เมื่อแม่ปลุกคุณให้ตื่นลงมากินข้าว ในช่วงเช้าของวันหยุด
[meûa mâe plùk khun hâi têun long maa gin kâao nai chûang cháao kǎwng wan yùt]
When your mom wakes you up to go downstairs for breakfast on the morning of a holiday.

[Vocabulary – – – *]

ปลุก [plùk] to wake someone up
ตื่น [têun] to wake up
วันหยุด [wan yùt] a day when no work is done / holiday / day off…

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Thank you everyone for following our videos on Youtube and subscribing to PickupThai channel. To respond to a request many of our fans have made, we just added English translation for the sentences from the video lesson “Words with Similar Pronunciation.” We hope you find it helpful.

For those of you who have not watched the video, try reading these following sentences containing two words with similar pronunciation out loud and then watch the video to check if you pronounced them accurately.…

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“ไม่ A ก็ B” [mâi…gâw…] is equivalent of the expression “either A or B” in English. The direct translation of “ไม่ A ก็ B” [mâi…gâw…] is “A, if not, B.” It’s also possible to say “A ไม่ก็ B” […mâi gâw…].


[waang wái nâa tûu yen mâi gâw nâa TV dii gwàa]
I think we should put it either in front of the fridge or the TV.…

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สวัสดีปีใหม่ [sawàddee pii mài] = Happy New Year
๒๕๖๑ = 2561 (Buddhist Era) / 2018

ขอบคุณที่ติดตามเว็บไซต์เราตลอดปี ๒๕๖๐
[kàwp khun tîi dtìd dtaam website rao dtàlàwd pii 2560]
Thank you for following our site throughout 2017…

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Did you know what Thai people call the first and the last days of the year?

วันส่งท้ายปีเก่า [wan sòng táai pii gào] : New Year’s Eve / December 31st
Literal meaning: the day we send off the old year

วัน(ขึ้น)ปีใหม่ [wan (kêun) pii mài] : New Year’s Day / January 1st
Literal meaning: the day we begin the new year…

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[kób gan mài mài]
When we just started dating

[phàan pai lǎai pii]
Several years later

[Grammar corner]

ใหม่ๆ [mài mài] is an adverb used after a verb to describe an action that has just happened. Take a look at these examples below;

1. พิซซ่าอร่อยแค่ตอนอบเสร็จใหม่ๆ
[pizza aròi kâe dtawn òb sèt mài mài]
Pizzas only taste good when freshly baked.…

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วันที่ 5 ธันวาคมเป็นวันชาติของไทย
[wan tîi hâa tanwaakom pen wan châat kǎwng Thai]
December 5th is Thailand National Day.

[wan châat kǎwng prathêet khun trong gàp wan tîi tâo rài]
When is national day celebrated in your country?

Trivia: Did you know the difference between ประเทศไทย [prathêet Thai] and เมืองไทย [meuang Thai]?…

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๑ 1 มกราคม [mágaraakom] = January
๒ 2 กุมภาพันธ์ [gumpaapan] = February
๓ 3 มีนาคม [miinaakom] = March
๔ 4 เมษายน [maysǎayon] = April
๕ 5 พฤษภาคม [préutsapaakom] = May
๖ 6 มิถุนายน [mítùnaayon] = June
๗ 7 กรกฎาคม [garágadaakom] = July
๘ 8 สิงหาคม [sǐnghǎakom] = August
๙ 9 กันยายน [ganyaayon] = September
๑๐ 10 ตุลาคม [dtùlaakom] = October
๑๑ 11 พฤศจิกายน [préutsajìgaayon] = November
๑๒ 12 ธันวาคม [tanwaakom] = December

Tip: All months that have 31 days end with “คม” [kom], 30 days “ยน” [yon] and 28/29 days “พันธ์” [pan].…

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[nawn làp bon rótmay]
Sleeping on the bus

[tîi kíd wái]
What I pictured

[kwaam pen jing]

[ Grammar corner – – – * ]

The word “ที่” [tîi] when functioning as a relative pronoun is used like the word “that” in English. However, in some cases, the noun that it follows can be omitted.…

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22279629_1927818937232938_695038949069022509_nคนอื่น [kon èun] Other people
กู [guu] Me

Grammar corner – – *

Did you know that the word “อื่น” [èun] meaning “another” or “other” is usually used in this structure -> “noun + classifier + “อื่น” [èun],” but the classifier can be omitted when it’s the same as the noun?…

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Did you know that in Thai we also have a word that has a similar usage to that of the filler word “like” in English? That’s the word “แบบ” [bàep]. The formal meaning of “แบบ” [bàep] is model, style, way, form or pattern. But it’s also used in the same way as the word “like” in English when used as a filler word, that is, it does not carry any meaning but it’s simply used to mark a pause or hesitation in speech.…

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