Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving

Sawatdee ka,

Please don’t get me wrong that Thai people also celebrate Thanksgiving day.  I was in the States for 3 months when I was 20 and had many American friends. Also my Google Analytics report shows that most visitors of my website are in America:) So I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Thanksgiving!!

Now, let’s learn some words that (I think) it is reltaed to Thanksgiving day.

Thanksgiving day in Thai is วันขอบคุณพระเจ้า [wan kòp-kun prá-jáao]

วัน [wan] = day

ขอบคุณ [kòp-kun] = thanks

พระเจ้า [prá-jáao] = God

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November วันพฤหัสบดีที่สี่ของเดือนพฤศจิกายน (just in case those who are not Americans don’t know).

Thursday วันพฤหัสบดี [wan pá-rúe-hàat-sà-baw-dee]

November พฤศจิกายน [prúet-sà-jì-gaa-yon]

First thing I think about when I talk about Thanksgiving is Turkey chicken. I love eating Turkey myself 😀

Turkey is ไก่งวง  [gài-nguang]. ไก่ [gài] means chicken, งวง [nguang] means elephant trunk. It is funny that when you put these two words together you get Turkey!

I was told that besides Turkey, people also like to have goose ห่าน [hàan], pork หมู [mŭu] and pie พาย [paai]. And the most important part of Thanksgiving is to be being thankful and be with family ครอบครัว [krôp-krua].

Although I am not American I would like to take an opportunity of this beautiful day to be thankful for my amazing family and friends, a career that I love, and finally, this picture:

What are YOU thankful for?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! สุขสันต์วันขอบคุณพระเจ้าค่ะ


**A fact I have just known about Thanksgiving : Thanksgiving is not a Christian holiday. It is a national secular holiday and is celebrated by all (or most) Americans no matter what their religion, beliefs or non-beliefs.**

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2 Responses to Learn Thai – Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Sunidhi 29/07/2017 at 23:58 #

    Can you please tell me what is ๆ ?

    • Mod 30/09/2017 at 16:12 #

      It is a punctuation mark used for reading a word or a sentence twice. It is used for emphasis.
      For example; เร็วๆ is read “เร็ว เร็ว /reo-reo/”. เดินเร็วๆหน่อย /derm reo-reo nòi/ Please walk faster.
      มากๆ is read ” มาก มาก /mâak-mâak/. ผมรักคุณมากๆ /pŏm rák kun mâak-mâak/ I love very very much.

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