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Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Thai Top Words. I am Jay and today, we will be doing 10 Gift Ideas You Must Know in Thai. Okay, let’s get started.
1. คอมพิวเตอร์ (khaawm-phiu-dtôoe) "computer"
พ่อซื้อคอมพิวเตอร์ให้ฉัน (phâaw súue phiu hâi chăn) "Dad bought me a computer."
In Thai, if you are talking with friend or something, sometimes we don’t say the full word computer. We can just shorten it as Com.
พ่อซื้อคอมให้ฉัน (phâaw súue khaawm hâi chăn) Oh cool dad!
2. หนังสือ (nǎng-sǔue) "book"
หนังสือเล่มนี้ดีมาก (nǎng-sǔue lêm níi dii mâak) "This book is very good."
What is your favorite book? I love to read novel book หนังสือนิยาย (nǎng-sǔue ní-yaai) How about you guys?
3. แผนที่โลก (phǎaen thîi lôok) "world map"
เขาซื้อแผนที่โลกให้ลูก (khăo súue phǎaen thîi lôok hâi lûuk) "He bought a world map for his kid."
Yeah. His kid must be a very smart one. I used to get very excited when my dad bought me a globe you know in Thai ลูกโลก (lûuk lôok) I think that’s very cool.
4. กล้องถ่ายรูป (glâawng-thàai-rûup) "camera"
ฉันอยากได้กล้องถ่ายรูปเป็นของขวัญ (chăn yàak dâi glâawng-thàai-rûup bpen khǎawng khwăn) "I want a camera as a present."
กล้องถ่ายรูป (glâawng-thàai-rûup) is the full word. However, if you want to shorten it, we can say just ฉันอยากได้กล้อง (chăn yàak dâi glâawng) I want a camera. And if you want to be specific like film camera, you can say กล้องฟิล์ม (glâawng fiim) or digital camera. กล้องดิจิตอล (glâawng dí-jì-dtâawn).
5. สมาร์ทโฟน (sà-máat-foon) "smartphone"
เขาอยากได้สมาร์ทโฟน (khăo yàak dâi sà-máat-foon) "He wants a smartphone."
You can also say มือถือ (muue thǔue) which means a mobile phone. So you can say ฉันอยากได้มือถือ (chăn yàak dâi muue thǔue)
6. เครื่องเล่นวิดีโอเกม (khrûueang-lên wí-dii-oo geem) "game console"
เด็กๆ ชอบเครื่องเล่นวิดีโอเกม (dèk dèk châawp khrûueang-lên wí-dii-oo geem) "Children like game consoles."
For me, my dad always traveled to Japan. He bought me a newest game console from the analogue one I think like a game like a cassette you know like you put that and then you kind of blow it. I can’t remember the name of it. Yeah, we have that and then PS1, 2, 3 I have it on and after that, I stopped playing games. But every time he bought us like me and my siblings a game console, I am very happy.
7. พจนานุกรม (phót-jà-naa-nú-grom) "dictionary"
ฉันซื้อพจนานุกรมนี้ให้เธอ (chăn súue phót-jà-naa-nú-grom níi hâi thooe) "I bought this dictionary for you."
I mean, yeah, dictionary, good present but everyone loves dictionary, right?
8. สบู่ (sà-bùu) "soap"
สบู่นี้มีกลิ่นหอม (sà-bùu níi mii glìn hǎawm) "This soap has a nice smell."
9. เครื่องสำอาง (khrûueang-săm-aang) "cosmetics"
เขาซื้อเครื่องสำอางให้แฟน (khăo súue khrûueang-săm-aang hâi faaen) "He bought his girlfriend cosmetics."
Nice boyfriend. I mean, it’s very hard for guys to buy a girl cosmetics because for cosmetics, you know that there are many kinds and like many colors to choose from and most guys or some guys, they don’t know how to choose that. I mean, if he knows how to choose that and he knows like his girlfriend’s preference, then I think he is a good – he is a good guy.
10. เสื้อ (sûuea) "shirt"
เขาซื้อเสื้อตัวนี้ให้ฉัน (khăo súue sûuea dtuua níi hâi chăn) "He bought this shirt for me."
Actually I bought it myself.
Okay everyone. We are done for today’s lesson. 10 Gift Ideas You Must Know in Thai. So what is your favorite gift so far? Is it a shirt เสื้อ (sûuea) or an aroma candle เทียนหอม (thiian hǎawm) or a camera กล้อง (glâawng) Let us know in the comments below. See you next time. Bye-bye!

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