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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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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. “Makha” is the Pali word for the third Lunar month, while “bucha” means to honor or to venerate. Since Makha Bucha is based on the lunar calendar, the date varies […]

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Eat Like A Thai 101

  Understanding how Thai people eat provides a greater understanding of the food and people. Here are a few tips on how to eat like the Thais do. In the West, food is brought out in a certain order: Appetiser, Main Dish, and Dessert. In Thailand, there are really only two courses in a Thai […]

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Chinese New Year in Thailand

Every year, many people in Thailand with Chinese ancestors which are called คนไทยเชื้อสายจีน /kon tai chúea-săai jiin/ (about 14% of the population of Thailand), celebrate the Chinese New Year which in Thai is called วันตรุษจีน (wan dtrùt jiin) with elaborate ceremonies. This year which is the Year of the Goat (ปีมะแม /bpii má-mae/) according to Chinese zodiac, Chinese New Year starts on […]

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10 Gifts You Shouldn’t Give to Your Loved One

Thai people are grown up with superstitious beliefs and taboos. Some are still believed to be true, and some are now used to tease friends. Giving a gift is a nice gesture but some items have negative meaning especially to your relationship. Here are 10 presents some Thai people might consider bringing bad luck; 1. Shoes รองเท้า /rawng […]

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The Lake of Red Water Lilies – One of the World’s Strangest Lakes

Imagine rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you visit to one of the world’s strangest lakes (according to CNN) in Northeastern Thailand (Isan, Esan). The Sea of Red Lotuses, or the Lake of Red Water […]

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VIDEO: 10 Most Popular Thai Slang of the Year!

[1] ฟิน /fin/ This word is derived from English word ‘finale’, in English this means the last part of an event, and it is usually ‘the best part’ and epic, right? So Thai people use ‘ฟิน FIN’ for describing a feeling that is ‘GREAT’ , or feeling awesome!   [2] อิน in is also derived […]

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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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