There are two ways to say “I can’t wait” in Thai.
- รอไม่ไหวแล้ว /raw mâi-wăi láew/
รอ/raw/ + do something + ไม่ไหวแล้ว /mâi-wăi láew/
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”
ตั้งหน้าตั้งตารอ / dtâng-nâa-dtâng-dta-raw/ + จะ /jà/ + do something
Mod dtâng-nâa-dtâng-dta-raw jà gin aa-hăan tai pèd-pèd sâeb-sâeb
I look forward to eating spicy and delicious Thai food.
káo dtâng-nâa-dtâng-dta-raw jà jer lûuk kăwng káo
He looks forward to seeing his child.
I am interested about speak thai language long time. And I can do it so so. But understanding thai people is not easy sometimes because they use different words sometimes.
I found your lesson in youtube and I loved it. your pronounce is very clear and understandable.
So, I will learn writing too soon. I hope.
I just want to say thanks a lot for helping us.
Khob khun mak na kab
I am happy to hear that you found our lessons useful in your Thai learning. 🙂
I just love your posts, there is always something useful and interesting there. I am married to a Thai, but we always speak English!
I am happy to hear that you found our lessons interesting and useful in your Thai learning. Keep practicing. 🙂
Nice lesson again Mod.
I just came back from Thailand and really want to learn more. One thing I asked a couple of people and noone really could answer me.
In Thai you write letter after letter in one sentence without separating words. How do I as a farang know when a word ends and another word starts?
Sawatdee ka Udo, sorry for my late reply.
A Thai word consists of consonant + vowel , or consonant + vowel + final consonant (A tone mark os always on the top). The challenge is the vowels, it can be either at the front, on the top, below or surrounding a first consonant. Please pay attention to the vowel form and you can tell where a word starts or ends.
For example; แม่ (mom) กิน (eat) ข้าว (rice) , we put three words in a sentence. แม่กินข้าว Can you see where the word “eat” starts and ends?
I hope this makes sense.
Kawpkun maak krap Mod,
I think I got it and will try to practice separating the words in a sentence.
I am happy to hear that you found this lesson useful in your Thai learning. 🙂
Joshua Tan says
Thank you so much kru Mod,your lessons always so practical,I am learning a lot
Sawatdii ka Joshua, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this lesson. Thank you for your positive comment. 🙂
Nice one, Mod!
These are phrases I can use all the time 😉
That is nice to hear Joe! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 🙂