Welcome to our blog and this is one of our hottest articles in this blog, “Speak of Thai”. Right here we teach you how to speak Thai just what you really want to say. And don’t forget you can always tell us what you want to learn to pronounce or speak right here below in the comment section.
Today I’m going to teach you how to say “Happy Birthday” in Thai. Well the only reason I want to teach you this is that it’s my birthday this month. That’s all and I know you want to know how to say this to your Thai pals too.
Actually in Thailand today we use English phrase “Happy Birthday” a lot but mostly in the city. Thai phrase for Happy Birthday is “Sook San Wan Kerd”. The meaning is the same as the English one actually. “Sook San” is quite a really formal Thai word for “happy” and “Wan” is “day” and “Kerd” is “to be born” or “Wan Kerd” is “Birthday”. Don’t be confused yet!
Each country has different tradition of celebrating birthday. Something cannot be done or given as a b-day present in some country. What Thai people do on their birthday? The tradition says that we will get up in the early morning to offer one or several Buddhist monks food that we have well prepared to have luck and to prosper. The birthday person will receive gifts from others. The gifts can be anything actually. However, it seems like birthday card are not that popular in Thailand among the people. Today we close friends just only send SMS or email to wish the person a happy birthday that’s all, even easier and cheaper I think.
Don’t forget your Thai friend’s birthday and surprise him or her by wishing him or her a happy birthday in Thai.
Today in our Speak Thai will be a little bit different. Since we have been teaching you how to speak Thai for a while, today we want to teach you something new that can help you understand this country even more. Today we are telling you a story, a history in fact, about Chulalongkorn Day, what it is and how important it is to Thai people.
First of all I have to tell you where the name “Chulalongkorn” came from. “Chulalongkorn” is the name of our King Rama V, one of our most important kings in our history. What he did is abolish slavery in Thailand and a lot more mostly to modernize this country.
“Chulalongkorn Day” or in Thai “Wan Piyamaharaj” is celebrated on October 23rd each year to commemorate the death of the King. On this day, a lot of Thai people, governors and students will go to the Equestrian Statue at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok to lay thousands of wreaths and pink roses and take part in a special ceremony to pay homage to the memory of the most revered Thai king in recent history. This thing that we Thai do can show the world how much important he is and also the great love and great respect that we have for him.
In case you have a chance to be in Bangkok on the day, don’t forget to be a part of this memorable event. I totally understand if you don’t really get the feeling of Thai people when they talk about their kings with love and respect especially King Rama V. Many people also believe that paying respect to him will bring good luck and prosperity to the person and family. You will be surprised when visiting a Thai house where you often find picture of the King or of the King Rama IX, the present King.
Welcome to Thai Learning article! Today I’m going to teach you how to get involve in other people business. Haha just joking but we have the word “Thai Moong” which is a term used to describe a group of people surrounding a scene, any scene actually, for example, a crime scene. And the word does describe one of Thai personalities. Basically it’s the want of knowing other people’s business.
But I guess that’s not just Thai people. It’s the nature of human wanting to know about other people. That’s why we consume news. We always want to know what happen when and where and why and how.
We always ask the question “what happened?” without noticing it. Sometimes we are not even sure why we want to know. And today in this article I’m teaching you how to ask the question in Thai.
Let’s get started!
How to say that in Thai is “Kerd Arai Kheun”. It is really simple actually. I’ll break it down for you.
What = Arai (If you have been with us long enough, you will know the meaning of this alreay)
Happen = Kerd Kheun (well this is your new word)
Kerd Kheun also means “to occur” “to take place” or “to come about”.
So now you can get more involve in Thai people’s everyday life. It’s not that hard actually. I hope this will help you with your everyday life here. So come back anytime and we will help you make you living in Thailand even more convenient and happier.
Welcome to our blog and this article! Here we teach you to speak Thai, the official language of Thailand. You might want to learn this pretty well because if you want to come all the way to Thailand to learn Muay Thai for instance or to travel on your vacation.
I might not need to tell you anymore why you need to learn to speak a little bit of Thai, maybe just some phrases you think you will need just in case you are in a place that no one can understand your English well enough, not to talk about other languages. Anyway you can trust me that knowing some crucial phrases will be really useful.
Today I’m teaching you to tell you friends that you don’t understand them or what they’re saying and perhaps you will need to ask them to repeat that again in Thai. Let’s get started and see the phrases you might need to memorize.
I don’t understand = Chan/Pom Mai Kao Jai
By saying this you can add “You” or “What you’re saying” at the end. For example, for “I don’t understand you” you say “Chan/Pom Mai Kao Jai Khun” or for “I don’t understand what you’re saying” you say “Chan/Pom Mai Kao Jai Tee Khun Pood”.
Can you say that again? = Pood Eek Tee Dai Mai
Here are the vocabularies!
Understand = Kao Jai
Say = Pood
Again or One more time = Eek Tee
Remember: “Chan” is a pronoun for “I” if you’re a girl and “Pom” is for a guy.
Don’t push it too hard! If you don’t think this phrases are not helpful for you, no need to learn them. But next time I’ll be back with another phrase that you might need. See you next time!
Now is the best time for Thai lesson. I’ve had some trouble arranging the blog lately and I try to figure out where I should fit this article. I don’t want to cut such as useful lesson like our Learning Thai lesson here out because I realize how important a little bit of knowledge of Thai will help you out a lot once you come to this country.
So if you have time to learn a tiny bit of Thai and pay attention to it, only just a few times a month, you will be surprise when you know the outcome when you arrive in Thailand.
Today I want to teach you how to ask someone to borrow him or her something. Thinking of some situations like when you go to the gym and you forget something really important, say Hand Wraps, you have got to know how to say it to your Thai friend.
Now, to say “Can I borrow your….?” in Thai is “Pom/Chan Koh Yeum ….. Noi Dai Mai” What you have to do is just to fill in the blank, what you need to borrow. Let’s stick with the situation that you forgot your hand wraps. You would want to ask your friend “Can I borrow your hand wraps?”. In Thai we say “Pom/Chan Kho Yeum Pa Pan Meu Noi Dai Mai”. That easy! And as you can see, the word for Hand Wraps in Thai is “Pa Pan Meu” which literally means “cloth-wrap-hand”, hand wraps.
A bit of review, the different between Pom and Chan, when you would want to say Pom and when you have to say Chan. Well the two words define the sex of the speaker. If you are a guy, you say “Pom” and if you are a girl, you say “Chan”. You don’t want to say it wrong, do you?
See you next time with the next Thai lesson here! I really recommend you to use online EN-TH dictionary and learn some new words that will go along with the lesson. And practice saying it over and over to memorize. That will help learning Thai for you even easier!