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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » December 17, 2019, 2:48 pm

I've seen versions of this granny (and not so 'granny') throughout Thailand. Markets seem to be a popular spot for them, though.
This cartoon was posted on one of Udon's facebook pages just hours before the lottery draw yesterday. I'll be on the lookout to see if she's driving a swanky new car in the next couple of days, but suspect she'll be back selling veggies at the market.
The first half of what granny is thinking is useful if you tell your children to have a good day at school....and they reply วันนี้สอบ
The second half is useful if you have children who are interrupting your concentration ห้ามรบกวน
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 6, 2020, 1:27 pm

I see this sign in many businesses, especially doctors and dentists.....where you often have a bit of time to decipher Thai signs
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 17, 2020, 3:02 pm

When I see signs like the ones on this bus.....rear......side.....I think about the hapless tourist who might try their hand at pronouncing the unpronounceable.
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Post by parrot » February 17, 2020, 12:20 pm

Decisions decisions decisions.....do I post this here or in the quintessentially Isaan thread?
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Decisions decisions decisions.....do I post this here or in the quintessentially Isaan thread?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 19, 2020, 1:15 am

If you're holed up at home......or planning for the inevitable 'holed up at home'.....there's not a better time to exercise the brain cells and practice learning Thai. There's a plethora of websites that can take you from the baby steps of learning to read/write up to advanced levels. No need to learn the alphabet first........you can start with simple lessons such as http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Thai/maanii1 ... oryUni.htm where you learn to read on the very first lesson with just five consonants and a few vowels. The site offers pdf/mp3/testing as you go along. Practice each lesson several times....listening, reading, writing.....until you have it down. Then brag to your s.o. that 'I can read Thai! After that one lesson, you'll be ahead of 90++% of the expats in Thailand in Thai proficiency.
From what the experts are predicting, we're in this corona situation for the long haul..........no better time to buckle down than now.

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