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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 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 : Understand Thai verb ‘to be’

I always say that if you want to speak Thai correctly, one of the first things you should learn is “Thai verb to be” because it is different from English. Thai uses several different verbs to translate English ‘is/am/are’, ‘was/were’. The most important are เป็น [bpen] , อยู่ [yùu] and คือ [kue] 1. เป็น [bpen] […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Facebook – Learn Thai with Mod

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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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