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How to say YES & NO in Thai

How to say YES & NO in Thai

As a Thai teacher, I often see students that take classes with me ask, "How do I answer yes or no to that question?". Here I would like to explain all the ways to say yes in Thai and all the ways to say no in Thai. I'll explain different situations and also point out...

Phrases to avoid language switching (From Thai to English)

Phrases to avoid language switching (From Thai to English)

All language learners have experienced the following: Trying to speak your target language (in this case, Thai) and having the person speak English back to you. It's important to note that due to Thailand being a tourist country, in some sectors it's important for...

How to bargain/ask for a discount in Thai

How to bargain/ask for a discount in Thai

Going to a market, putting yourself in a situation where you are required to squeeze every bit of Thai language out of you is a great way to improve your Thai. In this post, I will teach you vocabulary, sentences, and general advice on how to haggle and bargain in...

How to say Hello in Thai

How to say Hello in Thai

The easiest way to say hello in Thai is by saying sà-wàt-dii (สวัสดี). If you are a woman you add ค่ะ (kâ) at the end, and if you are a man you add ครับ (kráp) at the end. The kâ and kráp are just particles that Thai people add at the end of sentences to sound...

How to say Sorry in Thai

How to say Sorry in Thai

If you want to say sorry in the Thai Language, the most common way is saying ขอโทษ (kŏr tôht). You can use kŏr tôht to mean "excuse me", "sorry", "apologies". Please note that kŏr tôht is NOT used to say sorry when offering sympathy (like the death of a loved one)....

Should I learn to read the Thai alphabet?

Should I learn to read the Thai alphabet?

As a language learner (and a teacher) I can say that the Thai alphabet is difficult. By difficult I mean it takes more time and effort to master and read effortlessly than other languages. There are 44 consonants symbols, at least 32 vowel combinations, and 5 tones....

How to say congratulations in Thai and it’s variations

How to say congratulations in Thai and it’s variations

There are various ways to say 'congratulations' in Thai depending on the formality and situation. Here we will discover all the ways to say 'congratulations'. Table Of ContentsCongratulations in ThaiAdding softness with นะ náAdding an impolite particle with เว้ย (to...

The difference between คิดอะไร and คิดยังไง

The difference between คิดอะไร and คิดยังไง

I see a lot of students who are learning Thai have a hard time choosing between คิดอะไร (kít à-rai) and คิดยังไง (kít yang ngai). Here I will explain the difference between the two words and give real life examples. What are you thinking? คิดอะไร คิด (kít): to...

How to use แหละ làe in Thai

How to use แหละ làe in Thai

แหละ (làe) is a Thai particle that you might have heard but aren't quite sure how to use. In Thai, there are many particles that change the nuance or even the meaning of the sentences. In this article, I will explain how and when to use แหละ (làe). To say "That's it!"...

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