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INTRODUCTION
Pim: สวัสดีค่ะ(sà-wàt-dii khâ)
Ryan: Ryan here! Thai Absolute Beginner Season 1, Lesson 10 - How Long Can We Stay in Thailand? In this lesson, you'll learn how to use the question word "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)," which means ""how much?""
Pim: "ใช่ค่ะ(châi khâ)" "That's right!"
Ryan: So, "Khruu" Pim, where does this conversation take place?
Pim: "ที่ด่านตรวจคนเข้าเมืองกรุงเทพฯค่ะ(thîi dàan-dtrùat-khon-khâo-muueang grung-thêep khâ)," which is at "Bangkok International Airport Immigration." "คุณสตีฟกำลังถูกสัมภาษณ์โดยพนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมืองค่ะ(khun sà-dtíip gam-lang thùuk săm-phâat dooi phá-nák-ngaan dtrùuat-khon-khâo-muueang khâ)," which means "Steve is being interviewed by an immigration officer." "เอาล่ะค่ะ ไปฟังบทสนทนากันเลยดีกว่า(ao lâ khâ bpai fang bòt sŏn-thá-naa gan looei dii gwàa)" "Let's listen to the conversation!"

Lesson conversation

สตีฟ: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พาสปอร์ตค่ะ (pháat-sà-bpàawt khâ)
สตีฟ: นี่ครับ (nîi khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: จะอยู่ประเทศไทยนานเท่าไหร่คะ (jà yùu bprà-thêet-thai naan thâo-rài khá)
สตีฟ: สองอาทิตย์ครับ (sǎawng aa-thít khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พักที่ไหนคะ (phák thîi-nǎi khá)
สตีฟ: โรงแรมแกรนด์ริเวอร์ครับ (roong-raaem graaen-rí-wôoe khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
สตีฟ: ขอโทษครับ ช่วยพูดช้าๆได้ไหมครับ (khǎaw-thôot khráp. chûuai phûut cháa-cháa dâai mái khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
สตีฟ: มาติดต่อธุรกิจครับ (maa dtìt-dtàaw thú-rá-gìt khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: ขอบคุณค่ะ โชคดีค่ะ (khàawp-khun khâ. chôok-dii khâ)
Ryan: One more time slowly.
สตีฟ: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พาสปอร์ตค่ะ (pháat-sà-bpàawt khâ)
สตีฟ: นี่ครับ (nîi khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: จะอยู่ประเทศไทยนานเท่าไหร่คะ (jà yùu bprà-thêet-thai naan thâo-rài khá)
สตีฟ: สองอาทิตย์ครับ (sǎawng aa-thít khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พักที่ไหนคะ (phák thîi-nǎi khá)
สตีฟ: โรงแรมแกรนด์ริเวอร์ครับ (roong-raaem graaen-rí-wôoe khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
สตีฟ: ขอโทษครับ ช่วยพูดช้าๆได้ไหมครับ (khǎaw-thôot khráp. chûuai phûut cháa-cháa dâai mǎi khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
สตีฟ: มาติดต่อธุรกิจครับ (maa dtìt-dtàaw thú-rá-gìt khráp)
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: ขอบคุณค่ะ โชคดีค่ะ (khàawp-khun khâ. chôok-dii khâ)
Ryan: Once again with the English.
สตีฟ: สวัสดีครับ (sà-wàt-dii khráp)
Ryan: Hello.
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พาสปอร์ตค่ะ (pháat-sà-bpàawt khâ)
Ryan: Passport please.
สตีฟ: นี่ครับ (nîi khráp)
Ryan: Here you are.
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: จะอยู่ประเทศไทยนานเท่าไหร่คะ (jà yùu bprà-thêet-thai naan thâo-rài khá)
Ryan: How long are you going to stay in Thailand?
สตีฟ: สองอาทิตย์ครับ (sǎawng aa-thít khráp)
Ryan: Two weeks.
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: พักที่ไหนคะ (phák thîi-nǎi khá)
Ryan: Where are you going to stay?
สตีฟ: โรงแรมแกรนด์ริเวอร์ครับ (roong-raaem graaen-rí-wôoe khráp)
Ryan: Grand River Hotel.
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
Ryan: Reason for stay in Thailand.
สตีฟ: ขอโทษครับ ช่วยพูดช้าๆได้ไหมครับ (khǎaw-thôot khráp. chûuai phûut cháa-cháa dâai mái khráp)
Ryan: Excuse me. Could you please speak slowly?
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยค่ะ (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa bprà-thêet-thai khâ)
Ryan: Reason for stay in Thailand.
สตีฟ: มาติดต่อธุรกิจครับ (maa dtìt-dtàaw thú-rá-gìt khráp)
Ryan: For a business trip.
พนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง: ขอบคุณค่ะ โชคดีค่ะ (khàawp-khun khâ. chôok-dii khâ)
Ryan: Thank you. Good luck.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Pim: Hey, Ryan! You look so upset! What happened?
Ryan: I just went to the immigration office, and it took me almost four hours just to extend my visa!
Pim: "ใจเย็นค่ะ ไรอัน(jai yen khâ rai-ân)," which is Thai for "take it easy, Ryan."
Ryan: I was sitting and doing nothing for four hours! That's a lot of time, "khruu" Pim!
Pim: "ใจเย็นค่ะ(jai yen khâ)," "take it easy."
Ryan: How could I! I was just about to tell them to hurry up when my name was finally called.
