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[ V o c a b u l a r y – – – – – * ]

 

เจ [jay] vegan
มังสวิรัติ [mangsawírát] vegetarian

What vegans and vegetarians don’t eat.

เนื้อสัตว์ [néua sàt] meat
ไก่ [gài] chicken
หมู [mǔu] pork
เนื้อ(วัว) [néua (wua)] beef
เป็ด [pèd] duck

อาหารทะเล [aahǎan talay] seafood
ปลา [plaa] fish
กุ้ง [gûng] shrimp / prawn / lobster
ปู [puu] crab
หอย [hǒi] clam / mussel
น้ำปลา [nám plaa] fish sauce
น้ำพริก [nám prík] chili paste
กะปิ [ga pì] shrimp paste

Other foods vegans don’t eat.

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ร่มไม่ได้ถูกสร้างขึ้นมาเพื่อให้ฝนหยุดตก
[rôm mâi dâi tùuk sâang kêun maa pêua hâi fǒn yùt tòk]
The umbrella was not invented to stop the rain from falling.

แต่มันถูกสร้างขึ้นมาเพื่อให้เราเดินต่อไปได้ท่ามกลางสายฝน
[tàe man tùuk sâang kêun maa pêua hâi rao dern tàw pai dâi tâam glaang sǎai fǒn]
But it was invented so that we could keep on walking in the rain.…

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Vocabulary

มีความสุข [mii kwam sùk] To be happy
หัวเราะ [hǔa ráw] To laugh
ตื่นเต้น [tèun tên] To be excited
ดีใจ [dii jai] To be happy (fleetingly)
กลัว [glua] To be scared / afraid
โกรธ [gròte] To be angry
เสียใจ [sǐa jai] To be sad / sorry
กังวล [gang won] To be worried
กิน [gin] To eat
อาบน้ำ [àab náam] To take a bath / shower
ทำงาน [tam ngan] To work
นอน [nawn] To sleep
ออกกำลังกาย [àwk gamlang gaai] To exercise
ว่ายน้ำ [wâai náam] To swim
คุยโทรศัพท์ [kui torasàp] To talk on the phone
อ่านหนังสือ [àan nǎng sěu] To read a book

The character featured in this wallpaper appears in PickupThai’s E-picture Book for Learning Thai “The Unforgettable Day of Forgetful Tamago.

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ในชีวิตนี้
[nai chiiwít níi]
In this life…

สิ่งใดที่อยู่เหนือการควบคุมของคุณ
[sìng dai tîi yùu něua gaan khûap khum kwǎng khun]
Whatever is beyond your control

สิ่งนั้นกำลังสอนให้คุณรู้จักปล่อยวาง
[sìng nán gamlang sǎwn hâi khun rúu jàk plòi waang]
is teaching you how to let go.


[ V o c a b u l a r y – – – *]

ชีวิต [chiiwít] life
สิ่ง [sìng] thing
ใด [dai] which
ที่ [tîi] that… (relative pronoun)
เหนือ [něua] beyond
การควบคุม [gaan khûap khum] control
สอนให้ [sǎwn hâi] to teach (someone)..…

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กฎของบ้าน
[gòt kwǎng bâan]
House Rules

1. เมียต้องถูกเสมอ
[mia tâwng tùuk saměr]
The wife is always right.

2. เมื่อไรที่คิดว่าเมียผิด ให้ย้อนกลับไปดูข้อที่ 1
[mêua rài tîi kít wâa mia pìt, hâi yáwn glàp pai duu kâw tîi nèung]
Whenever you think she is wrong, go back and read rule number 1.

