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Jay: Hello guys, I am Jay. Today we are going to do top 15 Thai words chosen by fans. Let’s begin.
[กรุงเทพฯ - grung-thêep] - “Bangkok”. [กรุงเทพฯ - grung-thêep] which literally means “a city of gods” but the real name of Bangkok is actually the longerst capital city’s name in the world. You ready? Okay! [กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์ - Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit] Okay, I did it. Okay that’s the whole name. Long, isn’t it?
[ขอบคุณ - khàawp-khun] - “Thank you”. [ขอบคุณ - khàawp-khun] means “thank you”. [ขอบคุณค่ะ - khàawp-khun khâ] for girls and [ขอบคุณครับ - khàawp-khun kráp] for guys but like for people who are younger than you or someone that you feel close to, like your close friends, you might as well say [ขอบใจ - khàawp jai] it’s a less formal word for [ขอบคุณ - khàawp-khun].
[ขอโทษ - khǎaw-thôot] - “I am sorry”. For the word [ขอโทษ - khǎaw-thôot] we have two meanings. First is “sorry” and the second one is “excuse me”. You want to call someone like “excuse me”, you can say [ขอบโทษค่ะ khǎaw-thôot khâ] something like that.
[อะไร - à-rai] - “What?”. When people talk too fast, I don’t really follow what they are talking about. I would say like “what? what?”. So in Thai, you say [อะไร - à-rai], [อะไรนะ
à-rai ná], [อะไรอ่ะ - a-rai a], [อะไรนะ - à-rai ná] .So it’s like “what?”.
[จริง - jing] - “True”. [จริง - jing] means “true” or “really”. When they say something and you want to ask them “really?”, “is it like that?”, “really?”, you can say [จริงหรอ jing rǎaw], [จริงอ่ะ - jing a], [จริงหรอคะ - jing rǎaw khâ], something like this.
[บาย - baai] - “Bye”. [บาย - baai] like “bye bye”. In Thai, you also say “bye” like [บาย - baai], [บาย - baai]. Actually this comes from English word. So it is not used in the formal situations. Normally we will say [ลาก่อน - laa gàawn]. [ลาก่อน - laa gàawn] means “goodbye”, “farewell” in Thai but it’s very formal.
[มีความสุข - mii-khwaam-suk] - “happy”. [มีความสุข - mii-khwaam-suk] means “happy”. [มี - mii] actually means “have” [ความสุข -khwaam-suk ] is “happiness”. You can say like [มีความสุข - mii-khwaam-suk], [มีความสุขจังเลย- mii-khwaam-suk jang looei].
[รถไฟ - rót-fai] - “train”. [รถไฟ - rót-fai] - “train” in English. In Thailand, we have trains a lot but it’s not a popular way. I won’t recommend it personally but you can try because first it is quite slow for me. Normally when I travel, I fly. I travel by plane, not by train but you can try.
[รัก - rák] - “love”. [รัก - rák] meaning “love”. [รัก - rák] is a verb. If you want to say like “love” as a noun, you say it [ความรัก - kwaam rák]. You love the person like “I love you”, you would say something like [ ฉันรักคุณ- chǎn rák khun]. [ฉัน - chǎn] is “I”, “love” is [รัก - rák] and [คุณ - khun] is “you”. So, “I love you” - [ ฉันรักคุณ- chǎn rák khun].
[สวัสดี - sà-wàt-dii] - “hello”. Normally we do this [สวัสดีค่ะ - sà-wàt-dii khâ] meaning “hello” but it has another meaning, it means “goodbye”. So you can say [สวัสดี - sà-wàt-dii] for “hello” or “goodbye”. This is another way to say “goodbye” but in formal way like, [สวัสดี - sà-wàt-dii], [สวัสดีค่ะ - sà-wàt-dii khâ], [สวัสดีครับ - sà-wàt-dii kráp].
[สุดยอด - sut-yâawt] - “Awesome”. “It’s awesome!” you know you can say [สุดยอด - sut-yâawt], [สุดยอดเลย - sut-yâawt looei] dont forget to give them a thumb.
[อิสรภาพ - ìt-sà-rá-phâap] - “freedom” [อิสรภาพ - ìt-sà-rá-phâap] means “freedom”. If you want to say, “I want to have freedom”, you can say in Thai [ฉันอยากมีอิสรภาพ - chǎn yàak mii ìt-sà-rá-phâap]. You can do it.
[เคารพ - khao-róp] - “respect”. [เคารพ - khao-róp] meaning “respect”. You can say “I respect you”. Like in Thai, you can say to her or to him [ฉันเคารพคุณนะ - chǎn khao-róp khun ná].
[แม่ - mâae] - “Mother”. [แม่ - mâae] or [คุณแม่ - khun mâae] means “mother” or “mom”. More formal word is [คุณแม่ - khun mâae]. [แม่คุณชื่ออะไร -mâae kun chûue à-rai] - “What is your mom’s name?”
[โรงเรียน - roong-riian] - “school”. [โรงเรียน - roong-riian] - “school”, like do you want to go to the school? “Do you like school?” like [ คุณชอบไปโรงเรียนไหม - khun châawp bpai roong-riian mǎi]. Okay now we are done with today’s lesson. Okay can you remember them all? Which is your favorite word anyway? So anyway please don’t forget to subscribe our channel and see you next time, bye bye. Bangkok means – there is no meaning sorry.