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    365 days to learn 365 Thai phrases

    It is my goal to learn a new Thai phrase every day. I have been doing so for some time. The following posts will be basic phrases that I have learned already. I hope it helps you as well. Get your wife / gf / friend to read the Thai so you can get the correct pronunciation and the spend all day practicing that phrase.

    We all know or should know the basics like Sawasdee, khob kuhn, sabai dee mai, pai nai and so forth, so I will skip those.

    So let's get started!!

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    Day 1

    I am going now / I am leaving

    Phom pai lah

    ผมไปล่ะ

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    Great thread idea Chitown, I will follow it with interest.

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    Nice one chitown. I can't promise to learn them after one day, but I will be studying hard.

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    "mee satang nid noi", is appropriate for me at the minute !

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    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.

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    Cum hai jep jai, works for me = outragous.

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    Ta dee tee layo
    all talk no action

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.
    Agreed. And if its not possible could anyone who posts, post the Thai language spelling with it like Chittown did as when ever any of us try to write Thai in English it sounds wrong to a person reading who's not from the same country as the author.

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    Makham kor deo - slang for a short arse.

    Bai la der - Lao slang for see you later. Ask your mrs, this will have Thai's rolling in mirth for some reason. I've had a whole market go off after saying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.
    A much better idea. I have little self control when I see some thing that is begging to be answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai View Post
    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.
    2nd'ed

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    Get Mrs. Chi to read this one for ya mate - นักยกน้ำหนัก

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai View Post
    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.

    sounds good to me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    The idea of a phrase a day sounds good. Could you create a thread that does not allow anyone to comment, just your phrase for the day?? That way we would not have to wade through the garbage everyday to get to the jewel.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit
    2nd'ed
    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt
    sounds good to me !
    Sounds like you lot are into a bit of อัดถั่วดำ

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    What do you call this in Thai? Pick up the object or point to it.

    Mee riak waa arai?

    นี่เรียกว่าอะไร

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    Wela bpen gnern bpen tong.

    Time is money.

    Components...

    Wela = "time" (เวลา)

    Bpen = "is" (เป็น)

    ngern = "money/silver" (เงิน)

    Tong = "gold" (ทอง)

    So, it translates directly as "time is money/silver is gold"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    Get Mrs. Chi to read this one for ya mate - นักยกน้ำหนัก
    Weightlifter?

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    Commendable post.....

    At some stage sooner or later though you surely you are gonna’ need to know the Thai for

    "I can’t be arsed today. I've got a stinking hangover"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Get your wife / gf / friend to read the Thai so you can get the correct pronunciation and the spend all day practicing that phrase.
    Better still, learn to read.
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Day 2 What do you call this in Thai? Pick up the object or point to it. Mee riak waa arai? นี่เรียกว่าอะไร
    The Thai script is correct Nee.

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    should have been N

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    Not the end of the world, but it's exactly why people should learn to read if they really want to understand what they are trying to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Not the end of the world, but it's exactly why people should learn to read if they really want to understand what they are trying to say.

    True, I have tried to learn to read and write, but gee whiz the blending of consonants and vowels - insane.

    Do you read and write Noodle?

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    Yep, learning to read is a good idea..google 'Manee and Friends' for an excellent start, but the tones can go fuck themselves..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    Do you read and write Noodle?
    I can read Thai okay and I enjoy reading it too, I am a slow writer though and my spelling in Thai is terrible, I find writing Thai extremely difficult and get no enjoyment out of it at all.

    I don't know if you have had any formal teaching of reading and writing Thai, but if you can speak and understand half decent Thai, which I believe you do, then learning to read is not so bad, I think I personaly could teach a farang to read Thai to intermediate level (from knowing nothing) in about 40 hours, so long as they practiced at home. There is of course much more to reading than that, but it would easily be enough to read the basics etc, if you already have some knowledge of speaking.
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