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withnail    2

Cool, you really do learn something new everyday, but then I suppose that's the point.

I just realised that a problem I have when learning extended sentences like these is that I find them difficult to read because I don't know where to stress the sentence or pause. Does anyone have any advice on this?

By the way Neeranam a minor detail I know but you spelled เค้า wrong. :o

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Neeranam    3,480
I just realised that a problem I have when learning extended sentences like these is that I find them difficult to read because I don't know where to stress the sentence or pause. Does anyone have any advice on this?
Listen to native Thai speakers.
By the way Neeranam a minor detail I know but you spelled เค้า wrong. tongue.gif

WEll done! you spotted the deliberaqte mistake :o

Actually you can spell it, or pronounce it two ways, I think.

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withnail    2

Ooh I know that one เขา is the correct written form which is pronounced with a rising tone however colloquially it is pronounced with a high tone and therefore can be written เค้า.

My guess though is that this is more of a slang spelling used say in comic books or on the internet and that in writing it should really be written เขา however you choose to say it.

Incidentally in the Becker series of Thai books it is generally written เขา yet transliterated with a high tone.

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For today, how about learning how to say and write 'public holiday', and a closer look at the component parts of the most common expression, which is:

วันหยุดราชการ

วัน หยุด ราชการ

wan yòot râat-chá-gaan

day stop [government/royal/public] service

public/government holiday

"Day when the public services stop (have holiday)"

The most common way of expressing 'being on holiday', 'being off' / 'not working' is with the word 'หยุด' yòod (short vowel, low tone).

If somebody sees you are at home on what would normally be a working day, chances are they will ask you

' วันนี้หยุดหรือ ค่ะ ครับ '

wan née yòod ler khâ / khráp

day this stop [question particle] [polite particle]

Are (you) off today?

A more formal word for 'public holiday' is the following:

วันนักขัตฤกษ วัน นักขัตฤกษ

wan nák-kàt-rík

festival ; public holiday ; seasonal festival ; a festivity ; an annual holiday

Thank you to thai2english.com for translations and Thai spelling. :o

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Neeranam    3,480

เกิด / เกิดชึ้น gèrt kêun to happen,to be born, occur, take place

เมืองไทยไม่ค่อยเกิดแผ่นดินไหว

meuang Thai mai(f) koi(f) gèrt pàen din wăi

There aren't many earthquakes(happening) in Thailand.

แถวนี้มีฆาตกรรมเกิดขึ้นบ่อย

tăew née mee kâat-ta-gam gèrt kêun boi

Around here there are a lot of murders.

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~G~    0
วันหยุดราชการ

วัน หยุด ราชการ

wan yòot  râat-chá-gaan

day stop [government/royal/public] service

public/government holiday

"Day when the public services stop (have holiday)"

Could you further explain ราชการ?

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Neeranam    3,480

Arai ja gèrt gaw hai mun gèrt - Whatever happens is meant to happen.

How did I forget one of my favourite sayings?

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samran    5,697
ÇѹËÂØ´ÃÒª¡ÒÃ

Çѹ ËÂØ´ ÃÒª¡ÒÃ

wan yòot  râat-chá-gaan

day stop [government/royal/public] service

public/government holiday

"Day when the public services stop (have holiday)"

Could you further explain ÃÒª¡ÒÃ?

civil service; public service; government service; bureaucracy

A good discussion on the word here.

A favourite of mine (seeing I used to work for them):

ÃкºÃÒª¡Òà = typical term used to describe government system with the implied meaning that it is slow and bureaucratic. If you said to someone à»é¹ÃкºÃÒª¡ÒÃ, you would be saying that establishment you were describing not only used a government system, but that it was also slow and bureaucratic.

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samran    5,697

Continuing on yesterdays theme: the word for government:

ÃѯºÒÅ Rat-ta-baan

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samran    5,697

Continuing on yesterdays theme: the word for government:

ÃÑ°ºÒÅ Rat-ta-baan

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Neeranam    3,480

ลืม leum forget

อย่าลืม yàa leum Don't forget

ไม่ลืมหูลืมตา mâi leum hŏo leum dtaa(don't open your eyes or ears) heavily (Like the rain)

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cobra    108

Excellent idea,

I'd try to keep it on the simple side, more practical that way,

words / phrases we can use everyday. :o

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Neeranam    3,480

I forgot - "kee leum" meaning a forgetful person! Which I most certainly am. How about one from Withnail tomorrow?

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I forgot - "kee leum" meaning a forgetful person! Which I most certainly am. How about one from Withnail tomorrow?

Sorry to nitpick, but ขี้ลืม 'kêe leum' just means 'forgetful', 'forgetful person' is 'คนขี้ลืม' kon kêe leum .

Bringing up ขี้ /kêe/ is a great idea though. In this context, it is a prefix used with negative character traits, so from it we get words such as

ขี้เมา kêe mao (being/behaving like an alcoholic)

ขี้เหนีอว kêe neeao+ (stingy, tight-fisted)

ขี้อย่ากรู้ kêe yàak rúu (nosy, curious, prying)

ขี้เกียด kêe gèeat (lazy)

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Neeranam    3,480

ขี้เล่น - kêe lên playful

ขี้หนาว - kêe năaonot liking the cold

Nitpicking is จู้จี้จุกจิก - jôo-jêe jòok jìk -

ขี้บ่น - complaining/fussy

Reminds me of จู้จี้ - to be fussy, which I love the sound of.

ขี้โมโห kêe moh-hŏh - resentful/angry

not to be mistaken with

ขี้โม้ kêe móh - boastful

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