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BANGKOK 11 December 2018 06:46
Neeranam

Let's Learn One Word A Day.

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Beginners need the basic tools and simple examples. I learn more from Thai2English. What I was hoping for was how to construct simple sentences for everyday use. Thai appears to be short on grammar, but it appears to have some subtle conventions which makes sentence construction appear somewhat haphazard.

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word of the day is :

เสือก seuuakL

means to interrupt in a rude way

commonly used in the super fun "อย่าเสือก"

a forceful word!

Caution advised. It is similar to saying "mind your own (insert expletive) business".

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จิ้งเหลน: (n) Skink (a slimy lizard)

I've got one of these between the walls of my house and it's driving me crazy.

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Interesting. จิ้งจก, is the common house lizard or gecko and จิ้งเหลน is the skink. The best I can discern เหลน means great-grandchild. I wonder if there is a connection or perhaps เหลน has another meaning. I don't know what จก is. I'm really not sure about จิ้ง either but it's also used in จิ้งหรีด (cricket). Yes, จิ้งเหลน a very interesting word. There must be a reason for words beginning with จิ้ง.

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i aprreciate you Neeranam

but learning few words a day is pathethic

with the proper technique teached by ramon campayo you can learn hundreds of words for ever in a few hours

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today's word of the day is

แปลกใจ bplaaekL jaiM [adjective]

this is a word i've seen many times but never used in speech. the word แปลก is something that I say a lot and is common enough, meaning strange/odd or weird or along those lines (don't quote me on that).. but i found it cool that throwing in a ใจ on the end made this word

แปลกใจ= [is] amazed; astonished

cool how the addition of certain things can kind of tweak or upgrade (down?grade) the meaning of words. got to love the literalness of it all .

since i am pretty much ripping off the whole section for this word @ thai-language.com

i may as well paste the example usage in here

แปลกใจที่เห็นแกเลือกขึ้นรถไฟแทนที่จะเดินทางด้วยวิธีอื่นphr_link.gifspeaker_sm.gif

bplaaekL jaiM theeF henR gaaeM leuuakF kheunF rohtH faiM thaaenM theeF jaL deernM thaangM duayF wiH theeM euunL

" was surprised to see that he chose to travel by train, rather than go by other means."

Interesting.

also ประหลาด changes it's meaning when adding ใจ - very similar to the above.

ประหลาด Strange ประหลาดใจ surprised.

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i aprreciate you Neeranam

but learning few words a day is pathethic

with the proper technique teached by ramon campayo you can learn hundreds of words for ever in a few hours

Does he teach English or Thai?

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This is fine IF you can read Thai.

An "assistant" with the phonetic pronunciation would be superb.

I have dictionaries but sound & phonetics would be #1.

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This is fine IF you can read Thai.

An "assistant" with the phonetic pronunciation would be superb.

I have dictionaries but sound & phonetics would be #1.

It's a great way to learn to read. Most of my posts have transliterations in them anyway

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