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VIDEO – Saying Goodbye Like A Real Thai

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 […]

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King Chulalongkorn’s Day

Sawatdee ka, Today is one of most important days for Thai people. On 23rd of October of every year is “Chulalongkorn Day” or “Piyamaharaj Day” วันปิยมหาราช It is the day that our King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, passed away. He is considered one of the greatest kings of Thailand. The most important thing he did was […]

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Learn to greet like a real Thai!

Sawatdee ka, Of course! you know how to say Sa-baai dee mai? [How are you?]. Did you know that we actually use another expression more often than that? Check out what it is.

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Learn Thai – verb to like

Sawatdee ka, Let’s learn a useful and easy verb. Learn to say I like you!, I like reading books etc. Enjoy!

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Learn Thai from Thai food : Son-in-law eggs

This morning I was in a mood for cooking. I decided to cook my favourite egg dish which is called in Thai “Kai Luuk Koei” (ไข่ลูกเขย) Kai (low tone) [ไข่] means egg Luuk (falling tone) – Koei (rising tone) [ลูกเขย] means son-in-law So, Kai Luuk Koei means son-in-law eggs! Funny name, isn’t it? Kai Luuk Koei made […]

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Learn Thai – Sepak Takraw

Sawatdii ka, Do you know Sepak Takraw? Last Satureday I saw a group of taxi motorcycle riders in my soi playing Sepak Takraw on the side of the street, so I thought I needed to find out more  about this and share in my blog. Sepak Takraw  (เซปักตะกร้อ) was created by the royal family of Malaysia about 500 years […]

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Speak like a Thai – Polite particle ‘jâ’

Sawatdii kâ, Thai language has a lot of polite particles. Today I would like to talk about the polite particle “jâ” (falling tone) จ้ะ. “jâ” used by adult male&femail speakers at the end of a statement when speaking to children and people of inferior status; between males and females denotes anything from easy familiarity to […]

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Chinese New Year in Thailand

Sawatdii ka, One of the important festivals in Thailand is coming up soon, Chinese New Year. (Wan trut jiin) วันตรุษจีน Every year, many people in Thailand with Chinese ancestors, celebrate the Chinese New Year with elaborate ceremonies. This year which is the year of the rabbit starts on February 3, 2011. It is the tradition […]

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Learn Thai – Order food

Sawatdii ka everyone, Last week I made a video about polite request used in a restaurant and also wrote a blog about top 5 Thai food. After that I have got a question asking how to ask for something without mushrooms, so I got to share this to everyone as well. Firstly, let see what a waitor or […]

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Simple repitition of adjective

Hi everyone, One thing that Thai language is different from other languages is we use “reduplication” Reduplication (the repetition of a word, either in part or full) is another common method of modifying the meaning of adjectives in Thai. The two main forms of adjectival reduplication are simple repetition of the adjective and repitition of […]

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Facebook – Learn Thai with Mod

Hi everyone, Now you can also join us here for more Thai language tips; www.facebook.com/learnthaiwithmod

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Requests for information

Hi everyone, Basic reuests for information can be prefaced by “kŏr-tôot ” (excuse me) However, please always remind yourself to use polite particle for politenessas below: “kŏr-tôot kráp” for males. “kŏr-tôot kâ” for females. Example: kŏr-tôot kráp/kâ, hôrng-nám yùu tîi-năi kráp/ ká ขอโทษครับ/ค่ะ ห้องน้ำอยู่ที่ไหนครับ/คะ Excuse me, Where is the bathroom? kŏr-tôot kráp/kâ,  rót òrk  gìi moong kráp/ kâ ขอโทษครับ/ค่ะ รถออกกี่โมง Excuse me, what […]

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Learn Thai – Possessive pronouns & Possessive adjectives

Hi everyone, From my previous blogs you now know a lot of Thai pronouns, then let’s see how we form possessive pronouns. It is very easy 🙂 The possessive pronouns ‘mine’, ‘yours’, ‘his’, etc. are formed using the following; kŏrng + personal pronoun   mine = kŏrng chán (ของฉัน) yours = kŏrng kun (ของคุณ)   kŏrng […]

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More personal pronouns

  Hi everyone,   Let’s continue from my last blog about basic Thai pronouns:)   Thais will use much wider range of pronouns than those given in the last blog. Some of these are given below with an indication of whether they are specifically male (M) or female (F) pronouns and the context in which […]

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Personal pronouns : basics

Hi everyone, Thai has many more personal pronouns than English; age, social status, gender, the relationship between the speakers, the formality of the situation and individual personality all play a part in helping a Thai to decide the most appropriate way to refer to him/herself and address and refer to others in any situation. Kin […]

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VIDEO: Simple Yes/No Question

Hi everyone, After we learn how to say hello and greet now it is time to start some basic conversations. [1] Yes/no questions Statements are transformed into questions that require a simple yes/no question answer by adding the question particles to the end of the statement: มั้ย /mái/ (used spoken Thai) orไหม /măi/  (used in […]

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VIDEO: Thai Greeting

Hi everyone, From my last post we learned how to say hello in Thai, so let’s continue from there. Let’s begin your first Thai conversation with this nice and lovely greeting question . sà-baai-dii mái?  (สบายดีมั้ย?) means ‘How are you?‘ or to translate directly to English it means ‘Are you fine?‘ The  response to sà-baai-dii […]

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Make people love you with “polite particles”

Hi everyone, I understand that non-Thais sometimes feel that the polite articles don’t mean anything so you forgot to use it, or just think they are not important. Polite particles are added to the end of a sentence to show respect to the address and more importantly, it shows that you know how to speak […]

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Welcome to Thailand

Hi everyone, As a Thai person I think the landmark of Thailand is not beaches, mountains or waterfalls but it is ‘Thai smile’ 🙂 The nickname of Thailand is ‘the land of smile’. The minute that you step a foot in the country I am sure the first thing that you will see is a lovely […]

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