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4 Reasons Why Thai Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

Learn 4 honest reasons you need Thai slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Thai slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Thai? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Thai or any new language.

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1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Thai Culture

If you turn on any popular Thai TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Thai slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Thai culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Thai slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

Learning Thai slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Thai people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Thai TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Thai slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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So where can you learn current slang expressions and the right context in which to use them?

At ThaiPod101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Thai slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

Thai slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
At ThaiPod101, you’ll learn how to use slang phrases and words to draw the right attention and avoid these problems.

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You want to learn Thai but you don’t want to spend a cent. You don’t want to lose time creating an account if they ask you for your credit card just after. For you Thai learner, we tell you how you will access great resources for free for life and without card or having to pay. This is your unique path to fluency for free.

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ThaiPod101 is not really free, is it?
Although there are paid plans, yes, it is FREE. Every single lesson that we have ever created has been free for a certain period of time. And every new audio and video lesson (we publish 3-5 lessons a week) is completely free to access for 3 weeks before going into our lesson library.

What’s a Free Lifetime Account?
A Free Lifetime Account is – simply put – a free membership at ThaiPod101.

What do I get with this Free Account? How can I learn for free for life?
Here’s how you learn every day without paying a cent at ThaiPod101. You have access to all of these features for life:

  • New audio and video lessons every week – 3-5 new, free lessons a week
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  • New ThaiPod101 lesson series start July 4th, 2016!

    Hi Listener,

    Here’s how you speak and understand more Thai in 2016…

    With new ThaiPod101 audio and video lessons by real teachers.

    And this is important – you get new lessons for FREE, every week.

    How? You simply start a lesson, hear native Thai conversation and have our teachers explain it all to you. Every word. Every grammar point. Every cultural insight. Sit back and learn – we’ll do the work. Learn directly on our site or on the go on your mobile device.

    So, you’ll speak and understand more Thai with new, free lessons every week!

    Here’s what you need to know. We’re starting a brand new season of lessons for the second half of 2016. So, starting July 4th, 2016, we’ll be releasing new seasons of audio and video lessons to get you mastering Thai the fast, fun and easy way! Here’s what you can expect.

    ThaiPod101’s Lesson Schedule:

    • Monday: Introduction - Culture Class: Holidays in Thailand
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    Remember, you get new free Thai audio and video lessons EVERY Week! All ThaiPod101’s newest lessons are free for the first three weeks! So, you have three weeks’ worth of lessons at any given time. Oh, and the first three lessons of every series are free too! This is one of the major advantages of being a Free Lifetime Account member at ThaiPod101.

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    How to Learn Thai in Your Car?

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    Stuck in traffic? Losing time in your car? Have you ever felt that in all this wasted time, you could have watched the 750 episodes of One Piece, finished the last Super Mario ten times, or even better…you could have learned Thai? Between family, friends and work, in addition to this time-consuming commute, it can become difficult to find time to properly learn Thai.

    Fortunately, every problem has a solution, and what could be a better solution than turning that commute time into learning time? Stop passing the time mindlessly listening to the radio and try some of our best tips for mastering Thai in your car!

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    You can learn Thai in your car, hands free
    While driving, it’s important that you keep your focus on the road, so this is why our top tips won’t require you to use your hands!

    Listening to Thai audio content in the car is a good way to learn
    This is because it is a fun and efficient way to learn. With ThaiPod101.com podcasts, you will be able to discover Thai culture through topics about everyday life. Instead of the radio, listen to a Thai podcast adapted to your level, from Absolute Beginner to Advanced, and you will make progress sooner that you would expect!

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    You can listen to Thai music in the car
    Did you know that you can learn Thai by singing while driving? Listen to songs from cartoon or drama and try to identify some words you learned.

    Challenge yourself! Use the Thai you’ve studied up to this point and see how much you understand! Making the jump to real-life Thai is a scary one, but friendly children’s songs are a great place to start!

