VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai

Classifier or unit count (คำลักษณนาม) is essential when you count something in Thai language, so if you would like to speak like a Thai knowing how to use unit count is a must. The pattern is noun (something you are counting) + amount + classifier For example; two women                       ผู้หญิง 2 คน           pûu-yĭng   [...]

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Staying Sane at Songkran

Songkran celebrations allow tourists to experience part of the rich, ancient traditions and rituals of Thailand. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts. Do Feel free to donate alms to monks Remember to use waterproof or Ziploc bags to protect your belongings if you’re participating in water fights. Say ‘Sawatdee Bpee Mai’ (watch this video to [...]

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VIDEO: Songkran Song

  During Songkran festival in Thailand, this song called รำวงวันสงกรานต์ Ram Wong Wan Songkran is played everywhere. In case you would like to sing along, here are the lyrics. วันนี้เป็นวันสงกรานต์ wan-níi bpen wan sŏng-graan Today is Songkran day   หนุ่มสาวชาวบ้านเบิกบานจิตใจจริงเอย nùm săao chaao-bâan bèrk-baan jai gan jing eoi Young male and female villagers are joyful.   [...]

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Thai scented water and White clay filler

Sawatdee ka, Songkran is one of the most important festivals for all Thai!  Click here to read more about Songkran. I am ready to go! Do you have any equipment for Songkran? Besides a water gun (which is not a compressive pressure one. I am afraid I will hurt other people if I use those [...]

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VIDEO: Do You Know How To?

We filmed this lesson when we went on a trip to the Surin island together. We explained a common Thai joke as well as a new question word that you might never heard of before. I hope you enjoy this video and find it useful.   Role play dialogue: Mod:       ครูแพร มดอยากไปดำน้ำ Kru Pear, Mod yàak [...]

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VIDEO: Thai Swear Words

This video clip has gone viral among Thai social media users. It is about a foriegn guy got cursed the first time by a Thai. In the video, he told us almost ten swear words in Thai. Below are words spoken in the clip;   Do you know ควย /kuoy/ ? ควย /kuoay/ means ‘dick’   He [...]

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The Jim Thompson House Musuem

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in Bangkok. It is a complex of various old Thai structures. It was once the home of James H.W. Thompson, a self-made American entrepreneur who was the founder of the world renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. He collected those houses in from all parts of Thailand in [...]

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Eat Like A Thai – Khao Rat Gaeng

  One of the things we love so much about Thailand is the abundance of delicious food everywhere from luxury to basic street food. One common way to dine in Thailand is going to a khao Raat Gaeng stall which are everywhere in Thailand. ข้าวราดแกง /kâao râad gaeng/ is what thai call the dishes that are [...]

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National Thai Elephant Day

Credit photo : Flickr by Madeline Snow March 13th marks the 15th iteration of Annual National Thai Elephant Day (วันช้างไทย) – The Secretariat of The Prime Minister appointed this date since 1998 to attract attention to Thailand’s national symbol. The National Elephant Day is not a holiday in Thailand. I don’t think a lot of people [...]

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VIDEO Lesson 16 : Verb to Want & Placing Order

  This lesson I would like to talk about a very basic verb but important that is often mistakenly used, verb to “want” = อยาก [yàak] The reason that makes many people confused when using this word is that in English you can say I want ‘something’  [ verb to want + object], but in Thai [...]

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VIDEO: Thai Slang – We Are of the Same Mind

Dialogue from the video: Mod: เชิญค่ะ chern kâ (Please come in.) Pear: ใส่ชุดสีเดียวกัน sài chút sǐi diao-gan (We’re wearing the same color dress.) Mod & Pear: ใจตรงกัน jai dtrong gan (We are of the same mind.) Pear: ชั้นมีอะไรมาอวด chán mii à-rai maa ùat (I have something to show you.) Mod: ชั้นก็มีอะไรจะอวด chán gâw mii à-rai [...]

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Or Tor Kor Market – The Best Fresh Market in Thailand

Last weekend I had a memorable Thai dinner at Nahm (The only Thai restaurant that was awarded the World’s 50 Best Restaurants), I read his interview and learned that he got his ingredients from Bangkok’s Or Tor Kor market near the famous Chatuchak weekend market. I have been to Chatuchak hundreds of time, but I have never made [...]

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20 Thai Words Most Commonly Misspelled

 (Photo credit: Kapook.com)   I put the pronunciation and the meaning of each word here:  I often misspell “email” and “ice-cream”. What about you?

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Exotic Thai Food: Spicy Raw Ant Eggs Salad

I am from Southern Thailand, but I love to eat Isan food (Northeastern Thai food), I believe all Thai do. Northeastern Thai street vendors or restaurants are in every corner of Thailand. The food of Isan is very hot and flavored with pungent herbs and seasonings. The common Isan dishes you perhaps have tried or [...]

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Nahm : The Only Thai Restaurant in Top 50 Restaurants in the World

I had a couple of guests from abroad who have never had Thai food before though they have traveled to Thailand more than five times. This year, I persuaded them to explore Thai cuisine successfully. I was thinking where would be the BEST place for my guests and Nahm was my choice. I heard its’ [...]

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Koh Tao (Turtle Island)

Sawatdee ka, Koh Tao [เกาะเต่า] or Turtle island is a small island in Thailand located near the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. It is located 45 kms north of Samui island in Surat Thani province and 40 kms east of Chumphon province. Koh Tao was once a detention place for political prisoners, but today [...]

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VIDEO: Thai Love Phrases

    1. รักแรกพบ /rák râek pób/  Love at first sight รัก /rák/ love แรก /râek/ first พบ /pób/ meet (formal term) , in spoken Thai we use the word เจอ /jer/   2. รักแท้ /rák táe/ แท้ /táe/ real, authentic ผม/ฉันอยากเจอรักแท้ pŏm/chán yàak jer rák táe (I want to find true love.) ผมผม/ฉันกำลังตามหารักแท้ pŏm/chán gam-lang [...]

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Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day (วันมาฆบูชา) is a Buddhist holiday, which takes place annually on the night of the full moon during the third lunar month of the year. It was 9 full months after the Buddha got the Enlightenment, on the full moon day of 6th lunar month, 45 years before the Buddhist era. On the full [...]

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