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Archive for January, 2011

Where Do Thais Get Their Nicknames? Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

As you should already know, most Thais have and go by their nickname. This is mostly because actual Thai names are long and complicated, making them hard to spell and hard to remember. Anyway, this is stuff you probably already know. What you probably didn’t know is how they got their nicknames.

The Gig Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

There is no word in English to describe what a Gig (กิ๊ก tone 4) is, although culturally westerners have gigs as much as Thais do. It’s a word that comes up often, and important for you to learn and understand.

6 Months of Thai Blogs Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

It’s been 6 months since I began this learn Thai language blog. As such I’d like to go back through the old posts and repost them here as a quick-reference of good information.

The Thai Wedding Reception Posted by on Jan 23, 2011

Experiences at a Thai wedding reception.

Thai Possessive Words Posted by on Jan 10, 2011

A simple Thai tutorial on how to declare one thing belongs to something or someone else.

Titles in Thai (Mr, Miss, Mrs, etc) Posted by on Jan 6, 2011

Like in English, Thai has titles that you can add in front of names. In Thai society, it is important to establish who is ‘superior’ and ‘inferior’ from the get-go, and the language is designed to make it very simple to do so. From a westerners point of view this concept is offensive I agree…

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What are the Thai question words? Posted by on Jan 2, 2011

Learn all the questions words of the Thai language, and examples of how to use them.