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    Question Reasons to learn Thai ?

    Nearer the end than the beginning struggling again to hear the tones.

    Here's a few reasons in no specific priority

    Understand announcements on speaker wagons and buy Megaphone to tell them to sod off in impeccable accent

    Read the sheningans in local press TV

    Turn the libretto into a stunning musical the Pong and I based on https://www.amazon.co.uk/Once-Upon-T.../dp/B00LCE6N18

    Read the elastic band twisting manual

    Translate Toiling In The Tropics: The (Unofficial) Lowdown On Jobs For Foreigners | WOS

    Do the Thai subtitles for Withnail and Pom

    Listen to the Poo Yai Bans brekkie sermon he's a jolly neighbour

    Reduce feeling of helplessness at the dentists

    While little use beyond LOS be good to hear what the saw drs say as they finish one off

    Be able to swear at Soi dogs in Lanna accent they'll heed

    Seems only polite as my ability to educate !% of a Moo Ban has peaked

    Enjoy mother-in-laws views on global warming, QE and Brexit
    Last edited by david44; 05-09-2016 at 03:12 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Enjoy mother-in-laws views on global warming, QE and Brexit
    That would be my main reason for learning to speak Thai

    How have you been you old coffin dodger?

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    Good to see you back David, hope you are in good health.

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    Damn Davey I though you were a goner. Glad your still with us, now I can rest easy knowing I'm not the only one on TD that speaks in tongues and swims in circles. You never got my Christmas card I know as it came back to me.

    You missed out on the bonus issue of a vintage still in the wrapper Playboy as well as that old map. Oh well so much for surprises. Mabey next year then.........fish.

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    Great to see you posting again RJ. As my gf said when I asked her to with my language skills, 'you know too much already'.
    Talk to the furry cup in English. She likes 'The Story of O'.

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    David,

    You should write a song? You can use this tune as a base?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle View Post
    Great to see you posting again RJ. As my gf said when I asked her to with my language skills, 'you know too much already'.
    Talk to the furry cup in English. She likes 'The Story of O'.
    So, what was your previous nick, you prick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Enjoy mother-in-laws views on global warming, QE and Brexit
    That would be my main reason for learning to speak Thai

    How have you been you old coffin dodger?
    Cheers thanks for the best wishes I'm still bugger'n on my knees seem to have been taken over by alien director apart from that glad to be back with her indoors in the land of smiles after a ppek round my old haunts in Holland Prague Comenius semminar and a few dull lectures for dull lechers in Uk, did what is probably last Ocean sailing but inspired by dinghy on Loosdrecht to get a laser for fun .

    You gotta keep on going waht's the alternative?
    I'd like to live another 60 years but a handful will be great or could spend my dotage in Croydon where it just seems interminable.

    I scoured Souther region this year commuting East Croydon to Victoria and was ver dissappointed not to see slapper on wanted posters,by August it was cold at night in the unheated pubs

    2 gems I saw Naarma where Jan Komensky subject of my thesis died
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    Also the alternative Colombian market at 7 sisters teh Pho bistros of Shoreditch , Pieto comedor at Arnegui on French Spanish frontier and a very good brewery in Moravia, Venice food great very surly Albanian waiter a Tosk and Rome best Pizza in ages

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    reasons-to-learn-thai.

    Well, if you live in Thailand, that's all the reason you need.

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    I think the OP should tackle English before he attempts to learn another language.

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    In some situations it's not even worth speaking Thai
    Good to learn for tv news, announcements, business speak etc

    Monkey style sign language gets you further sometimes

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    Thai language... good for ordering food, impressing bar girls and knowing if your wifes live in brother really is her husband.. that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Thai language... good for
    ...showing off amongst non-Thai people; not so good if Thais know you understand...

    I always found that Thai sounds quite silly as a language, until I heard Filipino - a hideous gutteral language, and it's no wonder Filipino's all sound the same when they talk English in that funny-yet-nauseating nasal way.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQVmkDUkZT4

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    I think the OP should tackle English before he attempts to learn another language.
    David's actually quite a brilliant linguist, as his extraordinary playful twisting skills with the language only bore and frustrate the pedantic cretins who don't understand his refined eclectic theatre. Their loss.

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    It's also fun when you realise that most conversations you overhear between Thais will always include the question 'have you eaten yet?'

    Even when they're intelligent looking, well dressed, I'd often expect to hear something a bit more intelligent, like 'what do you feel about our political situation?' or 'this corruption is getting a bit out of hand, don't you think?'

    But alas.......no wonder this country is getting fat...fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    It's also fun when you realise that most conversations you overhear between Thais will always include the question 'have you eaten yet?'

    Even when they're intelligent looking, well dressed, I'd often expect to hear something a bit more intelligent, like 'what do you feel about our political situation?' or 'this corruption is getting a bit out of hand, don't you think?'

    But alas.......no wonder this country is getting fat...fast.
    What's the Thai for

    "I'D LIKE TO PAY FOR MY MEAL NOW, AS I'VE GOTTA RUN?"

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    chek bin dooay!

    Gep tang dooay!

    Keet ngern dooay!

    Tao rai, krap?

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    Mee fan mai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Mee fan mai?

    .....Fæn

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    Mai mee kaa...which is usually my cue to put my silver tongue to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    What's the Thai for

    "I'D LIKE TO PAY FOR MY MEAL NOW, AS I'VE GOTTA RUN?"
    Get up and head for the door. Works a charm in any country.

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    I would have thought that not being illiterate would be a fairly big thing for most people?! Wish I had put a bit more effort into learning to read Thai. Myanmar language is an equally tricky challenge- here's to being less lazy this time around.

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    ^So you can read some Thai? which bits?

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    I don't agree with learning any foreign language, certainly not hideous squawking Thai, gave up years ago, tone deaf anyway.

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    Damn gook languages....

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