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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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VIDEO: Going to the Movies

This lesson we are taking you to a cinema in Bangkok. You will learn words and expressions related to watching movies. Hope you will enjoy this lesson as much as we enjoyed making it for you. : )       แกอยากดูหนังมั้ย? gae yak duu năng mái? Do you want to watch a movie?   […]

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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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Skytrain Thai Lesson

VIDEO: Taking SkyTrain

I live in Bangkok and use Skytrain all the time. Many times tourists approached me to ask questions about the station they wan to go to or the right exit they have to take. Even myself I have to ask these questions when I go somewhere I am not familiar with. So let’s learn 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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VIDEO : Relationship

  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 […]

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VIDEO: Learn Thai – How Many?

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 (more…)

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VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang – Giving Compliments and More

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 […]

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VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang – It Serves You Right!

  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/ = […]

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Learn Thai – hear or listen

Sawatee ka, I got a question from one of my Youtube viewers, and got this same question before several times. The question is “When do we use ฟัง/fang/  and ได้ยิน/dâi-yin/ ? (more…)

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Useful Thai word a day

Look at this funny face of this cat. I can’t stop laughing. I think he might ate too fast. lol In Thai language this is called ติดคอ [dtìd-kaw] meaning get stuck in the throat. ติด [dtìd] means get stuck คอ [kaw] means throat or neck กินช้าๆเดี๋ยวติดคอนะคะ [gin cháa- cháa dĭao dtìt kaw ná ká] Eat slowly […]

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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 useful Thai words from Thai ad

Sawatdee ka, This ad 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. I put subtitle both in Thai, phonetics and English in the video. From the video, […]

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VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang

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. – […]

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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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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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