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    Re: Looking for Farang Woman

    Far be it from me to offer out advice about something of this nature, given my solitary existence:blush:, but. . .

    What about that "Meet-up" site which has Bangkok listed. There're about a billion...
  2. Re: Late teacher, creator of Manee and friends, inspired a generation

    I don't think there's a thai that doesn't know the Manee readers!

    All the books were once available as a "boxed set". I saw one of them at jatujak market in the used book area once but didn't buy...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Ahh, "trangam" there in lies the problem. . .
    There is no thai who speaks the way we foreigners are taught to speak in thai language school. Real thais don't speak thai in a polite manner with its...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Marie; thanx for that. I don't know how much advanced knowledge I have, nor do I know how much if any of my thai came from any natural talent. From inside here looking out; it's been an uphill...
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    Re: online dating question

    Okay, now that we got the conundrum whether IQ equals actual applicable smarts out of the way:laughlong, we can move right along!

    I'm not the only one who found it troublesome that you knew people...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Well, I am 100% American, born, bred 'n corn fed, so I resemble your remark "bassai". I also apologize in advance for hi-jacking this thread!

    Be that as it may; my point was NOT that we as...
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    Re: online dating question

    Unfortunately I've found that "considering yourself super smart" and actually being perceived by others as "super smart" are often "horses of a different color" entirely. .:laughlong

    Far be it...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    khonrai; That phrase "I am fine thank you and you.." is a direct translation of "ʺ´ ͺس Ǥس".

    I tried it on 10 thais I didn't know this morning and every one of them parroted that...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    To hear "bassai" say; "On a couple of occasions I have been admonished by my teachers to not use certain words I've picked up from my friends as they are slang and not used in polite conversation."...
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    Re: question on translation

    started out as meaning "clear, bright, neat (like websites which were laid out well, or something which was fantastic, great, etc). However now its slang meaning is "cool"..

    That sign pretty...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Good points "khonrai", especially about the abysmal way english is taught to thais via grammer rules instead of by conversation.

    Unless I'm mistaken the english phrase "shut your mouth" managed...
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    Re: 21 Signs You're an Ignorant Tourist

    I thought the Huffington Post article while painting with a broad brush was far better written and more on the mark than that drivel posted:butbut:.

    The link posted reads like a...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Well, br, I wouldn't take the 2 word "phrozen-phraze" and read ANY more into it than it means when a thai says it.:oops:

    There is abso-tively posi-lutely not a single word in that phrase...
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    Re: online dating question

    Unfortunately "khonrai" straddling the line between being " a man spending his money like crazy", "a man who is very tight and refuses to pay" and "a man who is good with money knows when to spend...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    The phrase (Su Su) is just idiomatic for "fight on" or "don't let it get you down".

    The Ф (na ka) are just ending particles which give emotive value to it and show a female is...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Well, if I had to guess I'd say;
    "Su Su na ka tee rak chan ja pen kam lang jai hai khun." is this in thai;
    Ф ѡѹ繡ѧس
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    Re: some help with Thai words and meanings

    Now now, "alvinkhoo", don't get your panties in a bunch.:shocked:

    I even pointed out that I'd heard the word "Canada" when it was really ..:blush:

    My comments were meant tongue in...
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    Re: some help with Thai words and meanings

    While the advice from "Marie" is as a rule generally sound, it's my experience that most rank-n-file-thais especially younger ones can converse in rudimentary engrish enough to get by, IF they want...
  19. 42nd National Book Fair At Queen Sirikit Center

    Just wanted to give everyone an early heads up.:)

    The 42nd National Book Fair &12th Bangkok International Book Fair 2014 is going to be held at Queen Sirikit Convention Center from the 28th of...
  20. Re: Visa collection only for travel to Thailand???????

    I am not tryin' to rain or your parade, I just want to point out the obvious..

    Hull changed the way they used to hand out visas to thailand to any Tom, Dick & Somchai almost a year ago!! It's...
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    Re: Help for my thesis on Thailand

    Just my two stangs worth, BUT;

    For that survey to carry ANY weight (as in mean ANYTHING to you when you're done collating the information) it needs to:

    be written IN the thai language (seeing...
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    Re: Thai Typing Tutor (free download)

    thaityping - looks REALLY GOOD! Works fine, doesn't freeze up, I think it'll be a big help to anyone wanthing to learn to touch type thai. I like how it shows which finger you use to type the...
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    Re: Thai key board layout

    There are two Thai keyboard layouts called Kedmanee and Pattachote.

    Every computer keyboard here in the country has the Kedmanee layout printed on it. Unfortunately whoever designed, it didn't put...
  24. Re: Thais don't eat enough fruit and vegetables daily

    Even as little as 8 years ago you hardly ever saw fat Thai people. I mean once in a while someone with thyroid or diabetes but not all that many.

