This lesson I would like to talk about a very basic verb but important that is often mistakenly used, verb to “want” = อยาก [yàak]
The reason that makes many people confused when using this word is that in English you can say I want ‘something’ [ verb to want + object], but in Thai language VERB to WANT can only be followed by VERB only!! not a noun.
I want beer has to be changed to I want to drink beer = ผมอยากดื่มเบียร์ [pŏm yàak dùem bia]
If you want to have something in the future, or wish to get something, use the word อยากมี [yàak mee] or อยากได้ [yàak dâi] + the thing that you want to have or get.
 She wants a Porche has to be changed to She wants to get a Porche
= เขาอยากได้พอร์ช [káo yàak dâi Porche]
 Mr.Wonka: What would you like to get for (your) birthday?
= วันเกิดคุณอยากได้อะไร [wan-gèrt kun yàak dâi à-rai?]
Mrs.Wonka : I want a diamond ring. [I want to get a diamond ring]
= ฉันอยากได้แหวนเพชร [chán yàak dâi waĕn pét]
* ring = waĕn, diamond = pét
ANSWERS TO EXERCISE FROM THE VIDEO:
1. I would like to have fried rice.
ผม/ฉันเอาข้าวผัด pŏm ao kâao-pât
2. She wants a new phone.
káo yàak dâai toe-rá-sàp mài
3. They want to speak Thai.
pûak-káo yàak pûut paa-săa tai
I hope you find this lesson useful. 🙂