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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you'll learn how to introduce yourself in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say "Hello. My name is Rawinporn." in Thai as a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] สวัสดีค่ะดิฉันชื่อรวินพรค่ะ(sà-wàt-dii khâ. dì-chǎn chûue rá-win-phaawn khâ.)
Eric: In Thai, when a phrase ends with the particle
Jay: khâ
Eric: .. that means it's for female speakers. For male speakers, you'll hear the particle..
Jay: khráp.
Eric: Listen to the entire phrase once more.
Jay: [Normal] สวัสดีค่ะดิฉันชื่อรวินพรค่ะ(sà-wàt-dii khâ. dì-chǎn chûue rá-win-phaawn khâ.)
Eric: First is the phrase meaning “hello” for female speakers.
Jay: [Normal] สวัสดีค่ะ [Slow] สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning "I". Only female speakers use this word.
Jay: [Normal] ดิฉัน [Slow] ดิฉัน(dì-chǎn)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning "name"
Jay: [Normal] ชื่อ [Slow] ชื่อ(chûue)
Eric: Next is "Rawinporn", which is a common female Thai name.
Jay: [Normal] รวินพร [Slow] รวินพร(rá-win-phaawn)
Eric: Last is the polite sentence ending for women.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Hello. My name is Rawinporn."
Jay: [Slow] สวัสดีค่ะดิฉันชื่อรวินพรค่ะ [Normal] สวัสดีค่ะดิฉันชื่อรวินพรค่ะ
Eric: Now let's take a look at the way to say "Hello, my name is Supachai" for male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อ ศุภชัยครับ(sà-wàt-dii khráp. phǒm chûue sù-phá-chai khráp.)
Eric: First is a phrase meaning "Hello". Only male speakers use this phrase.
Jay: [Normal] สวัสดีครับ [Slow] สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning "I." This is also a word that is only used by men.
Jay: [Normal] ผม [Slow] ผม(phǒm)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "name"
Jay: [Normal] ชื่อ [Slow] ชื่อ(chûue)
Eric: Next is Supachai. This is a common name among Thai men.
Jay: [Normal] ศุภชัย [Slow] ศุภชัย(sù-phá-chai)
Eric: Last is the polite sentence ending for men.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ(khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Hello, my name is Supachai."
Jay: [Slow] สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อ ศุภชัยครับ [Normal] สวัสดีครับ ผมชื่อ ศุภชัยครับ
Eric: Next up is the way to say "Pleased to meet you." as a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ(yin-dii thîi dâai rúu-jàk khâ)
Eric: First is a word meaning "welcome,” “pleasure"
Jay: [Normal] ยินดี [Slow] ยินดี(yin-dii)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning “that”
Jay: [Normal] ที่ [Slow] ที่(thîi)
Eric: Following that is the verb meaning “to get"
Jay: [Normal] ได้ [Slow] ได้(dai)
Eric:Then, the verb meaning “to know someone"
Jay: [Normal] รู้จัก [Slow] รู้จัก(rúu-jàk)
Eric: And last is the polite sentence ending for women.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Pleased to meet you." for female speakers.
Jay: [Slow] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ [Normal] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักค่ะ
Eric: Finally, let’s go over the same phrase for men. "Pleased to meet you" for male speakers is
Jay: [Normal] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักครับ(yin-dii thîi dâai rúu-jàk khráp)
Eric: First is a word meaning "welcome, pleasure"
Jay: [Normal] ยินดี [Slow] ยินดี(yin-dii)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'that"
Jay: [Normal] ที่ [Slow] ที่(thîi)
Eric: Followed by the verb meaning 'to get"
Jay: [Normal] ได้ [Slow] ได้(dai)
Eric: Then we have the verb meaning “to know someone"
Jay: [Normal] รู้จัก [Slow] รู้จัก(rúu-jàk)
Eric: And last, the polite sentence ending for men.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ(khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Pleased to meet you." for male speakers.
Jay: [Slow] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักครับ [Normal] ยินดีที่ได้รู้จักครับ
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: When you introduce yourself casually, you can omit the subject phǒm or dì-chǎn. For example, you can say sà-wàt-dii khà. rá-win-phaawn khà without saying phǒm or dì-chǎn. But when you meet someone for the very first time, always be sure to use formal Thai.

Outro

Eric: And that's all for this lesson. Don't forget to check out the lesson notes, and we'll see you in the next lesson!
Jay: สวัสดี ค่ะ

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Can you introduce yourself in Thai?

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Lalida
Wednesday at 7:48 pm
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Sawadee ka,


My name is Lalida. I grew up in the States and can speak Thai to my family, but have never studied Thai except for the alphabet. I am slowly making out words now. This is helping alot. I have trouble speaking in formal settings because I don't do it that often. This is helping alot.


Kup kuhn ka.



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Hi Kjell,


We're glad to hear that you liked the lesson.👍


We hope you'll enjoy the rest as well!


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Kjell erik Kristiansen
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This is great, Khao chai khrap🙏

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Cheer Drini,


Thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad to heard that. Keep fighting. Please feel free to let me know if you have any future questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


Have a nice day.

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Drini
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Sa-waa-dee!

I started to learn thai today. I like the thai series, and I would like to understand them once... I know it will just in the far future, but I don't give up...

I am fighting! 555

Sa-wa-dee, Drini

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Hello Auret,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. We’re really appreciated. For your question, ‘to get’ in Thai is "dâai" but rúu-jàk means ‘to know someone’. Hope that’s help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Auret.
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In Lesson notes 3 and 4 the Thai word for 'to get' is given as rúu-jàk and the same Thai word is given for 'to know someone'. Is that correct?

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sà-wàt-dii kâ Body,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. yin-dii thîi dâai rúu-jàk chên-gan kâ nice to meet you too. Well done with your self introduction, keep up your good work. :) Please let me know if you have any future question. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai.


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sà-wàt-dii khráp, phǒm chûue Body khráp. yin-dii thîi dâai rúu-jàk khráp