Thai Language


Thai, which is linguistically related to Chinese, is the official language. Other languages are spoken, including Chinese, Lao, Khmer, and Malay. The literacy rate is 89 percent. The Thai alphabet is completely different from the Roman alphabet, and there are multiple ways to transliterate words may be spelled different ways in English. Ethnologue.com lists the number of languages in Thailand as seventy-five.

Cultural Note: Thai is a complex language with five different tones. While this makes it difficult for Westerners to speak, Thais will appreciate a foreigner who takes the time to learn even a few phrases in Thai. There are only eight possible consonants that a word in Thai may end with: p, t, k, m, n, ng, w, and y. Consequently, when Thais speak English, they have trouble with words that end in other sounds. English words ending in / tend to be shifted to the n sound; for example, the word “Oriental Hotek” is pronounced “Orienten Hoten”. And, because the s sound is not used in endings, Thais tend to leave the s off pluralized words. The Thai alphabet is similar to the alphabets used in Burmese and Laotian scripts. Thais is written from left to right. Adding to the difficulty for Westerners, there are no spaces between individual words.

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When it comes to jewelry marketing, finding success and gaining clients takes more than basic marketing knowledge. Thatױs where I come into the picture. My name is Yariv Gai and my business is jewelry marketing in international market. With seven years experience in the Thai business environment, Iױve gained strong marketing and sales skills for the jewelry industry. I know all there is to know about Jewelry sourcing, Jewelry development, Jewelry Fairs and the online marketing of numerous jewelry products. Iױm also a highly experienced manager with an extensive business development track record among both Thai and international companies. Through these past experiences and the growth of my company, Nam Chai, Iױve been able to help numerous jewelry companies attract more clients as well as grow and expand through the addition of sourcing factories in Asia. My company, Nam Chai has been crucial in expanding my knowledge of international online marketing and in building the strong relationships I have in the business community of Bangkok, key local and international companies, and the wide expat community of Thailand. As a company, Nam Chai provides Online awarness and helping buyers source the right Jewelry factories. In a sense, we bring the communities of the world together. Both my fluency in the Thai language and my ability to learn quickly have created growth in this company and enabled us to reach out to businesses around the world - businesses just like you.
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