“ก็ต่อเมื่อ [gâw tàw mêua]” is a conjunction quite commonly used by the Thais to express that something will not happen unless something else happens or something else is true. It can be translated as “only if,” “on the condition that,” “unless” or “when,” depending on how you structure the sentence. It’s often used together with the word “เท่านั้น” [tâo nán], which is placed at the end of the sentence to emphasize the meaning.…

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ไปดวงจันทร์ ถ่ายแค่ 5 รูป

[pai duangjan, tàai kâe hâa rûup]
Went to the moon and took only 5 photos.

เข้าห้องน้ำ รัวไป 37 รูป
[kâo hâwng náam,rua pai sǎam sìp jèt rûup]
Went to the restroom and took 37.
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“ผู้ที่มีเกียรติ คือผู้ที่ให้เกียรติผู้อื่น”
[pûu tîi mii gìat keu pûu tîi hâi gìat pûu èun]
A respectable person is a person that respects others.

– a quote by Zhuge Liang

Watch this related video on “Verb to Be” [เป็น pen / อยู่ yùu / คือ keu]. Enjoy!

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จะไม่กินอะไรอีกแล้ว เดี๋ยวอ้วน
[jà mâi gin arai ìik léaw, dǐaw ûan]
I won’t eat anything anymore. Otherwise, I’ll get fat.

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[ Grammar Time ]

1. ไม่ .

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* – – – ชาเย็น VS เย็นชา – – – *

ชาเย็น [chaa-yen]: Thai iced tea
เย็นชา [yen-chaa]: Cold (indifferent, unemotional)

The Thai tea served at this café seems to be a bit different than the usual Thai tea you get.
Look at what they wrote to describe the tea!

“เย็นชาพอๆกับหัวใจแฟนเก่าคุณ”
[yen chaa paw paw gàp hǔa jai fan gào khun]
About as cold as your ex’s heart.…

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ซีร็อคโค ภัตตาคารเปิดโล่งที่สูงที่สุดในโลก
[Sirocco pát-taa-kaan pèrd lông tîi sǔng sîi sùd nai lôke]
Sirocco, the highest open-air restaurant in the world,

ตั้งอยู่ที่กรุงเทพนี่เองค่ะ
[tâng yùu tîi grungthêp nîi eng kà]
is located right here in Bangkok!

มีใครเคยไปมาแล้วบ้างคะ
[mii krai koei pai maa léaw bâng ká]
Has anyone been there?

【- Vocab & Grammar – 】

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PickupThai proudly introduces the first picture book ever created to teach the Thai language to non-native speakers, “วันที่น่าจดจำของเจ้าทามาโกะจอมขี้ลืม [wan tîi nâa jòt jam kɔ̌ɔng jâo Tamago jɔɔm kîi lʉʉm]” (The Unforgettable Day of Forgetful Tamago)”

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This picture book is particularly made for non-Thai adults learning the Thai language (beginner to intermediate), especially those who learn better visually with images.

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In this video, khru Miki Chidchaya teaches how to structure sentences in different tenses; past, present and future. She also corrects common mistakes made by most learners such as adding “แล้ว” [léaw] to form a sentence in the past tense. Not only that, she will also guide you to speak more naturally like a Thai person by using structures used in colloquial language that textbooks do not mention such as using the word “เดี๋ยว” [dǐaw] in the beginning of a sentence to imply that something is going to happen in the near future.…

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Dialogue

[pâw: kraao nâa, tâa eng sàwp tòk ìik kráng, mâi tâwng maa rîak guu wâa pâw]
Father: If you fail the exams again next time, don’t call me “father”!

[lûuk: kráp]
Son: Understood.

[lǎng gaan pragàat pǒn gaan sàwp lâi]
After the announcement of the exam results.

[pâw: pǒn sàwp pen ngai bâang lûuk]
Father: What are the results, son?…

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