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Hello, guys! I’m Jay and today, we are going to do 10 phrases to amaze native speakers. So if you want to amaze native speakers, you have to watch this lesson. Okay, let’s begin!
1. ขอบคุณ แต่จริงๆแล้วชั้นไม่ได้เป็นเจ้าของภาษาหรอก (khàawp khun dtàae jing jing láaeo chán mâi dâi bpen jâo khǎawng phaa-săa ràawk) “Thank you, but I'm not a native speaker actually.”
To say this sentence like someone might have probably complimented you on your Thai and you got to say this sentence, meaning that your Thai must be very good.
2. ชั้นจำคำศัพท์ภาษาไทยใหม่ๆได้ประมาณวันละ 50 คำ (chán jam kham sàp phaa-săa thai mài mài dâi bprà-maan wan lá hâa-sìp kham) “I can memorize around 50 new Thai words a day.”
Seriously? Really? Can anyone do that?
No!
If you try, who knows?
ชั้นจำคำศัพท์ภาษาไทยใหม่ๆได้ประมาณวันละ 10 คำ (chán jam kham sàp phaa-săa thai mài mài dâi bprà-maan wan lá sìp kham). Sìp is 10 like ten words. “I can memorize around 10 new Thai words a day.”
Maybe that’s more practical.
3. ชั้นดูหนังไทยได้โดยไม่ต้องมีซับไตเติ้ล (chán duu năng thai dâi dooi mâi dtâawng mii sáp dtai dtôoen) “I can watch Thai movies without subtitles.”
Yeah! Like there are a lot of good Thai movies in Thailand like mostly action movies. Do you know Tony Jaa? I think he’s quite famous abroad. I’m not sure if you have watched his movie, but like his movies are pretty good. If you try, find and watch and it’s a good way to learn Thai.
4. ชั้นเข้าใจที่เธอพูดทุกอย่างดี (chán khâo jai thîi thooe phûut thúk yàang dii) “I completely understood everything you said.”
5. ชั้นเรียนภาษาไทยด้วยตัวเองหมดเลย (chán riian phaa-săa thai dûuai dtuua aeng mòt looei) “I'm learning Thai all by myself.”
It’s very impressive, like for me to learn English and to learn other languages, I need to go to classes. But if you can learn it by yourself, of course, everyone will be impressed.
6. ชั้นเรียนภาษาไทยมาสิบปีแล้ว (chán riian phaa-săa thai maa sìp bpii láaeo) “I have been learning Thai for 10 years.”
If you have been learning Thai for 10 years, I guess your Thai must be very good at least, must be very good like 10 years. I have known some foreigners who learned Thai like 5 to 10 years and their Thai is like equally as good as me. It’s a lot of time and if you like Thai language then you can master it.
7. นอกจากจะรู้ภาษาไทยแล้ว ชั้นยังพูดภาษาอื่นๆได้ด้วยนะ (nâawk jàak jà rúu phaa-săa thai láaeo chán yang phûut phaa-săa ùuen ùuen dâi dûuai ná) “Apart from knowing Thai, I can speak a few other languages as well.”
If you learn Thai, if you know Thai, one language that you definitely would be able to understand is Lao like Laos language. It’s very close to Thai. Like for me, I have never learned Lao before, but because I’m a native Thai, when Laos people talk, I kind of understand 60-70% of what they’re talking already.
8. ผมจะพูดภาษาไทยให้ได้เหมือนเจ้าของภาษาภายในสามปี (phŏm jà phûut phaa-săa thai hâi dâi mǔuean jâo khǎawng phaa-săa phaai nai săam bpii) “I'll speak Thai like a native speaker in three years.”
This is a determination. Seriously? Three years, I think you can achieve that, I mean if you are very determined to succeed.
9. ภาษาไทยทั้งสนุกทั้งง่าย (phaa-săa thai tháng sà-nùk tháng ngâai) “Thai is fun and easy to learn.”
10. แค่ปีเดียวชั้นก็คล่องแล้ว (khâae bpii diiao chán gâw khlâawng láaeo) “It took me only one year to be fluent.”
แค่ปีเดียวชั้นก็คล่องแล้ว (khâae bpii diiao chán gâw khlâawng láaeo) “It took me only one year to become fluent.”
If you can do this, I think everyone would be impressed. Their sentence sounds difficult because it is difficult to be fluent in any language, any language at all, but I have seen someone who can be fluent in a language in a year. I mean, I think it’s achievable so just keep trying.
Okay, we are done for today. Today, we have done 10 phrases to amaze native speakers. Now, you guys know how to impress and amaze Thai people already. Anyway, thank you for watching me and please don’t forget to subscribe. See you next time!

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