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Hua Hin students wowing tourists as they act as interpreters for the police

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ID: 31   Posted

4 hours ago, biplanebluey said:

You guys can never see anything right with anything anyone does in thailand---UGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I've just signed in especially to like this post.

 

Honestly, it's so disGUSting.

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ID: 32   Posted

31 minutes ago, ujayujay said:

....you have no Idea about Thailand and the lose Face theme.

 

How's that?

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ID: 33   Posted

2 hours ago, free123 said:

to all the farangs who are long term semi residents....learn thai dont complain...i met some guys around ten years here and not to be able to order food....i know its not easy but if u make ur life plans ( house car retirement ) in los at least u should aquire decent communication skills...

 

What's that got to do with this specific thread?

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ID: 34   Posted

2 hours ago, novo58 said:

I think this is a great idea. And just perhaps the Thai schoolkids will learn from the farang NOT to just accept what they are told just because someone is of a higher status than themselves. maybe they will learn to ask more questions if the first answer does not solve the problem...maybe the kids will learn to THINK for themselves...When the farang is not happy with what they are first told and pose further questions that the kids then have to ask in Thai of the police officer....maybe the kids will start to learn to NOT fear asking questions/seeking more information from an older person of higher station in life than themselves >>>>>>>>>. Just maybe . 

I agree. The Thais have it all wrong. That's why we are here. To tell them their culture is wrong and that we know the right way for them.

But then again, the fact that they respect their elders kinda sounds good to this elder.

The foreigners who live in Thailand and make no effort to learn Thai, but criticize Thais' English, have it figured out.

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ID: 36   Posted

Nonsense posts and replies have been removed. 

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ID: 37   Posted

1 hour ago, scorecard said:
3 hours ago, free123 said:

to all the farangs who are long term semi residents....learn thai dont complain...i met some guys around ten years here and not to be able to order food....i know its not easy but if u make ur life plans ( house car retirement ) in los at least u should aquire decent communication skills...

 

I will speak for myself. I have been here over 2 years and it is extremely difficult for me to learn even useful words and phrases. Probably an age thing. When I was 18 & 19 I was stationed in Korea took a basic class and found it easy to have a simple conversation. Since high school in so calif I could pick up spanish easily. I have always been complimented on my accents however, Vietnamese & Thai do not stick. Maybe as most Thais around me tend to prefer English (probably as my Thai is unintelligible). 

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ID: 38   Posted

6 hours ago, HOOD Robin said:

95% of Thai students can hardly speak ENGLISH
Really want to be a fly around in that police station to see how they deal with the other languages......

 

At the other hand, they should oblige every cop who deals with tourists at least speaking some

decent English since tourism is a major income stream in TH !  Too much SHIT happens in LOS

between cops and tourists as they dont understand each other...

While the other 5% are offering a good service !!

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ID: 39   Posted

6 hours ago, HOOD Robin said:

95% of Thai students can hardly speak ENGLISH
Really want to be a fly around in that police station to see how they deal with the other languages......

 

At the other hand, they should oblige every cop who deals with tourists at least speaking some

decent English since tourism is a major income stream in TH !  Too much SHIT happens in LOS

between cops and tourists as they dont understand each other...

Maybe your right, 95% has a hard time speaking English. Lets give the kids credit for trying to help out and by the way, my (Thai) niece speaks better English than I do. I for one would like to thank these young students for helping out. Their parents must be proud of them, I know I would be

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ID: 40   Posted

6 hours ago, novo58 said:

I think this is a great idea. And just perhaps the Thai schoolkids will learn from the farang NOT to just accept what they are told just because someone is of a higher status than themselves. maybe they will learn to ask more questions if the first answer does not solve the problem...maybe the kids will learn to THINK for themselves...When the farang is not happy with what they are first told and pose further questions that the kids then have to ask in Thai of the police officer....maybe the kids will start to learn to NOT fear asking questions/seeking more information from an older person of higher station in life than themselves >>>>>>>>>. Just maybe . 

Aisde the inevitable not actually translating anything and being able to claim to have had a translation,  I see a lose-lose situation here.
Either:
1.  the children will preclude the ability to bribe the police to let you go from whatever scam they're pulling;  or,
2.  the children will be inveigled into the criminal culture before even leaving school,  as happens when young people are at the beckon call of senior criminals,  like happened when I worked in Malaysia for a spell for Balfour Beatty,  and the morons from Loughborough University were all getting paid $1 per hour and thinking this was the way to do things,  whilst complicit in serious indictable crimes that will hang over them for the rest of their lives.

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ID: 41   Posted (edited)

Do our homelands have on site translators who are present in police stations?

 

Not in my town in Europe anyhow....only convicts get translators and not the general public coming over for routine paperwork!

 

Full credit and thank you Thailand and the students for trying to help out the grumpy farangs!

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ID: 42   Posted

Really hope these students can improve their English proficiency by having conversations with the English speakers.

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ID: 43   Posted

53 minutes ago, wvavin said:

Really hope these students can improve their English proficiency by having conversations with the English speakers.

These students would have a chance at learning English real well but the education system lets them down so bad They are taught here not to question anything and not to think of their own ideas

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ID: 44   Posted

10 hours ago, HOOD Robin said:

95% of Thai students can hardly speak ENGLISH
Really want to be a fly around in that police station to see how they deal with the other languages......

 

At the other hand, they should oblige every cop who deals with tourists at least speaking some

decent English since tourism is a major income stream in TH !  Too much SHIT happens in LOS

between cops and tourists as they dont understand each other...

"On the other hand"
If you're going to insult others English, at least speak it properly.

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17 hours ago, HOOD Robin said:

95% of Thai students can hardly speak ENGLISH
Really want to be a fly around in that police station to see how they deal with the other languages......

 

At the other hand, they should oblige every cop who deals with tourists at least speaking some

decent English since tourism is a major income stream in TH !  Too much SHIT happens in LOS

between cops and tourists as they dont understand each other...

My 9 year old daughter and all her friends can speak very good English.  In fact most can speak 2, 3 or 4 languages fluently which is probably a lot more than most people in this forum.  It depends on the student, the school they attend and the program they operate.  Students who attend a "good" international school will all have a great understanding of the English language.  

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