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Re: learning the thai language

Post by FrazeeDK » October 12, 2019, 2:22 pm

it's a southern invasion!!! Probably all up for the Naga dragon festival at the river..


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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » October 20, 2019, 6:54 pm

Sometimes Thai signs are easy to read.......the international symbol for man/woman to indicate which bathroom is which, for example. But there are times that there's no symbols to guide you, so being able to read ห้องน้ำ is almost a necessity in Thailand.
But sometimes the locals will throw you a curve ball and use สุขา instead.
And then there's the case of this set of bathrooms.....located at the Mountain Rabbit Temple (or Rabbit Mountain Temple.....or...?) วัดป่าภูกระต่าย located on a hill overlooking Nongbualamphu. Through the open doors I knew it was a bathroom.....I looked for หญิง ชาย to guide me so as to not walk into the wrong side. But then I saw the sign above the doors......สำหรับพระภิกษุ Two good words to know......สำหรับ = for/intended for and พระภิกษุ I wasn't familiar with the second word.....but knew enough of it (พระ) to know the bathrooms were for monks.......not the general population.

A little Thai goes a long way!
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by iPa41000 » October 21, 2019, 7:27 am

parrot wrote:
October 20, 2019, 6:54 pm
.... But then I saw the sign above the doors......สำหรับพระภิกษุ Two good words to know......สำหรับ = for/intended for and พระภิกษุ I wasn't familiar with the second word.....but knew enough of it (พระ) to know the bathrooms were for monks.......
I had never seen that before, thank you for this share

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by mech_401 » October 28, 2019, 1:44 pm

ฮาโลวีน halloween

ต้อนรับ welcome

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » November 9, 2019, 11:31 am

Words like สกลนคร used to throw me for a loop, but then after seeing so many busses and license plates with the word, I got used to the lack of visible vowels.
Today, while waiting for my wife's crown to be fitted, I stared at a nearby sign with this word... ครบวงจร......I tried all my crypto decyphering techniques.....but finally had to use a Thai dictionary to put the jigsaw together.

I hate it that after all these years words like ครบวงจร kick me in the rear
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by FrazeeDK » November 9, 2019, 7:24 pm

or the English transliteration of that city back in years past. Sakol Nakon. Or the big greeting sign in Don Muang over the baggage belt area that you could see from the Immigration booths, "Sawasdee!"
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