2018 Songkran Sale

If you’re in Thailand for the water festival then I encourage you to have a blast and stay safe! The Pocket Thai apps will be discounted April 12th through April 16th 2018 to celebrate the Thai New Year.  You can read more about the Songkran Sale below.

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The Thai Wai: When & How To Wai Properly

The ไหว้ (waiF) is the Thai equivalent of the handshake. It’s a polite greeting that you will use on a daily basis in Thailand and you will impress many if you can do a ไหว้ the correct way. The basic action is to place your hands (palms together) in front of your body. Many foreigners fail to learn the proper greeting based on the age and status of the other person, and learning the correct way to wai will impress many Thais that you meet (and maybe save you some embarrassment too)!

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How To Watch Netflix Thai Dubs From Anywhere

If you’re learning Thai and want a little extra listening practice, watching TV or movies with Thai audio is a relaxing way to passively reinforce vocab and grammar that you’ve already learned.  Up until recently Netflix had some of their original content dubbed and subtitled in Thai but it wasn’t available for anyone outside of Thailand.  They recently started opening up their Thai language options to all of their subscribers, but you’ve got to jump through a few hoops to find it.  Here’s a step-by-step guide!

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Should You Learn To Read Thai?

Many Thai language learners start out by learning how to speak the basics.  If you ask these people why they aren’t learning the Thai alphabet, you’ll hear a lot of common myths such as “it’s not important to read Thai” or “the Thai script is too difficult.”  I avoided the Thai script like the plague and spent the first 6 months only using transcriptions.  Once I finally sat down and spent a weekend learning how to read I thought “that’s it?”  It’s really not so difficult!

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