Last week I uploaded a test which I designed for beginners, I am happy that you seem to enjoy it, but many of you took the test and commented that it was very difficult. So for this week I created a new video with a new set of questions. For intermediate and advanced learners please stay tuned for the next level test in the future. Now get out your pen and paper, and write … [Read more...] about How Good is Your Thai? (LEVEL 1 TEST)
Today I’m going to test you on your grammar, and I want you to comment below with your score. Be honest and truthful because it is unlikely that you will get all the answers right. :) Before we get started, this video is for advanced beginners. If you find this test too difficult for you, please try this test. However if you think it is too easy for you please stay tuned for … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Good is Your Thai? (LEVEL 2 TEST)
Conversation from the video: Friend : ผมมีข่าวจะบอก /pŏm mii kàao jà bàwk/ I have news for you. Pear: ข่าวดีหรือข่าวร้ายคะ /kàao dii rŭe kàao ráai ká/ Is it good news or bad news? Friend: เที่ยวบินถูกยกเลิก /tîao-bin tùuk yók-lêrk/ My flight has been cancelled. Pear: ทำไมอ่ะ /tam-mai à?/ Why is that? Friend: น่านฟ้าถูกปิด /nâan-fáa tùuk bpìd/ The airspace is … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Airport Pickup
Thailand is divided up into four main regions: south, central, northeast, and north. This division is made due to multiple factors, including significant geography aspects, language differences, historical differences, and economic differences. In Thailand the four major dialects of Thai are: Central Thai, Thai version of Lao which is called Isan (we have two videos of Isan … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Southern Dialect
Key phrases from the lesson: อย่ายุ่งกับชั้นได้มั้ย /yâa yûng gàp chán dâai-mái?/ "อย่า /yàa/" is the word we use to make a negative command, or to tell someone not to do something, similarly to English word "DON'T". "ยุ่ง /yûng/" in this context means to meddle/to mess with something or someone. This word is used with the preposition กับ /gàp/ with . ได้มั้ย … [Read more...] about VIDEO: It is None of Your Business!!
Makha Bucha Day (วันมาฆบูชา) is a Buddhist holiday, which takes place annually on the night of the full moon during the third lunar month of the year. “Makha” is the Pali word for the third Lunar month, while “bucha” means to honor or to venerate. Since Makha Bucha is based on the lunar calendar, the date varies from year to year. This year Makha Bucha day is on 19 … [Read more...] about Makha Bucha Day
Script from the Role play: Boy: เค้ามีอะไรจะบอก /káo mii à-rai jà bàwk/ I have something to tell you. Girl: อะไรเหรอ /à-rai rĕr/ What is it? Boy: วาเลนไทน์มีแค่วันเดียว แต่รักเธอคนเดียวมีทุกวัน /waa-len-taai mii kâe wan-diao, dtâe rák ter kon diao mii túk-wan/ Valentine's Day is only one day, but I love only you everyday. เค้ารักตัวเองนะ /káo rák dtua-eeng ná/ I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Love Phrases and How to Say “I LOVE YOU”
During winter in Thailand (December until February) is the best time to visit the north where it is cooler than in any other part of the country. My sister and I decided that we should have a holiday in the ancient capital of Lanna, Chiang Mai. We both have been to this province a few times in the past years, but mainly we spent time in the city center. So, we wanted to … [Read more...] about Samoeng : A Retreat into Serenity
Thailand is among five Asian countries that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year. The main problem is the fact that practically anything you buy in Thailand comes in a plastic bag. Plastic bags for groceries. Plastic bags for single items in a supermarket. Plastic straws and cup holders from … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Say No to Plastic!
สวนของลุงรวย วันนี้วันดี มีนากับมานี ได้ไปเที่ยวสวนของลุงรวย Today is a good day. Meena and Manee get to visit uncle Ruay's garden. สวนของลุงรวยซ้วยสวย อยู่ใกล้ลำห้วย Uncle Ruay's garden is so beautiful located near a creek. ปลูกกล้วย ปลูกบ๊วย ปลูกดอกแพงพวย สวยๆทั้งนั้น He grows bananas, plums, watercress. They are all beautiful. นั่นด้วงอยู่บนจอมปลวก … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Reading and Listening
I asked my friends and people in my neighbourhood the same question "อยากได้อะไรเป็นของขวัญปีใหม่ /yàak dâai à-rai bpen kăwng-kwăn bpii-mài/ What would you like to have for New Year gift?". They give different answers which offer you interesting new vocabulary. Also they speak in normal speed which is a good listening practice for you. I would like you to just listen to what … [Read more...] about VIDEO: What Do Thais Want for Christmas/NewYear?
