A cute set of 32 stickers featuring Tamago, the main character from PickupThai’s e-picture book for learning Thai, is now available for download on the application “LINE” for only $0.99 (30 Baht).
Why download these stickers?
LINE Stickers are images of cartoon characters or people performing actions and expressing emotions that help a sender communicate what they’re feeling. Sending stickers on LINE is a fun way to enhance your chatting experience. It’s more fun and interesting than just corresponding with dry texts. Try surprising your friends by sending messages in Thai with Tamago LINE stickers. As a Thai learner, you will also get another benefit from using these stickers, that is, they will help you learn and remember Thai words and expressions. Learning a language is all about repetition. By sending the same stickers every day, you will never forget the messages that are written on them.
Never heard of LINE?
If you have Thai friends, family members or co-workers, you probably already know LINE fairly well. If not, you should download it right now. Why? That’s because Line is the most popular chatting and communication platform in Thailand. Nearly every Thai under 40 has a LINE ID in addition to their phone number. Family members and friends often contact each other through LINE even though they have each others’ phone numbers because it’s free. It’s safe to say LINE is more popular than text messaging nowadays. Even businesses have LINE accounts, and it’s one of the primary ways online businesses contact their customers, and vice versa.
Not only is chatting a great way to communicate and build a closer relationship with friends and family; it’s also an excellent opportunity to practice your Thai language skills. Remember, every Thai you know probably has a LINE account. Why throw away an opportunity to enhance your relationship with a Thai friend and practice your Thai? Start learning Thai the fun way by chatting on LINE and sending the stickers in Thai today!
Stickers and English Translations
1. ฮ้ลโหล [hanlǒo] Hello. (Used to greet and check if the person you’re looking for is there/available)
2. ยุ่งอยู่ [yûng yùu] I’m busy. (tells someone you’re unavailable because you’re in the middle of something)
3. ได้เลย [dâai loei] Okay! / Sure! (says “yes” with enthusiasm)
4. กินข้าวอยู่ [gin kâao yùu] I’m eating. (states that you’re now having a meal)
5. จริงอ่ะ [jing à] Really? (expresses surprise/shock)
6. อาบน้ำแป๊ป [àab náam páp] Let me take a shower real quick. (The word “แป๊ป” means “for a short while.” It’s often used after a verb to suggest that the action won’t take long.)
7. งง [ngong] I’m confused. (expresses confusion and asks for elaboration)
8. นอนละนะ [nawn lá ná] I’m off to bed. (said before one goes to sleep)
9. นั่นดิ [nân dì] That’s true. / Good point. / Good question. (expresses that the question, problem or concern someone pointed out is valid and implies that you’re unsure of the answer or solution.)
10. ติดฝน [tìd fǒn] I’m stuck in the rain. (tells someone, especially someone you’re supposed to meet, that you can’t go anywhere because it’s raining)
11. เอาสิๆ [ao sì ao sì] Yeah, let’s do it! (Says “yes” to an invitation) / Sure, go ahead. (Gives permission to a request)
12. กินข้าวยัง [gin kâao yang] Have you eaten? (asks if someone has had a meal )
13. เย่ [yây] Yay!!! (celebrates/shows delight)
14. เข้าใจแล้ว [kâo jai léaw] Got it. (tells someone you understood what they said)
15. โกรธ [grôte] I’m mad! (expresses that you’re angry)
16. เจอกัน [jer gan] See you. (used when parting from someone)
17. มีความสุข [mii kwam sùk] I’m so happy. (expresses that you’re happy)
18. ทำงานก่อน [tam ngaan gàwn] Let me get to work now. (tells someone that it’s time for you to get (back) to work)
19. ใช่เลย [châi loei] Exactly. (agrees completely with what someone has said)
20. น่ารักจัง [nâa rák jang] Aww, how cute! (observes that something is cute especially after seeing a picture of it)
21. โทรมาเลย [too maa loei] Call me now. (tells someone to give you a phone call right away)
22. ชีวิตดี๊ดี [chiiwít díi dii] Life is good. (expresses that you’re blessed with some opportunity or having a great time doing something fun. The tone is showing off) / What a good life you’re living. (used to express that you’re envious of someone when something good happens to them or a comment to them when they seem to be living a good life)
23. สุขสันต์วันเกิด [sùk sǎn wan gèrt] Happy Birthday. (expresses good wishes for someone on their birthday)
24. โทษที [tôte tii] Sorry! (apologizes to someone)
25. รักนะ [rák ná] Love you. (casual way to express that you love someone / often used before ending a conversation with your partner)
26. อ่านหน่อย [àan nòi] Read my message. / Read this. (nudges someone to read the message or article that you sent or shared)
27. หมดสภาพ [mòt sapâap] I’m worn out. (says that you’re completely exhausted)
28. ไม่เก็ท [mâi gét] I don’t get it. (says that you don’t understand someone and asks for further explanation)
29. ชิลล์ [chiw] Chilling (indicates you’re relaxing)
30. เหงื่อซ่ก [ngèua sôk] I’m sweating all over (used when you’re sweating from hot weather)
31. ลุย [lui] Go! (expressing excitement or enthusiasm before beginning to do something)
32. ฟิตจัดอ๋อ [fít jàt ǎw] Hard at it, huh? (used to tease someone who’s working hard on something especially when they’re expected to be tired or someone who’s working harder than usual)