Pim: It's good that you didn't do that! You have to keep yourself cool, or "ใจเย็น(jai yen)" in Thai, when you're dealing with Thai government officers! Blaming them won't help anything!
Ryan: What am I supposed to do then? Just wait?
Pim: Yes, that's why I said you should "ใจเย็น(jai yen)," or "keep yourself cool" and be patient. That's very important in Thai culture.
Ryan: Okay, "khruu" Pim. "ขอบคุณครับ(khàawp-khun khráp)," which means "thank you for the advice."
Pim: "ไม่เป็นไรค่ะ(mâi bpen rai khâ)," which means "you're welcome." Okay, on to the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Ryan: Let's take a look at the vocabulary and phrase list for this lesson. The first word is:
Pim: อยู่ (yùu) [natural native speed]
Ryan: To stay or to be located.
Pim: อยู่ (yùu) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. อยู่ (yùu) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: เท่าไหร่ (thâo-rài) [natural native speed]
Ryan: How much.
Pim: เท่าไหร่ (thâo-rài) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. เท่าไหร่ (thâo-rài) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: อาทิตย์ (aa-thít) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Week.
Pim: อาทิตย์ (aa-thít) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. อาทิตย์ (aa-thít) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: พัก (phák) [natural native speed]
Ryan: To stay or to rest.
Pim: พัก (phák) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. พัก (phák) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: เหตุผล (hèet-phǒn) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Reason.
Pim: เหตุผล (hèet-phǒn) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. เหตุผล (hèet-phǒn) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: มา (maa) [natural native speed]
Ryan: To come or to visit.
Pim: มา (maa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. มา (maa) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: นานเท่าไหร่ (naan thâo-rài) [natural native speed]
Ryan: How long?
Pim: นานเท่าไหร่ (naan thâo-rài) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. นานเท่าไหร่ (naan thâo-rài) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: นี่ครับ/นี่ค่ะ (nîi khráp/ nîi khâ) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Here you are.
Pim: นี่ครับ/นี่ค่ะ (nîi khráp/ nîi khâ)[slowly - broken down by syllable]. นี่ครับ/นี่ค่ะ (nîi khráp/ nîi khâ) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Next.
Pim: เหตุผลในการมา (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa) [natural native speed]
Ryan: Reason for coming.
Pim: เหตุผลในการมา (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa) [slowly - broken down by syllable]. เหตุผลในการมา (hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Ryan: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. And the first phrase is?
Pim: "นี่ครับ/นี่ค่ะ(nîi khráp / nîi khâ)"
Ryan: ""Here you are.""
Pim: When you present something after being asked for it, you say "นี่ครับ(nîi khráp)" or "นี่ค่ะ(nîi khâ)."
Ryan: Both phrases have the same meaning, but the one with "ครับ(khráp)" is used by males, while the other is for females.
Pim: "ใช่ค่ะ(châi khâ)," "that's right."
Ryan: Can we hear these phrases again? Please repeat after "khruu" Pim.
Pim: "นี่ครับ(nîi khráp)" [pause] "นี่ค่ะ(nîi khâ)" [pause]
Ryan: Next, we have a long phrase.
Pim: "เหตุผลในการมา(hèet-phŏn nai gaan maa)"
Ryan: ""Reason for coming.""
Pim: "เหตุผล(hèet-phŏn)" means ""reason,"" "ใน(nai)" is ""in,"" and "การมา(gaan maa)" is ""the act of coming."" All together, we have "เหตุผลในการมาประเทศไทยคืออะไร(hèet-phŏn nai gaan maa bprà-thêet thai khuue a-rai)," which is ""What is your reason for coming to Thailand?""
Ryan: "มาเที่ยวครับ(maa thîiao khráp)" means ""for travel.""
Pim: Good. I really recommend that you remember as a set phrase ""เหตุผลใน(hèet-phŏn nai)"" because you can replace "การมา(gaan maa)" with any other action in order to give the reason for doing that. For example, "การมาสาย(gaan maa săai)" means ""being late"" or ""coming late."" So how do you ask someone for the reason for being late?
Ryan: "เหตุผลในการมาสายคืออะไร(hèet-phŏn nai gaan maa săai khuue a-rai)" is "What is your reason for being late?"
Pim: Exactly! Let's go to next example. "การไป(gaan bpai)" is ""going."" So "เหตุผลในการไปอเมริกาคืออะไร(hèet-phŏn nai gaan bpai a-mee-ri-gaa khuue a-rai)" means?
Ryan: "What is your reason for going to the United States?"
Pim: That's right!
Ryan: Please repeat our phrase after "khruu" Pim.
Pim: "เหตุผลในการมา(hèet-phŏn nai gaan maa)" [pause]

