Useful Thai Phrases to Show Your Care for Your Loved Ones: 1. Are you safe? คุณปลอดภัยดีมั้ย kun bplàwd-pai mái? คุณปลอดภัยดีรึเปล่า kun bplàwd-pai rúe-bplàao? FORMAT: do something + ปลอดภัย bplàwd-pai = do something safely เดินทางปลอดภัย dern-taang bplàwd-pai = Have a safe trip เดินปลอดภัย dern bplàwd-pai = walk safely ข้ามถนนปลอดภัย kâam … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Useful Phrases to Show You Care (Episode 2)
Get the night started Are you going out tonight? คุณไปเที่ยวมั้ยคืนนี้ kun jà bpai tîao mái kuen-níi? (ไปเที่ยว bpai tîao = go out) Where are you going tonight? คืนนี้คุณจะไปเที่ยวไหน kuen-níi kun jà bpai-tîao năi? Where do you like to party? คุณชอบปาร์ตี้ที่ไหน kun châwp bpaa-dtîi tîi-năi? or คุณชอบไปเที่ยวที่ไหน kun châwp bpai-tîao … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Useful Thai Words and Phrases for Party!
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 each video to read full dialogue of the lesson and see further explanation) 1. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: A Collection of Fun Thai Slang
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 by a noun or noun phrase. Read more about the right way to use เอา … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – Restaurant Conversation
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 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Friendly Talk
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 2 kon five bottles of beer เบียร์ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Classifiers is Essential to Speak Like a Thai
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 said he knew many curse words such as: ไอสัตว์ / i sàt/ animal ไอเหี้ย /i … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Swear Words
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 language VERB to WANT can only be followed by VERB only!! not a noun. For … [Read more...] about VIDEO Lesson 16 : Verb to Want & Placing Order
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? แกอยากดูเรื่องไรอ่ะ? gae yàak duu rûeng rai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Going to the Movies
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 different situations; ตา /dtaa/ means … [Read more...] about Thai Expression of the Day : Peanut Eyes
Bananas can be found everywhere in Thailand throughout the year. Thai people are grown up with bananas. Thai parents believe that feeding infants banana will make the baby “grow fast and healthy.” Many families continue the custom of using banana as a baby’s first food. I also eat bananas as much as I eat rice. It seems like bananas are part of Thai life, we even include … [Read more...] about Thai Expression of the Day: Banana Banana
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 show you common words that you can see or hear everyday. 5 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Different Tones, Different Meanings
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 ask these questions in Thai, shall we? :) ถ้าจะไปซอยสุขุมวิท 24 ต้องลงสถานีไหนคะ tâa … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Taking SkyTrain
I hope you find this lesson useful. : ) … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Taking a Taxi
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;  English structure: 50 Baht per day Thai structure : day per 50 Baht วันละ 50 บาท /wan lá 50 bàad / - day in Thai is วัน /wan/  English structure : 200 Baht per hour Thai structure : hour per 200 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: How Much per Hour?
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 mâak. ตอนนี้น้องกุ๊กไก่เค้างอนมาก Now, Kookai is sulking a lot. káo … [Read more...] about VIDEO : Relationship
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 … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai – How Many?
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/ ? … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – hear or listen
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 otherwise it will get stuck it your throat. :) Mod … [Read more...] about Useful Thai word a day
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 nicknames when refer to others, or when it is used as second or … [Read more...] about Thai polite title