If you’ve been learning the Thai alphabet, this app will take your reading ability to the next level. Practice reading Thai words and sentences in the Thai script.
For the past few weeks I have been playing around with a new app for the iPhone called Reading Thai – Words & Sentences. It comes from the same developers as Reading Thai that I reviewed earlier. The first app helps you with the Thai alphabet. What this new one does is to take you to the next level by helping you practice various sentences. What you get is 25 lessons with up to 10 sentences in each lesson. Each lesson starts with a list of relevant vocabulary (see above). If you have no idea on how to read the words then click on the “play” button to hear a native speaker. There is a pause between each word for you to repeat after your teacher. When ready, try the first sentence (see below). As you can see, you can cheat if you like by clicking on “Show romanization” to get some help with the reading. There is also a button to reveal the translation. Although it is not the most beautiful of apps, it is nicely done and should prove useful to people starting to learn how to read Thai. What I would like to see in future updates would be a random sentence button so that you could test yourself after finishing all of the lessons.
URGENT: This app appears to be free for downloading today which will probably only last 24 hours!