One of the most common mistakes Thai learners make when it comes to structuring a negative sentence with an adverb is to follow the English sentence structure and place the word “not” [ไม่ “mâi”] before the verb, followed by the adverb. However, the correct way to form a negative sentence with an adverb in Thai is to place the word “not” or “ไม่ [mâi]” between the verb and the adverb.…
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[jong dao wâa khrai tîi tam hâi túk kon mâi dâai nawn mêua keun]
Guess who it is that kept everyone up last night.
[ Vocabulary – – – – – *]
จง [jong] + verb : formal imperative form (used in written language)
เดา(ว่า) [dao (wâa)] : to guess
ทุกคน [túk kon] : everyone
เมื่อคืน [mêua keun] : last night
[ Grammar – – – – – *]
1.) ทำให้ [tam hâi] + someone + adj.…
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ข้อสอบ O-Net พ.ศ. 2557
[kâw sàwp O-Net paw sǎw sǎwng hâa hâa jèt]
Entrance Examination 2014.
[kâw nǎi jèb pùad hǔa jai tîi sùd]
Which one of the following hurts the most?
1. ฉันรักผัวเขา [chán rák pǔa káo]
I love her husband.
2. ผัวเขารักฉัน [pǔa káo rák chán]
Her husband loves me.…
ที่สุดแห่งความเสียดายคือ ตายไปแล้ว ใช้เงินไม่หมด
[tîi sùd hàeng kwaam sǐa daai keu dtaai pai léaw chái ngern mâi mòt]
The most regrettable thing is to die before using up all your money.
ที่สุดแห่งความสลดคือ ใช้เงินหมด แล้วยังไม่ตาย
[tîi sùd hàeng kwaam salòt keu chái ngern mòt léaw yang mâi dtaai]
The saddest thing is after having used up all your money, you’re still alive.…
“อด” [òd] followed by a verb, is one of the commonly used colloquial expressions that don’t really translate to a specific word in English. The closest translation is probably “to miss (the chance to do something)” or “to not get to do something (that you want to do).” It often involves the feelings of regret and disappointment.…
[mêua khruu tǎam kam tǎam]
When your teacher asks a question
[léaw pêuan glâeng bàwk khruu wâa khun dtàwb dâai]
and your friend picks on you by telling the teacher that you know the answer.
[ Grammar corner – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *]
ถาม [tǎam] To ask a question
ขอ [kǎw] To ask for something / to request
“บอก” [bàwk], meaning “to tell,” is one of the verbs that go with the word “ว่า” [wâa] meaning “that…” as in “(to tell someone) that…” There are many other words like this, such as “จำได้” [jam dâai] “to remember,” “พูด” [phûut] “to say,” “แนะนำ” [náe nam] “to suggest” etc.…
Many of you know the phrase “ไม่ว่าง” [mâi wâang] meaning “I’m not free.” Another way to say “I’m not free” is “I’m busy.” In Thai, we say “(ตอนนี้)ยุ่งอยู่” [(tawn níi) yûng yùu] “I’m busy (now).” “ยุ่ง” [yûng] means “to be busy” and “อยู่” [yùu] is shortened from “กำลัง…อยู่” [gamlang…yùu] which is the form of the continuous tense, equivalent of verb+ing in English.…
[mii khrai duu giilaa Olympics réuduu nǎao mái ká]
Does anyone watch Winter Olympics?
[tâwng raw tâng sìi pii nàe gwàa jà dâai duu ìik]
We had to wait four years until we could watch it again.
[dichán châwp duu gaan kàeng kǎn ice skate mâak mâak loei]
I love to watch ice-skating competitions.…
1. A: รู้ไหม แต่ละวันผมคิดถึงคุณแค่ 2 ครั้ง
[rúu mái, tàe lá wan phǒm kíd teǔng khun kâe sǎwng kráng]
You know, each day there are only two times when I think of you.
[tawn làp gàp tawn tèun]
When I’m sleeping and when I’m awake.…
Now, PickupThai has a new fun way for you to learn Thai! We have launched stickers featuring Tamago sushi, the character from our e-picture book “The Unforgettable Day of Forgetful Tamago” for you to use when chatting with your Thai friends or family on LINE. Sending stickers will not only make chatting more fun but it will also help you learn new words and expressions and remember them without having to memorize.…
[meûa mâe plùk khun hâi têun long maa gin kâao nai chûang cháao kǎwng wan yùt]
When your mom wakes you up to go downstairs for breakfast on the morning of a holiday.
[Vocabulary – – – *]
ปลุก [plùk] to wake someone up
ตื่น [têun] to wake up
วันหยุด [wan yùt] a day when no work is done / holiday / day off…
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