Lesson focus

Ryan: Let's move on to the grammar section. In this lesson, we'll learn about the use of the question word "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)," which means ""how much?""
Pim: We can ask ""how much?"" by placing the word "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)" at the end of the sentence. For example, "ราคา(raa-khaa)" means ""price,"" so "ราคาเท่าไหร่(raa-khaa thâo-rài)" would mean ""how much is it?"" Here, you can place anything in front of the phrase "ราคาเท่าไหร่(raa-khaa thâo-rài)" to ask for its price. Okay. Ryan, please tell me how to ask for the price of a bus ticket. I will give you a hint that ""bus ticket"" is "ตั๋วรถบัส(dtŭua rót-bát)" in Thai.
Ryan: Umm…is it "ตั๋วรถบัสราคาเท่าไหร่ครับ(dtŭua rót-bát raa-khaa thâo-rài khráp)?"
Pim: That's right! I will give you a useful tip. When you want to ask the price of something but you don't know what it's called in Thai, you can just point at it and then say "นี่ราคาเท่าไหร่(níi raa-khaa thâo-rài)," which is ""how much is this?"" where "นี่(níi)" means ""this."" Actually, you can just say "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)," and everyone will understand that you want to ask for the price.
Ryan: Okay, please repeat after "khruu" Pim. ""How much is this?""
Pim: "นี่ราคาเท่าไหร่(níi raa-khaa thâo-rài)" [pause] Now that we already know the word "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)" to ask "how much," we can apply it to ask about many things by adding adjectives in front of it. For example, "นาน(naan)" is an adjective that means ""a long time."" So, "นานเท่าไหร่(naan thâo-rài)" means?
Ryan: "นาน(naan)" is "long," and "เท่าไหร่(thâo-rài)" is "how much," so "นานเท่าไหร่(naan thâo-rài)" is ""how long!""
Pim: Good!
Ryan: Listeners, please repeat after "khruu" Pim. "How long?"
Pim: "นานเท่าไหร่(naan thâo-rài)" [pause] Now, you can just add verbs before "นานเท่าไหร่(naan thâo-rài)" to ask the length of time doing that action. For example, if "ไป(bpai)" means ""to go,"" then "คุณจะไปนานเท่าไหร่(khun jà bpai naan thâo-rài)" is ""how long will you go?"" So, Ryan, if "อยู่(yùu)" is ""to stay,"" then "คุณจะอยู่นานเท่าไหร่(khun jà yùu naan thâo-rài)" means?
Ryan: Okay, let's see if I got it right. I know that "คุณ(khun)" is ""you"" and "อยู่(yùu)" means ""to stay,"" so "คุณจะอยู่นานเท่าไหร่(khun jà yùu naan thâo-rài)" means ""how long will you stay?""
Pim: Great! Other than "นานเท่าไหร่(naan thâo-rài)," which is ""how long,"" there is also "สูงเท่าไหร่(sǔung thâo-rài)," which is ""how tall,"" "หนักเท่าไหร่(nàk thâo-rài)," which is ""how heavy?"" and "ลึกเท่าไหร่(lúek thâo-rài)," which is ""how deep,"" where "สูง(sǔung)," "หนัก(nàk)," and "ลึก(lúek)" mean ""tall,"" ""heavy,"" and ""deep,"" respectively.
Ryan: So, to ask anyone's height, we should say "คุณสูงเท่าไหร่ครับ(khun sǔung thâo-rài khráp)," right?
Pim: That's right!
Ryan: Can we hear the sentence one more time? Listeners, repeat after "khruu" Pim. "How tall are you?"
Pim: "คุณสูงเท่าไหร่(khun sǔung thâo-rài)" [pause]
Ryan: Now, let's review. How would you ask your friend when you want to know how long he or she will stay in Thailand? [pause] "Khruu" Pim, the answer is?
Pim: "คุณจะอยู่เมืองไทยนานเท่าไหร่(khun jà yùu muueang thai naan thâo-rài)"
Ryan: That's all for today's lesson.
Pim: "มีคำถามอะไรไหมคะ(mii kham-thăam a-rai mái khá)"
Ryan: "Do you have any questions?"
Pim: If you do, please let us know in the comment section. "แล้วพบกันใหม่ค่ะ(láaeo phóp gan mài khâ)"
Ryan: "See you next time!"

