Thai Bites

Thai Bites are bite-sized lessons on Thai language and culture, which are based on the foundation laid by Stuart Jay Raj's flagship 'Cracking Thai Fundamentals' programme.

The five main areas covered in Thai Bites are:

  1. Speaking and Sounds
  2. Writing
  3. Grammar
  4. Culture
  5. Colloquial Thai and Slang

Thai Bites

TB E10 Writing – Develop an Adult Thai Handwriting Style Part 4
TB E100 Grammar: Using the น่า nâ: Particle to Extend your Vocabulary
TB E101 The use of แก่ kæ̀: as a Directional Particle
TB E102 – Vegetarian Vs. Vegan in Thai
TB E103 Essential Sanskrit Numbers in Everyday Thai
TB E104 – 0 शून्य śūnya ศุนย์- sŭ:n-já
TB E105 – 1 एक eka เอก- è:k
TB E106 – 2 द्वि dvi ทวี- tʰá-wi:
TB E107 – 3 त्रि trí ตรี- ไตร- tri: trai
TB E108 – 4 चतुर् catur จัตุ- catù
TB E109 – 5 पञ्च pañca เบญจ- be:n-cà
TB E11 Colloquial Thai – Awesomely Fin and Sut
TB E110 – 6 छठ Chatta ฉ- cha
TB E111 – 7 सप्त Sapt สัปด-
TB E112 – 8 अश्ठ Ast อัษฐ asatha
TB E113 – नव nava นว nawa-
TB E114 – 10 दश daś ทศ- tʰót-sà
TB E115 – 1st प्रथम Prathama ปถม ปฐม prà-tʰŏm
TB E12 Colloquial Thai – Khô:t – Damn that’s useful
TB E13 – Colloquial Thai – Jung Bəi
TB E14 Colloquial Thai – Laughing Beyond the Number 5 in Thai
TB E15 Language Patterns – Verb Compounds – Building Two Word Actions
TB E16 Language Patterns – Negating Verb Compounds
TB E17 Language Patterns – The Magical Power of ออก ɔ̀:k
TB E18 Colloquial Thai – Truly แต๊ๆ tǽ: tǽ:
TB E19 – How to pronounce the aspirated ‘k_ʰ’ (ข ค ฆ) in Thai to so
TB E2 Colour Rhymes
TB E20 Pronunciation – How to pronounce the ɯ and ɯ: (อึ อือ) vowe
TB E21 Writing – Why Two รร Make the ‘a’ Sound
TB E22 Writing – วรรค พรรค What the pʰak?
TB E23 Colloquial Thai – เปรี้ยว กระแดะ แรด S
TB E24 Language Patterns – ขอ…หน่อย The Kʰɔ̌:…..nɔ̀:i
TB E25 Language Patterns – ช่วย …. หน่อย Cʰu:ai…..nɔ
TB E26 Meanings – The สุ Su Prefix
TB E27 Meanings – The นิ Ni Prefix
TB E28 Meanings – The ทุ Thu Prefix
TB E29 Meanings – The อว Awa Prefix
TB E3 Word Duplication to Make You Sound ไท้ยไทย Thai Thai
TB E30 Meanings – The อนุ Anu Prefix
TB E31 Classifiers – ตัว tua
TB E32 Classifiers – อัน an
TB E33 Classifiers – ลูก lu:k
TB E34 Classifiers – คน khon
TB E35 Meanings: How to say WHY Like a Thai – Part One
TB E36 Meanings: How to say WHY Like a Thai – Part Two
TB E37 Meanings: How to say WHY Like a Thai – Part Three
TB E38 – Meanings: How to say WHY Like a Thai – Part Four
TB E39 Culture : คุณ khun Does Not Mean ‘You’ in Thai
TB E4 Who What When How and Why in Thai
TB E40 Culture : Playing Card Suits in Thai
TB E41 Culture : Playing Shares and Thai Credit
TB E42 Culture : Thai Names Part 1 – The Three Names of a Thai
TB E43 Culture : Thai Names Part 2 – The First Name
TB E44 Culture : Thai Names Part 3 – The Family Name
TB E45 Culture : Thai Names Part 4 – The Nickname
TB E46 Meanings – ติด – The Multiple Meanings of Tit in Thai
TB E47 Meanings – Four Wais – Part One ไว้ wái
TB E48 Meanings – Four Wais – Part Two ไหว wǎi
