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  1. Thread: Bilingual books

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    Re: Bilingual books

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Thread: Bilingual books

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    Bilingual books

    Does anybody know where I might be able to buy some Thai-English bilingual books or (preferably) short stories?
    Thanks.
  3. Thread: Personality

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    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.

    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.
  4. Thread: Personality

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    Personality

    Can anyone tell me the difference between ลักษนา and บุคลิกภาพ? I was actually looking for a way of talking about somebody's personality. Some examples would be great e.g. He has a good personality...
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    Thanks Djaidee. I will check them out. I saw...

    Thanks Djaidee.

    I will check them out. I saw "Beautiful Boxer" which has some English with Thai subtitles and I learned a lot of new words and expressions from it.
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    Are there any Thai movies with Thai subtitles...

    Are there any Thai movies with Thai subtitles (sometimes intended for people with impaired hearing for example)?
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    What is the Thai word for attachment, as in...

    What is the Thai word for attachment, as in e-mail attachment?
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    I have been looking for a good English-Thai...

    I have been looking for a good English-Thai dictionary for some time. I saw this post on thaivisa.com and it looks as though it could be just what I am looking for. Can it be bought on this website...
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    Maybe better still "ringing"?? The second...

    That's the method I used to get comfortable with that sound.
    I used the word "Bingo". And as the instruction book I had been reading at that time indicated I practiced saying , Bingo , ingo, ngo ,...
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    I bought "Beautiful Boxer" on this website a...

    I bought "Beautiful Boxer" on this website a while ago. It is a very good film, with excellent acting, especially from the child actors.

    It has many subtitles. Without the subtitles (and the...
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    From "Learning Thai" by Nitaya Kanchanawan and...

    From "Learning Thai" by Nitaya Kanchanawan and Matthew J. Eynon (@ 2003, Odeon Store) :

    ป Voiceless unaspirated bilabial stop

    A closure is formed with the upper lip and the lower lip and opened...
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    Sorry, I think that should be ด้านการ not ด้ามการ

    Sorry, I think that should be ด้านการ not ด้ามการ
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    ด้านการ translation

    What does this mean? I cannot work it out from dictionaries but it must be simple :

    ผมทำงานด้ามการออกแบบรถปิ๊กอัพ

    ด้ามการ is what is causing me the problem. I think the basic meaning is "I work...
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    It's good that you are learning the script...

    It's good that you are learning the script straight away. I found that Thai is very difficult at the start because there are so many new things to learn, the script, the tones, the tone rules et...
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    If you learn the ones that are high-class or...

    If you learn the ones that are high-class or mid-class, the rest (the majority) are low-class.

    I think there are 11 high-class (including including 1 obsolete and 3 representing an -s sound) and...
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    Quote[/b] (Ivor @ Dec. 23 2004,06:04)]In England, we also say " His bark is worse than his bite "

    Yes but I think this is slightly different in meaning.

    The first expression is mocking whereas...
  17. Thread: Dvds

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about,...

    I don't think you have anything to worry about, Nobody will bother you except trying to sell you stuff.
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    That is very helpful. I can see that I have...

    That is very helpful. I can see that I have mistyped a couple of words but your translation makes sense.

    Thanks for your help.
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    Could someone help me with part of an e-mail that...

    Could someone help me with part of an e-mail that I have received from a friend of mine. I understand most of it except for a few bits such as....

    ...
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    Tacamodo : If you are interested in the...

    Tacamodo :

    If you are interested in the phonetic approach to Thai, try buying "Learning Thai" by Nitaya Kanchanawan and Matthew J. Eynon. This book explains how to form all the different sounds in...
  21. Thread: Translation

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    My Thai is too basic to help you I'm afraid....

    My Thai is too basic to help you I'm afraid. Maybe one of the stalwarts might help in exchange for a decent donation to the site.

    How long is the letter and how much are you prepared to donate?
  22. Thread: Thai readers?

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    I have just ordered it. I have her dictionary...

    I have just ordered it.

    I have her dictionary which I use now and then. Old, very detailed - a bit too detailed for me at the moment but I think it will be great if I ever get to the advanced...
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    Anyone know how to say the slightly humorous...

