This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com.
Free and almost free Thai language downloads: cheat sheets, mini courses, and tips…
Practice Alphabet Worksheet
Learning any language takes a lot of work, and Thai takes the cake. But, there are ways to make it easier. Call them cheat sheets. Call them shortcuts. Whatever. I call them mighty fine.
ThaiPod101 has a free practice alphabet worksheet listing out all Thai consonants and vowels. The worksheet is in the form of a calligraphy book, allowing you to write down new consonants as soon as you learn them.
It also comes with vocabulary and quizzes for beginners.
Cheat sheets from Stuart Jay Raj (free download)…
In Stu’s post, Jazz Lessons on Language – Improvisation 101 – Stuart Jay Raj’s Indic Script Compass, there are two cheat sheets mentioned. One (Indic Script Consonant Compass) you can download from his post. The other (Thai Consonant Map) is on WLT until further notice.
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Indic Script Consonant Compass v1.0 – Southeast Asian Version (Pdf download 636 kb)
Thai Consonant Map – Phonetic Map of the Human Mouth (Pdf download 948 kb)
Thai language cheat sheet (free download)…
This intensive and well-researched cheat sheet includes classes, tone marks, clusters, symbols, final consonants and more (beginners will need keep a grammar book handy). English, transliteration and Thai script.
Thai Language Cheat Sheet A4 (Pdf download 124 kb)
Thai Language Cheat Sheet Letter (Pdf download 124 kb)
Mark Hollow’s Thai Reading and Writing Summary pdf.
Thai Consonant Sounds Initial-Ending (free download)…
If your aim is to study the initial and ending sounds of the Thai alphabet, then simple is sometimes the best. Print it out, fold it in half, and then quiz yourself until you have them down.
Thai Consonant Sounds Initial-Ending (Pdf download 41 kb)
(thanks Tod Daniels)
Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary Download…
These Thai vocabulary and phrases are compiled from Myke Hawke’s book, The Quick and Dirty Guide to Learning Languages Fast. To find out more, read the FREE: Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary Download post.
Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary A4 (Pdf download 436 kb)
Advanced Thai Reading and Vocabulary Building…
Thai script card, 1000 words and more (free download)…
Ben Crowder from Riverglen Press has three downloads on his site. The last two are for the religious minded, the Thai script card is for everyone: Thai script card, 1000 Word List, and the Book of Remembrance.
Thai language building terms (free download)…
Too late for my Thai building experience, this handy sheet covers ceilings, foundations and footings, windows and doors, electricity and bathrooms. The Thai script is linked to thai2english.com. English, transliteration and Thai script.
Thai Building Terms (Excel download 38 kb)
English-Thai housing/shop rental contract…
Download a free, bilingual English-Thai housing/shop rental contract that you can use to rent from a Thai landlord.
(thanks goes to Chris from slice-of-thai.com)
Thai alphabet flashcards (free)…
The Thai consonant and vowel flashcard download from slice-of-thai.com solves the transliteration dilemma by leaving the choice up to you. And if you don’t know what I mean, you soon will!
Thai alphabet shortcut (US$15 download)…
60 Minutes to Learn the Thai Alphabet
Readers of WLT will already read know about 60 min from Top Thai Language Learning Resources and The Easy Way for Beginners to Read and Write Thai. Yes, there’s that word again. Easy. And it is easy to learn the Thai alphabet with 60 min. Dead easy.
Basic Thai phrases cheat sheet (US$$8.95 + postage)…
Over 30 sentences with a rather decent list of nouns, verbs, adjectives, time modifiers, etc (my Thai teacher was quite chuffed). The idea is to mix and match with the appropriate sentence. Quite clever really. The downside? The folded laminated sheet is too bulky for carrying around. English and transliteration, no Thai script.
Basic Thai phrases (US$$6.95 + postage)…
As it says on the front cover of the book – express 1,000 different ideas with 100 key words and phrases. I quite like the idea of Instant Thai as it’d go well with Thai Fetch-a-Phrase. English, transliteration and Thai script included.
Thai language phrase books…
As I’m out of time, a future post will review Thai language phrase books.
Note: This post will continue to be edited to include cheat sheets and shortcuts. If you have any to share, please contact me.