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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Chuchi » January 15, 2019, 6:26 pm

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January 15, 2019, 6:11 pm
สั่งต่อเริ่มคิวใหม่

Here's my amateur translation........I welcome comments:
People who make new orders (สั่งต่อ) go to the back of the queue.
Queue when ordering ?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 15, 2019, 6:46 pm

Chuchi wrote:
January 15, 2019, 6:26 pm
parrot wrote:
January 15, 2019, 6:11 pm
สั่งต่อเริ่มคิวใหม่

Here's my amateur translation........I welcome comments:
People who make new orders (สั่งต่อ) go to the back of the queue.
Queue when ordering ?
Maybe better said, "just because you arrived before everyone else, if you order food (after your original order), you have to wait for other tables to be served".
The limb I'm on is feeling a bit shaky.....but I'm reasonably comfy with my translation. I welcome comments

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Shado » January 15, 2019, 8:05 pm

I checked with the missus and she says the sign means that if your already have your order and then decide you want something more or different you have to start back at the end of the line to put in your additional request.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » January 15, 2019, 8:30 pm

The lady here tells me you are right !

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 16, 2019, 11:01 am

Back to the restaurant........for connoisseurs of good Thai food......what's the difference between ผักบุ้งไฟแดง and ผักบุ้งเหิรฟ้า?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Shado » January 16, 2019, 2:35 pm

Pak boong (morning glory) is one of my favorite stir fried Thai vegetables. I'm pretty sure that ผักบุ้งไฟแดง gets it name from the flames that are created while being cooked in the wok. I'm not so sure about ผักบุ้งเหิรฟ้า, could it be that when it's finished cooking it gets a little "air time" when tossed onto the plate?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 16, 2019, 2:56 pm

"ผักบุ้งไฟแดง gets it name from the flames"

ผักบุ้งเหิรฟ้า = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD5bJwR2R-E

I've only seen the second in Phitsanulok.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 24, 2019, 7:42 pm

I've had my share of traffic violations over the time we've lived here......except for an instance or two loooong ago where the cop was out for lunch money, the others were valid and I paid....and was happy to be able to clear such a violation in just a few minutes.
Today, while coming into town......passing Big C at Nadee and continuing on the ring road past the airport.....the light at the 3 way airport intersection turned yellow just as I was to pass through. I passed through......and, sure enough, the cops were there and pulled me over. After I showed my license, the cop explained my misdeed......and I explained.....in my kindergarten Thai how it would have been more dangerous for me to make a skidding stop than just pass through. He explained.....I explained. He smiled. I smiled. "Have a nice day." Reason #3396

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by FrazeeDK » January 25, 2019, 9:48 pm

saw them there when I went to the airport to drop off a relative. On the way back to the west side ring road I watched 3 vehicles turning right onto the Ring Road run the Red light and it wasn't a Yellow as they were running through the intersection when the traffic waiting had a green light.. I was tickled to see the cops a 100 meters down the road pulling all 3 over to write tickets...
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » February 27, 2019, 2:30 pm

The humongous advertising sign at the 4 way ringroad-Khonkaen Hwy intersection goes hand-in-hand with the 180 second stop light. If I hit the light after it's just turned red, that gives me a full 3 minutes to decipher the sign.
When I see signs like this, I often wonder how many Thais know the meaning. Any takers?
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by skinner » February 27, 2019, 2:35 pm

AIA VITALITY ?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Chuchi » February 27, 2019, 2:45 pm

parrot wrote:
February 27, 2019, 2:30 pm
The humongous advertising sign at the 4 way ringroad-Khonkaen Hwy intersection goes hand-in-hand with the 180 second stop light. If I hit the light after it's just turned red, that gives me a full 3 minutes to decipher the sign.
When I see signs like this, I often wonder how many Thais know the meaning. Any takers?
AIA Vitaliy?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Chuchi » February 27, 2019, 2:46 pm

Chuchi wrote:
February 27, 2019, 2:45 pm
parrot wrote:
February 27, 2019, 2:30 pm
The humongous advertising sign at the 4 way ringroad-Khonkaen Hwy intersection goes hand-in-hand with the 180 second stop light. If I hit the light after it's just turned red, that gives me a full 3 minutes to decipher the sign.
When I see signs like this, I often wonder how many Thais know the meaning. Any takers?
AIA Vitaliy?
Vitality

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » February 27, 2019, 2:56 pm

Vitality it is. All the google searches for that word in Thai lead me to AIA websites.
Here's the rest of the sign:
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 15, 2019, 4:02 pm

I've made a few feeble attempts at learning some basic Buddhist chants, but because I'm not much for religious activities, I never made progress.
But one day, in my earlier days of learning to read Thai, I was at a funeral ceremony, when I faced four words that were easy enough to read and understand. It was moments in my early struggles with reading that I realized the worth of learning to read (basic basic basic basic). Three of the words are in the photo........can anyone provide the fourth?
Something to dwell on next time you're at a funeral.
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