Sawatdee ka, Yesterday my little brother Mink, who you saw in my several videos graduated from Law Faculty of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. My family, my relatives and I went to congratulate him and I would like to share some photos to show what the Thai graduation is like. For Government universities the graduates will be given the diplomas by the HRH … [Read more...] about Graduation ceremony in Thailand
There are several usage of the particle 'leoi' 1. เลย [leoi] is a particle used when you tell someone to do something immediately. In English it would be 'go ahead' For example: กินเลย [gin leoi] in English it would be 'please go ahead and eat now' ไปเลย [bpai leoi] in English it would be 'go ahead' ทำเลย [tam leoi] in English it would be ''go ahead and do it now' … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – particle เลย [leoi]
Sawatdee ka, You all know that Thai people eat rice as a main dish, we have a lot of rice dishes. Did you know that we also eat rice from the bamboo? My parents came to visit me and they bought me Khao Lam (ข้าวหลาม: kâao lăam) which is actually a Thai dessert. Khao Lam is sticky rice mixed with coconut milk and black beans with a little bit of sugar and salt squished … [Read more...] about ข้าวหลาม Khao Lam (Sticky rice in bamboo)
Sawatdee ka, If you have plenty of time and run out of ideas what to do in Bangkok, fishing would be another fun activity you can do. My friends brought me to "Bung Samran Fishing Park" (บึงสำราญ) for the first time in 2009. I wouldn't have thought there would be a great fishing venue hidden away from the hustle of Bangkok. … [Read more...] about Fishing in Bangkok Thailand
Sawatdee ka, I think when you visit Thailand the activity you cannot miss is shopping, am I right? and we know that the prices seem to be higher for tourists. Let's learn how to negotiate the price, or suggest the price. This video shows you how we do exactly that. Key phrases: Asking for the price : อันนี้เท่าไหร่ [an-níi tâo-rài?] * The word อัน … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Shopping like a Thai
My family and I visited Ayutthaya since I was 10 years old, and most often we made a trip to the historical park. I still visit this historical town from time to time because it is only an hour away from Bangkok. The other day I saw my friends' photos of the floating market so I decided to check it out myself. The market is called Ayothaya (อโยธยา) which is the old name of … [Read more...] about Ayothaya Floating Market ตลาดน้ำอโยธยา
I love to drink Thai iced tea or what Thai people call it "Chaa Yen" (ชาเย็น). It has a unique flavor, creamy and sweet with rich aroma. My mom came to visit me last week so I asked her to teach me how to make it. It is actually very easy! Let's have a look at the ingredients and equipment: 1. 2 cups water (0.5 liter) 2. 50 grams black Thai tea (My mom … [Read more...] about Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Sawatdee ka, Thailand’s rainy season are usually May/June to October. For some reason many Thai people get a cold very easily in this period. If your Thai friends or loved ones happen to be unwell, you could say something nice like 'get well soon' to them in Thai and I'm sure they would be very happy to hear that:) The expression 'get well soon' in Thai is … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Get well soon
Sawatdee ka, I was browsing the internet and found the CNNGo's article Top tourist destinations for 2012, and Bangkok is ranked third in their list of cool places around the world! I am happy to know that people like my city, so I thought I wanted to share something. I think one of the biggest questions that comes up almost every day is 'where to eat? and what to eat?', am I … [Read more...] about My Top 10 favorite place to eat in Sukhumvit
Sawatdee ka, I was asked a few times to make lessons that are useful for tourists, so I thought asking for direction might be useful for many of you who are not good at looking at the map like me.lol I also have a lesson where you can learn how to tell direction that was made last year. You can learn or review here. Let's get started:) The main patterns used in … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Giving/Asking for Directions
Sawatdee ka, I think learning a few basic words for telling direction would help your stay in Thailand a little bit easier. Once my foreign friend wanted to say 'turn right' but instead he said 'turn buffalo'!! since the word 'right' and 'buffalo' sounds kind of similar. It was nothing terrible but it created a fun laugh. I didn't laugh at my friend because I thought he was … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Basic Directions
Sawatdee ka, Today is one of the most important day for Buddhist people. It is Visakha Bucha Day (วันวิสาขบูชา) which marks the three important incidents in the life of Lord Buddha(พระพุทธเจ้า) on the same day. Read more about it here: This year is very special since it is the 2,600th anniversary of Lord Buddha achieving enlightenment. Thai people call today "พุทธชยันตี" … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from Visakha Bucha Day
We have seen how the nine Middle class consonants look like in the previous lesson. Now let's learn how to write each letter, shall we? I wrote all these letter myself, so please accept my apology if the pictures are not very clear.  ก.ไก่ (Gaw Gài) … [Read more...] about Lesson 3 – Practice Writing – Middle Class Consonant
Thai consonants are divided into three classes; Middle class, High class and Low class. See all 44 alphabets here. There are nine middle class consonants (อักษรกลาง [àk –sŏrn glaang]) อักษรกลางมี 9 ตัว  ก.ไก่ (Gaw Gài) ไก่ (gài) means chicken … [Read more...] about Lesson 2 – Middle Class Consonants
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 second cause of death globally (after … [Read more...] about Learn Thai- Do you smoke?
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 otherwise it will get stuck it your throat. :) Mod … [Read more...] about Useful Thai word a day
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 fast! My tip: Don't be afraid to make mistakes;) … [Read more...] about Thai tongue twister
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 "I will write a blog and reply emails tomorrow" Oh, no!!...Such a bad habit like this in Thai is called … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Idiom
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, it was also considered auspicious time. The members of royal family … [Read more...] about Thai superstition – Why no haircuts on Wednesday?
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 ชน [chon] which is an encouraging sound meaning like … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Cheers!