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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 14 - When Are You Leaving? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask when someone is leaving in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask "When are you leaving?" in Thai.
Jay: [Normal] เธอจะไปเมื่อไหร่ (thooe jà bpai mûuea-rài)
Eric: First is an informal pronoun meaning "You.”
Jay: [Normal] เธอ [Slow] เธอ (thooe)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "will” or “to be going to"
Jay: [Normal] จะ [Slow] จะ(jà)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to go“
Jay: [Normal] ไป [Slow] ไป(bpai)
Eric: Last is the question word meaning “when"
Jay: [Normal] เมื่อไหร่ [Slow] เมื่อไหร่(mûuea-rài)
Eric: Listen again to the informal question meaning "When are you leaving?"
Jay: [Slow] เธอจะไปเมื่อไหร่ [Normal] เธอจะไปเมื่อไหร่
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, "When are you leaving?" for female speakers.
Jay: [Normal] คุณจะไปเมื่อไหร่คะ(khun jà bpai mûuea-rài khá)
Eric: First is a formal pronoun meaning “you.”
Jay: [Normal] คุณ [Slow] คุณ (khun)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "will” or “to be going to"
Jay: [Normal] จะ [Slow] จะ(jà)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to go"
Jay: [Normal] ไป [Slow] ไป(bpai)
Eric: Next is the question word meaning "When"
Jay: [Normal] เมื่อไหร่ [Slow] เมื่อไหร่(mûuea-rài)
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 formal question meaning "When are you leaving?"
Jay: [Slow] คุณจะไปเมื่อไหร่คะ [Normal] คุณจะไปเมื่อไหร่คะ
Eric: Here's a response meaning "I leave in two hours."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันจะไปในอีกสองชั่วโมง (chǎn bpai nai èek sǎawng chûua-moong)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to go“
Jay: [Normal] ไป [Slow] ไป(bpai)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “within” or “in"
Jay: [Normal] ในอีก [Slow] ในอีก(nai èek)
Eric: Next is the number “two"
Jay: [Normal] สอง [Slow] สอง(sǎawng)
Eric: Last is the word meaning “hour"
Jay: [Normal] ชั่วโมง [Slow] ชั่วโมง(chûua-moong)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "I leave in two hours."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันจะไปในอีกสองชั่วโมง [Normal] ฉันจะไปในอีกสองชั่วโมง
Eric: Here's a response meaning, "I leave next week."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันไปสัปดาห์หน้า(chǎn bpai sàp-daa nâa)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to go“
Jay: [Normal] ไป [Slow] ไป(bpai)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “week"
Jay: [Normal] สัปดาห์ [Slow] สัปดาห์(sàp-daa)
Eric: Last is the word meaning “next"
Jay: [Normal] หน้า [Slow] หน้า(nâa)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "I leave next week."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันไปสัปดาห์หน้า [Normal] ฉันไปสัปดาห์หน้า
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: In a casual situation, you can also simply ask “how long”, which is นานแค่ไหน in Thai, when you want to ask how long someone will stay.

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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Hi Listeners! Try answering this question: When are you leaving?

ThaiPod101.com
Wednesday at 4:08 pm
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Hello Steven,


Thank you for question. Yes, you can. I would recommend you to used "aa-thít" instead of "sàp-daa" when you are speaking. Hope that's help. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a great day.

Parisa

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Steven
Friday at 4:25 am
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Hi


Can I say 'chan ja bpai sap-daa naa'? As in English we can also say I'm leaving next week.


Cheers

ThaiPod101.comVerified
Monday at 11:55 pm
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Hello Nicolas D,


Thank you so much for pointed out the mistake. I already inform our team about it. It will be fix soon. Please let us know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Thanks again and hope you have a nice day.


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Nicolas D.
Friday at 2:17 pm
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FYI, there's a mistake in the translation of วันเกิดฉันอาทิตย์หน้า (last sentence of the expansion section)

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Saturday at 12:30 pm
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Hello Natsumi,


Kaawp khun khâ, Khun gaaw chen-gan ná-ká "you too".


sà-wàt-dii khâ


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Natsumi
Friday at 11:48 am
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Thank you, Parisa. Have a nice Sut-sap-daa!

www.thaipod101.com
Wednesday at 8:58 pm
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Hello Nasumi,


Yes, there are synonymous. "aa-thít" is less formal so we use in everyday conversation. "sàp-daa" is more formal so you will not hear it much. Hope that help.


Have a nice day.


Parisa

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Natsumi
Wednesday at 12:39 pm
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Hello,

"Week" in thai, aathit and sapdaa are synonymous?


Regards,

Natsumi