whosyourson
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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“สุดท้าย” [sùd táai] as an adjective means “the last,” for example, “คนสุดท้าย” [kon sùd táai] the last person, “วันสุดท้าย” [wan sùd táai] the last day, or “ครั้งสุดท้าย” [kráng sùd táai] the last time. But it can also function as a conjunction connecting words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence. In that case, the meaning of the word can be translated as “in the end” or “to end up doing something” depending on the context.…

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สมาชิก 206,351 คน
[samaachík 206,351 kon]
206,351 subscribers

ดูอยู่ 1 คน
[duu yùu 1 kon]
1 person watching

 
G r a m m a r   t i m e

“ดูอยู่ 1 คน” [duu yùu 1 kon] is derived from the full sentence “มีคนดูอยู่ 1 คน” [mii kon duu yùu 1 kon] meaning “There is one person watching.” You may have thought to say “1 คนดูอยู่” [1 kon duu yùu] but that sounds unnatural.…

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Vocabulary

วันจันทร์ [wan jan] Monday
พระจันทร์ [prá jan] The Moon
วันอังคาร [wan angkaan] Tuesday
ดาวอังคาร [daao angkaan] Mars
วันพุธ [wan pút] Wednesday
ดาวพุธ [daao pút] Mercury
วันพฤหัส [wan páréuhàt] Thursday
ดาวพฤหัส [daao páréuhàt] Jupiter
วันศุกร์ [wan sùk] Friday
ดาวศุกร์ [daao sùk] Venus
วันเสาร์ [wan sǎo] Saturday
ดาวเสาร์ [daao sǎo] Saturn
วันอาทิตย์ [wan aathít] Sunday
พระอาทิตย์ [prá aathít] The Sun

Remark: The colors of the planets in the graphic are based on the colors assigned to each day of the week, not the actual colors of the planets.…

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เกรงใจ [greeng jai] is one of the Thai words that are difficult to translate into English. When someone feels “เกรงใจ [greeng jai],” they feel shy or uncomfortable to ask for/get help or things from others, especially because they don’t want to cause others trouble or difficulty, or feel afraid to do something that might make someone feel bad, disrespected or offended.…

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In English, the word “jealous” can refer to two different emotions. One is “to be upset and angry because someone that you love seems interested in another person” and the other is “to be unhappy and angry because someone has something that you want.

In Thai, we use two different words to describe each emotion.

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คุณเคยเบื่ออะไรมากๆไหม
[khun koei bêua arai mâak mâak mái]
Have you ever felt so sick of something?

เบื่อคน เบื่องาน
[bêua kon, bêua ngaan]
Sick of people… sick of work…?

อยากจะหนีไปเที่ยวให้ไกลๆ
[yàak jà nǐi pai tîaw hâi glai glai]
Feeling like going somewhere far for vacation?

แล้วทำไมไม่ไป
[léaw tammai mâi pai]
So why don’t you go?

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ท่านอน [tâa nawn]
Sleeping Positions

นอนหงาย [nawn ngǎai]: sleeping on the back
นอนคว่ำ [nawn kwâm]: sleeping on the stomach
นอนตะแคงซ้าย [nawn takaeng sáai]: sleeping on the left side
นอนตะแคงขวา [nawn takaeng kwǎa]: sleeping on the right side

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กินไม่ได้ [gin mâi dâai]
: to not be able to eat something due to intolerance, allergy, strict diet or religious belief

Examples 1. ฉันแพ้นม กินนมไม่ได้เลย กินแล้วท้องเสีย
[Chán páe nom. Gin nom mâi dâai loei. Gin léaw táwng sǐa]
I have lactose intolerance. I can’t drink milk at all. I’ll get diarrhea if I do.…

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