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VIDEO: Pronunciation Focus!!

  ถุง /tŭng/ means “bag”. It is a simple word but it is one of the commonly confused word as this word is used for bags that are used for shopping like plastic bag, paper bag, fabric bag or cloth bag. Many students misunderstand this word for bags like purse, suitcase or luggage which are […]

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5 Best Words to Compliment a Woman

How to Compliment a Woman in Thai Beautiful is the classic way to describe a feminine beauty. I am sure most of you already knew the word “/สวย sŭai/” which means ‘beautiful’. There are interesting and useful phrases that you could use when you want to give a woman a nice compliment that she is beautiful. […]

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VIDEO: Long Time No See

  In this lesson we teach the useful phrase “long time no see” in Thai and a couple more common phrases Thai people often use to talk about after haven’t seen each other for a while. “ไม่ได้เจอกันนาน /mâi-dâai jer gan naan/” is the phrase used for long time no see. ไม่ได้ /mâi-dâai/ + do something = did […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.3

The two useful phrases we clarify the confusion in the video are as followings; ขอโทษ /kăw-tôot/ is used when you want to apologise to someone or used for the phrase ‘excuse me’ when you want to ask someone to make way for you. เสียใจ /sǐa-jai/ means ‘sad, sorry, regret‘. We say “เสียใจด้วยนะ  sǐa-jai dûai ná” […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.2

This episode we will talk about the word “tired”. In Thai we have TWO different words and we found that most students are often confused when to use each word. So let’s have a look! We have TWO words which are “1. เหนื่อย /nùeai/” and “2. ง่วงนอน/ngûang-nawn/” both can be translated as ‘tired’ in English […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.1

This lesson we will talk about Thai words that are used for ‘when’. We have three different words for ‘when’. It sounds like why we need to complicate things, right? Don’t worry it is simpler than you think. Just watch this video to the end and you will understand it clearly.   เมื่อไหร่ /mûea-rài/ is […]

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VIDEO: Customizing Food Order

Dialogue from the video Waitress : สวัสดีค่ะ รับอะไรดีคะ sà-wàt-dii kâ, ráp à-rai dii ká? (Hello, what would you like to order?) Pear: เอาต้มยำกุ้งพิเศษเห็ดค่ะ ao dtôm-yam-gûng pí-sèet hèt kâ (I would like to have Spicy Prawn Soup with extra mushrooms please.) เอาผัดผักเพิ่มกุ้งค่ะ ao pàt-pàk pêrm gûng kâ (I would like to have stir-fried vegetable and add […]

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VIDEO: Money Matters

Useful Vocabulary and Phrases: Money = เงิน /ngern/ (formal term) ตังค์ /dtang/ (informal term) Banknote = แบงค์ /báeng/ Small banknote = แบงค์ย่อย /báeng yâwi/ To exchange = แลก /lâek/ Do you have smaller notes? = คุณมีแบงค์ย่อยมั้ย /kun mii báeng yâwi mái?/ I only have 1000 Baht note = ผมมีแค่แบงค์พัน /pŏm mii kâe báeng pan/ Can […]

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VIDEO: Isan 101 (Basic Northeastern Thai Dialect)

Northeastern region of Thailand or what Thai people refer to as ‘อีสาน Isan also Isaan, Isarn, Esan, or Esarn’ is the largest part of the country. You might hear the official term is “ภาคตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ pàak dtà-wan-àwk-chǐang-nŭea”. The main language is Isan, which is a dialect of the Lao language. Isan belongs to the Chiang Saeng […]

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VIDEO: Thai Short Vowels

To speak Thai clearly and make local people understood, it is not only getting the tones right it is also pronouncing the vowels correctly. There are in total 32 vowel sounds in Thai language, 14 of them are long vowel sounds and 18 are short vowel sounds. Similar to pronouncing Thai tones, when the vowel […]

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VIDEO: Hotel Conversation

Hotel conversation I was in Koh Samet , my favourite closest island to Bangkok for a weekend getaway. I took the opportunity to film a short video lesson about inquiring for a room and making a reservation as well as requesting for extra things in the resort. Fortunately a receptionist was so kind to help me making […]

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VIDEO: 10 Thai Romantic Phrases

We selected lovely Thai phrases that could help express your feelings. Learn these romantic Thai phrases to win over that special someone in your life. 1. You melt my heart คุณทำให้ใจผมละลาย /kun tam-hâi jai pŏm lá-laai/ ทำให้ tam-hâi = cause, make ละลาย lá-laai = melt 2. I have got a crush on you. – คุณโดนใจผมมาก […]

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VIDEOS : Useful Thai Lessons for This Valentine’s Day

1. How to Ask Someone Out 2. 10 Useful Words of the Heart 3. Thai Love Phrases 4. Thai Slang: We are of the Same Mind 5. What Type of People are You Attracted to?

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VIDEO: Common Questions about Celebrating New Year

So our year come to an end and the New Year is almost here. Teacher Pear has a small gift for you all – she made a short video talking about five useful questions you can use to ask your Thai friends about their New Year’s celebration. She also has lovely message to say to you at the […]

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Some Favourites from Our Videos in 2015

As I was writing our newsletter last week I was scanning through the videos Pear and I have uploaded over the past 12 months. While we would obviously like to do more (although that would have been impossible with our full time commitment with one-to-one lessons, and our other projects), we really enjoyed making the ones […]

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VIDEO: 10 Common Thai Interjections

Have you ever heard  a strange funny sound from a Thai person and you didn’t understand what it meant? In this lesson we show you the common sounds that Thai people make to show emotion or feelings. We hope it helps you to understand Thai people better and you can also apply to your own […]

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VIRAL VIDEO: Amazing Luxury Thailand

Earlier this week, Tourism Authority of Thailand (HK) released a new promotional video that has quickly gone viral. The video posted to the Hong Kong Facebook page of TAT on Monday has almost reached 1,000,000 views already. Amazing Luxury Thailand: Where Life Rules Everything shows a different aspect of a dream travel experience in Thailand. There were mixed responses about this […]

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Viral Video – Pray for Anna: She is totally paralysed after visiting Thailand

The short film tells a story of a beautiful young traveler named Anna who comes to visit her Thai boyfriend, but their journey takes an appetizing yet sour turn. Anna eats like a monster, to the point she is left in a food coma suffering “jawbone syndrome” from all the delicious street food; grilled pork, […]

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VIDEO: 12 Most Common Mistakes Foreigners Make When Speaking Thai

Thai people always love to hear foreigners make an effort to speak Thai. We always encourage our students not to be afraid of making mistakes when they have a conversation with local people, we would love students to use the lessons they learn in real life. We believe mistakes are stepping stones to learning! However we […]

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VIDEO: Flavours รสชาติ

Food and eating is an important part in Thai culture. Food often becomes the social occasion in itself. This is partly due to the friendly, social nature of Thai people, but also because of the way in which food is shared in Thailand. You have learned how to order food or how to eat like a Thai. […]

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