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Thai Body Parts Word Match Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

In an earlier blog post (https://blogs.transparent.com/thai/thai-body-parts/) I talked about Thai body part vocabulary and how to use these words in sentences. This post will help give you practice with those words, as well as reading and spelling them. Print out this sheet. Then, below, draw a line from the English word on the right to…

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The Thai Question Word That Isn’t – Yang Posted by on Jul 28, 2013

When we were children, we learned that there were only 5 question words and they all started with ‘W’: who, what, where, why, and when. And perhaps we were told that ‘how’ was also a question word, which was really just ‘who’ but with the ‘w’ on the other side of the word.

Ask a Thai: Why do Farang Like Tan Skin? Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

Why do Thais think farang prefer tanned skin?

The Different Thai words for ‘Want’ Posted by on Jul 14, 2013

Thai has three main words that mean ‘to want’. Read on to learn about how each is used differently.

Arai means What(?) Posted by on Jul 8, 2013

During class the other week a student of mine pointed out that the word arai อะไร is confusing due to the many ways it can be used. It has two other meanings, roughly translating to ‘something’ and ‘anything’. But in some cases it doesn’t directly translate over very well, so the best way to learn…

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