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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who Is It? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who someone is in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to ask "Who is it?” as a female speaker in Thai.
Jay: [Normal] นี่ใครคะ(nîi khrai khá)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "This"
Jay: [Normal] นี่ [Slow] นี่ (nîi)
Eric: Next is the question word meaning "Who"
Jay: [Normal] ใคร [Slow] ใคร(khrai)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle used to make questions and requests polite if you are a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] คะ [Slow] คะ(khá)
Eric: Listen again to the question meaning "Who is it?” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Slow] นี่ใครคะ [Normal] นี่ใครคะ
Eric: Here's the way to ask, "Who is that?” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] นั่นใครคะ()
Eric: First is a word meaning "That"
Jay: [Normal] นั่น [Slow] นั่น (nân)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "Who"
Jay: [Normal] ใคร [Slow] ใคร(khrai)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle used to make questions and requests polite if you are a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] คะ [Slow] คะ(khá)
Eric: Listen again to the question meaning "Who is that?” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Slow] นั่นใครคะ [Normal] นั่นใครคะ
Eric: Here's a response meaning "It's me."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันเอง()
Eric: First is a word meaning “I” or “me"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Last is the particle that emphasizes the subject of the sentence or which means “just” or “only” by the context.
Jay: [Normal] เอง [Slow] เอง(eeng)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "It's me."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันเอง [Normal] ฉันเอง
Eric: Here's a response meaning, "This is my friend."
Jay: [Normal] นี่คือเพื่อนของฉัน()
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "This"
Jay: [Normal] นี่ [Slow] นี่(nîi)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “to be.”
Jay: [Normal] คือ [Slow] คือ(khuue)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning "friend"
Jay: [Normal] เพื่อน [Slow] เพื่อน(phûuean)
Eric: Last is the word meaning "my"
Jay: [Normal] ของฉัน [Slow] ของฉัน(khǎawng chǎn)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "This is my friend."
Jay: [Slow] นี่คือเพื่อนของฉัน [Normal] นี่คือเพื่อนของฉัน
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: When you’re introducing yourself in Thai, people will ask your nationality too. Thais sometimes use the country’s name instead of nationality. For example, you might hear, ฉันเป็นคนสวีเดน literally meaning “I am Sweden” instead of ฉันเป็นคนสวีดิช meaning “I am Swedish”. This means, “You are the person who comes from Sweden.”

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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Who is next to you or near you right now?

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Thursday at 08:35 PM
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Hello Adrian,


chai ka "khan" is a classifier for cars. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Adrian
Sunday at 12:52 PM
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Hi ThaiPod,


is รถคันนี้ rot khan ni, is khan a classifier for cars?


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Monday at 09:25 PM
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Hello Paul,


Thank you. For men , changed 'chan" to phom and used "krap" instead of "kha" at the end. Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Paul
Sunday at 06:34 PM
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What about men? Can you give me the answer for men in Thai, please!

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Wednesday at 04:02 PM
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Hello Steven,


Thank you for question. Yes, you can. Hope that's help. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Steven
Friday at 01:43 AM
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Hi


So can I use this to ask who someone's knocking on the door?


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Tuesday at 04:01 PM
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Hello Eunice,


Thank you very much. นี่ is not only used with wh-question. Let me give you a bit more detail นี่/นั่น/โน่น are pronouns which can stand alone. นี้/นั้น/โน้น are adjective which modify classifiers. Hope that help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help.


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Eunice
Saturday at 05:32 PM
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Hello,


From what I understood from the reply to Warren, is it the case that นี่ is used with wh-question words like who and where while นี้ can be used broadly, like นี้+noun or noun+classifier+นี้ (just like the examples from 3-Minute Thai Lesson 10)?


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Hello Warren,


Thank you very much for your comment and request. Here are some examples using นี่ (nîi) and นี้ (níi), นี่อะไร / นี่ของใคร / ที่นี่ ที่ไหน where is it here?/มานี่. (Noun)+Classifier + นี้ เพื่อนคนนี้ /รถคันนี้ /บ้านหลังนี้ and used with time วันนี้ /เดือนนี้ /ปีนี้ /ตอนนี้. Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Warren
Sunday at 05:50 PM
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Hello,


Can you provide some examples of difference between นี่ (nîi) and นี้ (níi)?


Thank you so much.