Archive | October, 2012

Learn Thai – Do something “for” someone & other “for”

“For” can be translated to a few different words in Thai language. 1. “ให้ hâi” used in the pattern “do something for somebody” (more…)

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Learn Thai – asking for help

The pattern used to ask for help or ask someone to do something for you as in English ‘Could you…?’ is below:   chûai + verb phrase +nòi dâi-mái?   Could you speak slowly please? chûai pûud cháa- cháa nòi dâi mái? ช่วยพูดช้าๆหน่อยได้มั้ย (more…)

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10 Forbidden Practices for Vegetarian Festival

The Thai-Chinese in Thailand have long passed on the vegetarian festival to purify mind and soul by refraining from meat consumption for entire 10 days. Some people do it out of religiousness being very strict about all the rules of the festival, while others do it light-heartedly just for the taste and fun of it. Yet […]

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The Flag of Thailand

    Thai flag (ธงชาติไทย /tong châad tai/) shows five horizontal stripes in the colors red , white, dark blue, white and red, with the middle dark blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. Each color has a meaning; Red color is stand for ‘nation’ (ชาติ), the color of blood and represents life […]

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พริกน้ำปลา Prik Nam Pla

I post a photo of the classic Thai condiment you always find on a Thai dining table, and a question on my Facebook page, and may people asked for the recipe. It was the photo of Thai chilies and fish sauce or Thai people call it  พริกน้ำปลา /prík náam bplaa/ or น้ำปลาพริก / náam bplaa […]

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Pineapple fried rice and a Thai proverb

Pineapple is widely available in Thailand all year around. I like to eat it both fresh and make a smoothie out of it. There is also one pineapple dish I really like.  It is called ข้าวผัดสับปะรด /kâao pàd sàb-bpà-rót/ or Pineapple Fried Rice. Here  are the ingredients in case you are interested to cook it yourselves:) […]

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Naem Nueng (แหนมเนือง)

  On the way back to Bangkok from my holiday in Laos, I stopped by at Udon Thani province in North-eastern Thailand and bought their most famous food ‘naem nueng’ back home. Naem Nueng (แหนมเนือง /năeme nueang/) is Vietnamese style meatballs that are wrapped in rice paper and served with a generous platter of fresh herbs and […]

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12 months in Thai language

Before the current calendar, Thailand used lunar calendar (Thai: ปฏิทินจันทรคติ /bpà-dtì-tin jan-tá-rá ká-dtì/) which is a calendar that is based on cycles of the lunar phase. Until year 1889 in the reign of King rama V, Thailand formally announced to use the solar calendar (Thai : ปฏิทินสุริยคติ bpà-dtì-tin sù-rí-yá ká-dtì/) in which the years are […]

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Thai Lottery

  On 1st and 16th of every month are the days that Thai people from old to young age waiting for, since these are  the dates that the results for the lottery in Thailand announced.  I have never bought a lottery ticket myself because I don’t want to get addicted to it, however I remember […]

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