July 29th every year is observed as National Thai Language Day วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ /wan paa-săa tai hàeng châad/ On 29 July 1962, the King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9) visited the Faculty of Arts of Chulalongkorn University, the oldest university in Thailand to join experts on the Thai language in a discussion on problems with using Thai words. During the discussion, … [Read more...] about National Thai Language Day
Archives for July 2013
Buddhist Lent Day (วันเข้าพรรษา Wan Khao Phansa)
Wan Khao Phansa [วันเข้าพรรษา: wan kâo pan-săa] is a period of three lunar months during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in one particular place or temple [วัด: wát]. This year it runs from 6th July to 31st July 2020 (วันออกพรรษา /wan àwkpan-săa/ ). This tradition originates from old times when Buddha stayed in temples during the rainy season to avoid … [Read more...] about Buddhist Lent Day (วันเข้าพรรษา Wan Khao Phansa)
VIDEO : What’s Your Type?
The key word in this lesson is the word "สเปค spec" (please note that the Thai spelling in the subtitle in the video is wrong! I am sorry.). This word is a loan word from English which is believed to come from the word specific (adj.) or specification (n.). Thai has heavily influenced the forms of colloquial English spoken in Thailand. Video Dialogue: Pear: … [Read more...] about VIDEO : What’s Your Type?
เกาะเสม็ด Samet island
Samet island (or Samed ) (เกาะเสม็ด) is a is part of Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาแหลมหญ้า-หมู่เกาะเสม็ด) in Rayong province, approximately 220 km southeast of Bangkok. The island is located about seven kilometers from the main land, in the Gulf of Thailand. Samet is always my first choice when I want to have a short break from busy life in … [Read more...] about เกาะเสม็ด Samet island
VIDEO: How Much per Hour?
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?
VIDEO: 10 Useful Words of the Heart
If you search for words or phrases that include the word "ใจ jai", nearly 100 of them if not more, will pop up. Why are there so many? The word ใจ /jai/ means 'heart or mind', and Thai words that the meaning relates to 'feeling' or 'emotion' always has the word ใจ /jai/ in it. As the heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body, the word ใจ … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Useful Words of the Heart