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VIDEO: Giving Directions

This lesson you will be learning basic words for directions as well as how to ask for directions. It is useful to know words and phrases that will let you talk about going places, as well as understand what someone else says when giving simple directions. 🙂 BASIC DIRECTIONS:  ตรง /dtrong/ means straight ไป /bpai/ means […]

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VIDEO:Getting A Thai Massage

Video Script: Reception: สวัสดีค่ะ sà-wàt-dii kâ (Hello) Customer: ขอจองนวดไทย 90 นาที วันนี้ ตอน 5 โมงเย็นค่ะ kăw jawng nûad tai gâao-sìp naa-tii wan-níi dtawn hâa moong yen kâ (I would like to book a 90-minute Thai massage, today at 5 p.m. please.) Reception: ขอชื่อกับเบอร์โทรศัพท์ด้วยค่ะ kăw chûe gàp ber toe-rá-sàp dûai kâ (Can I have your name […]

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VIDEO: Basic Comparisons

When forming a comparative sentence like A is bigger than B, we use this pattern: subject 1 + adjective/adverb + กว่า gwàa + subject 2   Script of the Role Play: Pear: เย็นนี้กินอะไรดี yen-níi gin à-rai dii? What shall we eat this evening? Mod: ไม่รู้อ่ะ mâi rúu à I don’t know. Pear: อาหารญี่ปุ่่นดีมั้ย aa-hăan yîi-bpùn […]

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VIDEO: Learn Thai – Restaurant Conversation

  The basic word that is used when you place an order in Thai is เอา /ao/. Some people say the word ขอ  /kŏr/ is more polite to use when ordering food, but I don’t think it matters.   Important note:  As the fact that we use เอา /ao/  to place order, so it can ONLY be followed […]

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VIDEO: Thai Future Tense

Sawatdee ka, Actions that occur in the future (will/going to + verb/verb phrase) can be phrased using the pattern : subject + จะ jà + verb / verb phrase Example: พรุ่งนี้เขาจะทำอาหาร prûng-níi káo jà tam aa-hăan Tomorrow she will cook.   พรุ่งนี้เขาจะไม่มาทำงาน prûng-níi káo jà mâi maa tam-ngaan Tomorrow he will not come to work.   […]

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VIDEO: Exercise Activities

1. ชอบออกกำลังกายมั้ย /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaai mái?/ Do you like to exercise? –      ชอบออกกำลังกายมากค่ะ /chôrp òrk-gam-lang-gaaimâak kâ/ I like to exercise a lot. Click here to learn more about how to ask and answer Thai Yes/No question 2. ชอบกีฬาอะไร /chôrpgii-laaà-rai?/ What sports do you like? –      วิ่ง /wîng/ to run –      ว่ายน้ำ /wâai-náam/ to swim –      โยคะ […]

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VIDEO: Shopping Conversations

This lesson We are looking into useful phrases that are commonly used in shops or stores or when we go shopping. I think most of you already know how to ask the question “how much?” and bargain the price, but this lesson we will learn some more useful phrases for asking about product you want […]

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VIDEO: Thai Slang in Dictionary of New Words

The committee of the royal institute are compiling new words, slang and expression currently in use, ostensibly for the benefit of later generations, who may be confused by the wacky slang of today’s popular media (like my mom lol).There will be more than 1,000 words published in the Dictionary of New Words edition 4 ( พจนานุกรมคำใหม่เล่ม 4)     […]

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VIDEO : How to Ask Someone Out

When you want to ask someone out to do something together with you or going somewhere together, like in English you would say “Shall we…?” in Thai language we use a very simple pattern below; ไป bpai  + do something / somewhere + กันมั้ย /gan mái/? For instance; ไปกินข้าวกันมั้ย bpai gin kâao gan mái? Shall […]

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VIDEO: Friendly Talk

  แล้ว léao (already) When we want to tell that something has happened already, this pattern is used:   Subject + verb + “แล้ว léaw”    แล้ว / léaw/ means ‘already’   Example: I had breakfast already. ผมกินข้าวเช้าแล้ว pŏm gin kâao-cháao  léaw.   He has gone back to Australia already. เค้ากลับออสเตรเลียแล้ว káo glàp Australia láew […]

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Learn Thai from Mistakes

My student showed me a photo from his trip to Chiang Rai. Once I saw it, it made me laugh out loud. I would like to share it with you so we can also learn Thai from this photo. This is a warning sign from a tea plantation in Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. Chiang Rai is known […]

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VIDEO: Thai Expression “Have Fun!”

