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’ of the New Year. Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and speeding.

We have listed couple of phrases how to tell your Thai friends to have a safe journey;

 

1. เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ dern-taang bplàwd-pai ná (Have a safe journey)

เดินทาง dern-taang = to make a journey, ปลอดภัย bplàwd-pai = safe, out of danger

2. เมาไม่ขับ mao mâi kàp (Drunk don’t drive)

เมา mao = drunk, ขับ kàp = drive

3. ขับรถดีๆ káp rót dii-dii (Drive carefully)

ขับ kàp = drive, รถ rót = car, ดี dii = good

Pattern: Do something + ดีๆ dii-dii = do something carefully (Adverb is repeated twice when giving a command or suggestion or ask someone to do something)

4. อย่าประมาท yàa bprá-màat (Don’t be careless)

อย่า yàa + be something/ do something = Don’t + do something

ประมาท bprá-màat = careless

5. รัดเข็มขัดด้วยนะ rát kĕm-kàt dûai ná (Please wear a safety belt)

รัด rát = to fasten

เข็มขัด kĕm-kàt = belt

* ด้วย dûai is a particle used when giving a command or suggestion or ask someone to do something

*  นะ ná is a particle used at the end of a statement , it is used to make your statement sounds nice and friendly

6. ใส่หมวกกันน็อคด้วยนะ (wear your safety helmet)

ใส่ sài = to wear

หมวก mùak = hat , กัน gàn = to protect, prevent, น็อค náwk = knock ,หมวกกันน็อค mùak-gan-náwk = helmet

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9 Responses to VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care

  1. sylvain 16/05/2016 at 16:31 #

    หมวกกันน็อค is a word to teach not only to non thai speacking people in Thaï!

  2. Reflective fabric 26/05/2015 at 15:24 #

    Thanks you for your video, I really like your lessons. pls keep posting such useful lesson. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mod 18/07/2015 at 12:22 #

      Thank you for watching our lessons. 🙂

  3. Rohan 15/04/2015 at 11:20 #

    Hi Mod and Pear,

    I like your lessons. I is great having the video and the written translations. The only thing is I find the Thai characters a bit difficult to read as they are so small. Is there any way you can make them bigger please?

    Thanks

    • Mod 15/04/2015 at 12:11 #

      Sawatdee ka Rohan, thank you for watching our video and your suggestion. I will make the Thai text bigger in next videos. 🙂

  4. Ronnie 14/04/2015 at 06:05 #

    Sooksan wan Songkran kru Pear, kru Mod!

    • Mod 14/04/2015 at 12:08 #

      Kop kun ka Ronnie. 🙂

  5. Richard 13/04/2015 at 20:57 #

    hello kru pear, thank you for this useful lesson. khun suay maak duay.

    • Mod 14/04/2015 at 12:09 #

      Thank you for your kind word Richard. We are happy to hear that you find our lessons useful, I will pass your message to Pear. 🙂

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