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VIDEOS: Thai for Tourists

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 […]

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VIDEO: Giving Directions

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 […]

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VIDEO:Getting A Thai Massage

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 […]

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VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai

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   […]

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VIDEO: 20 Basic Thai Lessons for Beginners

Sawatdee ka Thai language learners, If you would like to start to learn basic Thai from zero, these 10 Basic Thai lessons will help you get started nicely. (PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel) 🙂   The Playlist for all 20 lessons:     Lesson1: Getting to Know Thai Consonants’ sounds Lesson 2: Understanding Five […]

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Thai Expression of the Day : Peanut Eyes

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 […]

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VIDEO: Different Tones, Different Meanings

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 […]

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VIDEO: Taking a Taxi

  I hope you find this lesson useful. : )

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VIDEO : Type of Person I like

Pear: มีอะไรจะเม้าท์ / mii à-rai jà máo/ I have something to tell you. เม้าท์ /máo/ means to gossip, to talk about secret Mod: อะไร /à-rai?/ What is it? Pear: เมื่อวานมีผู้ชายมาจีบ / mûea-waan mii pûu-chaai maa jìib / Yesterday, a guy was flirting with me. จีบ  /jìib / to flirt Mod: จริงเหรอ เค้าเป็นไงบ้าง / jĭng rĕr?, káo bpen ngai […]

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VIDEO: How Much per Hour?

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; [1] English structure: 50 Baht per day Thai structure : day per 50 Baht วันละ 50 บาท /wan lá 50 bàad / – day in Thai is วัน […]

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Learn Thai – practice your listening skills

  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: (more…)

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Learn Thai – Present Continuous (What are you doing?)

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’. […]

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Learn Thai with Kitties

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!! (more…)

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VIDEO: Learn Different Ways to Say Good Night in Thai

Sawatdee ka, There are many ways to say good night in Thai. Below are expressions that are commonly used. (more…)

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Thai polite title

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 […]

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Learn Thai from the year of the Dragon

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 […]

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Learn Thai expression – “get the hell away from me”

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 […]

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Learn Thai from a song – what’s wrong?

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 […]

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New Year Thai greeting and wishes

Sawatdee ka, New Year 2012 is approaching in less than two weeks, so let’s learn how to greet your Thai friends and love ones on New Year. Also learn how to give wishes like a Thai. From the video, you can apply giving wishes expression on any occasion, weather it is birthday, farewell, wedding etc. […]

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Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving

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 […]

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