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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Top Words with me, Jay. Today we are going to do The 10 Lines You Need For Introducing Yourself. Ok, let's begin!
1. ฉันมาจากประเทศไทย (chǎn maa jàak bprà-thêet thai) "I'm from Thailand."
I’m Jay, and I’m from Thailand, specifically from Bangkok.
You can use this sentence to introduce yourself.
2. ฉันสนุกกับการฟังเพลง (chǎn sà-nùk gàp gaan fang phleeng) "I enjoy listening to music."
What kind of genre do you like?
For me I like pop and acoustic. I know not many people love acoustic, it’s very niche, but I love it. In Thailand we have all types of genre, like, there’re a lot of artists in Thailand. My favorite is called Stamp. Yes, it’s a stamp on a letter, but that’s the name of the artist, and he’s very good, you should check it out.
3. ฉันอายุ 26 ปี (chǎn aa-yú yîi-sìp-hòk bpii) "I'm 26 years old."
So ฉันอายุ (chǎn aa-yú) is “I am”, and then you put your age in between, and then you end with ปี (bpii), which is “years old”.
So ฉันอายุ 26 ปี (chǎn aa-yú yîi-sìp-hòk bpii) "I'm 26 years old."
In Thailand, girls prefer not to tell their age, I mean if they are young, it’s fine, but if they are a bit older then they don’t feel comfortable to say that.
4. ฉันอาศัยอยู่ในกรุงเทพฯ (chǎn aa-sǎi yùu nai grung-thêep) "I live in Bangkok."
Luckily, my place in Bangkok is in the metropolis area, so it’s around the train station, so it’s very convenient for me to travel around, but as you know Bangkok is very huge, so if you live somewhere further away, then there’s a problem for traveling around Bangkok. And I used to have that problem before, because when I was younger I lived quite far away from the heart of Bangkok.
5. ฉันเป็นครู (chǎn bpen khruu) "I'm a teacher."
ฉันเป็น (chǎn bpen) is “I am”, and then followed by your occupation, for example, “I am still a student”, I would say ฉันเป็นนักเรียน (chǎn bpen nák-riian) “I’m a student.”
6. ฉันได้เรียนภาษาไทยมา 1 ปี (chǎn dâai riian phaa-sǎa thai maa nùeng bpii) "I've been learning Thai for a year."
ฉันได้เรียนภาษาไทยมา... (chǎn dâai riian phaa-sǎa thai maa…) “I’ve been learning Thai for…”
And then if you have been learning Thai for 2 years, 3 years, then you just put that at the end.
7. ชื่อของฉันคือเจ (chûue khǎawng chǎn khuue Jee) "My name is Jay."
This one is pretty easy, huh?
Jay is actually my nickname, and half of my real name and my surname, but Thai people usually call each other by their nicknames.
I mean, if you have a Thai friend you would understand this, because Thai names, common Thai names are very long, so it’s very difficult to remember, that’s why we have nicknames.
8. หนึ่งในงานอดิเรกของฉันคือการอ่าน (nùeng nai ngaan-à-dì-rèek khǎawng chǎn khuue gaan-àan) "One of my hobbies is reading."
I love drawing, I have it on blogs, and I love writing, so that’s my hobby. So what is yours?
9. ฉันเรียนภาษาไทยจาก Thaipod101.com (chǎn riian phaa-sǎa thai jàak Thaipod101.com) "I'm learning Thai at Thaipod101.com"
I study other languages, for example, Japanese and English, this is a very useful website.
10. ฉันโสด (chǎn sòot) "I'm single."
This one is quite funny but if you’re close to the person then you can use it.
And that is the end of today’s Thai words, if you have any question please let us know, and don’t forget to subscribe our channel. See you next time, bye-bye!