You are in Bangkok, what would you say when you are in a taxi? Here are eight basic Thai phrases for taking a taxi. 1.Do you use the meter? ใช้มิเตอร์ไหม /chái mí-dtêr mái/ 2.Can you use the meter? ใช้มิเตอร์ได้ไหม /chái mí-dtêr dâai-mái/ 3. Do you use express way/toll way? ใช้ทางด่วนไหม /chái taang-dùan mái/ Please park here จอดตรงนี้ … [Read more...] about THAI FOR BEGINNERS – Taking a Taxi
Today I’ve got a slightly longer video lesson for you, I’m going to teach you FIVE advanced verbs that are going to make you sound like a native Thai speaker and they are going to dramatically increase your Thai vocabulary. There are also an exercise at the end of the lesson so remember to check them out. :) ติด /dtìt/ Basic meanings: ติด/dtìt/ has several meanings … [Read more...] about ADVANCED THAI – 5 Words That Make People Think You’re Fluent
Do you hesitate or feel a little awkward when you get asked about yourself? Do you wonder if your answers sounds natural and accurate? This lesson will help you understand 10 common questions Thai people often ask foreigners and answer those questions in Thai. What is your name? คุณชื่ออะไร /kun chûe à-rai/ For male Speakers: ผมชื่อเจมส์ครับ /pŏm chûe James … [Read more...] about Answer questions about yourself in THAI with EASE!
Songkran (Thai: สงกรานต์) is a traditional Thai New Year festival where people enjoy themselves by throwing water at each other. In Sanskrit, the word Songkran means ‘to pass’ or ‘move into’ and indicates the passing of the sun, moon and other planets into a new zodiac orbit. Songkran is celebrated on April 13th every year. If you are in Thailand, you would find yourself … [Read more...] about Traditional Thai New Year | Songkran Festival
In Thailand, there are 12,225 7-Elven stores. Thai people love shopping in this convenience store from readymade meals to novelty snacks, holy grail beauty products to organic products. You will find 7-Elven so convenient! So we would like to teach you some phrases you will definitely hear when you buy things at a 7-Elven store. สวัสดีครับ เชิญครับ /sà-wàt-dii kráp, … [Read more...] about Thai Useful Phrases to Use at a 7-Eleven
Hot – Cold Hot - ร้อน /ráwn/ Cold - หนาว / năao/ ประเทศไทยร้อนมาก /bprà-têet tai ráwn mâak/ Thailand is very hot. ประเทศคุณหนาวไหม / bprà-têet kun năao mái/ Is it cold in your country? Tall – Short Tall – สูง / sŭung/ Short - เตี้ย /dtîa/ คุณสูงเท่าไหร่ /kun sŭung tâo-rài/ How tall are you? ต้นไม้ต้นนี้เตี้ยมาก/dtôn-máai dtôn níi dtîa mâak/ This tree … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Opposite Words in Thai
You already speak some Thai and want to impress the native speakers with your knowledge? We have created this list of everyday words and expressions that will finally help you achieve native-level fluency in your conversational Thai. ประมาณนี้ /bprà-maan níi/ - “Something like this” Example: อยากได้ชุดประมาณนี้ /yàak dâai chút bprà-maan níi/ I would … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Phrases to Sound Like a Thai IMMEDIATELY!
