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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Uktom » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:38 am

na with a high tone can be used at the end of a phrase or command to make it more polite and gentle.

nii 'this' (very close)
nan 'that' (close)
noon 'that' (far)

There is no exact 'yes' or 'no' in Thai, it depends on how the question is put to you. If the question ends in
Chai-Mai high tone, you can either say mai (falling tone), mai-chai both meaning 'no'
or chai for 'yes'
If there is no Chai-Mai at the end of the question, then you simply repeat the verb or adjective.

muan-gan 'same' (better than the infamous 'same-same') :p
klaai-gan to look like
tao-gan equal to
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Frog » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:36 pm

Bamboo Grove wrote:Then you will have the grammatical differences of the various languages we use. For example, in Thai it's not always necessary to have a verb (predicate) in a sentence or clause as in: "khao suay" = she pretty = she is pretty. It is not necessary to have the verb "to be" at all.

Confused? We will all be, even after the next episode of "Soap."




It seems as if you are insinuating the Thai people lack intelligence for speaking in a simple way. I find that to be rude and rather offensive. I hope you gain more wisdom the next day my friend..

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by BaaBaa. » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:19 am

Frog wrote:
Bamboo Grove wrote:Then you will have the grammatical differences of the various languages we use. For example, in Thai it's not always necessary to have a verb (predicate) in a sentence or clause as in: "khao suay" = she pretty = she is pretty. It is not necessary to have the verb "to be" at all.

Confused? We will all be, even after the next episode of "Soap."




It seems as if you are insinuating the Thai people lack intelligence for speaking in a simple way. I find that to be rude and rather offensive. I hope you gain more wisdom the next day my friend..
BG is insinuating nothing, it seems you want to take issue with many things you know nothing about.

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Frank Hovis » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:28 am

What the...... someone suggests that they maybe find Thai confusing and you take that to mean Thai people lack intelligence. Boy Oh Boy!

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by aragon » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:50 am

I think friend Frog is on the forum just to make mischief. All of his threads that I have read tend to be very confrontational and even somewhat abusive, if you dare to disagree with his position. :tsk: :tsk:
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Uktom » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:14 pm

Well it is obvious to me at least he/she is Thai and feels that his/her country is being threatened or changed my western influence. Seeing as you are a buddhist frog, you should accept that all things are impernanent and subject to change. Some things are beyond our control, others are not. The things that are beyind our control are best left alone, as if you try to change them, you will just end up suffering. Read my signature.
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:20 pm

Uktom wrote:Well it is obvious to me at least he/she is Thai
Did you say you were a gambling man...?
I'd bet my last satang he is not Thai, and I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised to find he is a reincarnation of a previously banned member. :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Uktom » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:10 pm

Well I am fairly new to this forum so I would not know of this member who got the boot! Frog seemed so passionate about respecting Thai culture and Buddhism, so I just made that assumption.

Back to topic anyways

'yaak' and 'ow' both mean to want something, but 'yaak' (low tone) comes before a verb, and 'ow' comes before a noun. However, 'ow' can also be placed before a verb suggesting to take something as 'ow' also means to take.
'dtong-gaan' is the polite way to say you want something.
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Frog » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:56 am

พยาธิในประเทศไทยต้องการตั้งรกรากที่นี่กับโลกาภิวัตน์และการฆ่าล้างเผ่าพันธุ์ พยาธิมาจากยุโรป

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Siani » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:28 am

Frog wrote:พยาธิในประเทศไทยต้องการตั้งรกรากที่นี่กับโลกาภิวัตน์และการฆ่าล้างเผ่าพันธุ์ พยาธิมาจากยุโรป
I think this translates to...

Thai domestic parasite wants ; needs ; requires here with ; together with globalization killing ; murder wash clothes ;launders lineage ; ethnic group ; parasite ; worm come from ; be from Europe.

Explain Frog please :P

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by BaaBaa. » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:49 am

Frog is so in touch with Thai culture I'll bet he wears Fishermans pants and Wais to one and all on his daily journey to offer the gift of Fanta to the local spirit house.

Respect Phi Frog, Chok Dee.

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:19 am

Siani wrote:
Frog wrote:พยาธิในประเทศไทยต้องการตั้งรกรากที่นี่กับโลกาภิวัตน์และการฆ่าล้างเผ่าพันธุ์ พยาธิมาจากยุโรป
I think this translates to...

Thai domestic parasite wants ; needs ; requires here with ; together with globalization killing ; murder wash clothes ;launders lineage ; ethnic group ; parasite ; worm come from ; be from Europe.

Explain Frog please :P
Google translates it as...
Worms to settle in here with globalization and genocide. Parasite from Europe.
... which sounds pretty good to me.

You parasites from Europe settling in Thailand with your globalisation and genocide.

Can't quarrel with that really, though I think he'll be offending a few left out Americans! :laugh:
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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by jeabjui » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:24 pm

Kreng Jai = be (too) courteous
Pai = go
Mar = come
Mai Dee = Too bad
Ni Sai Mai Dee = bad habits
Kin Khao = Eat rice

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by Pleng » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:31 pm

jeabjui wrote: Mai Dee = Too bad
Mai Dee = not good/no good.

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Re: Usuful Thai words and idioms

Post by lagojardin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:18 am

Kin Khao = Eat rice


Kin Khao is a generic term for eating - Rice or otherwise.

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