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: How To Go There?
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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
This lesson you will learn new words related to relationship. My brother's girlfriend is sulking, and he wants to find a way to make it up to her. Dialogue MINK : Mod, tam yang-ngai dii à? มด ทำไงดีอ่ะ What should I do? dtawn-níi nóng Gúk-Gài káo ngawn mâak. ตอนนี้น้องกุ๊กไก่เค้างอนมาก Now, Kookai is sulking a lot. káo … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Relationship
For beginners, it is not complicated to tell time in Thai, take your time to go through this lesson with me. Those who are not beginners, I hope you find this lesson a good revision : ) Key expressions used the the role play: 1. นาฬิกาตาย /naa-lí-gaa dtaai/ The watch is broken. นาฬิกา /naa-lí-gaa/ means watch or clock ตาย /dtaai/ … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Telling the Time
Thai sentence structure: The structure of Thai statements is like English: Subject + verb + Object I want to go to Phuket. ผมอยากไปภูเก็ต /pŏm yàak bpai Phuket/ To form negative statement, the word ไม่ /mâi/ is used to negate the verb James doesn’t like to watch T.V. เจมส์ไม่ชอบดูทีวี /James mâi châwp duu tii-wii/ Noun phrase: The … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Three Ultimate Guides to Speaking Like a Thai
The /ai/ sound in Thai have two forms; 1. ใ is called สระไอไม้ม้วน /sà-rà ai máai mûan/ 2. ไ is called สระไอไม้มลาย /sà-rà ai máai má-laai/ Those who have just started to read and write Thai language might get confused when to use ใ or ไ . The good news is there are only 20 words that use " ใ ". Every Thai student has to remember these 20 words by reciting a poem in … [Read more...] about 20 Words with Mai Muan ใ
In Thai language, passive voice sentences are used in the bad circumstances only. For example; she was deceived, the thief was arrested. etc. The pattern of passive voice sentence is: the action reciever + ถูก /tùuk/ + the doer + verb or the action reciever + โดน /doan/ + the doer + verb … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Passive Voice
I suggest you to review the previous one first then study this one, that would help you understand this lesson quicker : ) Review the previous lesson - How to use classifier when counting HOW MANY? Pattern : noun + กี่ gìi + classifier … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – How Many?