100 Sentences You Need in your SRS
Instead of wasting too much time studying vocab lists and boring grammatical stuff that you will just forget anyways, why not learn a bunch of super important short sentences? When I say learn, I mean learn-absorb-remember. How can we do that? Well, its a bit much to memorize for some people so what we need to do is repeatedly test ourselves on it until it sticks. This usually occurs when we have used or encounterd the phrase/setence in a real-life situation. It tends to solidify the structure in our mind somehow.
There are plenty of programs out there. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I have been using Anki for sometime, but you can experiment with others if you like. If you need help setting up cards or need some starter decks, I will help if I can.
Now on to sentences. I’m not sure how long this will take me, but I’m working on a list of 100 super-necessary short sentences that you need to function at any level in a language. I plan this to also be somewhat of an experiment for my current studies in Burmese. More on this later. On to the sentences.
As for setting up the cards, there are a few options. I’d just recommend placing the English phrase on front side and the Thai with notes on the back. If you get the hang of the software you can set it up so you have production and recognition so you are asked to come up with the Thai phrase from the English and vice versa with the notes appearing along with whichever side is the answer, but that’s up to you. .
|English Phrase||Acceptable Thai Equivalent||Tones + Notes|
|I don’t know how (to open it)||(เปิด) ไม่ เป็น||(l) f c|
|Where did you go?||ไป ไหน มา||c r c|
|I’m not sure.||ไม่ แน่ ใจ||f f c|
|I don’t feel very well.||ไม่ ค่อย สบาย||f f l-c (สะบาย)|
|I’ve never been there.||ไม่ เคย ไป||f c c|
|How long have you been here?||อยู่ (____) นาน หรือ ยัง||L () c r c|
|Its too expensive.||แพง เกิน (ไป)||c c (c)|
|I learned it myself||เรียน (โดย ตัว) เอง||c (c c) c|
|Who did you go with?||ไป กับ ใคร||c c c|
|I can’t remember.||จำ ไม่ ได้||c f f|