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Intro

Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Thai Pronunciation Guide.
You've made it to the last lesson! Do you feel more confident about speaking in Thai now?
In this last lesson, we'll wrap things up by quizzing you on the material that we've covered in this series.
Let's practice!
Make sure to practice out loud with this lesson!
You know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak Thai with a natural accent?
If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud with Jay!
Are you ready? Let's go!
You probably knew this word before you started this series, but do you know how to pronounce it correctly?
Give it a shot!
ป่า forest
Did you pronounce this sound correctly?
Remember, Thai contrasts between a hard B, an unaspirated P, and an aspirated P. This example uses an unaspirated P sound like the P in 'spin'. Listen to it again.
ป่า
We covered this sound back in lesson 5.
Let's move on to the next one.
How would you pronounce these words?
ชื่อ name
Did you pronounce the vowels correctly? One of the vowel sounds doesn't exist in English. It's the 'unrounded U'. You want to make a U sound, but instead of rounding your lips, try spreading them instead.
Listen to it again.
ชื่อ
We covered this sound back in lesson 3.
What about these words?
ร้าน store
ร้านค้า shops
เดิน walk
เดินทาง journey
Remember, compound words generally have the long vowel shortened in the beginning syllable because it's unstressed.
Listen to them again.
ร้าน store
ร้านค้า shops
เดิน walk
เดินทาง journey
OK. Here's the last one. See if you can identify all the tones.
สวัสดีค่ะ ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ Hello, Nice to meet you.
Could you identify all the tones? The first syllable is a low tone, the third syllable is a mid tone, the fourth syllable is a high tone, and the seventh tone is a falling tone.
Listen to it again.
สวัสดีค่ะ ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ Hello, Nice to meet you.
We learned about tones in lesson 8. So if you struggled a bit with that sentence, go back to that lesson to review the material!

Outro

How did it go? Do you feel like you have a better accent than you did at the beginning of this series?
What parts of Thai Pronunciation are still difficult for you?
Good luck as you continue learning Thai! Bye!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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What parts of Thai Pronunciation are still difficult for you?

ThaiPod101.com
Tuesday at 7:56 pm
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Hello Neil,


Thank you for comment. I'm sorry to hear. I would suggest. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

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Neil
Friday at 10:17 pm
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Greetings

Yes like most I am having trouble with the rolling R 😒 Perhaps you can make a full lesson and practice to accomplish this very difficult sound.

Thank you.

ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 11:02 pm
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Hello Rebecca,


Thank you for question. I got this from one student suggestion. The R in thai is rolled, like in Spanish. So it is a little more difficult to say. The R sound in common speech is often dropped or changed to R. So in common speech you will hear Khap most of the time. Listen to Thai news and you will hear them using the more proper pronunciations. One example of a word where the R is often changed to L is hot ร้อน. You will mostly hear it said as “lawn” not “rawn” or should I put it as “raawn”. Hope that helps. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

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Rebecca Beebe
Monday at 6:17 am
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The rolling R is impossible!

ThaiPod101.com
Saturday at 10:48 pm
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Hello Ezra,

Thank you very much. We're glad you like our lesson. สวัสดี when S appear at the end of a syllable it had "T" stop sound. Check out our reading lesson series Absolute Beginner : "Thai alphabet made easy". Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

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Ezra
Tuesday at 9:05 pm
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Good evening.


I really love Thaipod 101. It really helps me effectively in learning the Thai language. For the past lessons, I kept track of the letters shown in examples and all so that I can read the Thai writing (without knowing there was a series for writing the alphabet). I just have a question with pronouncing "สวัสดีค่ะ ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ". The first 3 letters are S, W and another S but how come when pronouncing it, it becomes "sà-wàt-dii"?


Additionally, I think it would be better if it was mentioned in the earlier lessons that there's a link to know how read Thai characters for the students who are studying for the first time.


Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

ThaiPod101.comVerified
Monday at 9:33 pm
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Hi Tate,


Thank you for your message.


Please check out our special series:

Thai Alphabet Made Easy

https://www.thaipod101.com/lesson-library/thai-alphabet-made-easy/


We hope this helps! In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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tate
Saturday at 3:22 pm
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I just followed your suggested study path via the dash board, it really should of suggested learning the Thai alphabet before this review lesson, pretty demotivating to not be able to read any of the questions asked.

ThaiPod101.comVerified
Saturday at 11:11 pm
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Hello Robin,


Thank you very much for your comment and feedback. We really appreciated. Did you check out this lesson? https://www.thaipod101.com/lesson/ultimate-thai-pronunciation-guide-1-introduction-to-perfect-thai-pronunciation/?lp=55

We also provided Thai alphabet lesson for beginner to start learning to read Thai. https://www.thaipod101.com/lesson-library/thai-alphabet-made-easy/

Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

Team ThaiPod101.com

Robin Lovell
Friday at 9:44 am
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Hi!

Thanks for this great service you provide for Thai learners. So far I've been impressed at how high-quality the lessons are.

I thought you'd appreciate it if I pointed out an opportunity for improvement. This lesson and the lesson before it jump right into using Thai characters to represent sounds although previously in the course romanization was mostly used to represent sounds. We beginners have not yet connected Thai characters with their corresponding sounds. It would be great to include a few more lessons somewhere in the sequence before this one focused on reading Thai with plenty of practice opportunities.

Good luck, and thanks.