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Archive for February, 2011

You can do it, you haven’t done it, and you have got it Posted by on Feb 26, 2011

The word dai3 ได้ is one of the most common words in the Thai language. It’s actually three very common words with entirely different meanings, yet all three are spelled the same. I will go over each and give examples to help you make sense of each.

How to use the Thai word Laew Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

Laew4 แล้ว is one of the most common words you’ll find in the Thai language, making it very important to fully understand. English doesn’t have a word that directly translates, however ‘already’ can be used as an approximate meaning in most cases.

If you say it enough times, it becomes the truth. Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

One of the most commonly used every day words of Thai is jing1 จริง, loosely translating into English as ‘true’ or ‘real’.

Ngaw and Ngawn Posted by on Feb 14, 2011

There are some words and concepts in the Thai language of which there is no equivalent in English. So I’m going to tell you a story about Thai relationships, of which I hope you can relate to.