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by PatrickK
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Methods of learning - Speak, Read, Write first?
Replies: 4
Views: 7248

Re: Methods of learning - Speak, Read, Write first?

Excellent insight Tod. I posted this topic on the Facebook group and many people replied. I'll try to find a way to merge discussions onto here such that they are divided. But for now, I'll quote them below. I think having these discussion off Facebook where people can easily find them and reply (wi...
by PatrickK
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learn Thai with พร
Replies: 0
Views: 4707

Learn Thai with พร

Learn Thai with พร is a good resource for learning Thai. It has quite a bit of content already up, in addition to her Facebook group:
http://learnthaiwithporn.blogspot.com/

Anyone else like subscribing to blogs of this nature?
by PatrickK
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Why are kids failing at learning language?
Replies: 8
Views: 10460

Re: Why are kids failing at learning language?

The reason there isn't more two-way dialog in classes is a multi-faceted answer. 1) thai teachers are given respect just because they're teachers (not necessarily because they're good teachers) 2) a thai student would NEVER raise his hand in class and say, "Umm teacher, I don't quite understand wha...
by PatrickK
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning through Music - Daily Digest
Replies: 0
Views: 4577

Learning through Music - Daily Digest

For over a year now I've been getting the Daily Digest from http://deungdutjai.com/, which translates songs from Thai to English. It is great to read one each day, and has helped a lot. For example, this was the one from the other day: http://deungdutjai.com/2014/12/06/rukmairukzazabg/ Anyone else s...
by PatrickK
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly
Replies: 5
Views: 7550

Re: Learning efficiently vs. learning quickly

Typically if I learn a new word, I'll need to hear it or say it a couple times before it gets into my head. However, like you mentioned with French, my Thai reading ability is well above my speaking too, so I can recognize virtually all of the words from my deck if I see it written, but if I have to...
by PatrickK
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Recent Threads/Your Topics
Replies: 15
Views: 3693

Recent Threads/Your Topics

If you haven't noticed, along the top of the forum you can view your active posts, new posts, recent threads, etc. (see image below). This makes a bit easier to browse what's new without having to go into each individual forum: http://s9.postimg.org/8r57il9bj/newposts.png If you have any questions, ...
by PatrickK
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Member Introduction
Topic: Hi, I'm Tod Daniels
Replies: 3
Views: 6139

Re: Hi, I'm Tod Daniels

A few bad people? I get the impression the vast majority of people who enroll in language schools do it for the visa. Do you have any numbers on this? I hear stories all the time of people going to class and see like 10-20 people, when the school has like 500 enrolled. One reason so many people do t...
by PatrickK
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: If not Thai, what language?
Replies: 10
Views: 12579

Re: If not Thai, what language?

Interesting, I wouldn't have guessed. This is a good read which supplements your observations: http://www.fluentin3months.com/tagalog/ I found this particularly interesting: Filipinos are extremely encouraging and constantly remind you how “easy” their language is. In almost every other culture I’ve...
by PatrickK
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Learning more than one language at once?
Replies: 12
Views: 14022

Re: Learning more than one language at once?

I have no schedule whatsoever. I just do whatever I feel like at the moment. I have to review frequently - case in point, I'm going over Tagalog for Beginner's again (now on Ch. 11..yay ) after getting to the 23rd chapter or so (out of 32)...because I left it dormant so long, I felt I needed to rev...
by PatrickK
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: General Thai Language
Topic: Does the word หิมะ come from the Himalayas?
Replies: 3
Views: 5700

Re: Does the word หิมะ come from the Himalayas?

farang84 wrote:It comes from the Sanskrit word हिमालय (hima-layah), which means snow-abode. So, หิมะ is simply a Sanskrit word for "snow" taken directly into Thai.
Ah, thanks, good info.