Sawatdee ka, Yesterday I was a little bit unwell so I had an idea of making this lesson. I also found a song that has the same expression in the lyrics, so I put a few sentences from the song here as I thought it might help you remember the expression better :) Please listen to the song and see below the lyrics I picked up from 00:07 to 00:19. The song is called "Bpen … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from a song – what’s wrong?
Sawatdee ka, I don't know about you, but I LOVE December. It is the best weather in Thailand, also it is the holiday season so everyone seems to be more happy than usual. I love hearing Christmas songs that are being played everywhere. Most Thai are Buddhist but we love to celebrate any occasion, so some Thai also join Christmas parties and enjoy the beautiful time of … [Read more...] about Bangkok’s Christmas Lights
Sawatdee ka, Did you know there is The world's largest solid-gold Buddha image in Bangkok? I have to confess that I have just known about it from my student 2 weeks ago. What a shame! LOL So, I googled the map for the temple's location and went there to see it with my own eyes last Saturday. This temple is called วัดไตรมิตรวิทยาราม Wat Traimitr Withayaram. It is on … [Read more...] about The World’s Largest Golden Buddha Image
Sawatdee ka, December is my favorite month of the year because of the cool and nice weather, and it gives me a holiday feeling in a way. So, I always feel more relax in December than the rest of the year. Last night I went to a pre-Christmas party at Centara Grand at Central World Hotel. Afterwards, my friends and I went for some drinks at the hotel's rooftop bar on 55th … [Read more...] about Mod’s a chic-place-to-celebrate recommendation- Red Sky
Sawatdee ka, December 5th of every year is Father's day in Thailand. It is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (พระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวภูมิพลอดุลยเดช). This year (5 December 2012) he is 85 year-old. Last year, I wrote about what Thai people do on this important day here: http://www.learnthaiwithmod.com/2010/12/fathers-day/ This year, I would like to share … [Read more...] about Thailand’s Father’s day
A fantastic way to relax over dinner with a few friends. A small clay pot filled with an outstanding aromatic broth sits over a bed of charcoal. There are raw morning glory , cabbage , thin sliced meats (usually pork, beef and liver), beaten eggs, glass noodles, and the all important holy Thai basil. This dish is called จิ้มจุ่ม [jîm-jùm ] or จุ่มจิ้ม [jùm-jîm]. The name is … [Read more...] about Mod’s food recommendation: Thai Hot Pot (Jim Jum)
Sawatdee ka, Please don't get me wrong that Thai people also celebrate Thanksgiving day. I was in the States for 3 months when I was 20 and had many American friends. Also my Google Analytics report shows that most visitors of my website are in America:) So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Thanksgiving!! Now, let's learn some words that (I think) it is … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving
Sawatdee ka, Thai language has 44 letters, 32 vowels, 4 tone marks and various other symbols for pronunciation. Today I would like to talk about Thai letters. There are 44 letters in Thai language. (not too many to remember, right? :-) ) In order to read Thai correctly, you will need to know what the class of each letter is. It is good for … [Read more...] about Lesson 1 – Read and Write Thai
Sawatdee ka, There are Thai words that sound almost exactly the same. The difference is sometimes the vowel; short vowel or long vowel, or the tone. First pair of common words is ส้ม [sôm] = orange, and ส้อม [sôrm] = fork The word orange is short vowel but the word fork is long vowel (it sounds a little longer than orange) Please listen to the audio carefully, and repeat … [Read more...] about Say it right! – Orange or Fork
Sawatdee ka, In English the pronoun "you" is good to use to call anyone whether he/she is older or younger than you, even at the same age. Thai culture is based on people's seniority, so it is not nice and polite to call people who are older than you only by their names. Then what we should call them? The word พี่ “pîi“ has a particularly wide range of use, which includes - … [Read more...] about Personal pronouns in Thai language.
Sawatdee ka, Every year the Loy Kratong Festival falls on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, this year the festival falls on the 10th of November.The festival originally started from the Sukhothai period a symbolic tradition, as one floats away their Kratong at the same time it releases bad luck or vibes, as well as expressed apologies to the River Goddess Khong … [Read more...] about Loy Kratong Festival
Sawatdee ka, As a multi-culture city, Halloween is also celebrated here in Bangkok. I would like to share Halloween related vocabulary Thinking of Halloween, I am firstly thinking of GHOST! ผี [pĕe] I don't like talking about ghost at all since I am super scared [กลัว glua] of them. มดกลัวผีมากค่ะ I don't even watch ghost movies. [หนัง năng] มดไม่ดูหนังผีค่ะ Next word must … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Halloween
I am sure everyone knows how to say hello in Thai language...that's right we say "สวัสดี" [sà-wàt-dee] "สวัสดี" [sà-wàt-dee] is also used to say goodbye as well, but it is used in formal situations such as when talking to your boss, or people you respect like teacher, parents etc. Let's learn how to say goodbye in more informal situations.  I often use the word … [Read more...] about VIDEO – Saying Goodbye Like A Real Thai
Sawatdee ka, Today is one of most important days for Thai people. On 23rd of October of every year is "Chulalongkorn Day" or "Piyamaharaj Day" วันปิยมหาราช It is the day that our King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, passed away. He is considered one of the greatest kings of Thailand. The most important thing he did was abolish slavery (เลิกทาส). King Chulalongkorn (Pra … [Read more...] about King Chulalongkorn’s Day
Sawatdee ka, I went out for dinner with my best friend, Keaw almost 3 weeks ago, but I just had a chance to finish editing this video. Let's learn some useful Thai expressions and phrases from this trip. I hope you enjoy this video. Please leave comments or suggestions. Kop Kun Ka. Mod So, this is what I was waiting for. It is called "Shibuya Honey Toast". You eat it with … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Go out with friend
Sawatdee ka, Recently I have got questions about this topic from newbies coming to Thailand. I thought I would write about it, so we can share a little bit of Thai culture to everyone. I have some foreign friends living in Thailand, and heard some of their misbehavior to Thai people's eyes. We were talking and laughing about the funny encounters .From their respective, it … [Read more...] about Some Do’s and Don’ts for Thailand
Elephant Polo: The Biggest, Weirdest, Slowest, and Most Expensive Game in Thailand Yes, before you ask, elephant polo is played on the back of an elephant. The price tags associated with elephant polo are massive as the elephants themselves. The only thing small about elephant polo is the circuit on which it is played. It includes only three countries, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and … [Read more...] about Elephant Polo in Thailand
Sawatdee ka, Of course! you know how to say Sa-baai dee mai? [How are you?]. Did you know that we actually use another expression more often than that? Check out what it is. … [Read more...] about Learn to greet like a real Thai!
Sawatdee ka, Today I took a boat along the Chao Praya River to a market in Nontaburi province. I passed Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ) or the Temple of Dawn, and I couldn't help myself take a photo of this beautiful temple as if I was a tourist seeing it for the first time. Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's best know landmark. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Praya River in Thon … [Read more...] about Wat Arun “the Temple of Dawn”
Sawatdee ka, Let's learn a useful and easy verb. Learn to say I like you!, I like reading books etc. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – verb to like