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Hello everyone! There are many fun stuff to do in Thainland, whitch one would you recomend ?

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Hello Andreas,


Thank you very much. We're really glad you like our lesson. For my opinion you will try to do 1 and 2. because lesson notes are example sentences are there to help you broad understanding and usage for our vocabulary. Up to individual decision to study or not.

1) To memorize all vocabulary (in vocabulary section)?

2) All sentences and their structure from the conversation?

New words can be find on our dictionary or Thai2English.com, dictionary which you can put whole sentence and it will divide individual words meaning for you. Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


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Andreas Steffl
Tuesday at 3:45 am
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Hello,

i got a question based on the learning system here. In the lesson notes are example sentences with very advanced vocabulary sometimes. I am struggling a little bit about how much I have memorized after each lesson and what should be the planned outcome of this lesson. What are students expected to take away from this lesson?

1) To memorize all vocabulary (in vocabulary section)?

2) All sentences and their structure from the conversation?

3) All vocabulary in the conversation and example sentences?

...

It would help my learning progress a lot if you can tell me what i need to take away from each lesson not to miss anything, which would hinder me to pass on to the next level.

Other than that, these lessons are really great and helped me a lot in just a short time!


BR,

Andi

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Hello Jim,


Thank you very much for your comment and suggestion. We're really appreciated your kind. I will pass it to our team and we'll have it fix as soon as we can.. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


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Jim
Wednesday at 11:08 am
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The last "hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa" in the Vocabulary listing only says "hèet-phǒn" when played at .5x speed. Can you add the full "hèet-phǒn nai gaan-maa" to that please?

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Tuesday at 2:48 pm
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Hello A.L.


Thank you very much for your comment and question. คือ "khuue" basically means ‘is equal to’ or ‘namely’ and is used when giving explanations, clarifications and definitions. Once you have established what it is that you are talking about, you may want more details about it. This is where you may want a definition and/or to know what it is comprised of.

It is also used as a hesitation device.

It does not occur in the negative.

So, khuue a-rai ? just means "What is.........?"

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


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A.L.
Tuesday at 6:53 am
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Dear Teacher Sa-Wat-Dii Khrap


I'd like to know what is the meaning of khuue in khuue a-rai ? I think it can be translated in to be.


Thank You in advance


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Hi Eugene,


Thank you for posting.


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Eugene
Sunday at 5:00 pm
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"patience is very important in thai culture" haha I see now how to cover up low quality work XD

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Wednesday at 10:48 pm
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Hello Nancy,


Thank you very much for your comment. For your question, "how many" in Thai is "gìi + classifier" for example


How many baht? = gìi bàat

How many items do you want? = ao gìi an(classifier for small items)


Hope that help.


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Nancy
Wednesday at 1:25 pm
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Hi, this is a quick question. Can เท่าไหร mean "how many" besides "how much"? Or is there another way to mean "how many"? And if so, what is it?