    Now you can't walk down the Soi without seeing...
  25. Re: Translate these phrases please in ROMAN script

    News flash. . . Everything you wrote was already IN Roman script or as it's called nowadays English...

    Perhaps you mean "karaoke Thai", often mistakenly called transliteration; where Thai is...
  26. Online Application & Appointments for Extensions of Stay Bangkok

    Just wanted to let anyone know (who might be interested).. IF you live in Bangkok and need to apply for a visa extension (retirement, marriage, ED, etc) you can now go to a website, fill out the T.M7...
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    Re: Face the facts II

    Interesting article (which I skimmed but saved to read later). I wonder where the author found so many christian Thais (39.1%)? Coincidentally the same amount as female respondents (39.1%).

    I...
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    Hot: Re: 1000 most common thai words used

    You are correct "nam phyyng", incorrect use of overly colloquial English like; gonna, shoulda, woulda, coulda, hafta, wanna, are almost as bad as using overly formal Thai to the wrong person.

    I've...
  29. Cracking Thai Fundamentals Free 2Hr Workshop with Stuart Jay

    I just wanted anyone interested in learning Thai to know there is an event being held tonight at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand by the polyglot Stuart Jay Raj. He's certainly one gifted...
  30. URGENT: Re: Immigration office temporarily moved to Lat Phrao

    This could be jumping the gun, but I called the Thai Government Hotline 1111 like I do every morning to check when Thai Immigrations at the Chaengwattana Government Complex will re-open.

    Today the...
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    Just my two satang's worth
    You're gonna need someone pretty well versed in Isaan Thai to parse that out in karaoke Thai for you.

    Good melody of the song though..
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    Hot: Re: 1000 most common thai words used

    As I said in an earlier post; the list "isn't bad", not by a long stretch.

    It's just NOT spoken word Thai:shocked:; there's a lot of written word Thai in there and those words just aren't spoken...
  33. URGENT: Re: Immigration office temporarily moved to Lat Phrao

    Oh, here's another thing I wrote about going there.

    Last Tuesday I went to the alternate Immigrations Office at Imperial World Ladprao. It was a LOT better than the previous day (when I was there...
  34. URGENT: Re: Immigration office temporarily moved to Lat Phrao

    Here's the official news blurb and the map of how to get there.

    Foreigners in Bangkok who need visa services are directed to the Immigrations Office at Imperial World Ladprao (Ladprao Soi 83) on...
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    Re: Learn Thai in Bangkok with Thai Tutor

    If the last poster (before "Khun Don") is still looking for a private Thai tutor; I'd suggest they look at this thread by a poster known as "areeyaant";...
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    Re: Thai Typing Tutor

    Thanx for that "ian71",

    I sure had to follow your directions to the letter to get my desktop to play the sound files. I think the problem I was having was, I forgot to "save changes" when I...
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    Just wanted to report back...:oops:

    What a great album!:clap:

    Spot on reviews of the songs too!:)

    Loso's back for sure!!!:cool:

    The songs are well constructed, the lyrics have great...
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    I'm a big ʡ fan from way back when I started learning Thai by listening to Thai music.

    I'm not much into the music by Һ, as he's getting pretty darned long in the tooth. You...
  39. Thread: aeb baew

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    Re: aeb baew

    You wanna see images of Thai gurls doin' the face, plug that term into Google and look at the images.:shocked:

    It's got almost nothing to do with that "peace sign" they hold by their face...
  40. Re: Anyone looking for a private Thai teacher to teach basic Thai?

    I just wanted to post this.

    I met with the teacher "Areeyaant" because I'm looking for a private teacher to focus on problem areas with my spoken Thai..

    She was gracious enough to meet me to...
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    Re: Thai Typing Tutor

    I have that problem on Thai-language dot come too!:butbut: I can't get the sound to play in FireFox :banghead:..

    Sometimes it will when I go back to the site settings and fiddle around with the...
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    Re: Thai Typing Tutor

    There are also some pretty good online Thai Typing Tutors.

    I used that Thai Typing Tutor V1.04c but it used to hang up on me. I did like that I could paste in notepad files to practice on.
    ...
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    Event Update: Re: Bangkok Farmers Market on 23rd March

    I've been a couple times and it seems to be growing, getting a better following although it's still WAY under marketed as far as letting people know what it is, when it is, and where it is..

    A...
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    Event Update: Re: Bangkok Farmers Market on 23rd March

    I posted this in another thread, but here's the latest flyer (poster) for this weekends Farmers Market
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    And the one for the twilight one they're doing too;
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    Re: Why No Smiles

    As has been said, the time is long past where foreigners are a rarity; especially in Bangkok and almost anywhere in this country except maybe a one buffalo village in Nakhon Nowhere.

    Why would the...
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