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Re: learning the thai language

Post by FrazeeDK » March 15, 2019, 4:49 pm

can't see the 2nd for the glare but its Birth, ....... Pain, Death.. so is the 2nd one Life?
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 15, 2019, 5:09 pm

The second one is แก่. Something I think we all can relate to.
By the way, I took that photo off of a city facebook website....from the funeral for a politician who died recently. The glare was in the fb photo........and a target of learning opportunity.

Even if you don't understand the chants, if you can read the four words, you'll have something to ponder as the long chant goes on.....and on.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 20, 2019, 6:50 pm

There's a good vocab/reading practice link for basic Thai words (3600 or so) at
http://thai-notes.com/freethai/FreeThai.shtml

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by Shado » March 20, 2019, 7:25 pm

Great link parrot! Very useful. Thanks.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by randerson79 » March 21, 2019, 2:05 pm

That’s a great resource. Thanks Parrot!

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 21, 2019, 2:46 pm

Having gone though a good amount of levels, it's surprising how many words I know outright when I read them, but I'd never be able to recall them when speaking. And it's also surprising how easy it seems to deduce the correct answer from 4 choices, even when I don't really know the meaning.
I guess that's why people like multiple choice tests!

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by FrazeeDK » March 22, 2019, 12:38 pm

liked it.. It seems to go back to previous words a number of times, perhaps to reinforce the learning process....
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 22, 2019, 1:59 pm

I've sort of lost track of the number of reasons, but I'll guess #3192. Today, while returning home from a soup slurp, I was taking the shortcut past the airport to the ring road when I was pulled over at a police stop (both sides). I inquired........he said he saw me put on my seat belt as I passed the corner near the PTT station/school. I told him that was impossible (เป็นไปไม่ได้) but he directed me to the pay table on the other side of the road. I explained to the man that as I was coming from near the mosque, it would be intolerable for me to drive that far with my seat belt warning alarm chiming loudly. He directed me to the cop that pulled me over....where I again explained the situation. Ok......he handed back my license. End of story. Smiles and a wai and he waved me off.
That's the second time in the year that I've been able to talk myself out of a fine. I'm not opposed to paying when I'm in the wrong......and it's a good feeling to be able to contest it when I'm not.

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 22, 2019, 2:00 pm

After not paying my traffic fine, I stopped to fuel up......and noticed the sign on the truck at the nearby pump.
Does anyone want to have a go at the Thai?
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