Vocabulary – – – *

เมีย [mia] a colloquial informal term for “ภรรยา [panrayaa]” meaning “wife”
ถูก [tùuk] right, correct
เสมอ [saměr] always
เมื่อไรที่ [mêua rài tîi] whenever…
คิด(ว่า) [kít (wâa)] to think (that)…
ผิด [pìt] wrong
ให้ + verb [hâi] imperative form (used in a command or instruction)
ย้อนกลับ [yáwn glàp] to go back
ดู [duu] to look at, to see
ข้อที่ [kâw tîi] item… (in a list), number…

Remark*
“เมื่อไร [mêua rai]” is the way the word is written, but when spoken it’s usually pronounced as “เมื่อไหร่ [mêua rài].”…

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The expression “…ไปอย่างนั้น(แหละ)” [pai yàang nán (làe)]” is a commonly used colloquial idiom. It’s used to imply that the action was not done for any purpose. The nearest meaning in English may be “for the sake of it” or “for no particular reason” but it can be translated in many ways depending on the context.…

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ทำไมผู้ชายถึงชอบผู้หญิงผมยาว
[tammai pûu chai těung châwp pûu yǐng phǒm yaao]
Why do guys like girls with long hair?

เพราะผู้หญิงผมยาวมักดูแลผมเป็นพิเศษ
[práw pûu yǐng phǒm yaao mák duu lae phǒm pen phísèet]
Because girls with long hair tend to take special care of their hair/me.

Vocabulary – – – *

ผม [phǒm] hair / first person pronoun “me” used by males.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya talks about the common mistakes Thai learners tend to make when composing a sentence expressing their wants and desires. She teaches how to express that you want something, want to do something and want someone else to do something by using “อยากมี [yàak mii]”/”อยากได้ [yàak dâai]”, “อยาก [yàak] + verb” and “อยากให้ [yàak hâi]” respectively.…

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It’s FIFA World Cup time! PickupThai would love to help enhance your football watching experience with our special lesson on basic football terms in Thai. Some of these words can be used with other sports as well. You will have more fun talking to your Thai friends about the matches you watch or even understand the games better in Thai.…

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Everyone knows how to say “Thank you” in Thai – “ขอบคุณ” [khàwp khun]. But did you know how to let someone know what you thank them for? There are two structures that you can use when you want to express your thanks to someone, which are as follows;

1. ขอบคุณ [khàwp khun] + สำหรับ [sǎmràp] + noun
2.…

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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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4 ตัวอักษรที่ทำให้ผู้หญิงหัวใจเต้นแรงสุด ไม่ใช่คำว่า “LOVE”
[sìi tua àk sǎwn tîi tam hâi pûu yǐng hǔa jai tên raeng sùd mâi châi kam wâa “LOVE”]
The 4 letters that make a woman’s heart beat the fastest aren’t “LOVE”

แต่เป็นคำว่า “SALE”
[tâe pen kam wâa “SALE”]
but “SALE.”

Vocabulary

ตัวอักษร [tua àk sǎwn] letter, character
ทำให้ [tam hâi] to make, to cause
หัวใจ [hǔa jai] heart
เต้น [tên] to dance (in this context, “to beat”)
แรง [raeng] strong, strongly
สุด [sùd] the most (derived from “ที่สุด [tîi sùd]”)
คำว่า [kam wâa] the word…

Click here to learn more about the word “ว่า [wâa]”…

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The word แย่ [yâe] is an adjective meaning “bad” or “terrible.” For example, “อากาศแย่” [aagàat yâe] bad weather, “รสชาติแย่” [rótchâat yâe] bad taste or “นิสัยแย่” [nísǎi yâe] bad attitude. However, when used as an adverb to intensify an adjective, it means “badly” or “terribly” as in “very” or “to a great degree.” However, we typically don’t use this word when we want to say “very.” As you may already know, we use the word “มาก [mâak].”

The colloquial idiom “[adj.] + แย่(เลย) [yâe (loei)]” is usually used in a response to someone’s statement, to speculate or make an assumption about the consequence that is likely to be true, of an action or a situation that happened, is happening or will happen.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya explains the uses of all the four different verbs that Thai people use to express ability, which are เป็น [bpen] ได้ [dâai] ไหว [wǎi] and ออก [àwk]. She also talks about some common mistakes that Thai learners use regarding this subject. After watching this video, you will be able to say what you know how to do and use each verb in the correct contexts and sound natural like a Thai person.…

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