This lesson we are talking about words for everyday life that we often hear Thai language learners mispronounce. If you mispronounce these words, it might change the meaning to an offensive word or impolite word, so we would like you to be careful when saying these five words! ขวา /kwăa/ = right คอย /kawi/ = wait for , and เคย /keoi/ = ever, have done something before … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 5 Words You Must Not Mispronounce!
Speak Like a Thai
This is a good lesson to learn many language skills. My sister and I created a Thai conversation for your to listen, it helps you to improve your listening, also you can learn some Thai grammars, and practice pronunciation with this video. At the end of the lesson, I have an exercise for you to practice the grammars that you learned today. Please find the answers … [Read more...] about VIDEO: UPGRADE YOUR GRAMMAR | CONVERSATION
This lesson is very special because you will learn two things in one;  Thai Grammar  Listening skills I try to make this lesson useful for both beginners and intermediate learners. I edited the same role play in two different versions; Version 1 is with subtitle and has slower talking speed Version 2 is without subtitle and has normal talking speed. If … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fix Your Grammar
In my opinion the absolute best way to sound more like a native speaker is to imitate other native speakers. So I want you to imitate or to copy me! Now these words might seem quite easy to you because they are words we use all the time BUT I would like you to really concentrate on the vowel sounds if the word is pronounced with a short or long sound as well as the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Pronounce 50 Common Thai Words PERFECTLY
I have been giving private lessons for almost ten years. My students are from around the world; America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Asia. One if the same mistakes they make is using words that Thai people don't use because those terms are too formal or old-fashioned. In this lesson I share with you ten common Thai words that I keep hearing my students say but Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Don’t Say These Words
I have been teaching students from all over the world both in-person and online for almost ten years. There are a few common mistakes that my students keep making. In this lesson I am going to share three common mistakes that you need to stop making. For more videos about common Thai mistakes, try these: Pronunciation mistakes: https://bit.ly/2NekmTc Grammar … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Language Errors You Keep Making
This lesson is designed for listening practice. Thai Language learners need to actively develop their listening skills. Listening is every bit as vital to learning as reading, writing and speaking. Listening will help you to improve your understanding of the language and your pronunciation. My sister and I are talking about our up coming trip. I hope you enjoy the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Listening to Thai Conversation
Like other languages, Thai has borrowed heavily from the English language. The thing is, most people don’t realise they are English words because of the way Thai people pronounce those words. Some of the borrowed words you might have to say with a Thai accent in order for Thai people to understand. So I create this listening practice, listen to each word and try your best to … [Read more...] about Step Up Your Game! Speak Like a Native Thai & Listening Practice
Conversation from the video: Friend : ผมมีข่าวจะบอก /pŏm mii kàao jà bàwk/ I have news for you. Pear: ข่าวดีหรือข่าวร้ายคะ /kàao dii rŭe kàao ráai ká/ Is it good news or bad news? Friend: เที่ยวบินถูกยกเลิก /tîao-bin tùuk yók-lêrk/ My flight has been cancelled. Pear: ทำไมอ่ะ /tam-mai à?/ Why is that? Friend: น่านฟ้าถูกปิด /nâan-fáa tùuk bpìd/ The airspace is … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Airport Pickup
Thailand is divided up into four main regions: south, central, northeast, and north. This division is made due to multiple factors, including significant geography aspects, language differences, historical differences, and economic differences. In Thailand the four major dialects of Thai are: Central Thai, Thai version of Lao which is called Isan (we have two videos of Isan … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Southern Dialect
Key phrases from the lesson: อย่ายุ่งกับชั้นได้มั้ย /yâa yûng gàp chán dâai-mái?/ "อย่า /yàa/" is the word we use to make a negative command, or to tell someone not to do something, similarly to English word "DON'T". "ยุ่ง /yûng/" in this context means to meddle/to mess with something or someone. This word is used with the preposition กับ /gàp/ with . ได้มั้ย … [Read more...] about VIDEO: It is None of Your Business!!
