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click on the speaker to hear the word:

tuuk

sbk is on the right track. You must have the Thai sound pronunciation to avoid the confounds of various (and often poor) transliteration systems... sbk's link is excellent.

Chok dee mak na?

dseawarrior

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Chan = I ( female) Pom = I (male)

eeyou = hungary

nueye = tired

mac mar = alot, very much

Sorry, but I really have to correct this. The spelling is atrocious!

Chan - ฉัน (I: female or male speaker*) Pom - ผม (I: male speaker). ผม also means hair (on the head).

hĭw - หิว = hungry

nèuay - เหนื่อย = tired

mark mark - มาก ๆ = alot, very much

Please use www.thai2english.com for transliterations.

* This may generate some debate.

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sa-naam-bin = airport

(liSA went to vietNAM to but her rubbish in the BIN)Ponounce as one word

haawng-naahm = washroom / toilet / WC

(I flew from HONG kong to vietNAM by plane)

barn = house / dwelling

(the cows are in the BARN at the farm)

mai-ow = do not want

(i cut MY leg it hurt and I shouted nOW)

Cheeky Farnag !!:o What an amazing way to remember words!!!!!!!! It provides a neumonic device for remembering!!! More !! I want MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or is there a source I can go to ? Are these your own?? :D

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tooth = fun

BF/GF = fan

right?

Explorer  :o

Maybe the answer is for the POSTER of words is to include a English word or saying and UNDERLINE the section to indicate the pronounced word they have given.

Ie

fun = teeth or tooth

(I had FUN at the fair today)

Khaw-Thort = sorry / excuse me

(The rook makes a CAW sound, this is what I was TAUGHT at school)Pronounce as one word

Chock-Dee = good luck

(The last CHOCK was taken away by CynDEE so the vehicle could move)

See-Far = the color blue

(I can't SEE to FAR in the mist of the night)

Ling - monkey (generic name)

(Today on a fishing trip I caught a LING fish)

Gin-Jock = geko

(I drink GIN and tonic, but my scottish friend JOCK drinks beer)Pronounce as one word

tor-a-sap = telephone

(i TORE some bark from A tree and I could see the SAP dripping down) Pronounce as one word

Any one any thoughts on this idea, but for sure WE do need to use one format here, the problem is many Thai words have no English equivalent, but we should be able to get many many basic words on this thread.

Cheers

CF

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Just learned the Thai alphabet, a long way to go from here ..

1 word a day ... one step at a time

keep those words coming please :o

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Not too much words folks ...

i cannot keep up with it .... :o

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Sorry 'snake', I kinda forgot about this thread. I am "kee leum" a forgetful person.

New word today - TOO MUCH

มากเกินไป

Example

I have too much money!

ผมมีเงินมากเกินไป

although you can say ผมมีเงิน to mean "I am rich/wealthy", the 'pom mee ngern mak gern bpai" kinda emphasises it and makes it funny.

Too expensive - "paing bpai" แพงไป

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ID: 86   Posted (edited)

I’m pretty new to writing Thai and the Thai language (have been living in Thailand for about 2 years).. but I’d like to contribute as I’m learning to type in Thai.. if I spell anything incorrectly I'd be grateful if a more advanced speaker could correct me!

So, here are some very basic words to discuss telephones and telephone lines (as I recently had a line installed)

Telephone: too-ra-sap โทรศัพท์

Telephone number: ber too-ra-sap เบอรโทรศัพท์

Telephone bill: ka too-ra-sap ค่าโทรศัพท์

Telephone service: bo-ri-gan too-ra-sap บริการโทรศัพท์

Answer the telephone: rab too-ra-sap รับโทรศัพท์

Cable: kee-ben เคเบิล

Electric: fai-faa ไฟฟ้า

Signal: san-yaan สัญญาณ

Dead line: sai-sia สายเสีย

:-)

Rich

Edited by Fraktalkid

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ID: 87   Posted (edited)

เซ็งเป็ด = Kot Seng = fekking d@mn boring

:o

Edited by Goddess of Whatever
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Here is a word for today..

ขฌะที่ kanar ti = While

ห้างสรรพสินค้า harng sup pa sin kar = Shopping mall

เจอ jer = meet

อยู่ = yuu = there, here

ผมเจอเพื่อนขณะที่อยู่ห้างสรรพสินค้า Pom jer puan kanar ti yuu harng sup pa sin kar.

I met my friend while I was at the shopping mall.

I hope this helps...

clowntown!

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word for today

โดยเฉพาะ (doy cha por) = especially

ผมชอบเบียร์มากมาก โดยเฉพาะเบียร์สด

pom chop beer mark mark doy cha por beer sod

I like beer very much especially draught beer

In the Rai!

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dtor - next

eg.

1

Sathanii dtor bpai.... (you can hear this on the skytrain)

Next Station....

2

(Rao ja) tam arai dtor?

what are we doing next? (roughly)

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2 words for today!

1/ สัญญา sunyar = promise

2/ ต่อไป dor bai = from now on

To use in a sentence

ผมสัญญากับแฝนว่าจะไม่ดื่มเบียรือีกต่อไป

pom sunyar gup fan wa ja mai durm beer ick dor bai

I promised my girlfriend that I would not drink any more beer from now on.

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dtor - next

eg.

1

Sathanii dtor bpai.... (you can hear this on the skytrain)

Next Station....

2

(Rao ja) tam arai dtor?

what are we doing next? (roughly)

I am sorry ashacat... I just saw that you posted dtor bai in your previous post.

In The Rai!

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ตรง /dtrong/ straight, straightforward, in accordance with, punctually; at

ตรงไป /dtrong bpai/ straight on (doen dtrong bpai - walk straight on)

ตรงไหน /dtrong nai/ Where? (commonly used in spoken language. A more formally correct version is ที่ไหน /thii nai/.

ตรงนี่ /dtrong nii/ Here! (commonly used in spoken language. A more formally correct version is ที่นี่ /thii nii/.

พูดตรง /phuud dtrong/ Be frank, speak straightforwardly. (A common observation is 'farang chawb phuud dtrong' - Westerners are fond of speaking frankly)

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พุดตรง /phuud dtrong/ Be frank, speak straightforwardly. (A common observation is 'farang chawb phuud dtrong' - Westerners are fond of speaking frankly)
Correction:

พูดตรง

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Some for today!

ห่าง (harng) distance

ตลาด (dalard) market

จาก (jark) from

ป้านเรา (barnrao) our house

ประมาณ (pramarn) about

ตลาดอยู่ห่างจากป้านเราประมาณ 500 เมตร

dalard yuu harng jark barnrao pramarn 500 metres

The market is about 500 metres away from our house.

In The Rai!

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hi, i'm new here. i've been to bkk 2 weeks ago and found out thailand is a interesting place to visit.

i wan to ask, how to start learni thai language for a newbie like me?

izzit a good way to learn thai language from songs?

thank you

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hi, i'm new here. i've been to bkk 2 weeks ago and found out thailand is a interesting place to visit.

i wan to ask, how to start learni thai language for a newbie like me?

izzit a good way to learn thai language from songs?

thank you

Are you living here or are you back in your home country?

In the Rai!

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i've back to my country. but i will come back to Bangkok next year so at least my next trip to thailand i need to know a little bit of thai language.

thank you

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Songs can be fun and rewarding, but they generally dont teach you how to make small talk, order food or ask for directions, which should be your first priorities.

You would probably have more luck with a beginner's course in Thai like 'Teach yourself Thai' by David Smyth, 'Thai for Beginners' by Benjawan Poomsan Becker, or the software of our forum sponsor, 'Spoken Thai'.

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