Sawatdee ka, I posted a question on my Facebook page asking " Do you know what "cheers!" is in Thai?", and I got many different answers as showed below: - ชน [chon] literally means crash against, bump against, knock against. It is also commonly used for "cheers!". Many times we say the word เอ้า! [âo!] before ชน [chon] which is an encouraging sound meaning like … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Cheers!
Sawatdee ka, I have been asked many times regarding pronouns. It seems to be a simple thing, but somehow Thai pronouns are a little bit complicated since they are so many words to use. Today I would like to talk about the pronouns "I" which vary on age, social status, gender, the relationship between speakers, the formality of the situation and individual … [Read more...] about Understand Thai Pronouns for “I”
Sawatdee ka, This ad from Oriental Princess 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. From the video, there are 20 questions being asked. The questions are as follows: 1. ทำไมต้องแต่ง [tam-mai dtông … [Read more...] about Learn useful Thai words from Thai ad
Sawatdee ka, There are many ways to say good night in Thai. Below are expressions that are commonly used. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Different Ways to Say Good Night in Thai
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. - ผมดูมวยไทยที่ประเทศไทย มันส์มาก! [pŏm duu muai tai têe bprà-tâte tai, … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fun Thai Slang
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
Sawatdee ka, What is your method for learning and remembering new Thai words. I think watching funny videos helps you tremendously, so I put few funny Thai video ads here.  Funny Thai noodles advert The interesting word from this ad is the word "อืด" [uet] which mean swell. Thai people use this word as a slang to call someone who is overweight as … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from Funny Thai Ads
Sawatdee ka, Yesterday I was a little bit unwell so I had an idea of making this lesson. I also found a song that has the same expression in the lyrics, so I put a few sentences from the song here as I thought it might help you remember the expression better :) Please listen to the song and see below the lyrics I picked up from 00:07 to 00:19. The song is called "Bpen … [Read more...] about Learn Thai from a song – what’s wrong?
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. Let's have a look at the pattern again kăw-hâi + a wish I cut a short … [Read more...] about New Year Thai greeting and wishes
Sawatdee ka, There are Thai words that sound almost exactly the same. The difference is sometimes the vowel; short vowel or long vowel, or the tone. First pair of common words is ส้ม [sôm] = orange, and ส้อม [sôrm] = fork The word orange is short vowel but the word fork is long vowel (it sounds a little longer than orange) Please listen to the audio carefully, and repeat … [Read more...] about Say it right! – Orange or Fork
Sawatdee ka, In English the pronoun "you" is good to use to call anyone whether he/she is older or younger than you, even at the same age. Thai culture is based on people's seniority, so it is not nice and polite to call people who are older than you only by their names. Then what we should call them? The word พี่ “pîi“ has a particularly wide range of use, which includes - … [Read more...] about Personal pronouns in Thai language.
Sawatdee ka, As a multi-culture city, Halloween is also celebrated here in Bangkok. I would like to share Halloween related vocabulary Thinking of Halloween, I am firstly thinking of GHOST! ผี [pĕe] I don't like talking about ghost at all since I am super scared [กลัว glua] of them. มดกลัวผีมากค่ะ I don't even watch ghost movies. [หนัง năng] มดไม่ดูหนังผีค่ะ Next word must … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – Halloween
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 more informal situations.  I often use the word … [Read more...] about VIDEO – Saying Goodbye 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. … [Read more...] about Learn to greet like a real Thai!
Sawatdee ka, Let's learn a useful and easy verb. Learn to say I like you!, I like reading books etc. Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Learn Thai – verb to like
sawatdii ka, Love is in the air, it is the month of LOVE. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about some expressions that you could use on your lovely day or actually anyday;) Valentine's day is the day of love so in Thai it is called "wan hàng kwaam rák" วันแห่งความรัก 1. Pŏm rák kun [ผมรักคุณ] (male speaker), Chán rák kun (female speaker) [ฉันรักคุณ] = I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Sweet Thai Words for Your Valentine’s Day ♥