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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.
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.
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!


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!