Phil.UK.Net

Use the following buttons to share this page on your social media. The + button will give you some more options. Thank you!

Thai Language Lessons | Lesson 3

Find Hotels In Bangkok

  • Phil.UK.Net uses & recommends Agoda [more]

Links To Other Thai Lessons

Elsewhere On Phil.UK.Net

Page Contents

  • Meeting People After An Absence [more]
  • Relatives [more]
  • Asking The Age Of Another Person [more]
  • Answering About Someone In Your Family [more]
  • Answering About Work [more]
  • Where Are You Going? [more]
 

 

Thailand

Thailand

 

Ways You Can Support This Site

I hope the various information within these pages is of use to you. In return, here are a few ways that you can help me.

  • Share - please share this site on your social media and other websites.
  • Comment - if you have any feedback, questions or suggestions, please let me know. Your input will help to improve the site.
  • Use my hotel affiliate links - this is the No. 1 way you can help. Booking your hotel (in any country) through my Agoda affiliate links costs you absolutely nothing, in fact, it should save you money. The small amount of commission I receive will help cover my hosting costs and give me an incentive to continue adding more information.

Thank you!

Thai Language Lessons - Lesson 3

 

 

Date of lesson: Friday 6th February 2004

Meeting People After An Absence

(l)sa-baai dii (r)mai = How are you?

(l)sa-baai dii (h)khrap = fine, thanks

(r)laew khun lah! = And you?

yin!-dee (r)tii jeu gun [(h)pohp! gun] (l)eek (h)khrang! = I'm glad to see you again

yin!-dee hmeung gun [pause] (r)tii (h)pohp! gun (l)eek = I'm glad to see you again too!

dii jai can also be used for 'glad' instead of yin!-dee

I haven't seen you for years
(r)phom (h)mai (h)dai (h)pohp! gun (r)lai bpii

(h)mai (h)dai = 'haven't' or 'cannot' or 'do not'
(h)pohp! = see
khun! = you (can be used instead of gun) (r)lai = many (in a time context)
bpii = years

usually = (l)muk (pronounced muck)

I usually go to school by bus
(r)phom (l)muk bpai rohng ree-un doi (h)roht! meh

rohng ree-un = school
doi = by

(h)roht! meh = bus
(h)roht! (h)too = van
(h)roht! yohn = car
(h)roht! moh-tuh-sai = motorcycle
(h)roht! jahk-a-yahn = bicycle
(h)roht! fai = train
(f)kreu-ung bin! = airplane

I = (r)phom! [male polite]; (r)chahn! [female polite]; (l)rao [informal version for both sexes]
my = (r)kawng (r)phom!
his = (r)kawng (r)kow!
her = (r)kawng (l)hlon!
he = (r)kow!
she = (l)hlon!
our = (r)kawng (f)phuak rao
we = rao
your = (r)kawng khun!
their = (r)kawng (f)phuak (r)kow!
they = (f)phuak (r)kow!

many foreigners = (l)fa-(l)rahng! (h)yuh! (h)yuh! [wide mouth and spoken through clenched teeth] or (l)fa-(l)rahng! (f)mahk (f)mahk

How is your family?
(f)krawp kru-uh (r)kawng khun! bpen! (l)yaang! rai (h)baang

How is your father?
(f)por (r)kawng khun! bpen! (l)yaang! rai (h)baang

Relatives

father = (f)por
mother = (f)maa
older brother = (f)pii chai
younger brother = (h)nawng chai
older sister = (f)pii (r)sow
younger sister = (h)nawng (r)sow
older brother-in-law = (f)pii (r)kuh-ee
younger brother-in-law = (h)nawng (r)kuh-ee
older sister-in-law = (f)pii sa-(h)pai!
younger sister-in-law = (h)nawng sa-(h)pai!
daughter = (f)look (r)sow
son = (f)look chai
aunt (elder sister of parent) = (f)bpah
aunt (younger sister of parent) = (h)nah
husband of younger aunt = (h)nah keu-(r)ay
husband of elder aunt = loong! keu-(r)ay
cousin = (r)hlaan

How old are you?
khun ah-(h)yu! (r)thao rai

ah-(h)yu! = age
(r)thao rai = how many?

Asking The Age Of Another Person

khun 'name of person' ah-(h)yu! (r)thao rai

If you don't know the age of the person

(r)kow ah-(h)yu! (r)thao rai

(r)kow = his / her

khun ja pai nai = Where are you going?

Answering About Someone In Your Family

Don't use (r)kao (he/she) for older relatives, use (h)tan! as it is more polite

(h)tan! (l)sa-baai dii = he/she is fine

(h)took! kohn! (l)sa-baai dii = Everyone is fine

giin! (f)khao (r)mai! = Would you like to eat rice?

giin! ah!-rai! doy gun (r)mai! = Would you like to eat with me?

(l)kawp khun! (to accept the invitation)

khun! ja (h)rahp! ah!-rai! dii (h)khrap! = What would you like to eat?

(h)rahp! = to get [giin! or tahn (the verbs to eat) can be used instead of (h)rahp!]
(h)rahp! can only be used in questions, not answers

(r)phom (l)yaak giin! (or tahn) pizza = I like to eat pizza
(r)phom (l)yaak dai pizza = I like pizza

Asking About Work

Are you still working in Bangkok?
khun! yahng!-khong tahm! ngaan (r)tii krung!-(f)thep (r)mai!

bor-ri-(l)sat! = company (as in firm, or organisation)

What are you doing now?
thawn (h)nii khun! tham ah!-rai!

now = thawn (h)nii or (r)dee-oh (h)nii

Engineer at .......... company
(h)wit!-sa-wa-gawn (r)tii bor-ri-(l)sat! ..........

Do you still play tennis every day?
khun! yahng!-khong (f)len! tennis (h)tuuk! wan (r)mai!

(f)len! = to play (both sport and music)
gee-lah = sport
(f)len! dohn!-dtree = play music

Where Are You Going?

bpai (r)nai - this is the question that everyone asks you in Thailand

(r)phom doen doo (r)khong bpai reuy! reuy! = I'm walking around looking for things to buy

doo (r)khong = looking for things to buy

(r)phom doen (f)tiew bpai reuy! reuy! = I'm walking around for pleasure

bpai (f)tiew = travelling for pleasure

Return to top of page

 

 

Visit Thailand

Thailand is an incredibly photogenic country, both for its landscapes and its people. Regardless of whether you enjoy large Asian cities, beaches and islands, or rice fields and mountains, Thailand has something for you and it is a dream destination for photographers.

One of the great things about visiting Thailand is that hotels are plentiful and a lot cheaper than in most other countries. Each link on the right will take you to the relevant page on the Agoda website where you can see photos, read reviews, and book on-line. I use Agoda to book all of my own hotels in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. Agoda hotel rates are usually always the lowest and I have received good customer service, therefore I am happy to recommend the company to other people. Here is some analysis I did regarding booking hotels in Southeast Asia.

Booking.com used to be more expensive than Agoda, but when I have checked hotel prices recently I have found their rates to be quite competitive. Unlike Agoda, you don't need to pay at the time of booking with Booking.com - you can simply pay at the hotel when you check in. Also, Booking.com show you total prices whereas Agoda show you a price and then add on 17% for tax and service charge.

If you want to compare prices between different on-line travel agents (OTAs) for a specific hotel, you can use a company such as HotelsCombined.

Images of Thailand

Images of Thailand

 

 

Cities

Beaches

Mountains & Hilltribes

Islands

Interesting