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    Professions in Thai

    actor....nak sa-daeng....นักแสดง

    ambassador....tuut....ฑูต

    artist....sinla-bpin.....ศิลปิน

    athlete....nak gii-laa นักกีฬา

    bar girl....puu-ying baa....ผู้หยิงบาร์

    bartender....baa-ten-der....บาร์เทนเดอร์

    broker....naai-naa....นายหน้า

    company employee....pa-nak-ngaan....พนักงาน

    cook....khon tam aa-harn....คนทำอาหาร

    dancer....nak dten....นักเต้น

    dentist....maw fun....หมอฟัน

    doctor....maw....หมอ

    driver....khon kap rote....คนขับรถ

    engineer....witsa-wa-gawn วิศวกร

    farmer....chaao-naa....ชาวนา

    flight attendant....sa-juat....สจ็วต

    gogo dancer....nak dten a-goo-goo....นักเต้นอะโกโก

    government official....kaa-raatcha-gaan....ข้าราชการ

    lawyer....ta-naai-kwam....ทนายความ

    masseuse....maw nuat....หมอนวด

    nurse....pa-yaa-baan....พยาบาล

    pilot....gap-dtan kruang-bin....กัปตันเครื่องบิน

    police officer....dtamruat....ตำรวจ

    prostitute....so-pae-nee....โสเภณี

    retired....ga-sian....เกษียณ

    sales person....pa-nak-ngaan kaai....พนักงานขาย

    self employed....tu-ra-git suan-dtua....ธุรกิจส่วนตัว

    soldier....ta-haan....ทหาร

    student....nak rian....นักเรียน

    taxi driver....khon kap taksee....คนขับแท็กซี่

    teacher....kruu or ajarn....ครู or อาจารย์

    tourist....nak tong-tiao....นักท่องเที่ยว

    unemployed....dtok-ngaan....ตกงาน

    volunteer....aa-saa-sa-mak....อาสาสมัคร

    writer....nak kian....นักเขียน

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    bartender....baa-ten-der....บาร์เทนเดอร์
    Funny yes?

    Thanks for the input Chitown, i'll try to put as many to good use as possible. Much appreciated.

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    Yeah, good list...more needed too!

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    How do you say manager?

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    Poojadgaan

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    prostitute....so-pae-nee....โสเภณี
    also commonly known as....."ga-ree"

    retired....ga-sian....เกษียณ
    Actually the correct word is .....ปลดเกษียณ..."plod ga-sian"
    Just a little correction.......ok carry on
    mc

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    There's a word that sounds like nak-suk-saa which is some kind of student, but apparently not one in school. Anyone narrow down the meaning?

    Also, is there a word for handyman? You know the guy who's good with tools who you get to fix your air conditioner and who electrocutes himself.
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    ^ nak-suk-saa
    similars with a word for student, but commonly used for "a university student"

    handyman = chang = ช่าง ......in general
    example
    handymand (for house repairs)
    = ช่าง-ซ่อมบ้าน chang- som baan,..........or ช่าง-ทำบ้าน = chang-tum baan

    auto mechanic = ช่าง-ซ่อมรถยนต์ = chang -som rod yon
    Last edited by mooncake; 13-11-2009 at 07:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timber View Post
    How do you say manager?
    poo-jat-gaan

    ผู้จัดการ

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooncake View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    prostitute....so-pae-nee....โสเภณี
    also commonly known as....."ga-ree"

    retired....ga-sian....เกษียณ
    Actually the correct word is .....ปลดเกษียณ..."plod ga-sian"
    Just a little correction.......ok carry on
    mc
    plod is not needed. You could say pom gasian lao - I am retired already.

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    Could you translate

    Gardener
    &
    Singer
    Please, Chi?

    Still can't green you (for some reason)
    Last edited by Loombucket; 13-11-2009 at 05:31 PM. Reason: text added, speeling corectud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket View Post
    Could you translate

    Gardener
    &
    Singer
    Please, Chi?

    Still can't green you (for some reason)
    Gardener
    khon suan
    คนสวน

    Singer
    nak rong pleng
    นักร้องเพลง

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    ^Thanks very much. So Gardener, is literally, I garden.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pescator
    Poojadgaan
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    poo-jat-gaan ผู้จัดการ
    Thanks! Greens sent (sorry chi gotta spread the love first)

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    that is good to learn

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    Without feedback, constructive criticism by those who have learned by experience there is only self-deception and dishonesty. For example the great number of English Language schools in Thailand run by Thais who don't speak English fluently and have syntax errors in their ads, will continue until they are willing to take criticism. In other words, if you can't take criticism when you are driving, get out of the drivers seat.
    An ad in the Bangkok post read," The A+ English School. An innovation method of teaching English." Did the director know that innovation is a noun and the word should be "innovative"? He failed the test.

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    Thanks very much. So Gardener, is literally, I garden.

    it is "garden person"

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    Thanks for this valuable information

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    An ad in the Bangkok post read," The A+ English School. An innovation method of teaching English." Did the director know that innovation is a noun and the word should be "innovative"? He failed the test.

    you knew what he meant to say even though he used a noun instead of an adjective. he got his message across, you understood what he was saying and therefore i would say he passed the test.

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