Thai Wedding Party

Previously I talked about the beautiful and unique traditional Thai wedding many times. My younger sister just got married and it made me thinking that there are some interesting aspects that are worth sharing. When Thai couples tie the knot, there are two wedding events; traditional Thai ceremony and the wedding party. Some couples do […]

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Thai Amulets

Most visitors to Thailand might have noticed that many Thai people wear amulets (พระเครื่อง prá-krûeang). Thai amulets are special Buddha images. They are made of an almost infinite variety of substances , gold, silver, platinum, copper etc. There are probably a million different styles of Buddha amulets in Thailand. The amulet is worn around the neck often with […]

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VIDEO: Flavours รสชาติ

Food and eating is an important part in Thai culture. Food often becomes the social occasion in itself. This is partly due to the friendly, social nature of Thai people, but also because of the way in which food is shared in Thailand. You have learned how to order food or how to eat like a Thai. […]

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VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care (Episode 2)

  Useful Thai Phrases to Show Your Care for Your Loved Ones: 1. Are you safe? คุณปลอดภัยดีมั้ย kun bplàwd-pai mái? คุณปลอดภัยดีรึเปล่า kun bplàwd-pai rúe-bplàao? FORMAT: do something + ปลอดภัย bplàwd-pai = safely เดินทางปลอดภัย dern-taang bplàwd-pai = Have a safe trip เดินปลอดภัย dern bplàwd-pai = walk safely ข้ามถนนปลอดภัย kâam tà-nŏn bplàwd-pai = cross the road safely or ข้ามถนนดีๆ kâam tà-nŏn dii-dii = cross the […]

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VIDEO: Useful Thai Words and Phrases for Party!

Get the night started Are you going out tonight? คุณไปเที่ยวมั้ยคืนนี้ kun jà bpai tîao mái kuen-níi? (ไปเที่ยว bpai tîao = go out) Where are you going tonight? คืนนี้คุณจะไปเที่ยวไหน kuen-níi kun jà bpai-tîao năi? Where do you like to party? คุณชอบปาร์ตี้ที่ไหน kun châwp bpaa-dtîi tîi-năi? or คุณชอบไปเที่ยวที่ไหน kun châwp bpai-tîao tîi-năi? Do you like to dance? คุณชอบเต้นมั้ย […]

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Thai and Western Cultural Differences

Pear and I visited Prague in Czech Republic and Dresden in Germany for 8 days in last week of June. We had a good time meeting new people, trying new flavors, experience different weather and seeing many interesting things. I have observed some cultural differences, and unalike etiquette of life and would like to share […]

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Thai Calendar

Thai Calendar

Before the current calendar, Thailand used lunar calendar (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ /bpà-dtì-tin jan-tá-rá ká-dtì/) which is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phase. Until year 1889 in the reign of King rama V, Thailand formally announced to use the solar calendar (Thai : ปฏิทินสุริยคติ bpà-dtì-tin sù-rí-yá ká-dtì/) in which the years are […]

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VIDEO: A Collection of Fun Thai Slang

To speak like a Thai, knowing some fun Thai slang not only makes you enjoy the conversation but  it might also impress local people you are talking to as well. Here is a collection of fun Thai slang videos I created. Hope you learn something new and find it enjoyable. (You can click the name of […]

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One Day in Bangkok : 10 Things to Do and See

Bangkok is a fascinating city. There are lots of activities and attractions for everyone including interesting sites and delicious street food available in every corner – more than you could ever imagine. If you know someone who lives in Bangkok, you might already know that most of us often go to hang out in  shopping malls […]

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Top 4 of Thailand’s Best Unspoilt Islands

Thailand has some of the best beaches in the world and it brings millions of people to Thailand each year (over 15 million tourists in year 2014).  It might be difficult if you want to to get away from the crowds, but you can still find quiet, unspoilt beaches on which to relax and enjoy the nature. Here are my Top 4 of […]

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Koh Ngai: Another Paradise in Thailand

In my recent long weekend trip, I was happy to discover another paradise (after I visited Surin Island and Lipe island). Thailand has some of the best beaches in the world but the more famous it is, the more visitors there are. Once in a while I like to take myself away from the crowds […]

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VIDEO: Road Trip

This lesson is for students who want to practice listening skills, so there is no subtitle. I will make another video separately with subtitle and explanation for the useful phrases. See below the dialogue of the story: Mod: Mai, yak gin nŏm à, wáe see-wên súe kà-nŏm duâi ná ไหม อยากไปกินหนมอ่ะ แวะเซเว่นซื้อขนมด้วยนะ (Mai, I want […]

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VIDEO PLAYLIST: Thai Lessons by Mod&Pear

Since May 2013, I welcomed Pear to join my team. We have been happily working together and become best friends. Pear is giving Thai lessons to students around the globe both online via Skype and in-person in Hua Hin, the beach town in upper part of Southern Thailand. Here is the playlist of video lessons […]

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VIDEO: Songkran Festival

Songkran (Thai: สงกรานต์) is a traditional Thai New Year festival where people enjoy themselves by throwing water at each other. In Sanskrit, the word Songkran means ‘to pass’ or ‘move into’ and indicates the passing of the sun, moon and other planets into a new zodiac orbit. Songkran is celebrated on April 13th every year. […]

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VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care

Songkran long holiday has officially started today and many Thai people are traveling to celebrate the Thai New Year and see their families. Songkran is also the period when road accidents are occurring at the highest rate and this period between 9th – 15th April is referred by the police as the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ […]

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VIDEO: How to Forbid & Give Warning

Songkran or Thai New Year is coming in a couple days. Besides all the major fun that is about to go on with the water fight, there are also some tips that have been given to the festival participants for their safety. We are going to talk about useful words that are used to make […]

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VIDEO: Say Them Right, Thai Long 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 vowels in Thai language, 14 of them are long vowels and 18 are short vowels Similar to pronouncing Thai tones, when the vowel changes the meaning […]

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21 Interesting Facts About Thailand

Thailand’s name in the Thai language is Prathet Thai (ประเทศไทย), which means “Land of the Free”. Thailand was actually called Siam throughout history; the name changed to Thailand in 1939. Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonised by a European nation. Thailand’s national language is called Thai, which many […]

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