The short answer to this is that English is not very widely spoken in Thailand , with only around a quarter of the population speaking English and many of these only to a very basic degree. Some English is taught in Thai schools but many Thais don’t use it often enough to become really fluent or proficient in it.
Other causes that would be a problem of why some Thai students cannot speak English is partly because of vocabulary, as most of them have a difficultly in spelling (nearly 50%). The second is pronunciation by 24.3%, then a problem of meaning by 20.6%. And the last one is word collocation by 6.4%.
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Ultimately, Thai is not much more difficult than other languages. There are some areas that can prove hard as we have just mentioned, but with perseverance and dedication, you can learn. Taking time to practice consistently is key. One way to help you learn is using language learning apps such as the Ling App app.
One of the ways it stays so beautiful is its ban of chewing gum . By law, chewing gum — with the exception of dental or nicotine gum — may not be bought or sold. If you get caught spitting out your gum on the streets, you can be fined up to $700.
Holding hands is OK for foreigners, but rarely seen at locals. * It is not acceptable to touch someone’s head – not even children’s; the head is considered to be the most sacred part of the human body.
Compulsory education in Thailand covers the first nine years of “basic education ” (six years of elementary school and three years of lower secondary school ). Education at public schools is free of charge until grade 9.
Moving to Thailand , you might think that you need to learn Thai in order to live and work here. But this is not true. I have found that I can get along quite well living in Thailand without speaking the language. English is the international language and there are many Thais who have learned to speak some English.
Historically, Thai people used bare hands to eat and occasionally used a spoon and fork for curries or soup, an impact from the west. But many Thai noodle dishes, served in a bowl are eaten with chopsticks . Unlike in China and in Vietnam, chopsticks are not be used with a bowl of rice.
Don’t drink tap water in Thailand , stick to boiled or treated water . Don’t worry too much about the ice as there’s an extensive network of ice factories which use purified water . It’s easier for businesses to use the commercial ice rather than go to the expense of making their own.
Phuket is pretty safe for the girls. The usual rules for solo female safety apply: Don’t get too drunk, especially late at night . Watch out for motorbike riders who have been known to target lone women at night for bag snatching and sexual assault, in Patong, Kata, and Karon.
The clear warm waters are enticing, and are pretty safe for most of the year. The sea does contain dangerous creatures, such as sea snakes, lionfish, stonefish and jellyfish. However, it’s only really jellyfish that could concern swimmers , and these are not much of a problem on Thailand’s Andaman coast.
To further complicate matters Nakhon (or Nakorn or Nakhorn), derived from the Sanskrit word Nagara, also means city, though strictly speaking it refers to a capital city such as Nakorn Sri Ayuthaya or Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Thai also uses measure words like mandarin but it’s works slightly different. The tones are similar apart from the high tone in Thai which is very different. Thai is easier to learn than chinese . Athought there are a lot more resources to learn Chinese . 3 дня назад
Because Thai is “designed” to be written without spaces between the words, it will be easier to read Thai than it is to read this: That’s because Thai has rules such as the following: The preposed vowels (เ แ โ ใ ไ) start a syllable.