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Absolute Beginner Season 1 , Lesson 8 - Do You Have the Right Clothes for Thai Weather?
INTRODUCTION
Pim:สวัสดีค่ะ(sà-wàt-dii khâ)
Ryan:Ryan here! Absolute Beginner Season 1 , Lesson 8 - Do You Have the Right Clothes for Thai Weather?
:Hello everyone! I'm , and welcome to ThaiPOD101.com.
:With us, you'll learn to speak Thai with fun and effective lessons.
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Ryan:In this lesson, you’ll learn how to say that you have things in Thai.
Pim:"ใช่ค่ะ(châi khâ)" "That’s right!"
Ryan:So, "khruu" Pim, where does this conversation take place?
Pim:"บนเครื่องบินค่ะ(bon khrûueang-bin khâ)" means "on the airplane." They’ve just touched down on the runway at the airport in Bangkok. "เอาล่ะค่ะไปฟังบทสนทนากันเลยดีกว่า(ao lâ khâ bpai fang bòt sŏn-thá-naa gan looei dii gwàa)" "Let’s listen to the conversation!"
DIALOGUES
กัปตัน:ผมกัปตันสมชายอีกครั้งนะครับ ยินดีต้อนรับทุกท่านสู่ท่าอากาศยานกรุงเทพฯประเทศไทย ขณะนี้เป็นเวลาหกนาฬิกาสิบนาที อุณหภูมิสี่สิบองศาเซลเซียส (phǒm gàp-dtan sǒm-chaai ìik khráng ná khráp. yin-dii-dtâawn-ráp thúk-thân sùu thâ-aa-gàt-sà-yaan grung-thêep bprà-thêet-thai. khà-nà-níi bpen wee-laa hòk naa-lí-gaa sìi-sìp naa-thii. un-hà-phuum sìi-sìp ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat)
สตีฟ:แย่แล้ว อากาศร้อน (yâae-láaeo. aa-gàat-ráawn)
สภาณี:ใช่ค่ะ ดิฉันมีกางเกงขาสั้น และหมวกค่ะ (châi khâ. dì-chǎn mii gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân láe mùuak khâ)
สตีฟ:ผมไม่มี (phǒm mâi mii)
Ryan: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
กัปตัน:ผมกัปตันสมชายอีกครั้งนะครับ ยินดีต้อนรับทุกท่านสู่ท่าอากาศยานกรุงเทพฯประเทศไทย ขณะนี้เป็นเวลาหกนาฬิกาสิบนาที อุณหภูมิสี่สิบองศาเซลเซียส (phǒm gàp-dtan sǒm-chaai ìik khráng ná khráp. yin-dii-dtâawn-ráp thúk-thân sùu thâ-aa-gàt-sà-yaan grung-thêep bprà-thêet-thai. khà-nà-níi bpen wee-laa hòk naa-lí-gaa sìi-sìp naa-thii. un-hà-phuum sìi-sìp ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat)
สตีฟ:แย่แล้ว อากาศร้อน (yâae-láaeo. aa-gàat-ráawn)
สภาณี:ใช่ค่ะ ดิฉันมีกางเกงขาสั้น และหมวกค่ะ (châi khâ. dì-chǎn mii gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân láe mùuak khâ)
สตีฟ:ผมไม่มี (phǒm mâi mii)
Ryan: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
กัปตัน:ผมกัปตันสมชายอีกครั้งนะครับ ยินดีต้อนรับทุกท่านสู่ท่าอากาศยานกรุงเทพฯประเทศไทย ขณะนี้เป็นเวลาหกนาฬิกาสิบนาที อุณหภูมิสี่สิบองศาเซลเซียส (phǒm gàp-dtan sǒm-chaai ìik khráng ná khráp. yin-dii-dtâawn-ráp thúk-thân sùu thâ-aa-gàt-sà-yaan grung-thêep bprà-thêet-thai. khà-nà-níi bpen wee-laa hòk naa-lí-gaa sìi-sìp naa-thii. un-hà-phuum sìi-sìp ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat)
Ryan:Hello. This is Captain Somchai again. Welcome to Bangkok International Airport, Thailand. The time now is six-forty A.M. The temperature is forty degrees Celsius.
สตีฟ:แย่แล้ว อากาศร้อน (yâae-láaeo. aa-gàat-ráawn)
Ryan:Ah...that's bad. It's hot.
สภาณี:ใช่ค่ะ ดิฉันมีกางเกงขาสั้น และหมวกค่ะ (châi khâ. dì-chǎn mii gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân láe mùuak khâ)
Ryan:Yes, it is. I have shorts and a hat.
สตีฟ:ผมไม่มี (phǒm mâi mii)
Ryan:I don't have any.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ryan:Hey, "khruu" Pim! Why are you dressed like that? A suit, long-sleeved shirt, and pants! "ไม่ร้อนเหรอครับ(mâi ráawn rǒoe khráp)," meaning "Isn’t it hot?" It’s thirty-eight degrees Celsius today!
Pim:Ha ha ha… I have an appointment with my local district office this afternoon. I know it’s very hot, but we have to dress properly when visiting governmental offices. Anyway, although it’s quite hot wearing this, there’s also one big advantage!
Ryan:Which is?
