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10 tips to sound more Thai

10 tips to sound more Thai

I have many friends who have learned Thai and speak fluently. However, they don't sound exactly like native Thai speakers. This is not to bring down their accomplishments because it's already super impressive to speak Thai. Reasons you might not sound like a native...

How to say you deserve it in Thai

How to say you deserve it in Thai

When I was young, 'you deserve it' was one of my favorite phrases that I used every day with my brother. The word is สมน้ำหน้า (sŏm nám nâa) Many times this phrase is shortened to สม (sŏm). You can memorize the whole phrase as a fixed phrase for 'you deserve it'....

Understanding Royal words in Thai

Understanding Royal words in Thai

Thai royal words or คำราชาศัพท์ (raa-chaa sàp) can be difficult even for Thais themselves because it is not used in everyday conversation. There are 3 cases in which we use royal words: We use it when talking about the royal familyWhen talking about Jesus as written...

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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