When you would like to wish Thai people ‘Have a good trip’, ‘enjoy your meal’, ‘enjoy your movie’ etc. you can easily use the following pattern: VERB + ให้ hâi (for) + ADJECTIVE * ให้ hâi (for) + ADJECTIVE = ADVERB For example; เที่ยวให้สนุก tîao hâi sà-nùk (Have a good trip or enjoy your holiday) เที่ยว […]

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VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai

Classifier or unit count (คำลักษณนาม) is essential when you count something in Thai language, so if you would like to speak like a Thai knowing how to use unit count is a must. The pattern is noun (something you are counting) + amount + classifier For example; two women                       ผู้หญิง 2 คน           pûu-yĭng   […]

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VIDEO: Do You Know How To?

We filmed this lesson when we went on a trip to the Surin island together. We explained a common Thai joke as well as a new question word that you might never heard of before. I hope you enjoy this video and find it useful. 🙂   Role play dialogue: Mod:       ครูแพร มดอยากไปดำน้ำ Kru Pear, Mod […]

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VIDEO: Thai Swear Words

This video clip has gone viral among Thai social media users. It is about a foriegn guy got cursed the first time by a Thai. In the video, he told us almost ten swear words in Thai. Below are words spoken in the clip;   Do you know ควย /kuoy/ ? ควย /kuoay/ means ‘dick’   He […]

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VIDEO Lesson 16 : Verb to Want & Placing Order

  This lesson I would like to talk about a very basic verb but important that is often mistakenly used, verb to “want” = อยาก [yàak] The reason that makes many people confused when using this word is that in English you can say I want ‘something’  [ verb to want + object], but in Thai […]

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VIDEO: Thai Slang – We Are of the Same Mind

Dialogue from the video: Mod: เชิญค่ะ chern kâ (Please come in.) Pear: ใส่ชุดสีเดียวกัน sài chút sǐi diao-gan (We’re wearing the same color dress.) Mod & Pear: ใจตรงกัน jai dtrong gan (We are of the same mind.) Pear: ชั้นมีอะไรมาอวด chán mii à-rai maa ùat (I have something to show you.) Mod: ชั้นก็มีอะไรจะอวด chán gâw mii à-rai […]

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VIDEO: Thai Love Phrases

    1. รักแรกพบ /rák râek pób/  Love at first sight รัก /rák/ love แรก /râek/ first พบ /pób/ meet (formal term) , in spoken Thai we use the word เจอ /jer/   2. รักแท้ /rák táe/ แท้ /táe/ real, authentic ผม/ฉันอยากเจอรักแท้ pŏm/chán yàak jer rák táe (I want to find true love.) ผมผม/ฉันกำลังตามหารักแท้ pŏm/chán gam-lang […]

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VIDEO: How To Go There?

  Question Word “How” in Thai: As I mentioned at the beginning, there are three different words for the question “how?” in Thai language. It denpends on what you are asking for. [1] ยังไง yang ngai It is used to ask for ‘how to do something’ or aksing for means or method. The pattern for this […]

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VIDEO : Understand Thai verb ‘to be’

I always say that if you want to speak Thai correctly, one of the first things you should learn is “Thai verb to be” because it is different from English. Thai uses several different verbs to translate English ‘is/am/are’, ‘was/were’. The most important are เป็น [bpen] , อยู่ [yùu] and คือ [kue] 1. เป็น [bpen] […]

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