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  1. Re: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha makes 500,000 Baht per day from foreigners

    The money that is donated goes to:
    - savings
    - renovating the temple
    - electricity/water/housing for the monks
    - actions to promote the religion
    - support for temple schools (building +...
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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Yes, that's right. Everyone can sign up to help and some people of this forum did a big part of the work. All the work is done by volunteers (This is not a commercial project).

    I want thank...
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    Re: Project: FSI Thai language course

    Have a look at:
    www.thailanguagewiki.com

    It's not finished yet, we still need to add transliterations, audio and clean up the layout.

    We also started entering the "FSI Thai reference grammar".
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    Project: FSI Thai language course

    Anyone wants to help on this project?

    The FSI Thai language course is a high quality language course which is in the public domain. At this moment not many people are using this course for several...
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    Re: Sek Loso new album

    I just bought the album. It's good!

    I also went yesterday and the day before that but they always said "tomorrow".

    Besides the singles that he recently released the other numbers are also...
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    Re: Sek Loso new album

    ah, the link has been updated. Yesterday there were no song titles.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Sek Loso new album

    Does anyone know how many new songs there are on this album? And what's the title of the songs?
  8. Re: Why are thai people so adament about why farangs are learning thai?

    I study all kinds of things, not only Thai. For me studying Thai is necessary because I live in Thailand. My wife is Thai but we speak English and Dutch at home. Only very few Thai people like to...
  9. Re: Pay Thai Girl's wages when visit ?

    You go to see this girl because you like her and because you consider having a relation with her. This girl, whatever job she does, is a bread winner of the family. If you'll take her away you'll be...
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    Re: Indirect/direct objects??

    I am also still learning, so I am wondering is แสดง is used like this:

    I think when people "แสดง" they are acting, making gestures or performing.
    ฉันอยากจะแสดงรูปถ่ายนี้
    I want to act/perform as...
  11. Thread: Mistletoe?

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    Re: Mistletoe?

    There are thousands of different kinds. Some kinds you meet in Thailand are within the same family as some kinds we have in Europe (you can see the shape of the leaves is similar).

    The one in my...
  12. Thread: Mistletoe?

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    Re: Mistletoe?

    Thailand also has mistletoe.

    www .dnp.go.th/Botany/Web_Dict/detail.aspx?words=กาฝากวงกลีบ&typeword=group
    www .dnp.go.th/Botany/Web_Dict/detail.aspx?words=กาฝากรัก&typeword=group

    remove the...
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    Anatta,

    I feel a bit confused now.
    If ไม่ได้ is put behind the verb it means "can't" in your examples. In other words the sentence is in present time.


    If ไม่ได้ is put in front of the verb...
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    Re: Asking maid to babysit

    when Thai people talk about เด็ก they talk about children, but not "their" children. If the babysit has to look after your child you should use the word ลูก.
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    Re: Thai Salaries

    I don't want to disappoint you. But here's the truth:

    On 100 letters an resumes that you'll send to the companies on those websites you'll probably get only 1 reply, saying that they don't need...
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    Re: Fon translation help needed

    I some other songs and poems the following words are used:

    ชีว ชีวะ ชีวา ชีวี ชีวัน

    They are all in the royal Thai dictionary and just mean "life", but I still don't understand these 2...
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    Re: what's the difference..

    I think you mean จะ instead of วะ
    กำลังจะ means "am about to"

    ฉันไปซื้อของ : I go to buy thing
    (you are leaving right now)

    ฉันจะไปซื้อของ : I will go to buy things
    (you are leaving in the...
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    Re: Teacher, Teacher, I have a question!

    No, she doesn't pronounce the อา intentionally to make it sound funny. I'm sure it was meant as a joke.
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    Re: Teacher, Teacher, I have a question!

    My wife always talks to her favourite professor calling him จาน (dish). I always thought Thai people highly respected their teachers. I was very surprised to hear her talking to him like that and I ...
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    Re: interest rates

    Sorry, you're right: อัตราดอกเบี้ยอ้างอิงระยะยาว
    would be the long term benchmark interest rate. I don't know what ขาด is doing there.
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    Re: interest rates

    It's a benchmark rate for risk free investment (benchmark yield curve).

    http://asianbondsonline.adb.org/scripts/datagraphs.php?ABI_Indicator_Code=Benchmrk_yield_curve&ABI_Market_Name=TH
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    Re: Tongue twister for Thais

    If I would be Thai, I would be proud not to know the answer (21 vowels in Thai language) because there's completely no logic behind it.

