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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going Without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say "I don't have a pen." in Thai.
Jay: [Normal] ฉันไม่มีปากกา(chǎn mâi mii pàak-gaa)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน (chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “not”
Jay: [Normal] ไม่ [Slow] ไม่(mâi)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to have“
Jay: [Normal] มี [Slow] มี(mii)
Eric: Last is the word meaning “pen”
Jay: [Normal] ปากกา [Slow] ปากกา(pàak-gaa)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't have a pen."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันไม่มีปากกา [Normal] ฉันไม่มีปากกา
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say "I don't have time."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันไม่มีเวลา(chǎn mâi mii wee-laa)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน (chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “not”
Jay: [Normal] ไม่ [Slow] ไม่(mâi)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “to have“
Jay: [Normal] มี [Slow] มี(mii)
Eric: Last is the word meaning “time”
Jay: [Normal] เวลา [Slow] เวลา(wee-laa)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't have time."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันไม่มีเวลา [Normal] ฉันไม่มีเวลา
Eric: Next up is a way to say "I don't know."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันไม่รู้(chǎn mâi rúu)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “not”
Jay: [Normal] ไม่ [Slow] ไม่(mâi)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning “to know“
Jay: [Normal] รู้ [Slow] รู้(rúu)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't know."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันไม่รู้ [Normal] ฉันไม่รู้
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say "I don't understand."
Jay: [Normal] ฉันไม่เข้าใจ(chǎn mâi khâo-jai)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “not”
Jay: [Normal] ไม่ [Slow] ไม่(mâi)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning "to understand"
Jay: [Normal] เข้าใจ [Slow] เข้าใจ(khâo-jai)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I don't understand."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันไม่เข้าใจ [Normal] ฉันไม่เข้าใจ
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: Let’s imagine your colleague has invited you to watch a movie with him or her. If you want to answer in the negative but without being too direct, you can use “Sorry, I can’t go” which is khǎaw-thôot khà, dì-chǎn bpai mâi dâai khà instead of mâi bpai khà meaning “I won’t go.”

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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Let's practice here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

ThaiPod101.com
Tuesday at 9:05 pm
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Hello G,


Thank you for question. The different รู้ (less formal) and ทราบ (formal) are same but รู้ is more commonly used.Hope that’s helps. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will bad glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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G
Saturday at 4:46 pm
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รู้ vs. ทราบ? What are the differences? ขอบคุณครับ.

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Saturday at 1:41 am
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Hello Paul,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. Yes, you understood right. "chan" is "I" for female speaker while "pom" is "I" for male speaker. Hope that’s help. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will bad glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Paul Muay
Thursday at 4:31 am
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In all these examples, is it assuming the speaker is female by saying "chan"?? If you were a male speaker, you would be using "pom" for all these sentences?

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Friday at 12:53 am
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Hello Nuno,


Thanks for the comment and joined our lesson question. You are right. Great job.


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Nuno Morais
Wednesday at 12:28 pm
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mâi mii