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How to say Something like that in Thai

How to say Something like that in Thai

Just like how Americans like to put the phrase 'something like that' at the end of sentences. Thai people do the same. The phrase is in Thai is อะไรแบบนั้น (à-rai bàep nán). First, let's break the word down and see some common variations. อะไร (à-rai) has 3 meaning...

Words related to baseball in Thai ⚾️

Words related to baseball in Thai ⚾️

Baseball is not very popular in Thailand. I have never played it and it was never a part of school curriculum. Having said this, a reader recently pointed out that baseball is played in Bangkok, Lopuri, Chiang Mai, Buriram, Nonthaburi and other areas of Thailand. In...

How to use Mai Chai in Thai

How to use Mai Chai in Thai

The word 'mai chai' (ไม่ใช่) in English means 'not' (as in I'm not a doctor). While "don't" is translated to ไม่ mâi (as in I don't like you). That is partially correct but you will definitely face some problems with that concept. This is one of the most common...

How to convert Thai year to English year?

How to convert Thai year to English year?

You might have noticed that when Thais talk about what year it is, the years are in the future. For example, the year we are on, 2020, in Thai year is 2563. Update: We are now in the year 2021, which in Thai year is 2564. In this article, you will learn why Thais have...

How to use เพิ่ง perng

How to use เพิ่ง perng

เพิ่ง (pêrng) is often used in Thai language. เพิ่ง can mean just or just now. In different contexts, it can refer to different versions of "just". Please note: It does not mean "just" to say "I just have" or "just that?". What is the meaning of เพิ่ง Let's take a...

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)....

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