To speed up this process you can learn with the help of our Thai alphabet mnemonics. Mnemonics are basically visual memory aids that will help you to remember the sound, class and shape of each letter easily.
The illustration with the turtle above shows the Thai letter “thaw mon-tho”. By remembering the picture of a turtle at the beach you remember the…
because the letter shape looks similar to a turtle.
because the initial sound of the letter is “T” like “t” in turtle.
the turtle is on the beach, the beach stands for low class consonants.
Let’s have a look at this in detail:
The initial sound is indicated by the first word that describes the scene on the image, while the final sound is indicated by the second word (if there is one).
The background indicates the class of the letter. We have a beach scenery for low class consonants, a park / forest scenery for middle class and mountains for high class consonants (from the lowest ground the beach to the highest the mountains).
Of course we have illustrations and different backgrounds for all the Thai vowels you need to know as well.
Along with the illustrations you can hear the sound, see an animation of how the letter is written in Thai, see examples of words that use this letter and see different ways of writing the letter. You can also download and print a writing exercise for each letter.
Learning the Thai alphabet has never been easier. Take the shortcut to learn to read and write Thai and use our mnemonics to learn the Thai alphabet in no time.
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