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Archive for March, 2013

How to use the Future Tense in Thai? Posted by on Mar 29, 2013

I will admit the article title is misleading, in that Thai doesn’t have a future tense. It also doesn’t have a past tense. To refer to the future or past, one must use additional words like ‘will’, ‘already’, ‘did’, etc….

How are Thai musical notes written? part 3 Posted by on Mar 27, 2013

Given the previously mentioned issues with Thai sheet music, I asked around friends who were more or less Thai traditional music experts to get some guidance. It turns out there is sheet music which has slightly more detail out there.  A perfect example can be found here:   So what do all those dashes…

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How are Thai musical notes written? part 2 Posted by on Mar 25, 2013

In my Thai music class, the teacher printed out these letters and cut/taped them directly onto the instruments so can easily find them. If you see a ฟ, look for the ฟ on the instrument and hit it. Done. In this respect I’d say it’s easier than western sheet music – no need to count…

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How are Thai musical notes written? part 1 Posted by on Mar 23, 2013

Learn how to read Thai sheet music.

Valentine’s Day Vocabulary Word Match Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

In a previous blog post I reviewed Thai Valentines Day vocabulary and how to use those words in sentences. This post will help give you practice with each of those words, as well as reading and spelling them. Print out this sheet. Then, below, draw a line from the English word on the left to…

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What is the difference between การ and อยู่? Posted by on Mar 14, 2013

Do you know the difference between การ and อยู่?

The Word ‘Gaw’ Posted by on Mar 4, 2013

The Thai word gaw3 ก็ is one of the top ten most common words in the Thai language. However, it can be a bit difficult to understand for a beginner due to a lack of an English-language equivalent…