LivingHour.org

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LivingHour.org is an independent Thailand-based publisher that believes in the old adage that when you learn a new language, you acquire a new soul. We are dedicated to publishing unique Thai & Isaan language books that focus on the colloquial language of Thailand, as well as books that provide fresh perspectives on Progressive Spirituality, regardless of one’s faith.

While many Thai language book publishers produce books written by Thai and foreign authors who no longer live in Thailand, we publish eBooks and books written by professional Thai and native-English speaking educators who live and work in the Kingdom.

Our language books truly represent the street and workplace level Thai language spoken today, helping expats, English teachers, and tourists more fully enjoy their stay in the Land of Smiles.

In addition, we have carefully taken into account the criticisms that Thai language learners have had in the past with Thai phrasebooks, dictionaries, and other kinds of Thai language books. Those who purchase LivingHour.org's ebooks and books can be assured of the following things:

1) All of our Thai sample sentences are very useful for daily situations and are not simply duplications of the kind of phrases found in other phrasebooks and free Thai language websites.

2) Our English phonetic spelling of Thai words is easy to understand and includes tones.

3) Every Thai sentence is followed by a word for word English translation, so readers can know for certain what Thai word corresponds with what English word(s).

4) The Thai script is published in a large enough font to be easily read and words are broken apart to facilitate Thai reading practice.

*All proceeds from book sales go to charity or the development of lessons and course materials at the Ysaan Institute.

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Learn Thai: Generation Next (Slang & Colloquial Talk)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010 by LivingHour.org. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Learn to speak Thai more like a native speaker. The first book of its kind, this work focuses on common Thai slang and colloquial talk used by Thailand’s young people. An essential book for English teachers going to Thailand, as well as expats and tourists visiting the Land of Smiles. Easy phonetic & Thai spellings. Written by the Ysaan Institute & Sam Kittayapong.

Books

Learn Thai Top 40: For Lovers & Friends: How to Flirt in Thai (with Thai Script)
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Series: Learn Thai Top 40, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
In this edition of the popular Learn Thai Top 40 series, you'll quickly learn 40 sentences that Thais use to flirt with both lovers and friends of the opposite sex. Each English sentence is followed by a colloquial Thai translation in the Thai script; followed by an easy to read phonetic spelling (with tones) in English; followed then by a word for word translation of the Thai in English.
Learn Thai Top 40: Family Talk: Speaking to Thai Children (with Thai Script)
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Series: Learn Thai Top 40, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Learn quickly 40 common Thai sentences which parents speak to their children – sentences that cover the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and dining room; upstairs and downstairs; inside the house and outside the home. These are the kind of sentences left out from other Thai phrasebooks and language books. Includes Thai script and easy to understand phonetic pronunciation (with tones) in English.
Learn Thai Top 40: Heart to Heart Talk (with Thai Script)
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Series: Learn Thai Top 40, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Learn the most commonly spoken Thai "heart" (jai) words, along with related sample sentences, so that you can start today having heart to heart talks with your Thai friends, colleagues, wife, husband, or lover. Each entry is written both in the Thai script and an easy to understand phonetic spelling in English. Includes figurative and literal (word by word) translations.
Learn Thai Top 40: Colloquial Language Expressions (with Thai Script)
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Series: Learn Thai Top 40, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
The first offering in a series of mini-eBooks aimed at helping Thai language learners acquire colloquial Thai in the quickest time. Learn 40 popular expressions in the Thai language, many of which are not included in other books or free Thai language websites. Includes language notes on Thai particle usage, root words, and more. Minimize the time you spend learning Thai and maximize the results!
The Original Thai-English Language Cognate Dictionary & Learning Tool (without Thai Script)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Add 100s of Thai words to your working vocabulary in only a week's time. Each dictionary entry includes the English/Thai cognate, loanword, or similar sounding word, followed by a colloquial sample sentence in both languages, and a literal word-for-word English translation of the Thai sentence. Useful language notes cover areas such as grammar, pronunciation, root words, and the Isaan dialect.
The New Century Gospels of Jesus Christ
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles
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This contemporary version of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) uses the “Twentieth Century New Testament” as its primary resource. Subsequent edits were made after careful consideration of the King James’ Bible and the current forms of modern English usage. The resulting text brings the story and teachings of Jesus to life for all readers, regardless of their faith.
The Living Hour: The Lord's Prayer for Daily Life
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,690. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This modern meditation on The Lord’s Prayer is written for progressive Christians, Unitarians, the SBNR (Spiritual But Not Religious), and people of all faiths. The Living Hour takes you below the surface meaning of the prayer’s words and Jesus’s larger teachings to discover fresh interpretations of the metaphors and parables contained in the Gospels. Supported by over 200 Gospel citations.
The Original Thai-English Language Cognate Dictionary & Learning Tool (with Thai Script)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Add 100s of Thai words to your working vocabulary in only a week's time. Each dictionary entry includes the English/Thai cognate, loanword, or similar sounding word, followed by a colloquial sample sentence in both languages, and a literal word-for-word English translation of the Thai sentence. Useful language notes cover areas such as grammar, pronunciation, root words, and the Isaan dialect.

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