Pim:Protecting my skin from sunlight! This is not unusual for Thais. Most Thai people, both men and women, don’t like their skin to get darker. And if you walk into a shopping mall, you will find tons of skin-whitening related products there.
Ryan:That’s amazing!
Pim:Oh, actually, I have a present for you. Here it is!
Ryan:What? An SPF fifty sunscreen lotion?
Pim:Ha ha ha… Isn’t it good to be proactive?
Ryan:Thank you so much.
Pim:Okay, on to the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Ryan:Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
:The first word we shall see is:
Pim:ทุกท่าน (thúk-thân) [natural native speed]
Ryan:everyone (polite)
Pim:ทุกท่าน (thúk-thân) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:ทุกท่าน (thúk-thân) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:องศาเซลเซียส (ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat) [natural native speed]
Ryan:degrees Celsius
Pim:องศาเซลเซียส (ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:องศาเซลเซียส (ong-sǎa seeo-sîiat) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:ร้อน (ráawn) [natural native speed]
Ryan:hot
Pim:ร้อน (ráawn) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:ร้อน (ráawn) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:ไม่ (mâi) [natural native speed]
Ryan:not
Pim:ไม่ (mâi) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:ไม่ (mâi) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:กางเกงขาสั้น (gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân) [natural native speed]
Ryan:shorts
Pim:กางเกงขาสั้น (gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:กางเกงขาสั้น (gaang-geeng-khǎa-sân) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:หมวก (mùuak) [natural native speed]
Ryan:hat, cap
Pim:หมวก (mùuak) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:หมวก (mùuak) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:มี (mii) [natural native speed]
Ryan:to have
Pim:มี (mii) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:มี (mii) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:อากาศ (aa-gàat) [natural native speed]
Ryan:weather
Pim:อากาศ (aa-gàat) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:อากาศ (aa-gàat) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:แย่แล้ว (yâae-láaeo) [natural native speed]
Ryan:Ah! That's bad!
Pim:แย่แล้ว (yâae-láaeo) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:แย่แล้ว (yâae-láaeo) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:อุณหภูมิ (un-hà-phuum) [natural native speed]
Ryan:temperature
Pim:อุณหภูมิ (un-hà-phuum) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:อุณหภูมิ (un-hà-phuum) [natural native speed]
Next:
Pim:และ (láe) [natural native speed]
Ryan:and
Pim:และ (láe) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Pim:และ (láe) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Ryan:Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Pim:The first word/phrase we’ll look at is....
Ryan:Let’s take a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. And the first phrase is?
Pim:"แย่แล้ว(yâae-láaeo)"
Ryan:"Oh, how awful!" or "that’s terrible!" "ซวยแล้ว (suuai láaeo)" or "ไม่ได้การแล้ว(mâi dâai gaan láaeo)" also have the same meaning. Among these words, "ซวยแล้ว(suuai láaeo)" is the most casual one and is usually used between friends, while "ไม่ได้การแล้ว(mâi dâai gaan láaeo)" is preferred in more formal situations.
Pim:"ใช่ค่ะ(châi khâ)" "That’s right."
Ryan:Can we hear these three phrases again? Okay, please repeat after "khruu" Pim.
Pim:"แย่แล้ว(yâae-láaeo)" [pause] "ซวยแล้ว(suuai láaeo)" [pause] "ไม่ได้การแล้ว(mâi dâai gaan láaeo)" [pause]
Ryan:Next, we have a word.
Pim:"ใช่(châi)"
Ryan:"Yes" or "that’s right."
