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Posts regarding Thai Language and Thai Culture including Cracking Thai Fundamentals, Thai Bites and other Thai series by Stuart Jay Raj. 36 posts
Creating a new Thai Name / Surname การตั้งชื่อ  ตั้งนามสกุล
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I mentioned in the 'politeness' post the other day that I have been coaching a friend who is getting his Thai citizenship, so that he can get through the Interview process in Thai.
Polite vs. Less Than Polite Thai
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I have been coaching a friend lately who is going for their Thai citizenship and is drilling interview scenarios to make sure that: 1. He responds appropriately; 2. He projects the right 'image'
'Gwà' กว่า is NOT the Same as '-er' in English - Black and White Words
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In the spirit of controversial and thought provoking posts, I hope that the discussions spurred from this post will act as memory pegs for everyone and by the end of it, nobody will
Debunked - Thai is the Most Complicated Writing System (Part 2)
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Why doesn't Thai use spaces? Surely it would be easier to read if spaces were put between words? Really? ... maybe you'll have a different opinion after watching this clip. If you haven't watched
Debunked: 'Thai is the World's Most Complicated Writing System' Part 1
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There is one clip on Youtube that has probably done more to destroy the spirit of people learning Thai than any other. 'The World's Most Complicated Writing System' (Thai) by Youtuber Xidnaf came
Do you Learn to Understand or Learn to be Understood?
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I'm sure there will be some differing opinions out there on this one, but for me personally, one of the things that I have seen really stunt learners' development of gaining a deep
How to Learn the Thai Script
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Learning the Thai script - consonants, vowels, tones, tone markers ... I know this is probably preaching to the choir, flogging a dead horse - and many other overused idioms ... but as I read
Sounding Less 'Foreign' saying 'Sawat dee' สวัสดีครับ / ค่ะ
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On the topic of Pitch Paradigms from mother tongues interfering with tones and prosody / natural sounding rhythms when speaking Thai, I've just put this visual representation together of how many learners of Thai
Unlearning Pitch Paradigms from our Mother Tongues
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THE 'LISTING' PARADIGM ... 1→(N-1)=RISING ; N=FALLINGIf you're a native speaker of English or other European language, count to 10. ... ... Now count to 5 ... Chances are that you'll notice some subconscious 'Pitch
ใช่ 'châi' Does NOT Mean 'Yes' in Thai
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Many new-comers to Thailand make the mistake of asking 'How do you say 'Yes' and 'No' in Thai?' The reality is that there's no such word as 'Yes' as we have it
When Writing Thai, Always Start with the Loop
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When writing Thai letters, ALWAYS start from the location of the main loop - even in writing styles where the loop is missing, your pen will still start from that place. There are
Pronounce it Right Joe Rogan - Huawei, Xiaomi, Muay Thai Andy 'Ngo' and 'Nguyen' 'NG' Names
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How should you REALLY pronounce 'Huawei' 华为 (華為)? Xiaomi 小米? - How about surnames starting in NG like 'Ng', 'Ngo' 吳 and 'Nguyen' 阮? - And what about Muay Thai (มวยไทย)? Some people
Thai Spiciness Levels
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Asking for 'Not too spicy' and still getting Nuclear level spicy? - Maybe you're saying it wrong. This issue has come up twice this past week with 2 foreigners learning Thai who finally
How to Pronounce Unaspirated 'p', 't' and 'k' Correctly - Particularly for English Speakers
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There are two topics that recur month after month in all of the Thai language online groups that I follow. The first is whether or not the Thai letter ก should be transliterated
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