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    You can learn alone in your car
    When you’re driving alone, you can be as loud as you want – there is nothing better for remembering your Thai lessons than repeating loudly, again and again. Next time you see a driver who seems to be talking alone, you will know he or she is just learning Thai!

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    You can learn through repetition with your passengers
    If there are passengers in the car, it can be more stimulating to learn together. You can set a role play with Thai dialogues. With ThaiPod101.com, you can download all the lessons transcript including the dialogues, as a PDF. Print it out and have some fun speaking in Thai!

    One of the passengers can answer the quiz available on each of our lessons, while another can correct that person. Listening to someone at a more advanced level of Thai or a better accent is positive and helps you improve.

    You can learn Thai offline
    Do you have a poor connection or are unable to use the Internet? It’s not a problem for learning Thai! Before you start your commute, use our App to download the lessons you want to study and the podcast you want to listen to in your car, and you will be able to enjoy your lessons offline. Entering a tunnel won’t be a problem anymore. What a pleasure to listen to audio content without having the host freezing every 5 seconds!

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    You can learn every day at your own pace
    One of the best approaches for learning a language is little by little and often. It’s not efficient to take in a huge amount of information at one time. What you need is to study on a regular basis – a little bit of Thai every day. You commute several days a week, and that is all time you can take advantage of!

    You have the freedom to choose the lessons and podcasts you want to focus on, at your own rhythm. You may want to do a little revision or discover how to talk about a new topic. And if you’re wondering what to learn next, you can use the new Learning Paths, which is our customized pathway feature that gives you a step-by-step way to learn Thai without getting lost!

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    If you don’t have a car and commute by another method, these tips are still valid! Learning Thai is no longer limited to the classroom or your house; there are so many benefits to learning in your car or elsewhere. Reaching a conversational level will take you less time than you could ever have imagined! Don’t forget to sign up for your Free Lifetime Account and enjoy our content!

    New Feature! You will master Thai if you follow THIS simple path

    New Feature! You will master Thai if you follow THIS simple path<br />

    Hello Listener,

    Want a guaranteed, step-by-step way to learn Thai – without getting lost or wondering what to learn next? Just imagine yourself going from….

    • “I only know a few phrases”…to speaking Thai with confidence
    • Not having enough words to finally expressing yourself in Thai
    • Not being able to read and write to mastering it all
    • And imagine going from Absolute Beginner Level to Beginner… all the way up to Advanced

    Imagine you had a path – designed by Thai teachers – that took you to fluency! Interested? If so, read this newsletter carefully to learn more!

    You get just that with Learning Paths: your new study tool at ThaiPod101! Here’s how you take advantage of Learning Paths – your step-by-step roadmap to mastering Thai.

    1) Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.
    You already selected this when you signed up. Based on your level, you’ll get the Learning Paths and lessons that are right for you. When you change your level, we will add recommended courses for the new level as well.

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    Choose Your Learning Level on the Top Left Side of the Page.

    2) Take the Learning Path to Mastering Thai with “My Pathway”
    Inside “My Pathway,” you will see your recommended learning paths based on your level. All lessons have been handpicked by Thai teachers. To see more recommended paths, simply click on “See All” and to start learning, click on the blue “Study Now” button.

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    3) We Guide You From the Lesson #1 ‘til the Last – Until You Reach Your Goals
    You’ll never be confused about what lesson to take next. Once you’re done with a lesson, click on “Mark as Complete” and we will take you to the next lesson. You’re guided every step of the way until you reach your Thai learning goals – whether learning to read or write, reaching fluency or simply speaking with confidence.

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    10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Thai

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    Hey Thai Learner!

    Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Thai words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
    In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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    1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on ThaiPod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

    2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Thai to my Thai friends.

    3) I’ll finish reading one Thai book by reading 10 pages a day.

    4) I’ll pass my Thai test.

    5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Thai to my Thai friends.

    6) I’ll memorize 5 Thai songs.

