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What you should know about February in Thai

What you should know about February in Thai

February in Thai is กุมภาพันธ์ pronounced gum-paa pan. Since February has either 28 or 29 days, it is the only month that does not end with either ยน (yon) or คม (kom) and instead ends in พันธ์ pan. The abbreviated version...

What you should know about January in Thai

What you should know about January in Thai

January in Thai is มกราคม pronounced mók-gà-raa kom. Like all months (เดือน deuan) in Thai that have 31 days, it ends with คม (kom). The abbreviated version of มกราคม is ม.ค. The beginning of มกราคม is มกร (má-gon)...

Learn many words with โรง

Learn many words with โรง

The word โรง (rohng) means big hall or building in Thai. However, usually, you will see it as a part of a word. For example, โรงเรียน (rohng rian) meaning school. เรียน by itself means to study. Let's learn some more words that contain โรง พยาบาล pá-yaa-baan: Nurse *...

Thai Classifiers – 20 classifiers you should know

Thai Classifiers – 20 classifiers you should know

Learning Thai Classifiers (ลักษณนาม: lák-sà-nà-naam) is a very important part of learning Thai Grammar. When counting things in Thai you will have to use Classifiers. Technically, there are many Thai classifiers you will have to learn (see this list). However, in this...

Difference between ยาว and นาน

Difference between ยาว and นาน

A common mistake I see a lot of Thai learners make is not knowing the difference between ยาว and นาน (yaao and naan) and when to use each. ยาว and นาน both mean long but each word is used in different contexts. นาน naan นาน (naan) means long when talking about time....

The difference between เก่า and แก่

The difference between เก่า and แก่

When you search how to say 'old' in Thai, you might come across these two words เก่า and แก่ (gào and gàe). Do you know the difference between them and when to use each? แก่ gàe แก่ (gàe) is used when describing a person or an animal. If a person or animal is old you...

Krap and Ka in Thai

Krap and Ka in Thai

Anyone who has been to Thailand has most definitely heard Thai people use Krap and Ka (ครับ and คะ or ค่ะ) since Thais say them all the time. Men say ครับ (kráp) and women say คะ or ค่ะ (ká or kâ). There are 2 versions of Ka which I will explain shortly. When to use...

How to use the word เนอะ

How to use the word เนอะ

เนอะ (núh) is a word or particle that Thai people use when giving an opinion and they are expecting yes as an answer. It is like asking 'right?' and expecting the answer to be yes. For example - if you think the food is delicious and you are seeking confirmation from...

How to say When in Thai

How to say When in Thai

A common mistake a lot of Thai learners make is thinking เมื่อ (mêua) is the way to say 'when' in all situations. However, Thais generally don't use เมื่อ in everyday conversation. เมื่อ is a more formal way of saying 'when' and you will mostly see it in newspapers or...

When to use ขวบ vs ปี

When to use ขวบ vs ปี

In Thai, there are 2 ways to say years when referring to someone's age. They are ขวบ (kùap) and ปี (bpee). ปี is also the word for year in general. Do you the difference between the words and know when to use ปี and when to use ขวบ (kùap)? ปี As I mentioned earlier,...

Useful Thai Pattern: ยังไม่ทัน (…) ก็ (…)

Useful Thai Pattern: ยังไม่ทัน (…) ก็ (…)

In the post, we will learn about how to use ยังไม่ทัน (...) ก็ (...). This pattern means “Didn't get to do (something) when (something else) happened”. For example, I haven't graduated yet but I already have a job.ยังไม่ทันเรียนจบก็มีงานแล้วyang mâi tan rian jòp gôr...

How to ask have you done something yet in Thai

How to ask have you done something yet in Thai

If you want to ask have you done something yet in Thai you use this pattern ...หรือยัง (...rĕu yang). This pattern translates to "...or not yet?". Please see some examples below: กินหรือยัง gin rĕu yang: Did you eat yet?คุณมีแฟนหรือยัง kun mee faen rĕu yang: Do you...

How to say I love you in Thai

How to say I love you in Thai

Are you wondering how to say I love you in Thai? It's very simple. If you are a guy you say ผมรักคุณ (pŏm rák kun). If you are a girl you say ฉันรักคุณ (chăn rák kun). Or you can leave out the personal pronoun and just say รักคุณ rák kun Let's break it down: Guys...

