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audio thai Released!

audio thaiaudio thai has finally been released!

From the audio thai website:

How can audio thai help me learn Thai?

Phonetic systems don’t really work when learning Thai as many sounds in the Thai language don’t exist in English.

audio thai has been designed to allow you to learn Thai, increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation by listening to audio files of native Thai speakers.

Only by listening to the audio can you fully understand and learn the true sound, length and tone of the word or syllable.

audio thai is intuitive and easy to use!

  • Over 10,000 words and sentences and growing . . .
  • Full Thai audio playback for every record.
  • Open multiple pop-up windows + multiple copies of audio thai.
  • Create and manage your own favourites library.
  • Get you started lesson plans.
  • A comprehensive categories and classifiers menu.
  • Grammar simply explained with examples + alphabet.
  • Graphical arrows to help reinforce the correct tone.
  • User management and inappropriate content filter for minors.
  • Free minor updates.

Try out audio thai for free!

Hacker Cup

Hacker CupI don’t really know much about this (the page/FAQ is pretty sparse), but it seems cool. And there’s no entry cost. And you can use any environment/programming language to solve the problems. So I signed up for it. I’m sure I won’t make it past Round 1, but it seems like it’ll be fun, and I’ll get to flex my programming muscles. Anyway, stay tuned for updates. And any other programmers (professional or otherwise) that are reading this, you should sign up too.

This means you – Gene, Rob, Gregg, Conan and Chris!

You never know just how good you are until you put it to the test. Also, friendly competition is good for you.

Hacker Cup Facebook Page