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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Thai Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do You Speak English?
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question “Do you speak English?” in Thai.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to ask "Do you speak English?" as a female speaker in Thai.
Jay: [Normal] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมคะ(khun phûut phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt dâai mǎi khá)
Eric: First is the polite pronoun meaning "you.”
Jay: [Normal] คุณ [Slow] คุณ (khun)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to speak"
Jay: [Normal] พูด [Slow] พูด(phûut )
Eric: Next is the word meaning "English language"
Jay: [Normal] ภาษาอังกฤษ [Slow] ภาษาอังกฤษ(phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt)
Eric: Next is the phrase meaning "can you?"
Jay: [Normal] ได้ไหม [Slow] ได้ไหม(dâai mǎi)
Eric: Last is the polite ending particle female speakers use to ask questions and make requests.
Jay: [Normal] คะ [Slow] คะ(khá)
Eric: Listen again to the question meaning "Do you speak English?” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Slow] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมคะ [Normal] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมคะ
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the way to ask, "Do you speak English?” as a male speaker.
Jay: [Normal] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมครับ (khun phûut phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt dâai mǎi khráp)
Eric: First is the polite pronoun meaning "you.”
Jay: [Normal] คุณ [Slow] คุณ (khun)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to speak"
Jay: [Normal] พูด [Slow] พูด(phûut )
Eric: Next is the word meaning "English language"
Jay: [Normal] ภาษาอังกฤษ [Slow] ภาษาอังกฤษ(phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt)
Eric: Next is the phrase meaning "can you?"
Jay: [Normal] ได้ไหม [Slow] ได้ไหม(dâai mǎi)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle that increases the level of politeness. This can be used only by male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ (khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the question meaning "Do you speak English?” as a male speaker.
Jay: [Slow] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมครับ [Normal] คุณพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ไหมครับ
Eric: Here's a response meaning "Yes, I speak English.” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ดิฉันพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ค่ะ(dì-chǎn phûut phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt dâai khâ)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning ”I” for female speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ดิฉัน [Slow] ดิฉัน(dì-chǎn)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to speak"
Jay: [Normal] พูด [Slow] พูด(phûut )
Eric: Next is the word meaning "English language"
Jay: [Normal] ภาษาอังกฤษ [Slow] ภาษาอังกฤษ(phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "to be able to”
Jay: [Normal] ได้ [Slow] ได้(dâai)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle that increases the level of politeness. This can be used only by female speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ค่ะ [Slow] ค่ะ(khâ)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "Yes, I speak English.” as a female speaker.
Jay: [Slow] ดิฉันพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ค่ะ [Normal] ดิฉันพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ค่ะ
Eric: Here's a response meaning, "No, I don't speak English.” as a male speaker.
Jay: [Normal] ผมพูดภาษาอังกฤษไม่ได้ครับ (phǒm phûut phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt mâi dâai khráp)
Eric: First is a pronoun meaning “I” for male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ผม [Slow] ผม(phǒm)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning "to speak"
Jay: [Normal] พูด [Slow] พูด(phûut )
Eric: Next is the word meaning "English language"
Jay: [Normal] ภาษาอังกฤษ [Slow] ภาษาอังกฤษ(phaa-sǎa-ang-grìt)
Eric: Next is the word meaning "cannot"
Jay: [Normal] ไม่ได้ [Slow] ไม่ได้(mâi dâai)
Eric: Last is the sentence ending particle that increases the level of politeness. This can be used only by male speakers.
Jay: [Normal] ครับ [Slow] ครับ(khráp)
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning "No, I don't speak English." as a male speaker.
Jay: [Slow] ผมพูดภาษาอังกฤษไม่ได้ครับ [Normal] ผมพูดภาษาอังกฤษไม่ได้ครับ
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Jay: Sometimes, you’ll be asked if you speak Thai. When you speak in Thai, don't worry about your accent or not choosing the right words or tones. Thai people will try their best to understand if you try to speak their language. This is because not many foreigners make an effort to speak Thai in general. We appreciate when someone speaks our language so don’t hesitate to speak Thai words.

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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Try using this phrase to ask about a different language!

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Monday at 3:07 pm
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Hi Stephen Rawlingson,


Thank you for your positive feedback! Let us know if you have any questions.


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Stephen Rawlingson
Sunday at 4:43 pm
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Although I have always had trouble remembering anything, I still find this method of learning very thorough and good to learn Thai well.

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Hello Wilfried,


Thank you very much for your comment and shared your sentences. Let me help a little bit.

I speak Thai. = phom phuut pha-saa

I can speak Thai. = phom phuut pha-saa daai

I can speak a little bit of Thai. phom phuut pa-saa-thai daai nit-nawi khrap.

Hope that's help. Please let me know if there any future questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


Have a nice day.


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Wilfried
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phom phuut pa-saa-thai bpai nawy khrap.

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Wilfried
Sunday at 6:08 am
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phom phuut pha-saa