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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to ThaiPod101.com. This is Business Thai for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 7 - Leaving Your Thai Office For the Day. John Here.
Anutida: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ) I'm Anutida.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn about leaving for the day. The conversation takes place at the office.
Anutida: It's between Fah and Araya.
John: The speakers are boss and employee, therefore, they will speak both formal and informal Thai. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
ฟ้า: ถ้าไม่มีงานอะไรเพิ่มแล้ว ขอตัวกลับก่อนนะคะ
thâa mâi mii ngaan à-rai phôoem láaeo khǎaw dtuua glàp gàawn ná khá
อารยา: ทำไมวันนี้กลับเร็วจัง
tham-mai wan-níi glàp reo jang
ฟ้า: วันนี้เคลียร์งานเสร็จเร็วกว่าที่คิดค่ะ
wan-níi kliia ngaan sèt reo gwàa thîi khít khâ
ฟ้า: พี่อารยา ก็อย่าทำงานดึกมากนะคะ
phîi aa-ra-yaa gâaw yàa tham-ngaan dùek mâak ná khá
อารยา: ไว้เคลียร์งานนี้เสร็จก็กลับแล้วจ้ะ น้องก็กลับดีๆนะ
wái kliia ngaan níi sèt gâaw glàp láaeo jâ náawng gâaw glàp dii dii ná
ฟ้า: ค่ะ สวัสดีค่ะ เจอกันพรุ่งนี้ค่ะ
khâ sà-wàt-dii khâ jooe gan phrûng-níi khâ
John: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
ฟ้า: ถ้าไม่มีงานอะไรเพิ่มแล้ว ขอตัวกลับก่อนนะคะ
thâa mâi mii ngaan à-rai phôoem láaeo khǎaw dtuua glàp gàawn ná khá
อารยา: ทำไมวันนี้กลับเร็วจัง
tham-mai wan-níi glàp reo jang
ฟ้า: วันนี้เคลียร์งานเสร็จเร็วกว่าที่คิดค่ะ
wan-níi kliia ngaan sèt reo gwàa thîi khít khâ
ฟ้า: พี่อารยา ก็อย่าทำงานดึกมากนะคะ
phîi aa-ra-yaa gâaw yàa tham-ngaan dùek mâak ná khá
อารยา: ไว้เคลียร์งานนี้เสร็จก็กลับแล้วจ้ะ น้องก็กลับดีๆนะ
wái kliia ngaan níi sèt gâaw glàp láaeo jâ náawng gâaw glàp dii dii ná
ฟ้า: ค่ะ สวัสดีค่ะ เจอกันพรุ่งนี้ค่ะ
khâ sà-wàt-dii khâ jooe gan phrûng-níi khâ
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
ฟ้า: ถ้าไม่มีงานอะไรเพิ่มแล้ว ขอตัวกลับก่อนนะคะ
thâa mâi mii ngaan à-rai phôoem láaeo khǎaw dtuua glàp gàawn ná khá
Fah: If there is no more work, I'll be going.
อารยา: ทำไมวันนี้กลับเร็วจัง
tham-mai wan-níi glàp reo jang
Araya: Why’re you leaving so early today?
ฟ้า: วันนี้เคลียร์งานเสร็จเร็วกว่าที่คิดค่ะ
wan-níi kliia ngaan sèt reo gwàa thîi khít khâ
Fah: Well, I have finished everything faster that I thought.
ฟ้า: พี่อารยา ก็อย่าทำงานดึกมากนะคะ
phîi aa-ra-yaa gâaw yàa tham-ngaan dùek mâak ná khá
Fah: You too, don't work too late.
อารยา: ไว้เคลียร์งานนี้เสร็จก็กลับแล้วจ้ะ น้องก็กลับดีๆนะ
wái kliia ngaan níi sèt gâaw glàp láaeo jâ náawng gâaw glàp dii dii ná
Araya: When I get the work done, I'll be going too. Okay, travel safely!
ฟ้า: ค่ะ สวัสดีค่ะ เจอกันพรุ่งนี้ค่ะ
khâ sà-wàt-dii khâ jooe gan phrûng-níi khâ
Fah: Goodbye. See you tomorrow!
John: Lucky Fah, getting to leave work early.
Anutida: Hopefully Araya will be able to leave soon too.
John: I hope so! What are the normal working hours in Thailand?
Anutida: It’s usually about eight hours a day.
John: Is that the same for every type of work?
Anutida: For physically exhausting jobs, it might be nearer seven hours instead.
John: So for an office job, it’d be around forty, forty-two hours a week?
Anutida: Yes, that’s around the most.
John: Are the working hours the standard nine to five?
Anutida: Yes, give or take an hour.
John: And how about breaks?
Anutida: Usually employees get a one hour break each day.
John: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Anutida: ทำไม(tham-mai) [natural native speed]
John: "why"
Anutida: ทำไม(tham-mai)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: ทำไม(tham-mai) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: กลับ(glàp) [natural native speed]
John: "to leave"
Anutida: กลับ(glàp)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: กลับ(glàp) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: เร็ว(reo) [natural native speed]
John: "early, fast"
Anutida: เร็ว(reo)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: เร็ว(reo) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: กว่าที่คิด(gwàa thîi khít) [natural native speed]
John: "than I thought"
Anutida: กว่าที่คิด(gwàa thîi khít)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: กว่าที่คิด(gwàa thîi khít) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: ทำงาน(tham-ngaan) [natural native speed]
