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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » June 18, 2018, 5:17 pm

There are other places in Thailand that close on วันพุธ.......not all, but many. Sort of akin to only some Christians not eating meat on Fridays (remember those days?!), only, in this case, related to Thai beliefs. Anyone want to take a stab?



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Re: learning the thai language

Post by skinner » June 19, 2018, 1:21 pm

Barbers shops.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » June 19, 2018, 1:44 pm

skinner wrote:
June 19, 2018, 1:21 pm
Barbers shops.
Yes, a religious belief, as I understand it. But I think it's going the way of blue laws back in the US

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » June 21, 2018, 6:59 pm

On the way back from the US Embassy visit in KK yesterday, I stopped by my hands-down favorite grilled chicken place........Wanna's Kaoswankwang Grilled Chicken. The place has been in business for ages.....and their chicken, somptom, or pork lahb never disappoints.
While there, I snapped a photo of their operating hours........Tues-Sun, with an unusual twist. Any takers?


Second, that nasty ฤ near the end of the word นักขัตฤกษ์ Anyone want to take a stab at how the last syllable of that word is pronounced?
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Brian Davis » June 22, 2018, 4:58 am

Try Google Translate and the 'listen' button. I used it other day to look up 'no brain'. Now, when would I possibly have cause to use that in Thailand? :-k :lol:

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » June 22, 2018, 9:07 am

สามสลึง = one taco short of a combo plate.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » June 22, 2018, 7:51 pm

closed on Mondays, except Mondays when Festival Days

something like "reuk"

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » June 22, 2018, 9:10 pm

jeebeeg wrote:
June 22, 2018, 7:51 pm
closed on Mondays, except Mondays when Festival Days

something like "reuk"
Yes, closed on Mondays, except when the Monday is a holiday (then they're open to feed all the travelers)

ฤก = เริก I believe

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » June 23, 2018, 9:52 am

same like ฤษีม , hermit, from the alphabet

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Post by parrot » June 23, 2018, 1:30 pm

jeebeeg wrote:
June 23, 2018, 9:52 am
same like ฤษีม , hermit, from the alphabet
ฤษี......for a minute, I thought the ม was one of those silent final consonants. ฤษี is one of those words I use to describe many of the expats here who live out in the boonies.......you see them once in a blue moon.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » July 4, 2018, 12:45 pm

Searching for reason #1979......searching......then, bingo! Right in front of me.

ท่อตัน ส้วนตัน 042-221-230. I called to confirm and the lady gave me a second number as well.....042-181-614. I took this photo near the airport, but the lady said they're based near BoBae. Apparently, they do jobs around the city. Looked like a sizeable motor in the back of the man's cart.

I'm guessing his prices are a good bit less than the average costs in Texas between $131 and $290

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

Post by jeebeeg » July 4, 2018, 7:35 pm

unclog toilet

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » July 4, 2018, 9:04 pm

Yes, in my 21 years here, this is the first time I've seen a Thai Roto-Rooter! And that's one of those periodic problems that expats find themselves facing in Thailand. Only problem is, you won't find Roto-Rooter in the yellow pages!

ท่อตัน ส้วมตัน Clogged pipes, clogged toilet

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » July 28, 2018, 3:47 pm

I'm pretty sure I posted this some time back.......but it's worth another shot.

The driver in front of you is driving erratically, no blinkers, enters the roundabouts without following the rules of the road, driving way below the speed limit........what to do?

If the sticker on the back of the vehicle read: Beware of drunk driver......you'd keep your distance.
or if the sticker said: I got my license without taking driving lessons.......you'd keep your distance.

A little Thai goes a long way (to making your life here more enjoyable.
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Jello » July 28, 2018, 4:53 pm

A preemptive apology? ขออภัย มือใหม่

Think I’d keep my distance. :lol:

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » August 8, 2018, 6:34 pm

The number of western words that infiltrate the local language continues to surprise me. In many cases, a ์ gives a hint that the word is of western origin. In this case, the ์ is used as if the 2 words are one.
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » August 8, 2018, 7:34 pm

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by macca46 » August 16, 2018, 3:24 pm

I have just used the guys in parrot's photo to rectify a a major blockage in the shower and washbasin they were here for 45 minutes fixed the problem and left no mess 600 baht I am happy.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » August 16, 2018, 4:03 pm

macca46 wrote:
August 16, 2018, 3:24 pm
I have just used the guys in parrot's photo to rectify a a major blockage in the shower and washbasin they were here for 45 minutes fixed the problem and left no mess 600 baht I am happy.
Thanks for the feedback. I'll put a check mark next to reason #1979....validated. 600 baht sounds like a good deal for a 'dirty job' sort of problem!

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by jeebeeg » August 16, 2018, 8:49 pm

Thanks indeed
Usually I am told how useless my efforts to master the Thai language are.

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