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Ancient Thai Desserts You Should Try

  I helped my mom making these ancient Thai desserts. The colorful one on the right is called “ขนมสัมปันนี Khanom Sam Pan Nee” which is made of tapioca flour, coconut cream and sugar. The golden dessert is called “ขนมทองเอก Khanom Thong Ake”. It is made of wheat flour, egg yolks and sugar. One special thing about these […]

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The Royal Crematorium

On October 13, 2016, a great sadness enveloped the people of Thailand, following the death of the late monarch, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Boromnathbobitra (Rama IX) Even though it has been almost a year, the sadness never ceases. The royal funeral is scheduled for October 25-29, 2017, with the roal cremation itself […]

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5 Best Words to Compliment a Woman

How to Compliment a Woman in Thai Beautiful is the classic way to describe a feminine beauty. I am sure most of you already knew the word “/สวย sŭai/” which means ‘beautiful’. There are interesting and useful phrases that you could use when you want to give a woman a nice compliment that she is beautiful. […]

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VIDEO: Long Time No See

  In this lesson we teach the useful phrase “long time no see” in Thai and a couple more common phrases Thai people often use to talk about after haven’t seen each other for a while. “ไม่ได้เจอกันนาน /mâi-dâai jer gan naan/” is the phrase used for long time no see. ไม่ได้ /mâi-dâai/ + do something = did […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.3

The two useful phrases we clarify the confusion in the video are as followings; ขอโทษ /kăw-tôot/ is used when you want to apologise to someone or used for the phrase ‘excuse me’ when you want to ask someone to make way for you. เสียใจ /sǐa-jai/ means ‘sad, sorry, regret‘. We say “เสียใจด้วยนะ  sǐa-jai dûai ná” […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.2

This episode we will talk about the word “tired”. In Thai we have TWO different words and we found that most students are often confused when to use each word. So let’s have a look! We have TWO words which are “1. เหนื่อย /nùeai/” and “2. ง่วงนอน/ngûang-nawn/” both can be translated as ‘tired’ in English […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.1

This lesson we will talk about Thai words that are used for ‘when’. We have three different words for ‘when’. It sounds like why we need to complicate things, right? Don’t worry it is simpler than you think. Just watch this video to the end and you will understand it clearly.   เมื่อไหร่ /mûea-rài/ is […]

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VIDEO: Customizing Food Order

Dialogue from the video Waitress : สวัสดีค่ะ รับอะไรดีคะ sà-wàt-dii kâ, ráp à-rai dii ká? (Hello, what would you like to order?) Pear: เอาต้มยำกุ้งพิเศษเห็ดค่ะ ao dtôm-yam-gûng pí-sèet hèt kâ (I would like to have Spicy Prawn Soup with extra mushrooms please.) เอาผัดผักเพิ่มกุ้งค่ะ ao pàt-pàk pêrm gûng kâ (I would like to have stir-fried vegetable and add […]

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VIDEO: Money Matters

Useful Vocabulary and Phrases: Money = เงิน /ngern/ (formal term) ตังค์ /dtang/ (informal term) Banknote = แบงค์ /báeng/ Small banknote = แบงค์ย่อย /báeng yâwi/ To exchange = แลก /lâek/ Do you have smaller notes? = คุณมีแบงค์ย่อยมั้ย /kun mii báeng yâwi mái?/ I only have 1000 Baht note = ผมมีแค่แบงค์พัน /pŏm mii kâe báeng pan/ Can […]

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VIDEO: Isan 101 (Basic Northeastern Thai Dialect)

Northeastern region of Thailand or what Thai people refer to as ‘อีสาน Isan also Isaan, Isarn, Esan, or Esarn’ is the largest part of the country. You might hear the official term is “ภาคตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ pàak dtà-wan-àwk-chǐang-nŭea”. The main language is Isan, which is a dialect of the Lao language. Isan belongs to the Chiang Saeng […]

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VIDEO: Thai Short Vowels

To speak Thai clearly and make local people understood, it is not only getting the tones right it is also pronouncing the vowels correctly. There are in total 32 vowel sounds in Thai language, 14 of them are long vowel sounds and 18 are short vowel sounds. Similar to pronouncing Thai tones, when the vowel […]

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Don Wai Riverside Market: A day out from the bustling Bangkok

One of the great excursions to do over the weekend is to visit one of the many floating markets within easy reach of Bangkok. The one that I visited last Sunday is called Don Wai Market (ตลาดดอนหวาย) which is in Nakhon Pratom Province (นครปฐม). My mom took me here before a couple of times when […]

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VIDEO: Hotel Conversation

Hotel conversation I was in Koh Samet , my favourite closest island to Bangkok for a weekend getaway. I took the opportunity to film a short video lesson about inquiring for a room and making a reservation as well as requesting for extra things in the resort. Fortunately a receptionist was so kind to help me making […]

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Traditional Songkran

Water wars are undoubtedly the focus of modern-day Songkran festivities but they are not the only mode of celebration. The festival is observed in a variety of other ways although is often the central theme. On the first day of Songkran, which is a day to honour the elderly, an old custom called Rod Nam […]

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Trimurti Shrine – Bangkok’s Shrine of Love

I was one of the bridesmaids in my good friend’s wedding today. It was a lovely party all around. Every couple has their own how-we-met story, but we were talking about what really brought them together. I would like to share an interesting side of the love story related to Thai believe. I believe many […]

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Sweet Thai Idioms and Proverbs

Teacher Pear and I met up in a cafe in Bangkok for an afternoon sweet treat. We were talking about how much we loved eating dessert and it let us to an old saying “กินคาวไม่กินหวานสันดานไพร่ gin kaao mâi gin wăan săn-daan prâi/”. People in this generation like to jokingly use it as an excuse to eat […]

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VIDEO: 10 Thai Romantic Phrases

We selected lovely Thai phrases that could help express your feelings. Learn these romantic Thai phrases to win over that special someone in your life. 1. You melt my heart คุณทำให้ใจผมละลาย /kun tam-hâi jai pŏm lá-laai/ ทำให้ tam-hâi = cause, make ละลาย lá-laai = melt 2. I have got a crush on you. – คุณโดนใจผมมาก […]

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VIDEOS : Useful Thai Lessons for This Valentine’s Day

1. How to Ask Someone Out 2. 10 Useful Words of the Heart 3. Thai Love Phrases 4. Thai Slang: We are of the Same Mind 5. What Type of People are You Attracted to?

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