    Anyone know how to say the slightly humorous "Don't hold your breath!" meaning something is going to take a long time
  24. Thread: Thai readers?

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    Matt : Is that available on this site?

    Matt : Is that available on this site?
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    I think this is a very good book for complete...

    I think this is a very good book for complete beginners. It has a nice, easy pace and follows a logical order.

    Unlike Becker's book, the tape has very little Engish and the vocabulary is...
  26. I am ashamed to say I did not know that. I...

    I am ashamed to say I did not know that.

    I will complain to my local politicians.

    Thanks for that, Goody.
  27. Thread: Thai readers?

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    I don't know what level you are at but there are...

    I don't know what level you are at but there are loads of good reading exercises on this site (Manee et cetera).

    If you are at intermediate level like myself, maybe you could try Thai for Advanced...
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    Could somebody translate this into Thai please? ...

    Could somebody translate this into Thai please?

    'Please fill in the application form for a Work Permit'

    Thanks.
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    คิดถึงคุณ This is very common in Thaiand. If...

    คิดถึงคุณ

    This is very common in Thaiand. If anyone says it to you, remember that it is 99 per cent certain that they don't really mean it!
    Then again, you could be the lucky one out of the...
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    Anyone know of a reputable and trustworthy Estate...

    Anyone know of a reputable and trustworthy Estate Agent that I could talk to about buying an appartment in Bangkok?

    I am very cautious of being ripped off brcause I am a "farang"
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    How would we say the following (sample)...

    How would we say the following (sample) sentences?

    I don't want to see you any more

    I don't eat bananas any more

    I no longer live in England

    Do you still live in England?
  32. Thread: "for"

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    I quite often say that something is "difficult...

    I quite often say that something is "difficult for me". "that word is very difficult for me". How do you say "for me" in this context?
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    Glad to see that Smyth's book was correct about...

    Glad to see that Smyth's book was correct about this as I think it is a very good introductory book and much more beginner- friendly than Becker's.

    Glenn, better think about reverting to the...
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    I recall reading in David Smyth's " Teach...

    I recall reading in David Smyth's " Teach Yourself Thai" that using your first name instead of the first person pronoun is common among Thai females. He says that some male foreigners pick up this...
  35. Thread: Tone rule

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    Thanks Djaidee. That is very clearly...

    Thanks Djaidee.

    That is very clearly explained.

    I had not realised that this happened with mid class consonants as well as high class. Now I know! Thanks again
  36. Thread: Tone rule

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    How about this one? I was surprisedto see that...

    How about this one?

    I was surprisedto see that the word อร่อย (which I know is low tone) has ไม้เอก above the ร

    Is there a rule for this too?
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    I am relatively new to Thai (18 months' study...

    I am relatively new to Thai (18 months' study using books and tapes) but I have noticed these things as well. Epsecially

    ใช่ไหม the first word sounds like "shay" (sh- as in English "ship" ay- as...
  38. In Ireland, where I live, Irish is almost a dead...

    In Ireland, where I live, Irish is almost a dead language. This came about mainly because of British invaders banning the speaking of the native language to further subjugate the Irish people.

    Now...
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    And I have put the wrong tone mark on the first...

    And I have put the wrong tone mark on the first word. Should be mai toh
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    Same question as Djaidee. Can anyone explain why?...

    Same question as Djaidee. Can anyone explain why?

    Can it be used as a verb?

    I heard somebody say ถ่าไม่สำเร็จก็ผมสมนำหน้า

    (I know there is a tone mark missing from นำ but I cannot use this...
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    The expression for serves you right is (please...

    The expression for serves you right is (please excuse my transliteration - I don't use it but have no Thai keyboard for this computer) " som nahm naa"

    What is the literal (word by word)...
  42. Thread: Space

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    Amanda - and this site is great when you get used...

    Amanda - and this site is great when you get used to it.

    Also www.thai-language.com but that one is currently not fully operational.
  43. Thread: Space

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    I started by buying the David Smyth "Teach...

    I started by buying the David Smyth "Teach Yourself Thai" book and tape and I found it very good.

    Thai is hard work for westerners though. You must be prepared to spend a lot of time on it. I...
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    Thanks Son Of Small Face.

    Thanks Son Of Small Face.
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    Cheers

    Cheers
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