a brief overview about how to do something, without going into too much detail about why or how it works.
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And while you won’t get an overview on the free Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary download, you will get miles and miles of useful Thai vocabulary and phrases. For the overview, you’ll need to purchase a copy of Myke Hawke’s The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast at amazon.com or your favourite book store (feel free to take my affiliate link off the amazon.com url).
The entire Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary file has been checked out by none other than Rikker from Thai 101. Rikker is a respected academic in the Thai language learning world, fondly known for his many hours spent clearing up the confusion that often comes with learning Thai. Rikker has certainly cleared up mine on more than one occasion!
The free Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary download…
For easy viewing, the pdf is designed in the landscape format. Depending on what you want to study, you can fold the pages to see either the English with Thai script, or the English with transliteration. The page numbers are there to assist those following along with Myke’s book.
Due to the size of the project, only the phrases and vocabulary listed in The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast are included in the list. More Thai vocabulary and phrases, some with sound, will come later.
Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast…
For those of you newly arriving on the scene, here is a brief overview of The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast on WLT:
Back in July, after reading through a stack of language learning books, I wrote a review of The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast. Almost a year later I managed to track down the author, Myke Hawke, who then gave me permission to share the list I compiled from his book. While waiting for the list to be refined (and because he is such an interesting guy), I wrote another post – Interviewing Myke Hawke: Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast.
More free Thai language learning…
So, what’s coming next? Well, as Myke’s list is generic for all languages, my aim is to fill in the Thai holes. I’ll do that by moving things around, adding words specific to Thai, as well as downgrading what doesn’t quite fit (as mentioned in the file, there are some words that do not have an English-Thai equivalent). And in each post, I’ll make sure point you to the excellent Thai language learning sites available. With Thai being a tonal language, I’ll also include sound as it is important to hear the words and phrases, as well as read them.
Stay tuned, and as ever, enjoy…