    Dr Noppadon Kannika, "head of ABAC's academic network for...
  23. Thread: Atheist

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    Re: Atheist

    Using sealang the other way around works for very specific words. For non-specific words (for instance the word "ball") you get many matches, but it's still usable. I use the sealang dictionary very...
  24. Thread: Atheist

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    Re: Atheist

    sealang.net

    เทวนิยม = theism (pronounced เท-วะ-นิ-ยม)
    อเทวนิยม = atheism
    ผู้ถืออเทวนิยม = atheist
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    Thailand is not the only country with this problem. I normally speak Dutch. Many English words enter into our language and more and more people write and speak English at work. I think this a just a...
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    Re: Farang woman and thai man

    The reason that there are so few relations between a Thai guy and foreign woman could be:
    - most Thai girls are more beautiful than European or American women. They are not fat, look cute and care a...
  27. Re: Vaccinations for rabies and Japanese Encephalitis

    Most if not all Thai people nowadays get JE vaccinations, but almost nobody gets rabbies vaccinations. We were so stupid to go to a big hospital with our baby. The total cost of all vaccinations for...
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    I only see 5 differences with the old test:
    - there's no dictation exercise
    - you've to write 2 stories instead of 1
    - reading is divided into 2 parts: academic reading and general reading
    - your...
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    This is a translation of a document about the new language test. I doubt that this document was the final version, because the same information was repeated many times. I made a translation (and left...
  30. Re: good website for learning Thai? (with sound!)

    www.langhub.com
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    The schools that originated from the union language school all have courses to prepare P6. I like their method of teaching.

    Some of these schools are:
    Piammitr language school
    AAA Thai language...
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    Re: Questions regarding Thai

    เพื่อ and สำหรับ can not always be used interchangeably.

    Their difference is explained here:

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12729&highlight=%CA%D3%CB%C3%D1%BA
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    Right. But I am not sure it's the best place to go to if your intention is to pass P6. Other schools seem to be able to lift students to this level in much less hours than A.U.A.
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    Re: Proficiency test in Thai Language

    The ป6 is organised by Thai government, not by a school. It is organised once per year in Bangkok, usually in the beginning of December. Good language schools organise courses to prepare for the ป6...
  35. Re: The 'Something Positive about Thai Ladies' thread!

    I don't think the best Thai girls are those who never ask for money. And in my case I didn't know my wife's family was that rich. And, as I said, not all relations that are partially based on money...
  36. Re: The 'Something Positive about Thai Ladies' thread!

    My wife is Thai. We lived together in Europe for 6 years. We're now in Thailand since 10 months ago. I met her while chatting on the internet. In Europe I took care of her (financially). We never...
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    ๓. ก พ ฤ ษ า - พฤกษา
  38. Re: "Word order" in "These two old black dogs...

    In English this is the order:

    http://dedimicelli.tripod.com/id70.html
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    Re: Walen School of Thai

    I studied at Piammitr in BKK and decided to have a look at Walen school on a free afternoon. I didn't change schools and stayed at Piammitr. I travelled every day from Sri Racha to Bangkok only to...
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    Re: Walen School of Thai

    I went to the school to have a look at it. It's not fake. It's in times square building and it has been there for more than 1 year. They have a few classrooms. I spoke to the teacher and saw the book...
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    Re: Walen School of Thai

    If think if your main goal is study Thai there are much better schools than Walen. Last year I went to have a look there and with the books they had at that moment I don't believe any student could...
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    I've read the book in Thai and I thought it was a nice book. It's about a girl whose mother is dying. I think making a movie out of this story is a real challenge. Because besides the daily routine...
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    Re: Save face - poison thy neighbour!

    I think many things are involved here.

    1. Although there's no country country in the world that has that much "safety first" signs as Thailand, Thai people don't care about safety at all. Safety...
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    Re: Can’t see Youtube? I know Why

    Youtube doesn't work any more for the people that have TOT. We can open the website, but the videos will not play. It has been like that for 2 weeks now. All people that recently got this problem are...
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    Re: Fall in love at your own risk

    The reason why foreign men fall in love with bargirls is that the bargirls is probably the only girl that makes him feel important. In his own country he has probably no chance to meet a nice woman...
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