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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...

Useful Thai word: ผู้

Useful Thai word: ผู้

ผู้ (pôo) is used as a part of many words in Thai. So you will definitely hear this word a lot. Even if you don't know what the entire word means if you hear (pôo) you will know it has something to do with a person or people. If you know the word that comes after pôo...

10 tips to sound more Thai

10 tips to sound more Thai

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NRqXnvwrr5w Watch the video for some tips not found in this article. Download the Thai transcript for the video here. I have many friends who have learned Thai and speak fluently. However, they don't sound exactly like native Thai...

How to use เลย

How to use เลย

Have you ever come across the word เลย (loie and find it difficult to understand? เลย (loie) is a very commonly used word in Thai that has a few different meanings. In this article, we will take a look at all of the meanings and their uses. Pass The first use of เลย...

Useful Thai word – ตู้ dtôo

Useful Thai word – ตู้ dtôo

A very useful Thai word is ตู้ dtôo. This is because dtôo is used as a part of many words. ตู้ dtôo by itself means cabinet/closet/cupboard. There are many cabinet-like compound words in Thai that contain ตู้, making it easy to understand words. For example,...

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