“ไม่ A ก็ B” [mâi…gâw…] is equivalent of the expression “either A or B” in English. The direct translation of “ไม่ A ก็ B” [mâi…gâw…] is “A, if not, B.” It’s also possible to say “A ไม่ก็ B” […mâi gâw…].

Examples:

วางไว้หน้าตู้เย็นไม่ก็หน้าทีวีดีกว่า
[waang wái nâa tûu yen mâi gâw nâa TV dii gwàa]
I think we should put it either in front of the fridge or the TV.…

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สวัสดีปีใหม่ [sawàddee pii mài] = Happy New Year
๒๕๖๑ = 2561 (Buddhist Era) / 2018

ขอบคุณที่ติดตามเว็บไซต์เราตลอดปี ๒๕๖๐
[kàwp khun tîi dtìd dtaam website rao dtàlàwd pii 2560]
Thank you for following our site throughout 2017…

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Did you know what Thai people call the first and the last days of the year?

วันส่งท้ายปีเก่า [wan sòng táai pii gào] : New Year’s Eve / December 31st
Literal meaning: the day we send off the old year

วัน(ขึ้น)ปีใหม่ [wan (kêun) pii mài] : New Year’s Day / January 1st
Literal meaning: the day we begin the new year…

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คบกันใหม่ๆ
[kób gan mài mài]
When we just started dating

ผ่านไปหลายปี
[phàan pai lǎai pii]
Several years later


[Grammar corner]

ใหม่ๆ [mài mài] is an adverb used after a verb to describe an action that has just happened. Take a look at these examples below;

1. พิซซ่าอร่อยแค่ตอนอบเสร็จใหม่ๆ
[pizza aròi kâe dtawn òb sèt mài mài]
Pizzas only taste good when freshly baked.…

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วันที่ 5 ธันวาคมเป็นวันชาติของไทย
[wan tîi hâa tanwaakom pen wan châat kǎwng Thai]
December 5th is Thailand National Day.

วันชาติของประเทศคุณตรงกับวันที่เท่าไหร่
[wan châat kǎwng prathêet khun trong gàp wan tîi tâo rài]
When is national day celebrated in your country?

Trivia: Did you know the difference between ประเทศไทย [prathêet Thai] and เมืองไทย [meuang Thai]?…

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Vocabulary

๑ 1 มกราคม [mágaraakom] = January
๒ 2 กุมภาพันธ์ [gumpaapan] = February
๓ 3 มีนาคม [miinaakom] = March
๔ 4 เมษายน [maysǎayon] = April
๕ 5 พฤษภาคม [préutsapaakom] = May
๖ 6 มิถุนายน [mítùnaayon] = June
๗ 7 กรกฎาคม [garágadaakom] = July
๘ 8 สิงหาคม [sǐnghǎakom] = August
๙ 9 กันยายน [ganyaayon] = September
๑๐ 10 ตุลาคม [dtùlaakom] = October
๑๑ 11 พฤศจิกายน [préutsajìgaayon] = November
๑๒ 12 ธันวาคม [tanwaakom] = December

Tip: All months that have 31 days end with “คม” [kom], 30 days “ยน” [yon] and 28/29 days “พันธ์” [pan].…

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นอนหลับบนรถเมล์
[nawn làp bon rótmay]
Sleeping on the bus

ที่คิดไว้
[tîi kíd wái]
What I pictured

ความเป็นจริง
[kwaam pen jing]
Reality


[ Grammar corner – – – * ]

The word “ที่” [tîi] when functioning as a relative pronoun is used like the word “that” in English. However, in some cases, the noun that it follows can be omitted.…

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22279629_1927818937232938_695038949069022509_nคนอื่น [kon èun] Other people
กู [guu] Me

Grammar corner – – *

Did you know that the word “อื่น” [èun] meaning “another” or “other” is usually used in this structure -> “noun + classifier + “อื่น” [èun],” but the classifier can be omitted when it’s the same as the noun?…

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Did you know that in Thai we also have a word that has a similar usage to that of the filler word “like” in English? That’s the word “แบบ” [bàep]. The formal meaning of “แบบ” [bàep] is model, style, way, form or pattern. But it’s also used in the same way as the word “like” in English when used as a filler word, that is, it does not carry any meaning but it’s simply used to mark a pause or hesitation in speech.…

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พรุ่งนี้เป็นวันลอยกระทงของไทยแล้วนะคะ
[prûng níi pen wan loy grathong kǎwng Thai léaw náká]
Tomorrow is Loy Grathong Day!

ใครที่อยู่เมืองไทยช่วงนี้
[khrai tîi yùu meuang Thai chûang níi]
If you are in Thailand during this time of the year..

และยังไม่เคยได้สัมผัสกับวัฒนธรรมอันสวยงามนี้ของไทย
[láe yang mâi koei dâai sǎmpàt gàp wáttanátam an suǎi ngaam níi kǎwng Thai]
..and have never experienced this beautiful Thai culture before,

พรุ่งนี้จะเป็นโอกาสที่ดีมากสำหรับคุณ
[prûng níi jà pen ogàat tîi dii mâak sǎmràp khun]
..tomorrow, it will be a wonderful opportunity for you.…

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Did you know? Apart from “face,” “front,” “page” and “next,” the word “หน้า” [nâa] can also mean “season”? It’s an informal term for the word “ฤดู” [réuduu]. Let’s take a look at the example sentences using the word “หน้า” [nâa] with all five different meanings below.

Examples:

ดูให้หน่อย มีอะไรติดหน้ารึเปล่า
[duu hâi nòi, mii arai tìd nâa réu plào]
Can you check if there’s something on my face?…

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ตอนไม่มีอะไรทำ
[dtawn mâi mii arai tam]
When I don’t have anything to do.

ตอนมีอะไรมากมายต้องทำ
[dtawn mii arai mâak maai dtâwng tam]
When I have lots of things to do.

[ – – Grammar Corner – – ]

“อะไร” [arai] doesn’t always mean “what.” Like in the example above, “อะไร” [arai] can sometimes mean “something,” “anything,” “nothing” or simply “thing.” Let’s take a look at other examples where “อะไร” [arai] is not used as a question word.…

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