Archive | May, 2012

Learn Thai- Do you smoke?

Sawatdii ka, On May 31st every year is World No Tobacco Day วันงดสูบบุหรี่โลก [wan ngód sùup bù-rìi lôke ]. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the […]

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Useful Thai word a day

Look at this funny face of this cat. I can’t stop laughing. I think he might ate too fast. lol In Thai language this is called ติดคอ [dtìd-kaw] meaning get stuck in the throat. ติด [dtìd] means get stuck คอ [kaw] means throat or neck กินช้าๆเดี๋ยวติดคอนะคะ [gin cháa- cháa dĭao dtìt kaw ná ká] Eat slowly […]

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Thai tongue twister

Sawatdee ka, I think you might like to have some fun with Thai language with your Thai friends, so my younger brother and I made this video clip. Try to do it very slowly first, get fimiliar with the words, tones, vowels an then add the speed, make it quicker then make it really really […]

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Learn Thai – Idiom

  Sawatdee ka, This morning I thought I would reply all emails and write a blog about my new language video clip. After work, I went for a run in the park, had a shower, had dinner and now I feel so tired that I am ready to go to sleep! My evil me thinks […]

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Thai superstition – Why no haircuts on Wednesday?

Sawatdee ka, Have you ever heard that it is unlucky to get a haircut on a Wednesday in Thailand? Most hair salons are closed or the hairdressers get a day off every Wednesday. I have read a cause of this superstition, in the ancient times people believed that Wednesday was the day of growth and development, […]

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Learn Thai – Cheers!

Sawatdee ka, I posted a question on my Facebook page asking ” Do you know what “cheers!” is in Thai?”, and I got many different answers as showed below: – ชน [chon] literally means crash against, bump against, knock against. It is also commonly used for “cheers!”.  Many times we say the word เอ้า! [âo!] before […]

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