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5 best online channels to learn Thai

Sawadee Krub dear reader! It doesn’t really matter whether or not you’re a tourist touring Thailand or an expat living in the Land of Smiles, knowing the Thai language to some extend will certainly come in handy. With the advancement of technology it is now easier than ever to find sources in the sheer endless depth of the world wide web that promise to help you master basically every language on this planet. In order to navigate through this huge amount of would-be Thai teachers my-thai.org is here to show…

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Studying Thai with Duke Language School in Bangkok

After years in Thailand and only learning Thai via the ‘learning by doing’ approach I eventually ended up taking Thai language classes in a proper school. Duke Language School to be precise. In order to share my experience but also to put more pressure on myself I decided to write a few updates on here in regards to my progress and how I experienced my first ever Thai classes. As mentioned above I never really took any ‘real’ classes. I watched youtube videos, read books etc. but never sat in…

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Thai idioms: “Arai Kor Dai” – Whatever | อะไรก็ได้

One of the terms that you are likely to hear the most when talking to Thai people is the phrase: Arai Kor Dai (arai gaw dai). Thai: อะไรก็ได้ This is roughly translated to “whatever”, “everything is fine” or “up to you”. As always translations vary and some smart asses might argue that it originates from something else but that doesn’t change that it’s being used as ‘whatever’ or ‘everything works’. [Tweet “Thai idioms: Arai Kor Dai – Whatever – อะไรก็ได้”]

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How to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Thai

Since I’ve been asked many times what to say during the Thai New Year’s Festival (Songkran / Water Festival) I thought I’d publish this short post to explain it briefly.   Sawadee (similar to sawadee krub/ka for ‘hello’). Pee = Year Mai = New   + polite ka (women) or krub (men)   So I’d say:   Sawadee pee mai krub!     If you want to learn the cultural Songkran song, check out Mod’s post.  

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