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  1. Gâo (เก้า)= nine/9. Gâo is a very common nickname in Thailand because Thais believe that 9 is a lucky number. It comes from the Cantonese word gao (9)
  2. https://www.viki.com/explore?country=thailand Check out viki.com, they offer many movies and series from Asia with subtitles
  3. You already know a lot of words, thats great. Which lakorns do you watch?
  4. another word with jai(ใจ). jai dee (ใจดี̣̣̣) means "friendly, someone who is kind". Dee (ดี) is the Thai word for "good" and you might have seen it before (sawad DEE krap/kha). By the way if you say dee jai (ดีใจ) it becomes the verb to be glad (about sth.).
  5. I am curious. Are there other fellow VIetnamese learners. How do you learn and why do you learn Vietnamese? Cheers
  6. The word for today is mâe nám (แม่น้ำ) which means river. The word mâe nám consists of two smaller words. Mâe (แม่) which means mother and น้ำ (nám) which means water. So "Mother Water" is basically how you say river in Thai.
  7. Pôm (ผม) is the personal pronoun I +(me,mine), it is used for male speakers. One of the first words you learn in Thai, but did you know that the exact same word, written exactly the same way also means hair?
  8. Greetings everyone, i have been a member here for some time but i stopped using this site for some months. Now i am back. My name is Georg, i am a 21 year old language fanatic from Germany and i speak German,English, Thai and Spanish+ those languages that i dont really speak but i used to learn some basic stuff (Korean, Vietnamese French..) I am glad that i found out about linguaholic and i hope i can meet other fellow language learners here. I am trying to learn Vietnamese and Korean right now and i can offer my mother tongue German. Nice to meet all of you
  9. Korean first got my interest when i found out about Hangeul. How it works and how it was created. I started to learn how to read and write Hangeul and i signed up for a free Korean course at Uni. I was never a big fan of Kpop or Kdramas but i finally found a very awesome Korean band. The country itselfs seems interesting, i would love to go there and the Koreans i met so far were very friendly.
  10. 1. German (native) 2. English (international language) 3. Thai (i speak Thai and i just love how it works) 4. Vietnamese (i am currently learning Vietnamese and it is so fun to learn) 5. Korean (i love Hangeul) It wasnt easy to make those choices, i am interested in a lot of languages and this list could go on forever ^^
  11. dtuèn dtên (ตื่นเต้น): excited literally to stand/wake up and dance.
  12. The word for this day is suăy (สวย), which means beautiful (used for girls only, nature, views..not for males)..This word is very important in Thailand, everything should be สวย if you ask the Thais. The rising tone here is very important, otherwise it means "bad luck" (suay;ซวย).A very common mistake.
  13. This is very helpful, Ruedi uploads a lot of useful stuff.
  14. I like the idea of this post. So here is another word. khâo jai (เข้าใจ); literally: entering the heart Khâo jai means to "understand", as in understanding a language or understanding what someone says. This word is one of many words that include jai (ใจ) which is the shorter version of the word "heart". If you want to understand something, it has to enter your heart. I like the idea of it. There are tons of other words with ใจ, this is something that makes the Thai language special.
  15. I just know the basics. Korean is not that difficult, it is just really different. The sentence structure, the subject and object particles (much like Japanese) and the different levels of politeness. The good thing is that Hangeul, the Korean writing sysems is one of the easier ones.
  16. Korean gets a lot easier if you know Japanese. The words differ, but the grammar is similar (i am speaking of the subject/object particles, levels of politeness). + Hangeul, the Korean writing system is one of the easiest. The Chinese grammar on the other hand is not really complex BUT Chinese has tones and tons of characters.
  17. สวัสดีครับ ทุกๆคน ผมชื่อขนมนะครับและผมอายุ20ปีแล้ว ปีที่แล้วผมไปสอนภาษาอังกฤษที่เชียงรายก็เลยพูดภาษาไทยได้บ้าง ไม่รูว่ามีคนไทยในเว็บนี้รึเปล่า ช่วยสอนภาษาไทยให้ผมได้ไหมครับ ผมจะสอนภาษาอังกฤษรึภาษาเยอรมันให้คุณ
  18. Laotian sounds very similar to Thai, since they belong to the same family. If you speak Thai you will be able to understand Laotian as well. They use similar characters as well, it is possible to read Thai if you can read Laotian and you will pretty much be able to read Laotian if you can read Thai. The Laotian characters just look a little bit more poetic (in my opinion)
  19. The best tip for learning any language? Have fun!
  20. True, it takes some time to learn how to read and write Thai. As for nearly everything concerning languages, it is all about practicing. I had the opportunity to stay in Thailand for a longer duration, so i eventually learned how the writing system works. As soon as i figured out how it basically works, i tried reading everything in Thai that came in my sight: Road signs, menus, even car numbler plates. It might sound stupid to you first, but you should try to use Thai Karaoke programs, since Karaoke forces you to read really fast. It takes a lot of time to read a sentence or a word at first, but you get faster and faster the more you actually try
  21. Hey, my name is Georg, i am a 20 year old German guy, who enjoys studying languages and learning about cultures in general. I spent the last year in Thailand, where i taught English as a part of some kind of voluntary program. Furthermore i would love to improve my Thai and learn some more Spanish+ Indonesian. I can speak: German, English, Thai, Spanish (intermediate), bits of French and Indonesian. หวังว่าจะได้คุยกับคนไทยด้วย I have always been looking for an internet platform where you can exchange cultures and share experiences with others, i hope i can meet other language fanatics here. With that being said, i am glad to meet new people here, i can offer my German skills Piccadilly
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