In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya explains how to use the three different expressions that mean “the same” in Thai: เหมือนกัน, เดียวกัน, เท่ากัน. You will also see a funny introduction video where she portrays a Thai guy and a drunk Western guy. After watching the video, you will have a clear understanding of when to use each word and won’t make the common mistake everyone else does again.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya will show you all the different ways to express the common phrases such as “Hello”, “Wait!”, “That’s true”, “Really?”, “Say that again” or “I got it.” After watching the video, you will learn how to express those ideas in many different ways, including what textbooks don’t teach.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya discusses one of the least explored topics on Thai colloqualism – ending particles expressing mood and feelings. The ending particles discussed in the video include นะ(ná), น้า(náa), อะ(à), เนอะ(nér), แหละ(làe), เนี่ย(nîa), ครับ(kráp), ค่ะ(kâ), คะ(ká), จ้ะ(jâ) and จ๊ะ(já). After watching the video, you will have a better understanding of those expressions and know how to use them to express yourself better and more naturally in Thai.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya talks about all the different personal pronouns in Thai. She also discusses the Thai culture, where family terms are adopted to refer to yourself or someone else, including complete strangers. After watching the video, you will understand the culture a little better and will know how to refer to yourself, the person you talk to and the person you speak about by the correct pronouns.…

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In this video, khru Yuki Tachaya teaches how to ask questions in Thai using question words and question particles (including the informal ones) as well as how to answer. She also discusses some of the most common mistakes that Thai learners make including when to use “ไหม [mái]” and “เหรอ [rǎw].” After watching the video, you will learn how to use all the question particles correctly as well as answer questions with the right words.…

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Song Title: กวางขาวอยู่กลางเขา Kwaang Kăao Yùu Glaang Kăo [The White Deer Lives in the Middle of the Mountain]
Artist: โจนัส แอนเดอร์สัน Jonas Anderson

In this catchy folk song with incredibly amusing lyrics, Jonas Anderson, a Swedish-born country singer, shows off not only his beautiful voice but also his amazing tongue twister skills, which put Thai people to shame.…

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Song Title: ข้อความ Kâw kwaam [The Message]
Artist: พอส Pause

This beautiful easy listening song by “Pause,” a much-beloved band who rose to fame during the late 90’s, recalls for us the warm and touching memories of friends. The vocalist sings of how the kind messages his friends wrote him kept him feeling loved and cared for, and assured him they would always be there for him through all life’s ups and downs.…

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Song Title: คุกเข่า Kóok kào [On My Knees]
Artist: ค็อกเทล Cocktail

This fast-tempo pop rock song with catchy tunes depicts the pitiful scene of an emotionally overwhelmed guy kneeling in front of his girlfriend, holding onto her tightly and desperately begging her to not leave him, while reassuring her he won’t make the same mistakes again.…

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Song Title: รักแท้อยู่เหนือกาลเวลา Rák táe yùu něua kaan welaa [True Love Is Beyond Time]
Artist: โดม จารุวัฒน์ Dome Jaruwat

The romantic lyrics combined with sweet melodies make this song a perfect OST for the soap opera “สุภาพบุรุษจุฑาเทพ [Suphapburut Juthathep] – the talk of the town at the time it was aired.

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Song Title: อยากรู้แต่ไม่อยากถาม Yàak rúu tàe mâi yàak tăam [I Want to Know But I Don’t Want to Ask]
Artist: แคลอรีส์ บลาห์ บลาห์ Calories Blah Blah

In this emotional and melodic song, a big guy with an angelic voice expresses his reluctance to let his female friend know his deep feelings for her, for fear of being rejected and losing the intimate friendship they have together.…

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Song Title: ทะเลใจ Talayjai [The Sea of the Heart]
Artist: คาราบาว Karabao

A classic Thai song performed by legendary Thai musical group, Karabao. This easy-listening, yet emotionally moving song delivers a deep life philosophy through smooth melodies to listeners, and reminds them to not get distracted by greed and desires, especially in the civilized city life, that lead to distress and suffering.
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Song Title: รักไม่ต้องการเวลา Rák-mâi-tông-kaan-welaa [Love Doesn’t Require Time]
Artist: หนูนา Nuna

A beautiful original soundtrack of a popular Thai romantic comedy “กวน มึน โฮ” [guan-meun-ho], that tells the story of two people falling in love at their first encounter. The song talks about how the feeling of love can surprisingly occur before two people know each other well.…

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