Archive | November, 2011

Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving

Sawatdee ka, Please don’t get me wrong that Thai people also celebrate Thanksgiving day.  I was in the States for 3 months when I was 20 and had many American friends. Also my Google Analytics report shows that most visitors of my website are in America:) So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you […]

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Thai-letters

Lesson 1 – Read and Write Thai

Sawatdee ka, Thai language has 44 letters, 32 vowels, 4 tone marks and various other symbols for pronunciation. Today I would like to talk about Thai letters. There are 44 letters in Thai language. (not too many to remember, right? 🙂 ) In order to read Thai correctly, you will need to know what the class of […]

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Say it right! – Orange or Fork

Sawatdee ka, There are Thai words that sound almost exactly the same. The difference is sometimes the vowel; short vowel or long vowel, or the tone. First pair of common words is ส้ม [sôm] = orange, and ส้อม [sôrm] = fork The word orange is short vowel but the word fork is long vowel (it sounds […]

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Personal pronouns in Thai language.

Sawatdee ka, In English the pronoun “you” is good to use to call anyone whether he/she is older or younger than you, even at the same age. Thai culture is based on people’s seniority, so it is not nice and polite to call people who are older than you only by their names.  Then what we […]

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Loy Kratong Festival

Sawatdee ka, Every year the Loy Kratong Festival falls on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, this year the festival falls on the 10th of November.The festival originally started from the Sukhothai period a symbolic tradition, as one floats away their Kratong at the same time it releases bad luck or vibes, […]

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