Due to popular demand, the new edition of our Easy Thai Top 40™ series is For Lovers & Friends: How to Flirt in Thai. In this book you’ll quickly learn 40 easy Thai sentences that can be used to flirt with your Thai girlfriend/boyfriend or close friends of the opposite sex. What you won’t find is “dirty talk” (or Thai sex talk) that will get you slapped or perceived as a tourist with bad intentions, just playful talk about the heart. Flirting (or Making Out) in Thai really is no different than flirting in your own native language. To do it successfully (and without potentially offending the other person) just means keeping a smile on your face and an easy laugh.
As with all of the material in our Easy Thai Top 40 series, How to Flirt in Thai focuses on those sentences which you won’t likely find in other Thai phrasebooks, language books, and free online lessons. Each English sentence in How to Flirt in Thai is followed by a colloquial Thai translation in the Thai script; followed by an easy to read phonetic spelling (with tones) in English; followed then by a word for word translation of the Thai in English, so that you know exactly which English word corresponds to the Thai word.
Here are a couple sample entries:
C’mon now. I’m only teasing because I like you.
ใจ เย็น นะ หยอก ก็ เพราะ ชอบ เธอ
Jai yen ná. Yàwk gâw phráw châwp thuh.
lit. heart cool (soften) tease (joiner) because like you
I injured my leg falling in love with you.
ฉัน ขา แพลง เมื่อ ตก หลุม รัก เธอ
Chăn khăh phlaeng mêua dtòk lŭm rák thuh.
lit. I leg wrench when fall hole love you
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When it comes to finding free resources for learning Thai, the blog “Women Learning Thai” is a great place to start your search. The blog is loaded with links to free Thai language resources. The site is also filled with interviews with farangs who have conquered the Thai language, conducted by the blog’s creator Catherine Wentworth.
A quick browse of the top posts on the “Women Learning Thai” website shows the following as the most popular blog posts:
* Learn Thai Online for FREE
* Review: Thai Language Schools in Bangkok
* FREE: Quick & Dirty Thai Vocabulary Download
* Thai Language Cheat Sheets
* Thai Language Phrase Books: A Mega Review
* Google Books: Thai Learning Resources
* Top Thai Language Learning Resources
* The Easy Way for Beginners to Read and Write
* The Thai Alphabet Poem
* Thai-English Readers with Mp3s
* Thai Typing Tutors: aTypeTrainer4Mac
* Recording the Thai National Anthem
* Google Translation & Thai Dictionaries
The site also covers recent events, and includes a new post on learning Thai with the red shirt crowd. In that post she takes a Thai language article on Thaksin and the red shirts from Voice of America, and translates every single word, as well as transliterates all of it for the Thai language learner. There is then a Thai audio that is almost identical to the script, as well as an identical article in English. In total, the material runs about 24 pages long.
So, as you can see, there is a lot at this blog to get you started on learning the Thai language and “acquiring a new soul” as they say of those who master a new language. And don’t forget that over at Amazon.com you can purchase The Original Thai-English Language Cognate Dictionary & Learning Tool for your Kindle.
Or you can purchase the Smashwords Thai Learning edition for your Palm Pilot, Sony Reader, Nook, iPhone, or other portable device. More info soon on buying the print edition.