10 Funny Thai words that sound like English words

10 Funny Thai words that sound like English words

While traveling through Thailand you might have come across many funny Thai words that might have made you laugh because they sound like something else in English. Here I will go over a few funny Thai words that I could think of and explain what it really means. 1)...

How to say Goodbye like a Thai

How to say Goodbye like a Thai

The most common way to say Goodbye like a Thai is เจอกัน (jer gan) and หวัดดี (wàt dee). But you can also say สวัสดี sà-wàt-dee (the same word as hello). I noticed many Thai learning applications and google translate say that goodbye is ลาก่อน (laa gòn). However, you...

How to say ‘What is this called’ in Thai

How to say ‘What is this called’ in Thai

In this post, I will go over a few very important questions you will undoubtedly ask a lot when you first learn Thai. The questions we will go over all relate to asking someone "what does something mean in Thai?" or "how do you say something in Thai?" 1....

11 popular Thai Fruits and how to say them

11 popular Thai Fruits and how to say them

If you are a fruit lover and you come to Thailand you are going to have a great time! Thailand has a huge abundance of fresh, delicious fruits some of which you will have a difficult time finding in other parts of the world. If you ever wondered how to say these...

Difference between ไม่เคย and ไม่มีวัน

Difference between ไม่เคย and ไม่มีวัน

In this post, we will learn how to use the following words ไม่เคย and ไม่มีวัน (mâi koie and mâi mee wan) and the differences between the 2 words. Both words technically mean "never" but they are used differently. The quick answer is ไม่เคย (mâi koie) is to say you...

How to say ‘Addicted to something’ in Thai

How to say ‘Addicted to something’ in Thai

The word ติด (dtìt) has many meanings. It can mean to be stuck, to be addicted, and is used as a compound word in many Thai words (such as ติดต่อ dtìt dtòr (to contact), ติดตั้ง dtìt dtâng (to set up / install), รถติด rót dtìt (traffic jam), etc. However, in this...

Different meanings of the word ตา (dtaa)

Different meanings of the word ตา (dtaa)

In this post you will learn different meanings of the word ตา (dtaa). The most common meaning that everyone probably knows is eye or eyes but ตา also has other meanings. 1. Eye and eye-related words The first meaning is "eyes". There are also many words regarding...

Different ways to say hair in Thai

Different ways to say hair in Thai

There are 2 ways to say Hair in Thai. The words are ผม pŏm and ขน kŏn.  Do you know what the difference is? ผม pŏm ผม is when you are talking about the hair on your head. For example: hair cutตัดผมdtàt pŏmYour hair is smoothผมของคุณเรียบpŏm kŏng kun rîap ขน kŏn ขน is...

Useful Thai Pattern: ยิ่ง (…) ยิ่ง (…)

Useful Thai Pattern: ยิ่ง (…) ยิ่ง (…)

In this post, we will learn a very useful pattern in Thai ยิ่ง (...) ยิ่ง (...) (yîng (...) yîng (...)). This pattern is used to say “the more …. the more…”. For example “the more challenging, the more fun” = ยิ่งท้าทายยิ่งสนุก (yîng táa taai yîng sà-nùk).Another...

1 Word to Help You Talk to Yourself in Thai

1 Word to Help You Talk to Yourself in Thai

Have you ever talked to yourself? Like ahh… where is my key? What should I do? etc. In Thai, there’s ​one particular word to make what you say sound like you are talking to yourself. I will help you talk to yourself in Thai with the word: น้อ (nór) Here are some...

4 Words to replace “mak” (“VERY”) in Thai

4 Words to replace “mak” (“VERY”) in Thai

Are you tired of using the word มาก (mâak) which means very in THAI? If the answer is yes then this article will be of great benefit to you. Here we will take a look at 4 words you can use as alternatives to มาก (mâak) (Very in Thai). #1 จังเลย (jang loie) If you live...

How do you express ‘F*** it!’ in Thai

How do you express ‘F*** it!’ in Thai

When you have a strong feeling you just want to say "I don't care anymore", "let it go!", or "F*** it". How would you say it in Thai? Here we will learn 3 different intensity in expressing just that. #1 ช่าง! (châang) This is a one-word expression which means 'let it...

10 words that will make you sound very Thai

10 words that will make you sound very Thai

In every language, there are always some words that make you sound more like a native. It is mostly these things that are not written in Thai books, that you have to find out on the street. Here we are about to find out 10 words that will make you sound very Thai. #1...

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