Constitution Day

December 10th marks the Constitution Day, in Thai is “wan rat-ta-tam-ma-noon” (วันรัฐธรรมนูญ) which is held annually to commermorate the advent of the regime of Constitutional Monarchy in Thailand At the start of the 1930s, Thailand (then called ‘*สยาม Siam‘) was suffering economically from the effects of the great depression. The king at the time was Rama […]

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VIDEOS: Thai for Tourists

These 12 basic Thai lessons cover common situations you might encounter as a tourist. Take some time to learn them and I am sure it will help your travel more enjoyable as you will have fun talking to Thai people or even make a new local friend. (Click the topic of the lesson to see […]

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Father’s Day in Thailand

One of the most important days in Thailand is Father’s day (วันพ่อแห่งชาติ, wan-pôr-hàng-châart) It is celebrated on December 5 which is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา, wan-chà-lěrm-prá-chon-má-pan-săa), the monarch of Thailand. King’s birthday is a national holiday and is celebrated all over the country.  December 5, 2014 is the King’s 87th Birthday Anniversary. His […]

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VIDEO: Take Care of Yourself

Thai useful expression that can be used in everyday conversation “take care of yourself“ ‘Take care’ in Thai ดูแล duu-lae ‘Oneself’ is ตัวเอง  dtua-eeng Take care of yourself is “ดูแลตัวเอง /duu-lae dtua-eeng/“ When we tell someone to do something , the particle นะ ná is added to soften our statement and make you sound friendly. The complete […]

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VIDEO: Giving Directions

This lesson you will be learning basic words for directions as well as how to ask for directions. It is useful to know words and phrases that will let you talk about going places, as well as understand what someone else says when giving simple directions. BASIC DIRECTIONS:  ตรง /dtrong/ means straight ไป /bpai/ means go […]

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Loi Krathong Festival

Loi Krathong festival  (ประเพณีลอยกระทง) is celebrated throughout Thailand. It takes place on the evening of the full moon night of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar which is a great flood season; it usually falls in November (พฤศจิกายน). The word ลอย /loi/ means ‘to float’ and Krathong กระทง /grà-tong/ is a small lotus-shaped floating […]

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VIDEO:Getting A Thai Massage

Video Script: Reception: สวัสดีค่ะ sà-wàt-dii kâ (Hello) Customer: ขอจองนวดไทย 90 นาที วันนี้ ตอน 5 โมงเย็นค่ะ kăw jawng nûad tai gâao-sìp naa-tii wan-níi dtawn hâa moong yen kâ (I would like to book a 90-minute Thai massage, today at 5 p.m. please.) Reception: ขอชื่อกับเบอร์โทรศัพท์ด้วยค่ะ kăw chûe gàp ber toe-rá-sàp dûai kâ (Can I have your name […]

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Thailand Vegetarian Festival is Now!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Thailand’s meat-averse, with the nation’s Thai-Chinese population kicking off a 9-day vegan diet as part of the annual Vegetarian Festival (ประเพณีถือศีลกินเจ). Thailand Vegetarian Festival takes place for nine days and nine nights . (Some Thai people will hold the precepts for a total of 10 days.) […]

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My Top 6 Favorite Thai Restaurants (Mid-Range)

  1. The Local by Oamthong Thai cuisine A 70 – year old house turned into a Thai heritage restaurant. I really like the traditional Thai atmosphere with history and culture beautifully painted on the walls, and the fact that I can enjoy my meal in the comfort of rattan chairs and a Thai silk cushion. […]

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Koh Lipe: The Andaman Last Virgin

  Lipe island (เกาะหลีเป๊ะ) is a part of Tarutao Marine National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะตะรุเตา). It is located in the Andaman Sea, around 40 kilometers from the town of Satun province or 22 kilometers off the shore from the Pak Bara Pier. The park borders the Muko Phetra National Park on the north and Malaysia sea border […]

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VIDEO: Learn Thai – Restaurant Conversation

  The basic word that is used when you place an order in Thai is เอา /ao/. Some people say the word ขอ  /kŏr/ is more polite to use when ordering food, but I don’t think it matters.   Important note:  As the fact that we use เอา /ao/  to place order, so it can ONLY be followed […]

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Mother’s Day (วันแม่แห่งชาติ)

  Mother’s Day Celebrations in Thailand In Thailand, 12th of August is celebrated as the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (Thai: สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ). As the Queen is also regarded as mother to all Thai people, this day is also celebrated as ‘Mother’s Day’ (วันแม่). The celebrations for the Queen and for mother are being […]

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VIDEO: Thai Future Tense

Sawatdee ka, Actions that occur in the future (will/going to + verb/verb phrase) can be phrased using the pattern : subject + จะ jà + verb / verb phrase Example: พรุ่งนี้เขาจะทำอาหาร prûng-níi káo jà tam aa-hăan Tomorrow she will cook.   พรุ่งนี้เขาจะไม่มาทำงาน prûng-níi káo jà mâi maa tam-ngaan Tomorrow he will not come to work.   […]

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From “Testicle Shrinking Cliff” To “Erect Penis Stone”

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT in Chaiyaphum Every year in the early part of the rainy season from June to August in Chaiyaphum province, Siam Tulip, or Dok Krachiao, blossoms to full bloom. A good friend of mine asked me to join the trip to see the flowers during a long weekend, I also asked teacher […]

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Thai-Style Ice-cream

One of the best ways to beat the heat in Thailand is by eating ice-cream. There were not a lot of dairy products in the old time, so Thai people began to make “ice cream” from coconut milk (ไอศกรีมกะทิสด /i-sà-griim gà-tí-sòt/ or ไอติมกะทิสด /i-dtim gà-tí-sòt/ ). Even now, when dairy products are available in Thailand, the […]

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My Favourite Riverside Thai Restaurants

I love to eat out because I am working in my home office all day long, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time traveling to a place to eat so I usually go to a restaurant in Sukhumvit area where it can be reached by sky train or a short taxi ride […]

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The King of Fruits – Durian

It is Durian season in Thailand (around April – June). I have seen a lot of Durian everywhere at the markets and street vendors now.  Durian is widely known in  southeast Asia as the “king of fruits” (ราชาผลไม้). It is a fruit like no other. We usually think of fruit as light and fresh, but […]

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VIDEO: Exercise Activities

1. ชอบออกกำลังกายมั้ย /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaai mái?/ Do you like to exercise? –      ชอบออกกำลังกายมากค่ะ /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaaimâak kâ/ I like to exercise a lot. Click here to learn more about how to ask and answer Thai Yes/No question 2. ชอบกีฬาอะไร /chôrpgii-laaà-rai?/ What sports do you like? –      วิ่ง /wîng/ to run –      ว่ายน้ำ /wâai-náam/ to swim –      โยคะ […]

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