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  1. I believe all of the people who have said it to me have been from Issan. No one has ever said you sound like you're from (insert province). Most of my Thai teachers from other regions, and people I've met while traveling in the other regions all say I speak well and none have made the Issan comment.
  2. Most people tell me I speak too fast so that isn't it. "What" is arai or alai. It's ee-yang in Isaan right? I don't use any Isaan vocabulary or mix up ร/ฮ I assumed it was from tone mistakes. Sometimes when I'm speaking fast I get sloppy, especially after a few sangsoms 555. I tried to speak in shorter sentences by omitting unneccesary words because I thought it would make me sound more native. I didn't know that was a trait of Isaan speakers. Thanks for the replies.
  3. When I (try to) speak Thai I've had several people say that I must have an Isaan wife. A few have even asked me if I was a ลูกครึ่ง with an Isaan mom. Nothing against people from Isaan but if I'm speaking central Thai then I would like to have a central Thai accent. I know very little about how Isaan compares to Thai. What pronunciation errors am I likely making that would cause people to say this?
  4. How do you say "on pace"?

    How to say the following? Please reply with Thai script. I am on pace to finish the project before the deadline.
  5. Meiji product - translation please

    Whey protein from America High calcium, low fat
  6. I'm looking for media recommendations

    Thanks, the longer videos are much more convenient.
  7. การพูด

    ไม่ได้เล่นกอล์ฟตั้งแต่ตอนเป็นเด็ก ผมชอบเล่นพูล
  8. I'm looking for media recommendations

    DLIT is great! They have higher level classes also. I'm watching an M.6 Thai class now. I love the short documentaries too but my vocabulary is weak in those areas so I don't understand a lot yet. I'll give the sitcoms a try tomorrow. Lakorns get on my nerves with the overacting, constant comedy sound effects, repetitive music etc. If you know one that doesn't have those elements then I'm interested. Having said that, my teacher recommended one and it was such an over the top parody of lakorns that it was actually enjoyable, The overacting was (intentionally) so bad that it was funny.
  9. I'm looking for media recommendations

    I finally watched an episode of ใครคือใคร I liked it...thanks. My teacher recommended a show called "I can see your voice" which you might like. In general, I don't think music shows are great for language learning but there is a lot of speaking along with the singing. I found the news show I was talking about. It's called เจาะข่าวตื้น. I wish it was less comedy and more news but I'll still start watching it again. It was way too tough for me when I found it years ago. I understand a lot more now but I still have a long way to go to to fully understand it.
  10. การพูด

    เรจจี ผมหมายถึงบางครั้งรู้สึกไม่มั่นใจเมื่อคุยกับคนไทยไม่ใช่เขียนที่นี่ แล้วเมื่อมาเมืองไทยคุณชอบไปไหน ผมเป็นคนสหรัฐอเมริกาแต่อยู่พัทยาสิบปีกว่าแล้ว ยินดีตอนรับถูกแล้วนะครับ สก๊อต
  11. การพูด

    สนใจครับ ผมอ่านกับฟังบ่อย บางครั้งไม่กล้าพูดถ้าเป็นสถานการณ์ที่รู้สึกไม่มั่นใจ ไม่ฝึกการพิมพ์หรือการเขียนเลย
  12. Any good tv shows, movies, youtube channels that you recommend? Something other than lakorns and ghost movies or the typical love stories. I used to use Wise Kwai's site for movie reviews but he stopped posting about a year ago. Some of the shows I watch now are เจาะใจ, กบนอกกะลา, MasterChef, เป็นต่อ. Are there any popular Thai vloggers? Something like My Mate Nate but Thai and less obnoxious 555. What about non-mainstream news channels? Something like the Young Turks. I remember seeing something like this a few years ago but can't remember the name. Thanks
  13. I'll look into it some more. I have a few months to decide. Thanks.
  14. I will be 44 later this year. I can do an Edu visa for 3 years (I believe) then I'll have to do tourist visas for a couple years until I can do a retirement visa at 50.
  15. Based on the last two replies I don't think it's worth it. Too bad, it would have been fun. Tim, I am serious about learning Thai. The group classes were too slow and too basic for me so I'm doing 3 private lessons per week. I also want to be able to stay in Thailand long term and I've heard that too many tourist visas is a big red flag.