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  1. Thread: To guess

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    Re: To guess

    By the way I've also heard this used when "fluking" a pot whilst playing pool.
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    Re: "พูดชัด"

    "The final and ultimate compliment is: no compliment. When you walk up to someone and chat away to them in Thai and they don't compliment you or instantly ask about why you speak Thai so well, you've...
  3. URGENT: Re: Need translation help from English to Thai wording

    It always amazes me how people who speak the SAME language cant (dont, wont) communicate.
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    Re: Easy Books in Thai for Intermediate Readers

    "Other than what I just Wiki’d I didn’t know much about books which win a SEAWRITE prize, and after reading what it is; I dunno if they’d even be worth the read, lol.

    It’s my opinion that a lot of...
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    Re: Easy Books in Thai for Intermediate Readers

    Here is a list of Thai Authors that have won the SEAWRITE prize for literature over the years. I have read many of these books and for anyone wondering about good, well written reading material, it...
  6. Re: Help needed learning to type Thai from a Thai person who can do type Thai and Eng

    What I would like to know is, why is the Thai keyboard laid out as it is. Is there any sense to it or is it just random? What I can see is that most of the lesser used characters are on a Shift key,...
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    Re: how to say "show me"

    Hi guys,

    My advice would not be to ignore the tones at first. Tones are fundamental to the Thai language and you will not be understood unless you pronounce the words correctly.

    The sooner you...
  8. Thread: Had enough!!!

    by mjmates
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    Re: Had enough!!!

    Learn to say "No" ! I did :)

    It's actually not too difficult and no one will have any hard feelings about it.
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    Re: Thai literature on the web?

    Try this

    http://www.seasite.niu.edu:85/thai/literature/default.htm
  10. Re: Blues and Jazz live bands/pubs in BKK and other major cities.

    It's called the Saxophone Pub and the website is saxophonepub.com
  11. Re: Song 1340 "bpen peuan gap ter mai daai jing-jing" - translate thai song into engl

    ศิลปิน: Kanom Jean
    อัลบั้ม: Loveful
    เพลง: เป็นเพื่อนกับเธอไม่ได้จริงๆ
    I can’t be friends with her

    ในสายตาที่มองหน้าเธอ
    จำไว้เสมอ ไม่เคยรู้สึกว่าเธอเป็นเพียงเพื่อนฉัน
    เพียงแค่เธอจะหมดรักกัน...
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    Re: A Good Reason not to subscribe to True Visions

    I too subscribe to true but I hardly watch those channels anyhow, but still I denounce their autocratic attitude.

    I like to watch sport and as an ex South African, I must say that South Africa's...
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    Re: Tai Oratai "Nah Jau Rau Sai"

    Tai Oratai,

    Waiting for a call

    I loaded a song for you and I am waiting
    Hidden on the screen is this song for you
    Which reveals the feeling we have for each other afar
    When you call me you...
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    Re: Good restaurants in Bangkok

    MK, Hotpot etc. are hardly "Thai Food" restaurants.

    Personally I hate them and think that the food at those places is pretty bland. Reminds me of boiled cabbage.:confused:
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    Re: I didn't recognize your voice

    How about " นึกถึงเสียงคุณไม่ได้ " as in English, I cant place (recall) your voice, as opposed to I can't remember?
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    Re: Need help to translate "mai chai kwam jing"

    ไม่ใช่ความจริง - มาลีวัลย์ เจมีน่า It’s not real

    ยังจับมือเธอนั้นไว้อย่างเคย
    I still hold his hand as before
    แม้ว่ามันเป็นเพียงอากาศที่ผ่านฉันไป
    Even though its just the wind passing me by...
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    News: Re: Australian Jailed for Life.

    I still wonder if the punishment suits the crime. Especially in Thailand where various laws are inconsistently applied.

    Is it supposed to be punishment or deterrent?

    Either way would 20 or 10...
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    Re: Good restaurants in Bangkok

    "Reasonably priced" is pretty subjective, depending on your financial status!

    I sometimes eat at a restaurant on Sukhumvit SOI 33 called Oom Thong. or ออมทอง in Thai, when I have foreign visitors....
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    Re: High prices and extortion scams on Phuket

    No Song Taew from Garon to Patong I'm afraid. Yes from Phuket to Patong but that's it.
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    Re: High prices and extortion scams on Phuket

    Never mind the jet-skis, one cannot get a taxi for less than 200 baht. From Garon to Patong is between 250 - 350 baht. There are no song taews and no other means of transport. I definately will NOT...
  21. Re: South African woman jailed 25 years for heroin smuggling

    I would imagine that every person has a choice and you can hardly lay the 'blame' for this on a naive mule.

    He, as does every other addict. had a choice which he made himself. So whilst it is a...
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    News: Re: Swine Flu: Health & Hospital Officials muzzled on H1N1

    I teach at a school in East Bangkok of about 5000 students.

    The school has been closed for today due to a handful ( 3-5 ) of students who have apparently been confirmed with H1N1.
  23. Re: South African woman jailed 25 years for heroin smuggling

    I agree with most of what people say in this post.

