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  1. wanting to learn basic south words

    I finally got around to taking a picture of the book, including a peak inside. Sent from my SM-G920P using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Is there any Trang town news?

    Sin Ocha is still there! Sent from my SM-G920P using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. wanting to learn basic south words

    I have been wanting to learn more southern Thai for a while now. When I first began learning Thai in Trang (a kazillion years ago), the exchange company asked that everyone in the village speak central Thai to me. This was immensely helpful at the beginning, but I am ready to dive deeper into southern Thai now. At a bookshop in Trang, I did find one dictionary that is central Thai to southern Thai. It is somewhat helpful with written language, but I would like to develop more of my spoken language skills. I'm wondering if it is worth moving this (mods?) to the Thai language forum and pin it so we could keep this going. I am also interested in learning this with written Thai so I can understand the pronunciation better than decoding everyone's phonetic attempt: ไม่เป็นไร = ไม่พรื่อ (as someone wrote Mai plerrr)
  4. Learn Thai the rapid way - anyone tried it?

    I think it also lends the conversation to 'why learn Thai'? If it is just to communicate, the few minutes that I saw from the introduction look fine. There are interesting devices to remembering the letters. In the true daily grind that it takes to learn a language, whatever works for you, is what works. However, if your goal is to understand Thai language or Thailand, I think it would be better to use the Thai names for letters. If you're spelling to a Thai person, they're not going to understand anything from 'two lady boys yacking over a fence'.
  5. ไชยาซิบาเล

    Wow! Great sleuthing. Thanks for sharing. Sent from my SM-G920P using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. ไชยาซิบาเล

    Thanks! After an hour of googling around yesterday (wild goose chase) it is a little anticlimactic to be just a nonsensical word, but that make sense. It is written as ไชยาซิบาเล in the video. (If anyone is interested, the name of the video is: สังคมฯ ป.1 การเป็นสมาชิกที่ดีของครอบครัวและโรงเรียน ตอนที่ 1 ครูสมมาศ พันสาง on the DLIT ห้องเรียน channel. The song begins around minute 8. I tried to embed the video, but it embedded the whole playlist for ป. 1 instead. So, you can just cut and paste into the search bar.)
  7. What does ไชยาซิบาเล mean? It comes from a children's song, full context of the children's song is below. ฉัน ฉัน ฉัน บ้านฉันนั้นมีสามคน ทุกคนช่วยกันทำงาน เอาว่า ไชยาซิบาเล เอาว่า ไชยาซิบาเล มีพ่อ มีแม่ และฉัน (This comes from a ป. 1 Social Studies class. I've stumbled upon ห้องเรียน DLIT videos on youtube and am really enjoying them. As someone who has been using Thai curriculum books from ป. 1 to ป. ๖ (where I am now), it is fun to see the lessons put into practice.)
  8. เทวดา ???

    To the OPs first comment... is เทวดา gendered to be only male? I'm sure I've used it for both, but I'm often wrong.
  9. Tasty!

    My friend got back to me, but wasn't entirely helpful. She said: น่ากิน คือ looks good น่าอร่อย คือ delicious Oh, well. I feel at least better that the differences are so subtle that I didn't do harm. Sent from my SM-G920P using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Tasty!

    Thanks for the thoughtful responses. I have sent a message to the person who corrected me to ask for clarification. Because of time differences and upcoming weekend, I may not post it until Monday, but stay tuned, I'll share. I did have one thought that maybe it relates to gender. We are both women and she corrected me in front of an elderly woman. I'm wondering if น่ากิน conjured up too much of an aggresive response to a picture (I could EAT that!), where as น่าอร่อย sounded softer? That may be a stretch, but when she corrected me I felt almost a little scolded. ...which is why, until now, I didn't ask her about it directly.
  11. Tasty!

    I am an advanced learner so I appreciate pedantries. The person who corrected me did so confidently and swiftly, so I thought maybe there was a nuanced difference between the two. Maybe not.
  12. Tasty!

    What is the difference between น่ากิน and น่าอร่อย ? I thought they were interchangeable, but have recently been corrected to use น่าอร่อย when I see a picture of something that I imagine would be tasty.
  13. Hat Yai City Safety Advice

    Just sharing.... my favorite restaurant in Hat Yai is a western restaurant: The Basil https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g297921-d3336954-Reviews-The_Basil_Restaurant-Hat_Yai_Songkhla_Province.html Yummy! I eat there every time I visit Hat Yai.
  14. Is there any Trang town news?

    Oh, and I just saw the comment about Chinese tourists. Didn't see a one while I was there. I took a day trip to the islands from Trang town. Of the 20 people on the trip, 3 were farang tourists, the rest were Thai. I took two day trips to the islands from Amphur Palien and all of the tourists were Thai. In and around Trang Town I would see a few farang tourists here or there, never saw a Chinese tourist. Trang Town is still clean and relatively peaceful. I first started visiting Trang Town in 1989 and so, since then, things have certainly grown, but not to a degree to be worried or concerned that it is now a town overrun with tourists and tourism mess.
  15. Is there any Trang town news?

    I just got back from Trang Town. My family lives in Amphur Palien in the south and I visit yearly. This time, I spent a week in Trang town before heading to the village. It is as peaceful as always. There are some great facebook groups for Trang folk to keep you connected no matter where you are: Trang the City of Happiness at ตรัง Trangstory.com ทุกเรื่องเมืองตรัง Trang FC (they're doing quite well this year) There are also a bunch of Amphur Palien specific groups sharing news, etc., so I imagine there are for your specific part of Trang, too. To clarify on an earlier point, there isn't a McDonald's in Trang Town, but there are several KFC locations and Pizza company. Tesco and Big C are small, but sufficient. The Robinson's is nice sized. The center point night market is good for local snacks. There are several foreigner catering cafes near the train station and clock tower. All of the big hotels have western menu options on their menus. Beach trips are easy -- several local tour groups offer day trips. The big ones run out of Trang town, but there are smaller ones directly at beaches/in specific districts. As I consider my eventual move to Trang Town, one thing that I'll miss are English language movies. My Thai is enough to get around, but I still struggle a bit watching the dubbed movies in Trang.