TB E49 Meanings – Four Wais – Part Three ไว wai
TB E5 新正如意 ตรุษจีน Chinese New Year in Thai
TB E50 Meanings – Four Wais – Part Four ไหว้ wâi
TB E51 Meanings – Shapes in Thai – Basic Shapes
TB E52 Meanings – Navigating Intersections in Thai
TB E53 Meanings – How to Say Etc. in Thai
TB E54 Pronunciation – ‘kw’ – ‘f” – Understanding regional Thai A
TB E55 Pronunciation – Is it Rachatewi or Ratewi?
TB E56 Pronunciation – The Irregular Pronunciation of ‘Water’ น้ำ
TB E57 Grammar – รักษา To Protect and Preserve
TB E58 Culture – How to Get the Thai Price for Something
TB E59 Culture – Bargaining Like a Thai
TB E60 Culture – Buying Food Like a Thai – Weights and Measures
TB E61 IPA and Transliteration – Stuart Jay Raj is put to the Test
TB E62 Culture – Thai Time – The 24, 12 and 6 Hour Clock
TB E63 Culture – Thai Time – Midnight to 6am
TB E65 Culture – Thai Time – Noon to 6pm
TB E66 Culture – Thai Time – 6pm to Midnight
TB E67 Pronunciation – Why Does ‘R’ sound like ‘L’ in Thai?
TB E68 Grammar – Why Are the 3 Consonant Classes Called High, Mid and Low?
TB E69 Pronunciation Shortcuts in Thai
TB E7 Writing – Develop an Adult Thai Handwriting Style Part 1
TB E70 Pronunciation – Different Spelling but Same Sound
TB E71 Which Letter Should I Put the Tone Markers and Vowels Over?
TB E72 Pronunciation – Thai Porn
TB E73 Culture – Do you Believe in Ghosts?
TB E74 Culture – That Stinks!
TB E75 Pronunciation – There is no such sound as ‘g’ in Thai
TB E76 Pronunciation – แสม is not pronounced ’sæ:m’
TB E77 Pronunciation – Is ป pronounced b, p or bp?
TB E78 Culture – The Difference between กับ ‘kap’ and ข้าว
TB E79 Culture – What’s the Difference Between ครู khru: and อา
TB E8 Writing – Develop an Adult Thai Handwriting Style Part 2
TB E80 Culture rachasap royal language
TB E81 Writing and Text – Why does ญ have two different sounds?
TB E82 Culture – Thai Riddles – 1 (R÷) 1
TB E83 Pronunciation- Pronunciation Shortcuts Becoming Standard
TB E84 Speaking: How do you say ‘Probably’ in Thai?
TB E85 Grammar – Using the particle ตั้ง ‘tâŋ’ for Emphasis
TB E86 – Speaking: How Roman Letters can Sabotage your Thai Since starting
TB E87 – 21, 27 and 28 – How to Avoid Confused Looks with These Numbers
TB E88 Culture: Dancing in Thai
TB E89 Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘Mouth’
TB E9 Writing – Develop an Adult Thai Handwriting Style Part 3
TB E90 Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘Over’
TB E91 Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘In’ อ
TB E92 – Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘Blur’
TB E93 Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘Up’ อั
TB E94 – Speaking: ‘English Words in Thai With New Meanings – ‘Clear’
TB E95 Culture: Telling Someone Off in Thai ด่า Vs. ว่า
TB E96 Culture: ‘Have you gotten fatter?’ – A Thai Greeting
TB E97 The difference between Fat อ้วน Fat พุง and Fat
TB E98 Culture: Marriage and Dowries ค่าสินสอด khâ sǐn sɔ
TB E99 Speaking: Cues That Tell you That your Thai is Getting Better