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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: 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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Thai Interjections

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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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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VIDEO: A Collection of Fun Thai Slang

To speak like a Thai, knowing some fun Thai slang not only makes you enjoy the conversation but  it might also impress local people you are talking to as well. Here is a collection of fun Thai slang videos I created. Hope you learn something new and find it enjoyable. (You can click the name of […]

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VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care

Songkran long holiday has officially started today and many Thai people are traveling to celebrate the Thai New Year and see their families. Songkran is also the period when road accidents are occurring at the highest rate and this period between 9th – 15th April is referred by the police as the ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ […]

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VIDEO: How to Forbid & Give Warning

Songkran or Thai New Year is coming in a couple days. Besides all the major fun that is about to go on with the water fight, there are also some tips that have been given to the festival participants for their safety. We are going to talk about useful words that are used to make […]

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VIDEO: 10 Most Popular Thai Slang of the Year!

[1] ฟิน /fin/ This word is derived from English word ‘finale’, in English this means the last part of an event, and it is usually ‘the best part’ and epic, right? So Thai people use ‘ฟิน FIN’ for describing a feeling that is ‘GREAT’ , or feeling awesome!   [2] อิน in is also derived […]

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VIDEO: Basic Comparisons

When forming a comparative sentence like A is bigger than B, we use this pattern: subject 1 + adjective/adverb + กว่า gwàa + subject 2   Script of the Role Play: Pear: เย็นนี้กินอะไรดี yen-níi gin à-rai dii? What shall we eat this evening? Mod: ไม่รู้อ่ะ mâi rúu à I don’t know. Pear: อาหารญี่ปุ่่นดีมั้ย aa-hăan yîi-bpùn […]

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VIDEO: Learn Thai – Restaurant Conversation

  The basic word that is used when you place an order in Thai is เอา /ao/. Some people say the word ขอ  /kŏr/ is more polite to use when ordering food, but I don’t think it matters.   Important note:  As the fact that we use เอา /ao/  to place order, so it can ONLY be followed […]

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Thai Future Tense

VIDEO: Thai Future Tense

Sawatdee ka, Actions that occur in the future (will/going to + verb/verb phrase) can be phrased using the pattern : subject + จะ jà + verb / verb phrase Example: พรุ่งนี้เขาจะทำอาหาร prûng-níi káo jà tam aa-hăan Tomorrow she will cook.   พรุ่งนี้เขาจะไม่มาทำงาน prûng-níi káo jà mâi maa tam-ngaan Tomorrow he will not come to work.   […]

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VIDEO: Friendly Talk

  แล้ว léao (already) When we want to tell that something has happened already, this pattern is used:   Subject + verb + “แล้ว léaw”    แล้ว / léaw/ means ‘already’   Example: I had breakfast already. ผมกินข้าวเช้าแล้ว pŏm gin kâao-cháao  léaw.   He has gone back to Australia already. เค้ากลับออสเตรเลียแล้ว káo glàp Australia láew […]

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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: Thai Swear Words

This video clip has gone viral among Thai social media users. It is about a foriegn guy got cursed the first time by a Thai. In the video, he told us almost ten swear words in Thai. Below are words spoken in the clip;   Do you know ควย /kuoy/ ? ควย /kuoay/ means ‘dick’   He […]

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VIDEO Lesson 16 : Verb to Want & Placing Order

  This lesson I would like to talk about a very basic verb but important that is often mistakenly used, verb to “want” = อยาก [yàak] The reason that makes many people confused when using this word is that in English you can say I want ‘something’  [ verb to want + object], but in Thai […]

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VIDEO: Thai Love Phrases

    1. รักแรกพบ /rák râek pób/  Love at first sight รัก /rák/ love แรก /râek/ first พบ /pób/ meet (formal term) , in spoken Thai we use the word เจอ /jer/   2. รักแท้ /rák táe/ แท้ /táe/ real, authentic ผม/ฉันอยากเจอรักแท้ pŏm/chán yàak jer rák táe (I want to find true love.) ผมผม/ฉันกำลังตามหารักแท้ pŏm/chán gam-lang […]

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