    However, 25 years is a long time for someone who has made a silly mistake in life. If punishment is a deterrent, whether it's 10 or 25 years, I...
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    Re: Kissing Culture

    Some girls do, some girls don't. It's not a "Thai" thing.
  25. Re: Please help me translate thai song into english "รักเธอที่สุดในโลก"

    Love her more than anything

    In this world are a lot of people
    That doesn't mean there is a sweetheart
    My mother and father gave birth to me
    That's something to treasure

    In this world like...
  26. Re: Song 2005 "We Will Love U" - translate thai song into english

    Travel so far we have to have a Visa, but we will love you
    You're a VIP for sure but we gonna love you
    Whatever you do wherever you go is there someone who wants to meet you
    We still haven't...
  27. Re: Please translate "Pid duay rue" : Christina Aguilar

    ผิดด้วยหรือ

    ฉันไม่รู้ ฉันไม่รู้ ว่าฉันจะทำอย่างไร
    มันคือเป็นหัวใจที่เป็นคนที่เรียกหา
    เมื่อมองไม่เห็น เมื่อเธอไม่มา
    เธอเขาใจไหมว่า หัวใจมันจะขาด

    ฉันไม่รู้ ฉันไม่รู้ จัห้ามตัวเองอย่างไร...
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    News: Re: Thaksin's Passport Revoked

    What South African gold mine may I ask ?
  29. Thread: Give and take

    by mjmates
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    Give and take

    How would one use the English expression "give and take" in Thai.

    For example In all relationships there is an amount of give and take.
  30. Re: Royal Institute announces simplifications to Thai alphabet

    What amazes me is that the Title is really captivating and yet the statistics reflect a very low readership !

    I thought that a subject line like that would attract at least hundreds of views.
    ...
  31. Re: Royal Institute announces simplifications to Thai alphabet

    Well done Rikker ! I read the whole article with interest . . . . . and then ..........


    It dawned on me !!!:clap:
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    Re: New Thai grammar book

    I don't see the point of publishing a complex reference manual and using transliteration. Surely learners at this level should be encouraged to read Thai script?

    The transliteration puts me off of...
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    Re: Please help to translate this song

    Potato
    เหนื่อยแต่ไม่ยอม ฉันพร้อมที่จะเคินต่อ
    I’m tired, but I can’t admit it, I’m ready to carry on
    เชื่อว่าจะต้องมี คนที่รอเอาใจ
    I believe that I have to have the one who is waiting to please me...
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    Re: Mai chai krai kor dai

    ไม่ไช่ใครก์ได้
    Not just anyone
    ไม่ได้ขอฟ้า ได้ปรดหาไครสักคน
    I’m not just asking for anyone
    หรือเหงาจึงคิดไปรักไคร ไม่ได้เพียงขาดความอดอุ่น หรือแค่อ่อนไหว
    Because I’m feeling lonely or weak...
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    Re: Where were you during the Tsunami?

    I was sitting on the beach in Durban, South Africa.

    The thing I remember, as unbelievable as it may be, is that suddenly a large wave washed up right through the sunbathers and then subsided! We...
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    Re: Pink's "Ror wan jep"

    Pink – รอวันเจ็บ
    Wait for the painful day.

    ก็รู้เธอยังไม่วืม คนนั้นที่เธอผูกพัน
    I know he has not forgotten me, the one he was involved with
    ส่วนฉันที่อยู่ข้างๆ เธอนั้น...
  37. Re: I need help to translate and understand this song

    This is a beautiful tune that I have always loved. In fact I saw Maliluhana perform this live in Bangkok at the Fa Daeng club.

    This is my effort, I hope it captures the essence.

    The roaming...
  38. Re: need someone help สิ่งเดียวคือหัวใจ : ฟาเรนไฮธ์ Fahrenheit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCBveMKs64k&eurl=http://muft.tv/watch/Video,Item,2332082454.html

    http://www.imeem.com/shangwha/music/1_AaXjX3//

    เพลงประกอบละคร อาทิตย์ชิงดวง เพลง...
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    Re: Requests for translations

    My heart is not strong.

    The world looks brighter when we are close together
    But it’s so different when she is here
    We and I are so different
    I understand so well and can see who he really loves...
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    Re: How to Lose Weight in Thailand for Free!

    Touche !!

    I agree and in fact we all have opinions based on the "facts" as they are presented to us at the time. It's just that often the "facts" are not in fact that but the opinion of some over...
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    Re: How to Lose Weight in Thailand for Free!

    It is a pity that a lot of people are swayed by hype and news. Over the years I have learnt that there are more than two sides to all stories and to assume guilt before a person has had a fair trial...
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    Re: need translation for "Masha's Ror"

    ใครบางคนได้แตเพียงแต่รอ
    คนบางคนจะคืนมา
    ยังจำคำทุกๆ คำกอนลา
    ตอกย้ำให้รับรู้ว่าให้รอ

    Who would only wait for
    someone to come forward
    I can still remember every word before
    that made me know to...
  43. Translation - ความเลวไม่มี ความดีไม่ปรากฎ (Pancake)

    So this is what i think...

    Pancake - ความเลวไม่มี ความดีไม่ปรากฎ
    I am not bad.. but I didn't show it

    Was it acceptable that I behaved so wrong
    As the days go by I feel more pain
    I try to...
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    Re: Need Help to Translate POTATO - CHUN RUK TER

    tur kong rum kahn chun
    ta laud way lah nun
    chun kwarng hoo kwarng tah tur chai mai
    kub lai chun pai
    pood tauk lae yum tum rai jai
    tae chun young mai yaum pai suk tee
    mee neung het pon
    tee tum...
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    Thai Baht exchange rate

    Does anyone out there have an informed opinion as to why the Thai Baht is so strong against most other currencies? Of particular interest to me is the AUS$, the UK Pound and the ZAR (South African...
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