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 stayed in temples during the … [Read more...] about Wan Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent Day)
The key word in this lesson is the word "สเปค spec" (please note that the Thai spelling in the subtitle in the video is wrong! I am sorry.). This word is a loan word from English which is believed to come from the word specific (adj.) or specification (n.). Thai has heavily influenced the forms of colloquial English spoken in Thailand. Video Dialogue: Pear: … [Read more...] about VIDEO : What’s Your Type?
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 life in … [Read more...] about เกาะเสม็ด Samet island
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;  English structure: 50 Baht per day Thai structure : day per 50 Baht วันละ 50 บาท /wan lá 50 bàad / - day in Thai is วัน /wan/  English structure : 200 Baht per hour Thai structure : hour per 200 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Much per Hour?
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 it. As the heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body, the word ใจ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Useful Words of the Heart
I started Thai boxing aka Muay Thai (มวยไทย) training recently. It is the best sport I have tried so far. It doesn’t only give positive results the physical aspects; it also helps to gain a sense of inner strength, emotional balance, and creates a strong mind. Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other … [Read more...] about My impression of Thai boxing
Sawatdee ka, I got a question from one of my YouTube viewers asking what my nickname 'Mod' means, so I post this question on my Facebook page and received a few more questions regarding nicknames. A few people would like to know the most common Thai nicknames, so I searched for it and found "Top 10 most common Thai nicknames" surveyed by the The Ministry of Culture of … [Read more...] about Top 10 most Common Thai nicknames, and some weird ones
June 26th of every year is celebrated in Thailand as Sunthorn Phu day (วันสุทรภู่). Sunthorn Phu is Thailand’s best-known royal poet in Rattanakosin era (สมัยรัตนโกสินทร์) in the reign of King Rama II. Every Thai student has to learn his poem at school. On Sunthorn Phu day, the students take part in writing competitions and listen to his poems. I still remember … [Read more...] about Sunthorn Phu Day (วันสุนทรภู่)
This lesson you will learn new words related to relationship. My brother's girlfriend is sulking, and he wants to find a way to make it up to her. Dialogue MINK : Mod, tam yang-ngai dii à? มด ทำไงดีอ่ะ What should I do? dtawn-níi nóng Gúk-Gài káo ngawn mâak. ตอนนี้น้องกุ๊กไก่เค้างอนมาก Now, Kookai is sulking a lot. káo … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Relationship
For beginners, it is not complicated to tell time in Thai, take your time to go through this lesson with me. Those who are not beginners, I hope you find this lesson a good revision : ) Key expressions used the the role play: 1. นาฬิกาตาย /naa-lí-gaa dtaai/ The watch is broken. นาฬิกา /naa-lí-gaa/ means watch or clock ตาย /dtaai/ … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Telling the Time
Thai sentence structure: The structure of Thai statements is like English: Subject + verb + Object I want to go to Phuket. ผมอยากไปภูเก็ต /pŏm yàak bpai Phuket/ To form negative statement, the word ไม่ /mâi/ is used to negate the verb James doesn’t like to watch T.V. เจมส์ไม่ชอบดูทีวี /James mâi châwp duu tii-wii/ Noun phrase: The … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Three Ultimate Guides to Speaking Like a Thai
The /ai/ sound in Thai have two forms; 1. ใ is called สระไอไม้ม้วน /sà-rà ai máai mûan/ 2. ไ is called สระไอไม้มลาย /sà-rà ai máai má-laai/ Those who have just started to read and write Thai language might get confused when to use ใ or ไ . The good news is there are only 20 words that use " ใ ". Every Thai student has to remember these 20 words by reciting a poem in … [Read more...] about 20 Words with Mai Muan ใ
The real name of Bangkok is the longest city name on Earth. Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the largest city in the kingdom. Thai people don't call this city Bangkok, it is commonly called in Thai กรุงเทพมหานคร "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon", or just กรุงเทพฯ "Krung Thep". When the King Rama I (The founder and the first monarch of the reigning House of … [Read more...] about The Full Name of Bangkok
In Thai language, passive voice sentences are used in the bad circumstances only. For example; she was deceived, the thief was arrested. etc. The pattern of passive voice sentence is: the action reciever + ถูก /tùuk/ + the doer + verb or the action reciever + โดน /doan/ + the doer + verb … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Passive Voice
Thai National Labor Day in Thai language is วันแรงงานแห่งชาติ /wan raeng ngaan hàeng châad/. The Thai government declared May 1 as National Labor Day in 1935 (30 เมษายน 2499) . It is a public holiday, and as such government businesses and banks will be closed. Employees are given a day off to celebrate this occasion. Learn Thai with Mod's key … [Read more...] about Thai National Labor Day
I suggest you to review the previous one first then study this one, that would help you understand this lesson quicker : ) Review the previous lesson - How to use classifier when counting HOW MANY? Pattern : noun + กี่ gìi + classifier … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – How Many?
 Telling the destination : ไป /bpai/ + destination + polite particle … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – Talking to a Taxi Driver
Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a beach resort town located in the Takua Pa District of Phang Nga province in Southern Thailand. It is approximately 80 kilometers north of Phuket. I spent a week in Khao Lak and I fully agree to what people said about this place, about its serene ambiance. One of Khao Lak's main attractions is its 25 km of glorious beaches along the Andaman Sea which … [Read more...] about Khao Lak
SIMILAN ISLANDS อุทยานแห่งชาติหมู่เกาะสิมิลัน The Similan Islands (หมู่เกาะสิมิลัน) is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phang Nga Province (จังหวัดพังงา) in southern Thailand. The Similan Islands are famous throughout the world for the clear tropical waters, white sandy beaches and incredible marine life. It is a national park which was established in … [Read more...] about The Similan Islands
A modern, interactive museum on the same street as the famous Wat Po and the Grand Palace. Museum of Siam (มิวเซียมสยาม) is different from old traditional museum. It offers a learning resource under the concept of the “Discovery Museum” and cleverly utilizes interactive technology. … [Read more...] about Museum of Siam: Discovery Museum