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VIDEO: At the Restaurant – What do You Recommend? and Seafood

 Teacher Pear is taking you to a seafood restuarant in Hua Hin. She shows you different types of seafood. Dialogue Waiter: จะรับอะไรดีครับ /jà ráp à-rai dii kráp/ What would like to order? Pear: อยากกินอาหารทะเลค่ะ /yàak gin aa-hăan tá-lay kâ/ I would like to have seafood. มีอะไรแนะนำคะ /mii à-rai náe-nam ká?/ What do you recommend? […]

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Thai Proverbs 2018

“ยกพริกมาทั้งสวน / yók prík maa táng sŭan/ “ Let’s look at the meaning of each word in this phrase: “พริก /prík/” means chilli. It is hot and spicy, so the word พริก /prík/ is used to describe someone who appears hot or sexy. ยก /yók/ means to lift something up high ยก /yók/ + something + […]

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VIDEO: How to Pronounce “Songkran” Correctly

Thai New Year or “สงกรานต์ Songkran” is celebrated on April 13th every year. If you are in Thailand, you would find yourself swept up in festivities for three, five or even 10 days, depending on your specific location in the country. สงกรานต์ Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word ส-กรานต which means ‘to pass’ or ‘move into’ and […]

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VIDEO: 5 Useful Phrases for Talking to a Native Thai

We have learned so many Thai lessons and you want to use it in real life with a native. However sometimes some Thai people speak too fast and you don’t quite sure what they are saying. Let’s practice these few phrases so you can continue your conversation with them smoothly.   I am sorry, I […]

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VIDEO: Useful Phrases “I Can’t Wait!”

There are two ways to say “I can’t wait” in Thai. รอไม่ไหวแล้ว /raw mâi-wăi láew/ Pattern: รอ/raw/ + do something + ไม่ไหวแล้ว /mâi-wăi láew/ รอกลับประเทศไทยไม่ไหวแล้ว รอกลับประเทศไทยไม่ไหวแล้ว /raw glàp bprà-têet-tai mâi-wăi láew/ รอเจอคุณไม่ไหวแล้ว /raw jer kun mâi-wăi láew/   ตั้งหน้าตั้งตารอ / dtâng-nâa-dtâng-dta-raw/ which could be translate to English “I look forward to” Pattern: ตั้งหน้าตั้งตารอ / dtâng-nâa-dtâng-dta-raw/ […]

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VIDEO: Isan Dialect (Lesson 2)

อีสาน /i-săan/ the nickname for Northeastern Thailand is the largest region in the country. Isan food is available in almost every corner especially “ส้มตำ Som Tam” (green papaya spicy salad) which is popularly consumed across the whole country, not just in the Northeast. When you travel to Bangkok you will likely come across a local from […]

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VIDEO: Pronunciation Focus!!

  ถุง /tŭng/ means “bag”. It is a simple word but it is one of the commonly confused word as this word is used for bags that are used for shopping like plastic bag, paper bag, fabric bag or cloth bag. Many students misunderstand this word for bags like purse, suitcase or luggage which are […]

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5 Best Words to Compliment a Woman

How to Compliment a Woman in Thai Beautiful is the classic way to describe a feminine beauty. I am sure most of you already knew the word “/สวย sŭai/” which means ‘beautiful’. There are interesting and useful phrases that you could use when you want to give a woman a nice compliment that she is beautiful. […]

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VIDEO: Long Time No See

  In this lesson we teach the useful phrase “long time no see” in Thai and a couple more common phrases Thai people often use to talk about after haven’t seen each other for a while. “ไม่ได้เจอกันนาน /mâi-dâai jer gan naan/” is the phrase used for long time no see. ไม่ได้ /mâi-dâai/ + do something = did […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.3

The two useful phrases we clarify the confusion in the video are as followings; ขอโทษ /kăw-tôot/ is used when you want to apologise to someone or used for the phrase ‘excuse me’ when you want to ask someone to make way for you. เสียใจ /sǐa-jai/ means ‘sad, sorry, regret‘. We say “เสียใจด้วยนะ  sǐa-jai dûai ná” […]

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VIDEO: Commonly Confused Words EP.1

This lesson we will talk about Thai words that are used for ‘when’. We have three different words for ‘when’. It sounds like why we need to complicate things, right? Don’t worry it is simpler than you think. Just watch this video to the end and you will understand it clearly.   เมื่อไหร่ /mûea-rài/ is […]

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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: 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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Viral Video – Pray for Anna: She is totally paralysed after visiting Thailand

The short film tells a story of a beautiful young traveler named Anna who comes to visit her Thai boyfriend, but their journey takes an appetizing yet sour turn. Anna eats like a monster, to the point she is left in a food coma suffering “jawbone syndrome” from all the delicious street food; grilled pork, […]

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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: Useful Phrases to Show You Care (Episode 2)

  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 tà-nŏn bplàwd-pai = cross the road safely or ข้ามถนนดีๆ kâam tà-nŏn […]

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VIDEO: Useful Thai Words and Phrases for Party!

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 tîi-năi? Do you like to dance? คุณชอบเต้นมั้ย […]

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