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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)
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(máai)
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 máai 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(máai)
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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ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

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ThaiPod101.com
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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John Arne Nakim
Tuesday at 6:01 am
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Hi

I the 1th frase there is a missing word, "máai" at the end.


I got a question: I am good at finding things like this. Do you want me to tell you everytime I find errors?

I can send things like this to an email to one of you if you want (so that we dont fill the comments with this kind of messages) ?

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Friday at 7:45 pm
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Hello Will,


That is excellent. You answer your own question perfectly right. "mii mee-nuu paa-sǎa-ang-grít mái kráp". Please let me know if there any future assistants you need about Thai language. I will be glad to help.


Have a great day.


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Will
Thursday at 10:05 am
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Hi,


How would i say, 'Do you have a menu in English?'.

Something like this?


Khun mii mee nuu phaa saa ang-grit mai krap


Thanks, Will

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Tuesday at 6:44 pm
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Hello Patrice,


Great question, yes you can say “khun maa tîi-nîi bàwi mái”. Keep practicing. Let me know if you have any future questions, I will be glad to help.


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Patrice SIMON
Sunday at 3:12 pm
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Hi


if i talk wwith my friend at the restaurant and i will ask him "do you come here often" can i use something like "khun maa thi-nee boy" or is it wrong?

Thank you for your helpe

Patrick