Sawatdee ka, There are many ways to say good night in Thai. Below are expressions that are commonly used. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Different Ways to Say Good Night in Thai
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Sawatdee ka, I went to Lumpini park today and spotted this reptile. Many Thai people have a superstiton that if you see this animal, bad luck will come to you. I remember when I was a kid and there were few of these reptiles in my school's pond. Whenever my friends and I saw it we would scream and ran away because we didn't want to have a bad luck. I don't have such a … [Read more...] about The Animal Thais Dislike
Sawatdee ka, Let's learn a common used Thai slang. The word in the video is มันส์ (mun) which means fun and exciting. More example for the use of the word มันส์ (mun); - หนังเรื่อง Iron man 2 มันส์มาก [Năng rûeng Iron Man 2 mun mâak] The movie Iron man 2 is great fun and exciting. - ผมดูมวยไทยที่ประเทศไทย มันส์มาก! [pŏm duu muai tai têe bprà-tâte tai, … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang
Sawatdee ka, I have seen many people misuse the polite title คุณ [kun]. When I write emails, I use the greeting "sawatdee ka Kun...". Many times people wrote me or replied my email refer to themselves "Kun..." as well. I would like to clarify this misunderstanding. The word คุณ [kun] is put before first names or nicknames when refer to others, or when it is used as second or … [Read more...] about Thai polite title
Sawatdee ka, In Chinese Astrology 2012 is the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon will start on 23 January 2012 and end on 09 February 2013. What kind of year will 2012 be? Many expect 2012 to bring about the end of the world. I have no idea myself, I only make the best out of each day. Anyway, let's talk about something I am sure I know, Thai language :) Dragon … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from the year of the Dragon
Sawatdee ka, What is your method for learning and remembering new Thai words. I think watching funny videos helps you tremendously, so I put few funny Thai video ads here.  Funny Thai noodles advert The interesting word from this ad is the word "อืด" [uet] which mean swell. Thai people use this word as a slang to call someone who is overweight as … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from Funny Thai Ads
Sawatdee ka, Please don't be frighten to see me teaching you this expression. It is not that I got aggressive all of the sudden LOL. I write this lesson to answer a question I got from a YouTube viewer. His question is " How do you say in thai 'get the hell away from me, I thought you were a chick!!" ?" I shared this question on my Facebook page … [Read more...] about Learn Thai expression – “get the hell away from me”
Sawatdee ka, Yesterday I was a little bit unwell so I had an idea of making this lesson. I also found a song that has the same expression in the lyrics, so I put a few sentences from the song here as I thought it might help you remember the expression better :) Please listen to the song and see below the lyrics I picked up from 00:07 to 00:19. The song is called "Bpen … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from a song – what’s wrong?
Sawatdee ka, Please don't get me wrong that Thai people also celebrate Thanksgiving day. I was in the States for 3 months when I was 20 and had many American friends. Also my Google Analytics report shows that most visitors of my website are in America:) So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Thanksgiving!! Now, let's learn some words that (I think) it is … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving
Sawatdee ka, There are Thai words that sound almost exactly the same. The difference is sometimes the vowel; short vowel or long vowel, or the tone. First pair of common words is ส้ม [sôm] = orange, and ส้อม [sôrm] = fork The word orange is short vowel but the word fork is long vowel (it sounds a little longer than orange) Please listen to the audio carefully, and repeat … [Read more...] about Say it right! – Orange or Fork
Sawatdee ka, In English the pronoun "you" is good to use to call anyone whether he/she is older or younger than you, even at the same age. Thai culture is based on people's seniority, so it is not nice and polite to call people who are older than you only by their names. Then what we should call them? The word พี่ “pîi“ has a particularly wide range of use, which includes - … [Read more...] about Personal pronouns in Thai language.
Sawatdee ka, As a multi-culture city, Halloween is also celebrated here in Bangkok. I would like to share Halloween related vocabulary Thinking of Halloween, I am firstly thinking of GHOST! ผี [pĕe] I don't like talking about ghost at all since I am super scared [กลัว glua] of them. มดกลัวผีมากค่ะ I don't even watch ghost movies. [หนัง năng] มดไม่ดูหนังผีค่ะ Next word must … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Halloween
I am sure everyone knows how to say hello in Thai language...that's right we say "สวัสดี" [sà-wàt-dee] "สวัสดี" [sà-wàt-dee] is also used to say goodbye as well, but it is used in formal situations such as when talking to your boss, or people you respect like teacher, parents etc. Let's learn how to say goodbye in more informal situations.  I often use the word … [Read more...] about VIDEO – Saying Goodbye Like A Real Thai
Sawatdee ka, I went out for dinner with my best friend, Keaw almost 3 weeks ago, but I just had a chance to finish editing this video. Let's learn some useful Thai expressions and phrases from this trip. I hope you enjoy this video. Please leave comments or suggestions. Kop Kun Ka. Mod So, this is what I was waiting for. It is called "Shibuya Honey Toast". You eat it with … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Go out with friend
Sawatdee ka, Of course! you know how to say Sa-baai dee mai? [How are you?]. Did you know that we actually use another expression more often than that? Check out what it is. … [Read more...] about Learn to greet like a real Thai!
Sawatdee ka, Let's learn a useful and easy verb. Learn to say I like you!, I like reading books etc. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – verb to like
This morning I was in a mood for cooking. I decided to cook my favourite egg dish which is called in Thai "Kai Luuk Koei" (ไข่ลูกเขย) Kai (low tone) [ไข่] means egg Luuk (falling tone) - Koei (rising tone) [ลูกเขย] means son-in-law So, Kai Luuk Koei means son-in-law eggs! Funny name, isn't it? Kai Luuk Koei made from deep-fried hard boiled eggs, which have been cut into … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from Thai food : Son-in-law eggs
Barring the Groom from approaching the Bride (พิธีกั้นประตู) In order for the wedding to continue, the groom must bring the bride from her room to join him for the engagement ceremony. However, before this can happen, the groom must successfully pass through a number of obstacles that are put in the groom’s way by the bride’s family. These symbolic “doors” can only be … [Read more...] about Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – symbolic doors
Sawatdii ka, Do you know Sepak Takraw? Last Satureday I saw a group of taxi motorcycle riders in my soi playing Sepak Takraw on the side of the street, so I thought I needed to find out more about this and share in my blog. Sepak Takraw (เซปักตะกร้อ) was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years ago. The name itself comes from two languages. Sepak is "kick" … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Sepak Takraw
sawatdii ka, Love is in the air, it is the month of LOVE. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about some expressions that you could use on your lovely day or actually anyday;) Valentine's day is the day of love so in Thai it is called "wan hàng kwaam rák" วันแห่งความรัก 1. Pŏm rák kun [ผมรักคุณ] (male speaker), Chán rák kun (female speaker) [ฉันรักคุณ] = I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Sweet Thai Words for Your Valentine’s Day ♥