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Thai units of measurements

Thai units of measurements

If you are an American reading this article, you will notice a lot of differences between the units Thai use to measure things vs Americans. People from other countries might not have as many differences. Difference between Thai units of measurements and American...

Words related to basketball in Thai 🏀

Words related to basketball in Thai 🏀

Basketball is not the most popular sport in Thailand. However, you will find basketball courts in parks and people playing hoops! In this article, I will teach you all the vocabulary you need to know to speak about basketball in the Thai language. Vocabulary related...

How to use the expression จะตาย

How to use the expression จะตาย

จะตาย (jà dtaai) is used to negate the first thing someone said strongly. For example, if someone says it is cold, but really it's hot. You would say "it's hot jà dtaai". จะตาย means 'it's not that at all, in fact, it's soo ....'. It almost like an exaggeration to...

Useful Thai word: นัก nak

Useful Thai word: นัก nak

นัก (nák) is used as a part of many words in Thai. You will definitely hear this word a lot. Even if you don’t know what the entire word containing nák means, if you hear it you will know it has something to do with a profession. If you know the word that comes...

Understanding Thai past tense – Past simple tense

Understanding Thai past tense – Past simple tense

There are no tenses in Thai like in English. Students always ask me: "if there are no equivalent tenses in Thai, how do we express the meaning we want to convey?". The answer is that although there are no tenses like in English there are few ways to express the past...

What does Krung Thep mean?

What does Krung Thep mean?

If you have gone to Thailand, you might have heard Thai people saying Krung Thep. But do you know what Krung Thep means? Krung Thep is the capital of Thailand and the way Thai people call Bangkok. Thai people don't say Bangkok, instead they say Krung Thep (กรุงเทพ)....

Flag day in Thai 🇹🇭

Flag day in Thai 🇹🇭

Every country has a different flag day. In the USA, Flag day is on June 14. In Thailand, Flag day is on September 28. Flag day in Thai is วันพระราชทานธงชาติไทย (wan prá râat taan tong-châat-tai). วัน (wan) means day. พระราชทาน (prá râat taan)...

Useful Thai word: แอบ 🤫

Useful Thai word: แอบ 🤫

แอบ (àep) is a very useful Thai word that you can add before verbs to give the feeling of "secretly" or "covertly". For example, to secretly like someone/have a crush on someone = แอบชอบ (àep chôp). ชอบ (chôp) by itself means to like. Let's see some more...

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