Pim:There are two uses of "ใช่(châi)." "ใช่(châi)" can be used when you want to say "yes" in yes/no questions. For example, Ryan, are you male?
Ryan:"ใช่ครับ(châi khráp)," which means "yes!" What if I want to say "no?" What should I say then?
Pim:That’s easy. As I mentioned in the previous lessons, in Thai we just add the word "ไม่(mâi)" in front of any words to negate them. So we say "ไม่ใช่(mâi châi)" for negative answers. Ryan, are you female?
Ryan:"ไม่ใช่ครับ(mâi châi khráp)," which means "no!"
Pim:Good! And you can also say "ใช่(châi)" when you want to express your agreement. For example, "อาหารจานนี้เผ็ดมาก(aa-hăan jaan níi phèt mâak)" means "This dish is very spicy."
Ryan:"ใช่ครับ(châi khráp)" "That’s right." So, if I don’t think that this dish is spicy, can I say "ไม่ใช่ครับ(mâi châi khráp)?"
Pim:Literally, that’s correct. However, we usually say "ไม่นี่(mâi nîi)" instead of "ไม่ใช่(mâi châi)" to soften the answer.
Ryan:Okay, let’s move on to the grammar section.
GRAMMAR POINT
Ryan:In this lesson, we’ll learn about the usage of "มี(mii)," which can either mean "to have" or "there is/are."
Pim:That’s right! It is very simple to use. Just like other verbs in Thai, you just place "มี(mii)" after the subject and follow it with the object. For example, "ปากกา(bpaak-gaa)" is a "pen." So, "ดิฉันมีปากกาค่ะ(dì-chăn mii bpàak-gaa khâ)" means?
Ryan:"I have a pen." Okay. Repeat after "khruu" Pim. "I have a pen."
Pim:"ดิฉันมีปากกาค่ะ(dì-chăn mii bpàak-gaa khâ)" [pause]
Ryan:So, from what we have learned from previous lessons, we can add "ไหม(mái)" at the end of a sentence to turn it into a question. Is it correct to say "คุณมีปากกาไหมครับ(khun mii bpàak-gaa mái khráp)," meaning "do you have a pen?"
Pim:"ใช่ค่ะ(châi khâ)" "That’s right." And if you do, you should say…
Ryan:"ผมมีปากกาครับ(phŏm mii bpàak-gaa khráp)." But if I don’t have one, how should I answer?
Pim:Again, we just add "ไม่(mâi)" before "มี(mii)" to negate it. Ryan, "คุณมีพี่สาวไหมคะ(khun mii phîi-săao mái khá)," which means "Do you have an older sister?" If you don’t, you say…
Ryan:"ผมไม่มีพี่สาวครับ(phŏm mâi mii phîi-săao khráp)," meaning "No, I don’t." "Khruu" Pim, can we hear these sentences again?
Pim:"คุณมีพี่สาวไหมคะ(khun mii phîi-săao mái khá)" [pause] "ผมไม่มีพี่สาวครับ(phŏm mâi mii phîi-săao khráp)" [pause]
Ryan:Okay. "Khruu" Pim, give us some more examples.
Pim:Sure. "ทีวี(thii-vii)" is a "television." "คุณมีทีวีไหมคะ(khun mii thii-vii mái khá)" means?
Ryan:"Do you have any televisions?"
Pim:"ดิฉันไม่มีทีวีค่ะ(dì-chăn mâi mii thii-vii kkhâ)"
Ryan:"I don’t have any televisions." Now let’s review! I will give you sentences and it’s time for you to think of what you would say in Thai. "แฟน(faaen)" is a "boyfriend" or "girlfriend." How would you ask your friend whether he or she has a boyfriend or a girlfriend? [pause] "Khruu" Pim, the answer is?
Pim:"คุณมีแฟนไหมคะ(khun mii faaen mái khá)"
Ryan:If your friend doesn’t have a girlfriend, he should say? [pause] "Khruu" Pim, please give us the answer.
Pim:"ผมไม่มีแฟนครับ(phŏm mâi mii faaen khráp)"
Ryan:On the other hand, if he does, what should he say? [pause] "Khruu" Pim, the answer is?
Pim:"ผมมีแฟนครับ(phŏm mii faaen khráp)"
Ryan:Okay. That’s all for this lesson.
Pim:Just one thing. Actually, "มี(mii)" can also mean "there is" or "there are." In that sense, it is used a little differently from what we have learned in this lesson. Anyway, we will cover that in a future lesson. "มีคำถามไหมคะ(mii kham-thăam a-rai mái khá)"
Ryan:"Do you have any questions?"
Pim:If you do, please ask us in the comment section. "แล้วพบกันใหม่ค่ะ(láaeo phóp gan mài khâ)"
Ryan:"See you next time!"
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Pim:Bye!

