“wai” (ไหว้) is an exquisite and unique traditional way Thai people greet and show respect. Thai people also perform the Wai in these situations: Giving Thanks Good Bye Apologizing Praying to the Buddha Paying respect to sacred things i.e. spirit house, image of the King Anyone who has travelled to Thailand will be familiar with the wai, but the wai can be … [Read more...] about VIDEO: When and How to Wai Properly
The latest viral sexy ad video of Thailand. The video, which was uploaded on July 30th, has quickly reached over two millions views and nearly two thousand comments on the social network. No Thai words are spoken, but it shows how current Thai society is like really well in my opinion. 555 Interesting behind the scene It is one of the few ads … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Bra Ad Goes Viral
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
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
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
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!
Although Western numerals (Arabic numbers) are now widely used in Thai writing, there are also ten Thai glyphs for numbers. You can see it on Thai banknotes and coins, or if you visit tourist attractions i.e. museums, important temples, historical parks, you will see Thai numerals used to show the entrance fee. Sadly but true, the practice of dual pricing by using Thai letters … [Read more...] about Thai Numerals
Sawatdee ka, I think when you visit Thailand the activity you cannot miss is shopping, am I right? and we know that the prices seem to be higher for tourists. Let's learn how to negotiate the price, or suggest the price. This video shows you how we do exactly that. Key phrases: Asking for the price : อันนี้เท่าไหร่ [an-níi tâo-rài?] * The word อัน … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Shopping like a Thai
Sawatdee ka, I think learning a few basic words for telling direction would help your stay in Thailand a little bit easier. Once my foreign friend wanted to say 'turn right' but instead he said 'turn buffalo'!! since the word 'right' and 'buffalo' sounds kind of similar. It was nothing terrible but it created a fun laugh. I didn't laugh at my friend because I thought he was … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Basic Directions
Sawatdee ka, This ad from Oriental Princess is interesting in my opinion. It is encouraging women to see the value in themselves. We can also learn many useful words from this clip, especially one question word that is being repeated throughout the clip. From the video, there are 20 questions being asked. The questions are as follows: 1. ทำไมต้องแต่ง [tam-mai dtông … [Read more...] about Learn useful Thai words from Thai ad
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
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, 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