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Thai Classifiers – 20 classifiers you should know

Thai Classifiers – 20 classifiers you should know

Learning Thai Classifiers (ลักษณนาม: lák-sà-nà-naam) is a very important part of learning Thai Grammar. When counting things in Thai you will have to use Classifiers. Technically, there are many Thai classifiers you will have to learn (see this list). However, in this...

Difference between ยาว and นาน

Difference between ยาว and นาน

A common mistake I see a lot of Thai learners make is not knowing the difference between ยาว and นาน (yaao and naan) and when to use each. ยาว and นาน both mean long but each word is used in different contexts. นาน naan นาน (naan) means long when talking about time....

The difference between เก่า and แก่

The difference between เก่า and แก่

When you search how to say 'old' in Thai, you might come across these two words เก่า and แก่ (gào and gàe). Do you know the difference between them and when to use each? แก่ gàe แก่ (gàe) is used when describing a person or an animal. If a person or animal is old you...

Transcript for a popular Thai video called Pineapple

Transcript for a popular Thai video called Pineapple

Hi everyone! Do you know this very popular short Thai video called pineapple? The full title of the youtube video is “สับปะรด” (Pineapple) หนังสั้นสร้างแรงบันดาลใจ โครงการสานรัก - meaning: Pineapple - Short movie that creates inspiration - A sanrak Project. It has...

Krap and Ka in Thai

Krap and Ka in Thai

Anyone who has been to Thailand has most definitely heard Thai people use Krap and Ka (ครับ and คะ or ค่ะ) since Thais say them all the time. Men say ครับ (kráp) and women say คะ or ค่ะ (ká or kâ). There are 2 versions of ka which I will explain shortly. ❗️Please...

How to use the word เนอะ

How to use the word เนอะ

เนอะ (núh) is a word or particle that Thai people use when giving an opinion and they are expecting yes as an answer. It is like asking 'right?' and expecting the answer to be yes. For example - if you think the food is delicious and you are seeking confirmation from...

How to say When in Thai

How to say When in Thai

A common mistake a lot of Thai learners make is thinking เมื่อ (mêua) is the way to say 'when' in all situations. However, Thais generally don't use เมื่อ in everyday conversation. เมื่อ is a more formal way of saying 'when' and you will mostly see it in newspapers or...

When to use ขวบ vs ปี

When to use ขวบ vs ปี

In Thai, there are 2 ways to say years when referring to someone's age. They are ขวบ (kùap) and ปี (bpee). ปี is also the word for year in general. Do you the difference between the words and know when to use ปี and when to use ขวบ (kùap)? ปี As I mentioned earlier,...

Useful Thai Pattern: ยังไม่ทัน (…) ก็ (…)

Useful Thai Pattern: ยังไม่ทัน (…) ก็ (…)

In the post, we will learn about how to use ยังไม่ทัน (...) ก็ (...). This pattern means “Didn't get to do (something) when (something else) happened”. For example, I haven't graduated yet but I already have a job.ยังไม่ทันเรียนจบก็มีงานแล้วyang mâi tan rian jòp gôr...

How to ask have you done something yet in Thai

How to ask have you done something yet in Thai

If you want to ask have you done something yet in Thai you use this pattern ...หรือยัง (...rĕu yang). This pattern translates to "...or not yet?". Please see some examples below: กินหรือยัง gin rĕu yang: Did you eat yet?คุณมีแฟนหรือยัง kun mee faen rĕu yang: Do you...

How to say I love you in Thai

How to say I love you in Thai

Are you wondering how to say I love you in Thai? It's very simple. If you are a guy you say ผมรักคุณ (pŏm rák kun). If you are a girl you say ฉันรักคุณ (chăn rák kun). Or you can leave out the personal pronoun and just say รักคุณ rák kun Let's...

10 Funny Thai words that sound like English words

10 Funny Thai words that sound like English words

While traveling through Thailand you might have come across many funny Thai words that might have made you laugh because they sound like something else in English. Here I will go over a few funny Thai words that I could think of and explain what it really means. 1)...

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