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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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หลอก [làwk] to fool, to trick, to deceive
โกหก [go hòk] to lie, to tell a lie
แกล้ง [glâeng] to tease, play a prank on someone
พูดเล่น [pûut lên] to joke, to kid
ล้อ [láw] to tease, to make fun of (verbally)

Happy April Fools’ Day! ( ^ n ^ )/*

By the way, this Songkran, we’re not running a promotion for PickupThai Podcast.…

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จงเดาว่าใครที่ทำให้ทุกคนไม่ได้นอนเมื่อคืน
[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.

ข้อไหนเจ็บปวดหัวใจที่สุด
[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.…

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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.…

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“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.…

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