These 12 basic Thai lessons cover common situations you might encounter as a tourist. Take some time to learn them and I am sure it will help your travel more enjoyable as you will have fun talking to Thai people or even make a new local friend. :) (Click the topic of the lesson to see more details) PLAYLIST: 1. VIDEO: When and How to Wai Properly 2. VIDEO: … [Read more...] about VIDEOS: Thai for Tourists
This lesson you will be learning basic words for directions as well as how to ask for directions. It is useful to know words and phrases that will let you talk about going places, as well as understand what someone else says when giving simple directions. :) BASIC DIRECTIONS: ตรง /dtrong/ means straight ไป /bpai/ means go ตรงไป /dtrong bpai/ = go straight เลี้ยว … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Giving Directions
Video Script: Reception: สวัสดีค่ะ sà-wàt-dii kâ (Hello) Customer: ขอจองนวดไทย 90 นาที วันนี้ ตอน 5 โมงเย็นค่ะ kăw jawng nûad tai gâao-sìp naa-tii wan-níi dtawn hâa moong yen kâ (I would like to book a 90-minute Thai massage, today at 5 p.m. please.) Reception: ขอชื่อกับเบอร์โทรศัพท์ด้วยค่ะ kăw chûe gàp ber toe-rá-sàp dûai kâ (Can I have your name and phone number … [Read more...] about VIDEO:Getting A Thai Massage
Classifier or unit count (คำลักษณนาม) is essential when you count something in Thai language, so if you would like to speak like a Thai knowing how to use unit count is a must. The pattern is noun (something you are counting) + amount + classifier For example; two women ผู้หญิง 2 คน pûu-yĭng 2 kon five bottles of beer เบียร์ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai
The other day my friend said she admired a Thai singer so much because he was so charming and handsome, then the other friend expressed her disagreement and called her “ตาถั่ว dtaa-tùa”! I was laughing at them and thought I had to write about this interesting expression. “ตาถั่ว dtaa-tùa” peanut eyes is Thai expression used in two different situations; ตา /dtaa/ means … [Read more...] about Thai Expression of the Day : Peanut Eyes
Sawatdee ka, As many of you know already that Thai language is a tonal language. When the tone change, the meaning of the word will be changed. There are many groups of words that have exactly the same phonemic sounds, and yet because of different tones express very different meanings. So, today I would like to show you common words that you can see or hear everyday. 5 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Different Tones, Different Meanings
I hope you find this lesson useful. : ) … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Taking a Taxi
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?
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
Sawatdee ka, I have got few questions regarding 'present continuous' or verb with "-ing" expressing action that is happening at the moment speaking such as 'I am eating', 'she is cooking etc. The full pattern in Thai is: gam-lang + verb/verb phrase + yùu In spoken Thai we often drop either the word 'gamlang' or 'yùu'. For example: 'I am eating' in Thai can be phrased in … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Present Continuous (What are you doing?)
Sawatdee ka, Everyone in my family is a cat lover. Before there were four cats at my mom's house, and two mama cats have just given birth to nine kitties so now we have 13 cats! I would like to share a photo of these nine kitties with you because they are so adorable!! … [Read more...] about Learn Thai with Kitties
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, 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, 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