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Archive for November, 2010

Ordering Rice at a Restaurant Posted by on Nov 30, 2010

Considering all that rice in Thailand, you’d think ordering food with rice should be easy to figure out. ข้าว means rice, so you’d think if you said ‘I want it with rice’ you’d be set to go. But actually it’s much more complicated than you think. For example, if you order your food กับข้าว, which…

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Breaking the Thai Tones, Legally Posted by on Nov 26, 2010

You think you know the 5 Thai tones? Did you know that you can break these rules? This tutorial will teach you how.

Thai for Engineers Posted by on Nov 23, 2010

The career of engineering is the second most common career in the world, only second to teaching. That said, there is either a good chance that you’re an engineer, or that a conversation concerning engineering will come up at some point that you’d want to participate in. At some point you’ll need to know the…

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Thai Ending Particles, wa, woi, fa, and foi Posted by on Nov 20, 2010

Today I’m going to teach you some bad words.

Thai Ending Particles, na and ah Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

I honestly find ending particles pretty easy, despite there being no comparable words for them in English. When you speak English, you use tones to express emotion or add extra meaning. Yeap, English is to an extent a tonal language! Really? (rising tone) Really. (low tone) But in Thai, you use ending particles to adjust…

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Thai Ending Particles, krap and ka Posted by on Nov 13, 2010

When learning Thai, one of the very first things you learn are the words ครับ (krap) and ค่ะ (ka). For me, ครับ was the very first Thai word I learned – and I still remember the day. As you should already know, ครับ is for boys and ค่ะ is for girls.

Let’s Go Camping! Part 3 of 3 Posted by on Nov 9, 2010

Anyway, now that you’ve made peace with the leeches you’re truly ready to go camping (ไปแคมป์ปิ้ง). First, you select a good spot and pitch your tent (เต้นท์). A high dry sunny area is great to avoid leeches. Then you splay out your sleeping bag (ถุงนอน).

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