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  1. Seminar; Thai Bites LIVE "The Road to Fluency"

    I didn't really know where to put this but I wanted you guys to know about it.

    I just found out about this event and think everyone interested in learning Thai should know about it too!

    20227...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    I think the last couple of comments by posters said it best...

    You saw what you wanted see, you heard what you wanted hear and when reality started not matching up with the relationship in your...
  3. Re: Can someone please help me translate this from Thai to English

    I certainly don't mean to rain on your parade or be a naysayer, BUT;

    It would appear that your thai significant other knows you can't read a lick of thai. :butbut:

    Granted, I'm not that...
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    Re: Job 2 Do lyrics

    Ummm actually the lyrics are talking about C/D's of "BOB MARLEY":shocked:, not Bob Murray:wacko:, who ever he is:laughlong

    It is an attempt at a thai reggae song after all.. Those lyrics are...
  5. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Just read somewhere else, that the border at Aranyaphratet/Poipet is giving ONLY 7 days visa exempt stamps; even if you've never crossed there before..

    Dunno how accurate it is, as i said, just...
  6. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Sorry to hear about that. It was really a wrench in the gears of progress for you and your now expired Non-B:butbut:. There was no reason your employer couldn't get the work permit issued in time....
  7. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    OFF TOPIC;

    Pretty funny; I gues you're a curt Curt. . .:shocked:

    I wish I had a baht every time some thai used the word ç in reference to how I speak thai. I'd have at least enough to by a...
  8. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    After reading his sour grapes, sob story I posted a comment on his blog.:wacko:

    We'll see if it get's thru it's; "awaiting moderation"...:laughlong

    Unless I'm mistaken there were ONLY two...
  9. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Marie; I have struggled my entire life with my oh-so marginal people skills.:butbut: In my former life I was sent to more interpersonal skills workshops and team building retreats than I can...
  10. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    "khonrai"

    I'm sorry if it seems like I am "anally picking nits":butbut:, it's just I do have real, extensive experience with all thingz visa related here in the glorious "Land 'O Thaiz", and the...
  11. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    I am not doubting what the real exchange rates for US dollars to thai baht!!

    I am saying that in Bangkok at both Lad Prao and Major Suksuwat the Thai Immigrations officials use 30 to 1 as the...
  12. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    Curt; khonrai's figure would almost be right IF Thai Immigrations in Bangkok used the current dollar to baht exchange rate.

    Sadly, here in Bangkok they don't...:shocked:

    I was out at Lad Prao...
  13. URGENT: Re: Thailand visa run crackdown could create headaches for expats

    The mis-information out there, by allegedly thaiz "in the know" is mind warping!

    Anyone on a year long multi entry visa NO matter the category HAS to exit thailand every 90 days to secure...
  14. Event Update: Re: Tourist visa runs are not dead: Immigration boss

    I feel quite bad because this article is so full of holes and misused terminology that it's almost un-readable.:wacko:

    I know for a fact NOTHING is being done about "border-bouncers" or "runners"...
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    Re: Please Translation ENG-THAİ

    Unfortunately this sounds all too much like a sappy note from a love sick foreigner to his thai significant other:oops:
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    a half baked idea for a "kewl thai script tattoo".:butbut:

    Sadly, no...
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    Re: VISA to US Question

    I just hafta weigh in and say the burden is 100% on the thai to show they have adequate thaiz err, ties to the country they reside in so that the US Embassy thinks they'll leave the US when their...
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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...
  18. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  45. 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...
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