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 2 kon five bottles of beer เบียร์ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai
Speak Like a Thai
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 yàak bpai dam-náam (I want to go … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Do You Know How To?
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 said he knew many curse words such as: ไอสัตว์ / i sàt/ animal ไอเหี้ย /i … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Swear Words
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 language VERB to WANT can only be followed by VERB only!! not a noun. For … [Read more...] about VIDEO Lesson 16 : Verb to Want & Placing Order
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 jà ùat (I also have something … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Slang – We Are of the Same Mind
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 dtaam hăa rák … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Love Phrases
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.  ยังไง yang ngai It is used to ask for ‘how to do something’ or aksing for means or method. The pattern for this question is do something + yang ngai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Confusing Word “How”
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] A must know rule for เป็น [bpen] is "it is always followed … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Understand Thai verb ‘to be’
It has been a very positive year and we want to thank you all for the wonderful support and helpful ideas throughout the year. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas & New Year and welcome everyone to continue the efforts to learn more Thai in the new year. We hope you enjoy the festive video below, showing you how to wish your loved ones Merry Christmas and Happy New … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Giving Christmas & New Year Wishes Like a Thai
Sawatdee ka Thai language learners, If you would like to start to learn basic Thai from zero, these 10 Basic Thai lessons will help you get started nicely. (PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel) :) The Playlist for all 20 lessons: Lesson1: Getting to Know Thai Consonants' sounds Lesson 2: Understanding Five Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 20 Basic Thai Lessons for Beginners
This lesson we are taking you to a cinema in Bangkok. You will learn words and expressions related to watching movies. Hope you will enjoy this lesson as much as we enjoyed making it for you. : ) แกอยากดูหนังมั้ย? gae yak duu năng mái? Do you want to watch a movie? แกอยากดูเรื่องไรอ่ะ? gae yàak duu rûeng rai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Going to the Movies
The other day my friend said she admired a Thai singer so much because he was so charming and handsome, then the other friend expressed her disagreement and called her “ตาถั่ว dtaa-tùa”! I was laughing at them and thought I had to write about this interesting expression. “ตาถั่ว dtaa-tùa” peanut eyes is Thai expression used in two different situations; ตา /dtaa/ means … [Read more...] about Thai Expression of the Day : Peanut Eyes
Bananas can be found everywhere in Thailand throughout the year. Thai people are grown up with bananas. Thai parents believe that feeding infants banana will make the baby “grow fast and healthy.” Many families continue the custom of using banana as a baby’s first food. I also eat bananas as much as I eat rice. It seems like bananas are part of Thai life, we even include … [Read more...] about Thai Expression of the Day: Banana Banana
Sawatdee ka, As many of you know already that Thai language is a tonal language. When the tone change, the meaning of the word will be changed. There are many groups of words that have exactly the same phonemic sounds, and yet because of different tones express very different meanings. So, today I would like to show you common words that you can see or hear everyday. 5 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Different Tones, Different Meanings
I live in Bangkok and use Skytrain all the time. Many times tourists approached me to ask questions about the station they wan to go to or the right exit they have to take. Even myself I have to ask these questions when I go somewhere I am not familiar with. So let's learn to ask these questions in Thai, shall we? :) ถ้าจะไปซอยสุขุมวิท 24 ต้องลงสถานีไหนคะ tâa … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Taking SkyTrain
What am I doing? I am just trying to teach you a common Thai idiom. : ) In the Thai idiom and psychology, face is the most important thing. We can lose our fortune, but we can't lose our face. Face is not just the body part where we want it to look nice; it is about pride, dignity and social standing. Some people may lose face เสียหน้า /sĭa nâa/, some people may … [Read more...] about Thai Idiom – Sprinkling Coriander on the Face
I hope you find this lesson useful. : ) … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Taking a Taxi
The key word in this lesson is the word "สเปค spec" (please note that the Thai spelling in the subtitle in the video is wrong! I am sorry.). This word is a loan word from English which is believed to come from the word specific (adj.) or specification (n.). Thai has heavily influenced the forms of colloquial English spoken in Thailand. Video Dialogue: Pear: … [Read more...] about VIDEO : What’s Your Type?
When you want to form the sentence using "per" in Thai language, you have to say it backward. The word 'per' in Thai is ละ / lá / For example;  English structure: 50 Baht per day Thai structure : day per 50 Baht วันละ 50 บาท /wan lá 50 bàad / - day in Thai is วัน /wan/  English structure : 200 Baht per hour Thai structure : hour per 200 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Much per Hour?
If you search for words or phrases that include the word "ใจ jai", nearly 100 of them if not more, will pop up. Why are there so many? The word ใจ /jai/ means 'heart or mind', and Thai words that the meaning relates to 'feeling' or 'emotion' always has the word ใจ /jai/ in it. As the heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body, the word ใจ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Useful Words of the Heart