learning the thai language

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by GT93 » September 30, 2017, 10:30 am

When I lived in Thailand I knew ไม่ใส่ผงชูรถ but I have forgotten that one since I returned to farangland many years ago.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » November 24, 2017, 5:58 pm

My vocabulary still sucks.....the brain cells just don't hold on like they used to. But every day my "Thai" vocab increases as a result of the infiltration of English words into the language. So, the lesson for the day is........you'd be surprised how many words in "Thai" you know, if you can just pronounce the English version as the Thais do. For that, you'll need to learn to read Thai. Reason #1083
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by MrFixer » November 25, 2017, 3:09 am

Lasagne !
Never seen those before - in Thailand or anywhere else.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » November 25, 2017, 6:23 am

Lays Sun Bites ?

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 12, 2018, 7:45 pm

It's been a while......but with the latest scandal in skin whitening creams (https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... d#cxrecs_s) it's worth a lesson in Thai:

ตุดหมึก

Two words.....and something most every Thai child has. Literal translation doesn't count.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Chuchi » January 13, 2018, 1:14 pm

Can you put me out of my misery, I thought the first was bum and second ink, together doesn't make much sense

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » January 13, 2018, 1:56 pm

Sure, Chuchi. Bum and ink are correct. ตุดหมึก is a term to describe the inky blue spot, mostly on the crack of most Thai children. In the medical world, they're described as Mongolian spots......a sort of birthmark.
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and ... lian-spots
You'll sometimes hear Thais say 'ตุดหมึก' when playing with their children.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Jai » January 13, 2018, 8:56 pm

wrong post.......................duh...

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