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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a Restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say "Can I see the menu?" in Thai.
Jay: [Normal] ขอดูเมนูได้ไหม(khǎaw duu mee-nuu dâai mái)
Eric: First is a word meaning ”May I?
Jay: [Normal] ขอ [Slow] ขอ (khǎaw)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to see"
Jay: [Normal] ดู [Slow] ดู(duu)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning “menu”
Jay: [Normal] เมนู [Slow] เมนู(mee-nuu)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning “can” or “to be able to”
Jay: [Normal] ได้ [Slow] ได้(dâai)
Eric: Last is the particle indicating a yes or no question.
Jay: [Normal] ไหม [Slow] ไหม(mái)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Can I see the menu?"
Jay: [Slow] ขอดูเมนูได้ไหม [Normal] ขอดูเมนูได้ไหม
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say "What do you recommend?" as a female speaker
Jay: [Normal] มีอะไรแนะนำไหมคะ(mii à-rai náe-nam mái khá)
Eric: First is a verb meaning "to have"
Jay: [Normal] มี [Slow] มี (mii)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “what” or “anything“
Jay: [Normal] อะไร [Slow] อะไร(à-rai)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to recommend"
Jay: [Normal] แนะนำ [Slow] แนะนำ(náe-nam)
Eric: Next is the particle that indicates a yes or no question.
Jay: [Normal] ไหม [Slow] ไหม(mái)
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 phrase meaning "What do you recommend?" as a female speaker
Jay: [Slow] มีอะไรแนะนำไหมคะ [Normal] มีอะไรแนะนำไหมคะ
Eric: Following is the way to say "A coffee for me." as a female speaker
Jay: [Normal] สำหรับฉัน ขอกาแฟค่ะ(sǎm-ràp chǎn khǎaw gaa-faae khâ)
Eric: First is a word meaning “for”
Jay: [Normal] สำหรับ [Slow] สำหรับ(sǎm-ràp)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning “me.”
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “would like to.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอ [Slow] ขอ(khǎaw)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning “coffee”
Jay: [Normal] กาแฟ [Slow] กาแฟ(gaa-faae)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle used to make requests polite if you are a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "A coffee for me."
Jay: [Slow] สำหรับฉัน ขอกาแฟค่ะ [Normal] สำหรับฉัน ขอกาแฟค่ะ
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say "I would like a coffee." as a female speaker
Jay: [Normal] ฉันขอกาแฟค่ะ(chǎn khǎaw gaa-faae khâ)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning "I"
Jay: [Normal] ฉัน [Slow] ฉัน(chǎn)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “would like to.”
Jay: [Normal] ขอ [Slow] ขอ(khǎaw)
Eric: Next is the noun meaning "coffee"
Jay: [Normal] กาแฟ [Slow] กาแฟ(gaa-faae)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle used to make requests polite if you are a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "I would like a coffee."
Jay: [Slow] ฉันขอกาแฟค่ะ [Normal] ฉันขอกาแฟค่ะ
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: If you want to try some Thai dishes at a Thai restaurant, try dtôm yam gûng or khâo-soi. dtôm yam gûng is the Spicy Shrimp Soup which is not sweet but sour and khâo-soi is northern-style Thai noodles.

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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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

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Wednesday at 05:35 PM
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Hi Keith,


Thank you for your patience.

The issue is fixed.


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Thursday at 02:54 AM
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Hello keith,


Thank you for feedback. I already suggest. We will try to fix soon. Please feel free to let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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keith
Tuesday at 02:20 AM
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you have spelling mistakes in this lesson.

to be able too you have spelt, daai in the dialogue part and dai in the vocabulary part.

also the sentence , khaaw 9 duu mee-nuu daai which is how you wrote it but when spoken you added mai at the end.

if a person wants to learn Thai correctly they do not want to see spelling mistakes.

mai - yes/no and maai -depending on tone mark has 4 different meanings.

who pre- reads this stuff

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Wednesday at 10:02 PM
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Hi sam,


Thank you. I would say yes. ไ is considered a long vowel so I would write it with two aa ได้ dâai recieve/ can and possible to...

,because the word is speak with longer sound than ไหม. Sometime when we speak with shorter like ไหม(มั้ย) mái it could go with just one a. There is no stardard so use listening skill to help would be great. Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a good day.

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sam
Wednesday at 05:57 AM
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hi Parisa,

is dâi and dâai the same word? it is spelled exactly the same in thai ได้ but translated in english seem to have to versions.

thank you

sam

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Sunday at 07:32 PM
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Hello Ran,


Thank you for question. Yes, from spelling and tone rule ไหม is rising tone but we speak it with high tone. Hope that’s help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Ran
Thursday at 12:58 PM
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I would like to know why ไหม is pronounced as mái (high tone) but not mǎi (rising tone), as from what I've learned: high class consonant + live ending = rising tone? Could you explain it for me? Thank you very much.

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Tuesday at 07:05 AM
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Hi Chloe,


Thank you for your great question. The tracked hours feature counts the total time spent using the site and the app, therefore it counts the time whenever you are watching and re-watching a video, as well as when you are studying your Flashcards. The feature also tries to filter out idle time when there is no computer mouse movement for a longer period.


Please note that due to technical reasons, as well as the difficulty in determining idle time (as some students might actually study even while there is no computer mouse movement for a longer period for instance), this indicator should be taken as a general and approximate figure, and not as an exact one. 😉


Let us know if you have any more questions. Good luck with your Thai studies!


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Chloe H
Tuesday at 07:16 AM
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Hi there team ThaiPod,

What the hours tracked on the dashboard include? I.e. Do they include each time you watch a video multiple times or only the first time? Do they count the time spent studying flashcards? Thanks!

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Wednesday at 10:56 PM
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Hello John,


Thank you very much for your comment and pointed out the mistake. We really appreciated. I inform our team to change from “máai” to “mái” as a question particle noun. Please let me know if there any future assistants you need about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai.


Have a great day.


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