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
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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?
 Telling the destination : ไป /bpai/ + destination + polite particle … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – Talking to a Taxi Driver
First of all, I apologize for the background noise caused by the heavy wind. I filmed this video with my phone so the frame is very small, and I tried to reduce the background noise, but it didn't work! :( I hope you can hear my voice well enough. I spent my long weekend at the beach in Pranburi. You can read more information about this lovely and peaceful beach village … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Practice Your Thai Listening Skills
Which steps have you reached today? วันนี้คุณอยู่ที่ขั้นบันไดไหน /wan-níi kun yùu tîi kán ban-dai năi?/ ขั้นบันได / kán ban-dai/ steps ไหน / năi?/ Which? I won’t do it ผม/ฉันจะไม่ทำมัน [pŏm/chán jà tam man] จะ /jà/ will ทำ /tam/ to do I can’t do it ผม/ฉันทำไม่ได้ [pŏm/chán tam mâi-dâai] Do something + ได้ / dâai/ = cannot do … [Read more...] about Thai Lesson: I Can Do It!
I got a question on my Facebook page asking how to say 'apple juice' in Thai. You can add the word น้ำ 'náam' meaning ‘water’ in front of any kind of fruit, and you get the word that particular fruit juice. For example; apple in Thai is แอปเปิ้ล /áb-bpêrn/; apple juice is น้ำแอปเปิ้ล /náam áb-bpêrn/ Watch this video to learn how to say the names of different fruit in Thai … [Read more...] about Thai Lesson : Fruit
I would like you to practice your Thai listening skills. I couldn't think of anything to tell so I decided to tell a short story of my life, all in Thai language! Here are the transcripts of what I say in the video: … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – practice your listening skills
There is a Thai saying I really like จะถูกจะแพงขอแดงไว้ก่อน /jà tùuk jà paeng kŏr daeng wái gòrn/, in English it would be ‘it doesn't matter if it is cheap or expensive, go for red’ : ) Color in Thai is สี /sĭi/. When Thai people talking about color the word สี /sĭi/ can be put in front of the name of the color or can be dropped. The first set of … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Colors
I have got a few questions regarding introducing oneself in this past week. This lesson is one of the very first lessons I filmed when I started my teaching career. I went back to watch it and I felt like..Oh! that was so embarrassing! I spoke soooo slow in my first few videos, so after learning the words and expressions from my videos please speak faster than I did. Ok, now … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Introduce oneself
Sawatdee ka, I was at my parent's home with my younger brother and sister , so I asked them to make a Thai lesson video together. You will learn a few fun Thai slang commonly used in everyday life in this video. I hope you enjoy the lesson. :) See below to learn what were said in the role play. มิ้ง จะไปไหนอ่ะ /Mink, jà bpai năi à?/ Where are you … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang – Giving Compliments and More
I was invited to be a guest on channel 7 on Thai TV to talk about making online Thai lessons and teaching Thai language to foreigners. It provides good listening practice for you. I already contacted the producer for the raw video files so I can put the English subtitle in.Hopefully I will receive them very soon. Part 1 … [Read more...] about Learnthaiwithmod.com on TV
Below are the translations for the dialogue of the role play in the video: Mod: มิ้งช้าจัง Mink cháa jang. Mink is so late. ช้า /cháa/ = slow, late จัง /jang/ = very, used for emphasis at the end of a statement. Mai: เมื่อไหร่จะมาอ่ะ mûea-rài jà maa à? When is he coming? เมื่อไหร่ /mûea-rài/ = When? จะ /jà/ = will, used to from a future … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang – It Serves You Right!
“For” can be translated to a few different words in Thai language. 1. "ให้ hâi" used in the pattern “do something for somebody” … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Do something “for” someone & other “for”
Pineapple is widely available in Thailand all year around. I like to eat it both fresh and make a smoothie out of it. There is also one pineapple dish I really like. It is called ข้าวผัดสับปะรด /kâao pàd sàb-bpà-rót/ or Pineapple Fried Rice. Here are the ingredients in case you are interested to cook it yourselves:) … [Read more...] about Pineapple fried rice and a Thai proverb
Before the current calendar, Thailand used lunar calendar (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ /bpà-dtì-tin jan-tá-rá ká-dtì/) which is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phase. Until year 1889 in the reign of King rama V, Thailand formally announced to use the solar calendar (Thai : ปฏิทินสุริยคติ bpà-dtì-tin sù-rí-yá ká-dtì/) in which the years are counted in the Buddhist Era … [Read more...] about 12 months in Thai language
Sawatdee ka, This lesson continues from my previous blog, Understand Thai pronouns for “I”. I would like to repeat again that age, social status, gender, the relationship between speakers, the formality of the situation and individual personality all play a part in helping Thai people to decide the most appropriate way to refer to themselves and address others. Certain … [Read more...] about Understand Thai pronouns “You”
Sawatee ka, I got a question from one of my Youtube viewers, and got this same question before several times. The question is "When do we use ฟัง/fang/ and ได้ยิน/dâi-yin/ ? … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – hear or listen