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone! What kind of clothes do you think will be suitable for Thai wheather?

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Monday at 12:45 pm
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Hello Kare,


Thank you for question. The answer is, Thai people do not say "mei" we say "mai" with high tone. by the way, this is "Mii tamm-kwaam arai mai kapp?" incorrect Thai sentence, not sure where you get it from. 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 your Thai.


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Kåre Engström
Saturday at 4:04 pm
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Hi!

When you say the question: "Mii tamm-kwaam arai mai kapp?" I can hear you don´t pronounce "mai" in the ordinary way as has so far been taught throughout the questions... instead you say "MEI"!

I simply wonder why???

Best regards Kåre

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Wednesday at 11:38 am
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Hello David,


Thank you very much for your comment and question. อีกครั้ง (ìik khráng) means "one more time/again" and อีก (ìik) means "more or again" both are same so they can be exchange sometimes. I want to go there again. I want to play tennis with you again. I want to go watch movie again next week., but not when you say "I want more rice. เอาข้าวอีก" in this case you are only say อีก (ìik). 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 your Thai.


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David
Monday at 6:32 am
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Hi,


can you explain me the the difference between อีกครั้ง (ìik khráng) and อีก (ìik)?


I know from the previous lesson that อีก means "again, another", but in this lesson the pilot says อีกครั้ง. I found out from an internet lexikon that is also means "again" and I'm wondering now whats the difference?


Best regards,

David

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Saturday at 1:06 am
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Dear Vitus,


Thank you very much for your comment and shared. We do have them in our lesson if you keep following a long. We try to keep lesson short and straight to the point so student don't feel too much to remember. https://www.thaipod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-7-can-you-tell-me-what-time-it-is-in-thailand-2/

We love your suggestion, we will continue improve. Please kindly let me know if you have any questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai.


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Vitus
Friday at 12:40 pm
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I saw some discussions here on whether we should cover the formal words or not and I would like to express my views on it as a beginner.


Personally, I found this program very useful for daily life. I worked in Bangkok for 2 years after the Asian financial crisis and I wish I had this program at that time. It is really hard for me, as a "farang", to learn those formal words during daily interaction and that is exactly what I will pay for. By learning the more formal words, I can start building up vocabulary and picking up messages from public speech and announcements.


I will be disappointed if I can only pick up a few common words used on the street or those basic survival phrases that are usually free on the internet. Perhaps you may consider alerting learners by adding notes for words that are normally used for formal communication such as ขณะนี้ or ท่าอากาศยาน together with their casual informal version. This will be extremely useful for us.


Again, thank you for this well designed program! Great job!

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Saturday at 1:34 am
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Hello Andrea,


Thank you very much for your comment and questions. “yin-dii-dtaawn-rap” means "Welcome" and thúk-tâan" means "everyone". Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you have a good progress with Thai.


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Andrea
Tuesday at 5:20 pm
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Hi~I'd like to know the meaning of "yin-dii-dtaawn-rap" and "thu-than".

Thank you~

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Friday at 12:32 pm
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Hello Nuno,


Thank you very much for your comment. For your question, sùu tâa aa-gàat-sà-yaan is "to airport". International airport in Thai is "tâa-aa-gàat-sà-yaan naa-naa-châat". Let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Nuno Morais
Thursday at 11:30 am
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sùu thâ-aa-gàt-sà-yaan


Does it mean International Airport?:sweat_smile: