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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 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Thai?

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Wednesday at 01:57 AM
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Hi Honey,


Thank you. In speaking "r" become "L" and "L" mostly disappear. So, was you hear is correct. "r" will be rolling tougue in formal situation such as on TV. Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Honey
Friday at 06:22 PM
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I usually hear thai people in thai saying “à-rai“ but their “R” sound like “L”. I’m confused, how do thai people really pronounce the “R” ?

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Tuesday at 02:29 AM
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Hello Dean,


Thank you. I would recommend either way. The faster you learn to read the better. You can explore more with Thai language. You will speak better and understand better. That would be my advice, but most of all upto students because everyone is learning better. Never too late to beconfident with basic speaking before starting to read as well. :) Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Dean
Tuesday at 06:48 PM
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Hello,


I started the absolute beginners yesterday and am enjoying it, thank you for this brilliant website and resources. I notice you can choose to learn either using Thai script or the romanticised version. I am using romanticised as I find it is easier as an English speaker initially, but should I start with the Thai script and alphabet or is it better to use the romanticised words when learning basic phrases? Does it make a difference when in Thailand - say reading a menu - or are both used interchangeably?


Thank you and also what would my name look like in Thai script? Phom chuue Dean khrap!

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สวัสดีค่ะ camille,


Thank you. I would spell your name as camille คามิวลี่ Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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camille
Wednesday at 09:57 PM
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sa-wat-dii kha . may I ask how to type my name in Thai Alphabet?

สวัสดีค่ะดิฉันชื่อcamilleค่ะ

camille
Wednesday at 09:52 PM
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sa-wat-dii kha di-chan chuue Camille kha

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sa-wat-dii ka khun Rjenx,


yin-dii tii daai ruu-jak ka = nice to meet you. Thank you for your comment. We're really appreciated. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a nice day.

kaawp kun ka

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Sa-wat-dii khrap phom chuue Rjenx khrap.

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Sa-wat-dii ka yamini,


kaawp khun na ka for comment. We're appreciated your supported. Please let me know if you have any questions about Thai. I will be glad to help.


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