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Archive for August, 2011

Doi Suthep (Video) Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

Located just 15 km outside of Chiang Mai city is the famed Doi Suthep mountain. Atop this mountain sits the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand’s most revered Buddhist temples. Learn a little bit about the history of this temple and take a quick tour through the grounds in this video.

Thai Numbers, 1 to 100 Posted by on Aug 30, 2011

As Thais typically use the Arabic numeral system, as a beginner you do not need to learn how to write Thai numbers. But on rare occasions you’ll find street sellers posting prices only in Thai, or hotels with room numbers only in Thai.

Top 25 Thai words for Every Beginner Posted by on Aug 26, 2011

Every language has its common words and its rare words. Thai has about 1000 very common words, where you’ll hear and/or use each of them no less than once a week (and many several times per hour). To move from beginner to intermediate, you need to learn all 1000+ of those words. After you learn…

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Thai Question Words Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

Thai question words are very similar to question words found in English. The only main difference is that while in English question words are found at the beginning of the question, in Thai they are located at the end of the question…

Day Trip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

Making our way up through Thailand and towards the 2-day slow boat down the Mekong River into Laos, we lined up one last adventure – a day trip taking us through Chiang Rai to the Golden Triangle. As we were quite exhausted from the incredible jungle adventure with Book, we struggled to get out of…

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Election Related Vocab Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

Not too long ago Thailand had a very important election for the new Prime Minister. It was a very charged/heated election – to put it nicely. If you’re like me, you would be following Thai politics carefully and find yourself trying to explain (impose?) your version of democracy to everyone else. To help you with…

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Vocabulary for the Thai Family Posted by on Aug 13, 2011

Vocabulary for the Thai family is a bit more complicated than it is in the western family. The additional complications come from knowing who is older and who is younger, and know of which side of the family (mother’s/father’s side) everyone is on. Also note that it’s common to call unrelated people Aunt and Uncle…

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