John: "to work"
Anutida: ทำงาน(tham-ngaan)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: ทำงาน(tham-ngaan) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: ดึก(dùek) [natural native speed]
John: "late"
Anutida: ดึก(dùek)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: ดึก(dùek) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Anutida: เคลียร์งาน(kliia ngaan) [natural native speed]
John: "to get the work done"
Anutida: เคลียร์งาน(kliia ngaan)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: เคลียร์งาน(kliia ngaan) [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Anutida: พรุ่งนี้(phrûng-níi) [natural native speed]
John: "tomorrow"
Anutida: พรุ่งนี้(phrûng-níi)[slowly - broken down by syllable]
Anutida: พรุ่งนี้(phrûng-níi) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Anutida: กว่าที่คิด(gwàa thîi khít)
John: Meaning "than I thought, than I expected"
John: This is a phrase that you can use with an adjective.
Anutida: Yes, the structure is adjective, then กว่าที่คิด(gwàa thîi khít).
John: So you can use it to say things like "faster than I thought," or "earlier than I thought."
Anutida: Yes, you use it for things you’re surprised about. The key word is กว่า(gwàa).
John: This is a comparative that is used to compare two things.
Anutida: You can use this phrase in any situation.
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Anutida: Sure. For example, you can say... น้องสาวของเธอเด็กกว่าที่คิด(náawng-săao khǎawng thooe dèk gwàa thîi khít)
John: ...which means "Your sister is younger than I thought."
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Anutida: เร็วจัง(reo jang)
John: Meaning "so early".
John: You can switch out "early" for other adjectives.
Anutida: Yes. The structure is adjective, followed by จัง(jang).
John: This is an ending particle that puts emphasis on the adverb or adjective before it.
Anutida: You can use it for something unexpected.
John: Or when giving an opinion or comment.
Anutida: Be careful when using it with a negative adjective.
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Anutida: Sure. For example, you can say... คุณอ่านหนังสือเสร็จเร็วจัง(khun àan năng-sǔue sèt reo jang)
John: ... which means "You finished reading the book so fast."
John: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about leaving for the day.
John: Let’s hear some words and phrases that will help in this situation.
Anutida: สวัสดี(sà-wàt-dii)
John: This usually means "hello," but in formal situations can also mean "goodbye."
Anutida: เจอกัน(jooe gan)
John: "See you!"
Anutida: เจอกันพรุ่งนี้(jooe gan phrûng-níi)
John: "See you tomorrow."
Anutida: เจอกันอาทิตย์หน้า(jooe gan aa-thít nâa)
John: "See you next week."
Anutida: ขอตัวกลับก่อน(khǎaw dtuua glàp gàawn)
John: "I’ll be going." If someone else is leaving, you might want to ask them why. So, here are some expressions that you might use when talking about reasons. You can simply ask
Anutida: ทำไม(tham-mai)
John: "Why?" Then you might hear
Anutida: เพราะ(phŕaw)
John: "Because, because of…". Another way you can ask for a reason is
Anutida: ทำไมล่ะ (tham-mai lâ)
John: "Why so?" Finally, if someone is still working when you leave, you might show some concern for them and tell them not to do something too much.
Anutida: You can use the structure อย่า(yàa), meaning "don’t", followed by a verb and then นะ(ná).
John: That last part softens the sentence. Without it, it sounds more like a command.
Anutida: Some examples are อย่าทำงานดึกมากนะคะ(yàa tham-ngaan dùek mâak ná khá)
John: "Don’t work too hard."
Anutida: อย่านอนดึกนะ(yàa naawn dùek ná)
John: "Don’t sleep too late."
Anutida: อย่าหักโหมนะ(yàa hàk-hŏom ná)
John: "Don’t overwork." There are other phrases you can use too.
Anutida: นอนบ้างนะ(naawn bâang ná)
John: "Please get some sleep."
Anutida: พักผ่อนบ้างนะ(phák-phàwn bâang ná)
John: "Please rest, you should rest."
Anutida: ดูแลตัวเองด้วยนะ(duu-laae dtuua-eeng dûuai ná)
John: "Please take care of yourself."

Outro

John: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Anutida: แล้วพบกันใหม่ค่ะ (láaeo phóp gan mài khâ)

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