In this lesson, teacher Pear is teaching you a useful Thai grammar - Thai continual sentences or "if clauses". It is simple and straight forward, you only need to know this structure: ถ้า /tâa/ (if) + sentence 1 , subject + (ก็ /gâw/)* + verb *ก็ gâw is optional For example; If I am tired, I go to sleep. ถ้า ฉัน เหนื่อย ฉัน นอน /tâa chán nùeai, chán … [Read more...] about Thai Grammar : Conditional Sentences
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Our life is full of challenges, ups, and downs. Every single day is challenging for you. Along with a good time, you often have to face some bad times too in your life. In hard times, the words of encouragement can motivate your friends in a positive way. This lesson I am sharing with you Thai expressions of well wishing and encouragement. It will help you improve your … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Thai Expressions to Encourage People During Tough Times
Sawatdee ka! Have you ever had a day in Thailand where people said the strangest things? You are doing bad Thai dance? She is running away from a tiger? Why did you catch fish with your hands?...Wait! What’s going on here? The answer is that your Thai friends are using proverbs. What Is a Proverb ? Proverb in Thai is called สุภาษิต … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Top 10 Thai Proverbs You NEED to Know
Here is the list of words from the video: ครัว/krua/ = kitchen ตู้เย็น/dtûu-yen/ = fridge ตู้แช่แข็ง /dtûu châe kăeng/ = freezer ตู้ /dtûu/ = cupboard ลิ้นชัก /lín chák/ = drawer อ่างล้างจาน /àang-láang jaan/ = sink กาต้มน้ำ /gaa dtôm náam/ = kattle เครื่องทำกาแฟ /krûang tam gaa-fae/ = coffee machine เครื่องปิ้งขนมปัง /krûeang bpîng kà- nŏm-bpang/ = … [Read more...] about VIDEO: House Vocabulary Words | Expand Your Thai Vocabulary
Compound words are formed when two or more words are joined together to create a new word that has an entirely new meaning. In this lesson teacher Pear is talking about useful compound words that you can use in daily life, it can also helps you improve your vocabulary as well as makes you sound like a native Thai speaker. Here is the list of all 12 words mentioned in the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 12 Useful Thai Idioms to Sound Like a Native Thai Speaker
In this lesson I am talking about common mistakes when students use the word "pay for something" in Thai. Also I answer the question I received from a student on my Facebook page asking how to say "I want to pay for you but not for your friends". … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Speak Like a Thai – Common Mistakes When Using the Word “Pay”
With Valentine's day this month, love is definitely in the air, so this lesson you will get to learn Thai language from love quotes. I selected six lovely English phrases and explain how we construct those sentences in Thai. I would like to encourage you to try to translate these expressions to Thai language yourself first, then you can listen to my explanation and check how … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn Thai from Love Phrases
This lesson we are talking about words for everyday life that we often hear Thai language learners mispronounce. If you mispronounce these words, it might change the meaning to an offensive word or impolite word, so we would like you to be careful when saying these five words! ขวา /kwăa/ = right คอย /kawi/ = wait for , and เคย /keoi/ = ever, have done something before … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 5 Words You Must Not Mispronounce!
This is a good lesson to learn many language skills. My sister and I created a Thai conversation for your to listen, it helps you to improve your listening, also you can learn some Thai grammars, and practice pronunciation with this video. At the end of the lesson, I have an exercise for you to practice the grammars that you learned today. Please find the answers … [Read more...] about VIDEO: UPGRADE YOUR GRAMMAR | CONVERSATION
This lesson is very special because you will learn two things in one;  Thai Grammar  Listening skills I try to make this lesson useful for both beginners and intermediate learners. I edited the same role play in two different versions; Version 1 is with subtitle and has slower talking speed Version 2 is without subtitle and has normal talking speed. If … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Fix Your Grammar
In my opinion the absolute best way to sound more like a native speaker is to imitate other native speakers. So I want you to imitate or to copy me! Now these words might seem quite easy to you because they are words we use all the time BUT I would like you to really concentrate on the vowel sounds if the word is pronounced with a short or long sound as well as the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Pronounce 50 Common Thai Words PERFECTLY
I have been giving private lessons for almost ten years. My students are from around the world; America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, and Asia. One if the same mistakes they make is using words that Thai people don't use because those terms are too formal or old-fashioned. In this lesson I share with you ten common Thai words that I keep hearing my students say but Thai … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Don’t Say These Words
I have been teaching students from all over the world both in-person and online for almost ten years. There are a few common mistakes that my students keep making. In this lesson I am going to share three common mistakes that you need to stop making. For more videos about common Thai mistakes, try these: Pronunciation mistakes: https://bit.ly/2NekmTc Grammar … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Language Errors You Keep Making
This lesson is designed for listening practice. Thai Language learners need to actively develop their listening skills. Listening is every bit as vital to learning as reading, writing and speaking. Listening will help you to improve your understanding of the language and your pronunciation. My sister and I are talking about our up coming trip. I hope you enjoy the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Listening to Thai Conversation
Like other languages, Thai has borrowed heavily from the English language. The thing is, most people don’t realise they are English words because of the way Thai people pronounce those words. Some of the borrowed words you might have to say with a Thai accent in order for Thai people to understand. So I create this listening practice, listen to each word and try your best to … [Read more...] about Step Up Your Game! Speak Like a Native Thai & Listening Practice
Conversation from the video: Friend : ผมมีข่าวจะบอก /pŏm mii kàao jà bàwk/ I have news for you. Pear: ข่าวดีหรือข่าวร้ายคะ /kàao dii rŭe kàao ráai ká/ Is it good news or bad news? Friend: เที่ยวบินถูกยกเลิก /tîao-bin tùuk yók-lêrk/ My flight has been cancelled. Pear: ทำไมอ่ะ /tam-mai à?/ Why is that? Friend: น่านฟ้าถูกปิด /nâan-fáa tùuk bpìd/ The airspace is … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Airport Pickup
Thailand is divided up into four main regions: south, central, northeast, and north. This division is made due to multiple factors, including significant geography aspects, language differences, historical differences, and economic differences. In Thailand the four major dialects of Thai are: Central Thai, Thai version of Lao which is called Isan (we have two videos of Isan … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Thai Southern Dialect
Key phrases from the lesson: อย่ายุ่งกับชั้นได้มั้ย /yâa yûng gàp chán dâai-mái?/ "อย่า /yàa/" is the word we use to make a negative command, or to tell someone not to do something, similarly to English word "DON'T". "ยุ่ง /yûng/" in this context means to meddle/to mess with something or someone. This word is used with the preposition กับ /gàp/ with . ได้มั้ย … [Read more...] about VIDEO: It is None of Your Business!!
Script from the Role play: Boy: เค้ามีอะไรจะบอก /káo mii à-rai jà bàwk/ I have something to tell you. Girl: อะไรเหรอ /à-rai rĕr/ What is it? Boy: วาเลนไทน์มีแค่วันเดียว แต่รักเธอคนเดียวมีทุกวัน /waa-len-taai mii kâe wan-diao, dtâe rák ter kon diao mii túk-wan/ Valentine's Day is only one day, but I love only you everyday. เค้ารักตัวเองนะ /káo rák dtua-eeng ná/ I … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Cheesy Love Phrases and How to Say “I LOVE YOU”
Thailand is among five Asian countries that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tons of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year. The main problem is the fact that practically anything you buy in Thailand comes in a plastic bag. Plastic bags for groceries. Plastic bags for single items in a supermarket. Plastic straws and cup holders from … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Say No to Plastic!