Pear and I visited Phuket for a short holiday together after not seeing each other for quite a long time. I stayed in three locations : Bang Tao beach in the north of the island and Kata Noi beach then Naiharn beach in the south of the island. I loved all these beaches, they are not as touristy as the main popular beaches like Patong, Karon and Kata beach. I thought you must … [Read more...] about Holiday Pictures from Phuket in 2022
The first rule of learning is do it in small chunks. Brief bursts are better than one long blast. During a break of only an hour, the brain assimilates new connections, then is ready for more. You might start from learning three words a day which is a good number to aim for in a busy life. These videos can help you Expand Your Thai vocabulary. TIPS: Have a notebook with you … [Read more...] about VIDEOS: Expand Your Thai Vocabulary
BASIC THAI GRAMMAR : ต้อง /dtâwng/ VS ต้องการ /dtâwng-gaan/ I need a new phone. He needs your help! Which word do you use in the sentences above? Is it ต้อง /dtâwng/ or ต้องการ /dtâwng-gaan/ Both words translate “need, need to, have to”. These two words are often mixed up by Thai language learners. Let’s learn when to use each word in today! THE PATTERN … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Speaking Natural Thai
This lesson offer you two exercises: 1.You can practice your listening skills. 2. You will learn 12 useful phrases for making a date and eating out. Kru Pear has a special guest to help her doing the role play, you will get to listen to a Thai man's voice in this video! Dialogue from the video: Pele: กินข้าวยังครับ /gin kâao yang kráp/ Have you eaten … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Real Life Conversation: MAKE A DATE
Ready to practice speaking Thai with confidence? Practice your pronunciation with teacher Pear in this imitation lesson! Practicing Thai with the Imitation Technique will help you to; Reduce your accent Reduce pronunciation problems quickly Make listening to native speakers easier! This technique is all about copying something that a native speaker is saying – … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Speak Thai Clearly! | The Imitation Technique
WHAT? อะไร /à-rai/ PRESENT TENSE: ทำอะไร /tam à-rai/ What do you do? PAST TENSE: เมื่อวานทำอะไร /mûea-waan tam à-rai/ What did you do yesterday? FUTURE TENSE: คุณจะทำอะไร/kun jà tam à-rai/ What will you do? WHERE? ที่ไหน / tîi-năi/ PRESENT TENSE: กินข้าวที่ไหน/gin kâao tîi-năi/ Where do you eat? PAST … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Learn 5 QUESTION WORDS and 3 TENSES in Under 10 Minutes
If you know anything about Thai culture or have lived in Thailand for any amount of time, you will know that Thai people are open-minded concerning outside influences. They have been greatly influenced by foreigners in terms of food, clothing, including language. This is why there are many English loanwords in the Thai language that are commonly used in everyday … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Do You Know Tinglish?
Impress Your Friends by Ordering Food in Thai at Restaurant Ordering something to eat can be a challenge if you cannot eat certain things because of your religion or health or you are just a picky eater. Even if you know exactly what to say, you might be worried that the waiters won’t understand you, or that you won’t say the right thing. The script of the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Ordering Food in Thai Like a Local
THE POWER OF REPETITION Can you remember the words to one of your favorite songs in high school, even if it’s been years or decades? Of course you can. You sang that song over and over for weeks on end. That’s the power of repetition. Do you have a habit that’s hard to break? That’s the power of repetition. Learning Thai Is No … [Read more...] about How To Restore THAI to Your Brain
Basic everyday phrases สวัสดี /sà-wàt-dii/ - Hello & Goodbye ขอบคุณ /kàwp-kun/ - Thank you ไม่เป็นไร/mâi bpen rai/ - No worries ขอโทษ/ kăw-tôot/ - I am sorry & excuse me! Phrase to answer yes and no YES Male – ครับ /kráp/ Female – ค่ะ /kâ/ NO Male – ไม่ครับ /mâi kráp/ Female - ไม่ค่ะ /mâi kâ/ Going … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 10 Useful Phrases You Must Know When Visiting Thailand
THAI NAME: วันลอยกระทง DATE: 19th November 2021 Loi Krathong festival (ประเพณีลอยกระทง) is celebrated throughout Thailand. It takes place on the evening of the full moon night of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar which is a great flood season; it usually falls in November (พฤศจิกายน). The word ลอย /loi/ means ‘to float’ and … [Read more...] about Loy Krathong Festival
50 Common Thai Phrases to Use in Conversation (PART 1) CLICK HERE to see the phrases from part 1 50 Common Thai Phrases to Use in Conversation (PART 2) Common Phrases used to ask for information: คุณรู้ไหมว่า /kun rúu mái wâa/ Do you have any clue …? Example: Do you have any clue where 7Eleven … [Read more...] about VIDEO: 50 Common Thai Phrases to Use in Conversation (PART 2)