Welcome to the University of Alabama CLC Thai class!

About Thai Language

Thai, also known as Siamese or Central Thai, is the national and official language of Thailand and the native language of the Thai people and the vast majority of Thai Chinese. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of the words in Thai are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language. Thai also has a complex orthography and relational markers. Spoken Thai is mutually intelligible with Laotian; the two languages are written with slightly different scripts, but are linguistically similar.

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เพื่อนกินหาง่าย เพื่อนตายหายาก

Friends for a meal are easy to find, friends until end of life are difficult to find.

Thai Lessons and Videos

Greetings
Learn how to greet others in Thai
Self-Introduction
Learn from our staff how to introduce yourself in Thai
More Videos
Check out more of our Thai language videos

Useful Resources

Thai language provides you free language lessons and dictionary.

Omniglot helps you to say and write Thai alphabets and words.

Into Asia explains the tones to help you to speak Thai. 

Thaiways prepares you culturally ready before you go to Thailand.