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!
Sawatdee ka, I have got few questions regarding 'present continuous' or verb with "-ing" expressing action that is happening at the moment speaking such as 'I am eating', 'she is cooking etc. The full pattern in Thai is: gam-lang + verb/verb phrase + yùu In spoken Thai we often drop either the word 'gamlang' or 'yùu'. For example: 'I am eating' in Thai can be phrased in … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Present Continuous (What are you doing?)
Sawatdee ka, April is the hottest month of the year in Thailand, and in the old times when the refrigeration did not exist, eating the rice with Jasmine and candle fume scented water was the way to cool down the body temperature. ข้าวแช่ [kâao châe] is the name of this dish. Almost 200 something years ago ( during the reign of King Rama II ) Kao Chae was introduced to the … [Read more...] about Khao Chae: A Cooling Thai Summer Treat
When you would like to say "I am really really tired", to speak like a Thai you can use this word: หมดแรง /mòd - raeng/ It means 'knackered', 'worn out', 'very tired' etc. หมด [mòd] means 'be finished' แรง [raeng] means 'energy' … [Read more...] about Thai Phrase: Knackered, Worn Out or Very Tired
Sawatdee ka, I would like to introduce you another nice destination to visit near Bangkok, Ayutthaya. I have been to Ayuttaya several times, and I never get bored of it. On a very recent day-trip to Ayutthaya, I visited Bang Pa-In Palace, located in Bang Pa-In District, about 20 kilometers away from the city of Ayutthaya. I took a train from Hua Lam Pong station. The … [Read more...] about Bang Pa-In Summer Palace in Ayutthaya
Sawatdee ka, This April most Thai people are happy because they have two long holidays. The first holiday is 6th-9th April due to Chakri Memorial Day on 6th April, and the royal cremation day on 9th April, which has been declared a public holiday by the Cabinet. The second holiday is 13th - 16th April due to Thai New Year or Song Kran. Let's learn a few … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from a long holiday
Sawatdee ka, I think learning languages through songs is fun and effective. I learned my English by watching a lot of English movies and listening to English songs too. This song is called " Mong Dai Dtae Yaa Chrop" (Thai: มองได้แต่อย่าชอบ) meaning you can look, but do not like. In my video I translated the entire song, but I selected only the chorus part to explain Thai … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from Thai song
Phu Kradueng National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติภูกระดึง), located in the Phu Kradueng mountain area in Loei Province. It is one of the most famous national parks of Thailand, with a high point of 1316 m (4318 ft) above sea level. Every year tens of thousands of people come to make the climb up this famous mountain. Pu (ภู) comes from the Thai word Pukao (ภูเขา), meaning 'mountain'. … [Read more...] about Phu Kradueng National Park
Sawatdee ka, I have been asked many times regarding pronouns. It seems to be a simple thing, but somehow Thai pronouns are a little bit complicated since they are so many words to use. Today I would like to talk about the pronouns "I" which vary on age, social status, gender, the relationship between speakers, the formality of the situation and individual … [Read more...] about Understand Thai Pronouns for “I”
Sawatdee ka, It is hot,hot, hot. I have to refresh myself with all kind of drinks. One of my favourite drinks is น้ำเก๊กฮวย [náam gék huai] ' Chrysanthemum Drink'. It can be found easily everywhere in Thailand. It is actually my childhood drink. After school, I always stopped by at a pharmacy where they had this drink served in a small glass for 5 Baht. (unbelievably cheap, … [Read more...] about My favourite herbal drink
Sawatdee ka, It is summer in Thailand. I know... it is almost hot all year round here anyway, but it is getting hotter everyday. I think it was 36 or 37 degree Celsius today. Your body dehydrates a lot in the heat like this. I usually like to drink coconut juice, but now I feel like it is not enough. I need something super refreshing, and I am happy I found it. It is " Iced … [Read more...] about My summer drink
Sawatdee ka, Last weekend I wanted to get away from Bangkok so I decided to go to Pattaya because it is only 1.5 hours away from Bangkok. Pattaya is very famous for its nightlife but this doesn't mean that you have nowhere to go during the day. Pattaya has many daytime attractions. I searched in the internet and found suggestion about The Sanctuary of Truth. I must admit it … [Read more...] about The Sanctuary of Truth