    7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on ThaiPod101.com.

    8 ) I’ll fully understand one Thai movie by watching it every day.

    9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

    10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

    No money, no credit card required, just you and the ton of lessons!

    If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at ThaiPod101.com!

    Top 15 tips to remember words when learning Thai

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    Hey Thai learner!

    We recently gave you some shortcuts to learn Thai.
    In your journey to become fluent and conversational in less time that is needed to say “Gotta catch ‘em all”, we will this time give you the Top 15 tips to remember words!

    1. Use repetition: reading, writing and speaking words over and over again.

    2. Associate words with drawings, pictures and funny scenes.

    3. Try to use the language routinely in the context of daily life.

    4. Reading as much as possible, especially the newspaper, helps you to remember words.

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    5. Learn about the roots of words and how different words are related to each other.

    6. Speak as often as possible with native speakers.

    7. Categorize new words with other related words that you already know.

    8. Be persistent in practicing everyday by talking to your family or your dog, even though they don’t understand you.

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    9. Say words out loud so that you can actually hear them.

    10. Associate new words with words that sound similar in your native language.

    11. Listen to songs and memorize the lyrics.

    12. Often watch TV or YouTube videos that are designed for young children.

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    13. Associate new words with stories, games or movies.

    14. Try to use the new word in a simple sentence so you learn whole phrases, not just individual words.

    15. Try to think in Thai, so it becomes natural to your thought process.

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    The Top 10 Thai Words & Phrases For Going On A Date

    The Top 10 Words You'll Need For A Date!

    Hey Listeners!

    Summer is here and love is in the air! But are you going to be able to go on that date with that special someone… who only speaks Thai?!

    Step up your game with our Top 10 Thai words and phrases for going on a date! And don’t forget to sign up for a FREE (Yes, it’s a FREE account) lifetime account at ThaiPod101.com to further your skills even more!

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    1. I love you.
    ฉันรักคุณ (chǎn rák khun)

    2. You’re so beautiful.
    คุณสวยมาก (Khun sǔuay mâak)

    3. Girlfriend
    แฟนสาว (faaen-sǎao)

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    4. Rose
    ดอกกุหลาบ (dàawk-gù-làap)

    5. I think of you as more than a friend.
    ผมคิดกับคุณมากกว่าแค่เพื่อน (Phǒm khít gàp khun mâak gwàa khâae phûuean)

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    6. Love
    รัก (rák)

    7. I’ve got a crush on you.
    ฉันหลงรักเธออยู่ (Chǎn lǒng rák thooe yùu)

    8. Boyfriend
    แฟนหนุ่ม (faaen-nùm)

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    9. Kiss
    จูบ (jùub)

    10. We were meant to be together.
    เราเกิดมาคู่กัน (Rao gòoet maa khûu gan)

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    P.S. If you are in a really lovey dovey mood, check out some of these related word lists!
    1. Summer Essentials
    2. 15 Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
    3. Must-Know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
    4. At A Thai Restaurant
    5. The Top 10 Conversational Phrases In Thai

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    Stay tuned, as more updates are being rolled out later in the month!

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    Are you currently debating whether or not to learn Thai?

    You aren’t alone. Learning a new language requires a huge investment of time, and often money as well. That’s why so many people are hesitant to spend the amount of effort required to become fluent in another language. However, learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life and there are a number of reasons why you should start studying one… and start studying now!

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    Meeting New People
    This may be one of the most rewarding parts of learning a new language. You’ll be able to get to know speakers of other languages on a more personal level. Meeting people from around the world is one of the main reasons people begin to study a language, so don’t ever feel like making new friends isn’t a good enough reason to start studying!

    Exploring A Different Culture
    Whether you decide to live abroad, or you’re just taking a vacation, knowing the local language will give you the ability to better understand the people and culture of a different country. This can open your eyes to not only their country, but your country as well! You can understand how people see your home from their perspective.

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