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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Before going home, I bought some vegetable and fruit from these two lovely ladies.

Klong Lat Mayom: the Authentic Bangkok Floating Market

There are many floating markets around Thailand. I enjoy being by the water so I have visited to many of them. Most of the nice floating markets are outside Bangkok which is too far for a day trip. I was happy to find Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำคลองลัดมะยม), which is less known than the […]

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National Children’s Day

Thailand celebrates its National Children’s Day (วันเด็กแห่งชาติ) on the second Saturday in January. Every year on this day, His Majesty the King gives an advice while. This indicates that children are the most valuable resource of the nation.The Prime Minister will establish the morrow for children every year. Here is what was chosen for this year […]

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VIDEO: Common Questions about Celebrating New Year

So our year come to an end and the New Year is almost here. Teacher Pear has a small gift for you all – she made a short video talking about five useful questions you can use to ask your Thai friends about their New Year’s celebration. She also has lovely message to say to you at the […]

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How do Thai People Celebrate New Year?

A lot of people asked me if Thai people celebrate New Year like the rest of the world as the traditional Thai New Year is on 13th of April known as ‘Songkran’. The answer is ‘yes’. Thai people have been celebrating the 1st of January as the first day of the year for almost 70 […]

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Some Favourites from Our Videos in 2015

As I was writing our newsletter last week I was scanning through the videos Pear and I have uploaded over the past 12 months. While we would obviously like to do more (although that would have been impossible with our full time commitment with one-to-one lessons, and our other projects), we really enjoyed making the ones […]

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VIDEO: 10 Common Thai Interjections

Have you ever heard  a strange funny sound from a Thai person and you didn’t understand what it meant? In this lesson we show you the common sounds that Thai people make to show emotion or feelings. We hope it helps you to understand Thai people better and you can also apply to your own […]

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Photo Gallery: My Trip to Chiang Rai

“Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)” might be less well known than Chiang Mai as a tourist destination. After my visit to Chiang Rai in February 2015 I found that Chiang Rai was actually much fascinating with less tourists than Chiang Mai. Chiang Rai is endowed with an abundance of natural beauty and cultural heritage that attracts visitors year […]

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VIRAL VIDEO: Amazing Luxury Thailand

Earlier this week, Tourism Authority of Thailand (HK) released a new promotional video that has quickly gone viral. The video posted to the Hong Kong Facebook page of TAT on Monday has almost reached 1,000,000 views already. Amazing Luxury Thailand: Where Life Rules Everything shows a different aspect of a dream travel experience in Thailand. There were mixed responses about this […]

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10 Different Types of Krathongs for The Loi Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong is one of Thailand’s most important festivals. As the exact date of the holiday is determined by the Thai lunar calendar, the date is different each year. The festival normally falls in November. The festival starts in the evening when there is a full moon in the sky. Participants carry their Krathongs to the nearby […]

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