9 Compliments to Give Women The common words for complimenting a woman that most students know are the words สวย /sŭai/ (beautiful) and น่ารัก /nâa-rák/ (cute). There are more interesting words to give a compliment and they sure will make you sound like a local. We picked nine trending words and expressions for you to learn. 1. เท่ /tây/ cool 2. มีเสน่ห์ /mii … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Trending Words for Complimenting Women
I have been to many traditional Thai wedding ceremonies and Thai wedding parties, but this was my first time to attend a traditional Isan wedding which is called บายศรีสู่ขวัญ Bai Sri Su Kwan. It was our lovely teacher Pear's wedding. The event took place in Mahasarakham province in Northeastern Thailand. I filmed the event from the beginning to the end. It is my pleasure to … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Traditional Thai Isan Wedding Ceremony
For some Thais, Loy Krathong festival (ประเพณีลอยกระทง) is a kind of Valentines'day. It is an opportunity to ask your crush out to go out on a magical full moon night. In this video I have some useful phrases and a cheesy line you can use during this beautiful festival, try them and have a wonderful time! :) Let's also look at some useful sentences you can ask your Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Line for Loy Krathong Festival
I think you might like to have some fun with with your Thai friends, so I made this video. I suggest you to try to say these phrases slowly first, get fimiliar with the words, tones, vowels. When you feel comfortable saying each word then add the speed, just try to say it faster! ยักษ์ใหญ่ไล่ยักษ์เล็ก yák yài lâi yák lék The big giant is chasing the small … [Read more...] about Thai Tongue Twisters
We received a question asking how to say "I want you to do something" in Thai. This is a good question as many students often make a mistake when using the word "want" in different situations. The word "want to do something" is อยาก yàak. When you would like to ask someone to do something we use the phrase "อยากให้ yàak hâi" and just use this simple pattern: อยากให้ yàak … [Read more...] about VIDEO:The Most Commonly Confused Word “WANT”
In the occasion of Halloween, let's learn something related to ghosts. First, the correct pronunciation of the word "ghost" is ผี /pǐi/. Many students are often confused with the word พี่ /pîi/ which is used to call an older person. Let me give you some sentence examples; คุณกลัวผีมั้ย /kun glua pǐi mái?/ = Are you afraid of ghost? คุณชอบดูหนังผีมั้ย /kun châwp duu … [Read more...] about VIDEO: GHOST
I received a question on my website and I thought it would be useful for many of you as well. You can learn a few things from this one minute lesson. Question: How do I say in Thai "I am vegetarian. Could you please wash the pan before cooking my food?" USEFUL VOCABULARY: มังสวิรัติ /mang-sà-wí-rát/ = vegetarian ล้าง /láang/ = wash กระทะ /grá-tá/ = pan ก่อน … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Talk Like a Thai EP.20 – I am Vegetarian
5 Thai Slang Words for Sexy First, there is no Thai word for "sexy". We use the borrowed word from English and pronounce it with Thai accent. It is pronounced /sék-sîi/ เซ็กซี่. How interesting that the words that are related to food are also to describe "sexy"; the word "spicy - เผ็ด /pèt/", "sour - เปรี้ยว /bprîao/", and แซ่บ /sâep/ that means delicious in Esan … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 5 Slang Words for “Sexy”
The pattern used to ask for help or ask someone to do something for you as in English ‘Could you…?’ is below: ช่วย chûai + do something + หน่อย nòi + ได้มั้ย dâai-mái NOTE: In colloquial speech you can omit either the phrase ช่วย chûai or หน่อย nòi or ได้มั้ย dâai-mái when speaking to someone who is close to you such as your family members or close friends. More … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Making Requests / Asking for Help