Script from the Role play: Boy: เค้ามีอะไรจะบอก /káo mii à-rai jà bàwk/ I have something to tell you. Girl: อะไรเหรอ /à-rai rĕr/ What is it? Boy: วาเลนไทน์มีแค่วันเดียว แต่รักเธอคนเดียวมีทุกวัน /waa-len-taai mii kâe wan-diao, dtâe rák ter kon diao mii túk-wan/ Valentine's Day is only one day, but I love only you everyday. เค้ารักตัวเองนะ /káo rák dtua-eeng ná/ I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Love Phrases and How to Say “I LOVE YOU”
Thailand is among five Asian countries that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year. The main problem is the fact that practically anything you buy in Thailand comes in a plastic bag. Plastic bags for groceries. Plastic bags for single items in a supermarket. Plastic straws and cup holders from … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Say No to Plastic!
I asked my friends and people in my neighbourhood the same question "อยากได้อะไรเป็นของขวัญปีใหม่ /yàak dâai à-rai bpen kăwng-kwăn bpii-mài/ What would you like to have for New Year gift?". They give different answers which offer you interesting new vocabulary. Also they speak in normal speed which is a good listening practice for you. I would like you to just listen to what … [Read more...] about VIDEO: What Do Thais Want for Christmas/NewYear?
9 Compliments to Give Women The common words for complimenting a woman that most students know are the words สวย /sŭai/ (beautiful) and น่ารัก /nâa-rák/ (cute). There are more interesting words to give a compliment and they sure will make you sound like a local. We picked nine trending words and expressions for you to learn. 1. เท่ /tây/ cool 2. มีเสน่ห์ /mii … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Trending Words for Complimenting Women
We received a question asking how to say "I want you to do something" in Thai. This is a good question as many students often make a mistake when using the word "want" in different situations. The word "want to do something" is อยาก yàak. When you would like to ask someone to do something we use the phrase "อยากให้ yàak hâi" and just use this simple pattern: อยากให้ yàak … [Read more...] about VIDEO:The Most Commonly Confused Word “WANT”
I received a question on my website and I thought it would be useful for many of you as well. You can learn a few things from this one minute lesson. Question: How do I say in Thai "I am vegetarian. Could you please wash the pan before cooking my food?" USEFUL VOCABULARY: มังสวิรัติ /mang-sà-wí-rát/ = vegetarian ล้าง /láang/ = wash กระทะ /grá-tá/ = pan ก่อน … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Talk Like a Thai EP.20 – I am Vegetarian
The pattern used to ask for help or ask someone to do something for you as in English ‘Could you…?’ is below: ช่วย chûai + do something + หน่อย nòi + ได้มั้ย dâai-mái NOTE: In colloquial speech you can omit either the phrase ช่วย chûai or หน่อย nòi or ได้มั้ย dâai-mái when speaking to someone who is close to you such as your family members or close friends. More … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Making Requests / Asking for Help
Phrases that are talked about in the video: ขายยังไง /kăai yang-ngai?/ How do you sell this? กิโลละเท่าไหร่ /gì-lo lá tâ0-rài?/ How much is it per kilogram? กิโลละ 1,000 บาท /gì-lo lá nùeng pan bàat/ It is 1,000 Baht per kilogram. ตัวละเท่าไหร่ /dtua lá tâo-rài?/ How much is it per one? ตัวละ 500 บาท /dtua lá hâa rói bàat/ It is 500 Baht each. ลดได้มั้ย /lòt … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Seafood Market Tour in Pattaya
TALK LIKE A THAI We created this short lesson so you can learn one more Thai stucture you can use in veryday life, or it can help refreshing your memories. Watch now by clicking the picture below. Hope you find it useful in your Thai learning. :) ‘Present continuous’ or verb with “-ing” expressing action that is happening at the moment speaking such as ‘I am … [Read more...] about Talk Like a Thai EP.16