Archive | July, 2013

National Thai Language Day

July 29th every year is observed as National Thai Language Day วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ /wan paa-săa tai hàeng châad/ On 29 July 1962, the King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9) visited the Faculty of Arts of Chulalongkorn University, the oldest university in Thailand to join experts on the Thai language in a discussion on problems with using Thai […]

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Wan Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent Day)

Sawatdee ka, Wan Khao Phansa [วันเข้าพรรษา: wan kâo pan-săa]  is a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or temple [วัด: wát]. This year it runs from July 31st to October 27th 2015 (Wan Awk Pansa : วันออกพรรษา). This tradition originates from old times when Buddha […]

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VIDEO : Type of Person I like

Pear: มีอะไรจะเม้าท์ / mii à-rai jà máo/ I have something to tell you. เม้าท์ /máo/ means to gossip, to talk about secret Mod: อะไร /à-rai?/ What is it? Pear: เมื่อวานมีผู้ชายมาจีบ / mûea-waan mii pûu-chaai maa jìib / Yesterday, a guy was flirting with me. จีบ  /jìib / to flirt Mod: จริงเหรอ เค้าเป็นไงบ้าง / jĭng rĕr?, káo bpen ngai […]

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เกาะเสม็ด Samet island

Samet island (or Samed ) (เกาะเสม็ด) is a is part of Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาแหลมหญ้า-หมู่เกาะเสม็ด) in Rayong province, approximately 220 km southeast of Bangkok. The island is located about seven kilometers from the main land, in the Gulf of Thailand. Samet is always my first choice when I want to have a short break from busy […]

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VIDEO: How Much per Hour?

When you want to form the sentence using “per” in Thai language, you have to say it backward. The word ‘per’ in Thai is ละ / lá / For example; [1] English structure: 50 Baht per day Thai structure : day per 50 Baht วันละ 50 บาท /wan lá 50 bàad / – day in Thai is วัน […]

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VIDEO: 10 Useful Words of the Heart

  If you search for words or phrases that include the word “ใจ jai“, nearly 100 of them if not more, will pop up. Why are there so many? The word ใจ /jai/ means ‘heart or mind‘, and Thai words that the meaning relates to ‘feeling’ or ’emotion’  always has the word ใจ /jai/ in […]

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