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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Jing:And I’m Jing!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Thai Vocabulary, Lesson 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are five frequently used modes of transportation in Thailand. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ThaiPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Jing, what’s our first word?
Jing:รถประจำทาง
Jonathan:Bus
Jing:(slow) รถประจำทาง (regular) รถประจำทาง
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Jing:รถประจำทาง
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The standard price for a bus ticket in Thailand starts at just 7 Baht (0.2 USD) -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jing:(normal) คนไทยชอบเดินทางโดยรถประทางแบบมีแอร์มากกว่า
Jonathan:Thai people prefer to travel in air-conditioned buses.
Jing:(slow) คนไทยชอบเดินทางโดยรถประทางแบบมีแอร์มากกว่า
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jing:รถแท็กซี่
Jonathan:Taxi
Jing:(slow) รถแท็กซี่ (regular) รถแท็กซี่
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Jing:รถแท็กซี่
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:No matter what color the taxi is, the fare is the same. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jing:(normal) รถแท็กซี่ในประเทศไทยมีหลากสีแต่สีเขียวเหลืองคือสีที่พบเจอบ่อยที่สุด
Jonathan:Taxis in Thailand are colorful, but the green-yellow ones are the most common.
Jing:(slow) รถแท็กซี่ในประเทศไทยมีหลากสีแต่สีเขียวเหลืองคือสีที่พบเจอบ่อยที่สุด
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jing:รถไฟฟ้า
Jonathan:Sky train
Jing:(slow) รถไฟฟ้า (regular) รถไฟฟ้า
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Jing:รถไฟฟ้า
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The Sky Train is an elevated rail system that runs through the main shopping and business areas of Bangkok. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jing:(normal) รถไฟฟ้าได้เปิดให้บริการครั้งแรกในวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2542
Jonathan:The sky train in Thailand started operating on December 5, 1999
Jing:(slow) รถไฟฟ้าได้เปิดให้บริการครั้งแรกในวันที่ 5 ธันวาคม 2542
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Jing:รถไฟใต้ดิน
Jonathan:Underground train
Jing:(slow) รถไฟใต้ดิน (regular) รถไฟใต้ดิน
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Jing:รถไฟใต้ดิน
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The blue line of the underground train is 21-km long and runs from Bang Sue to Hua Lamphong. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jing:(normal) ประเทศไทยมีรถไฟใต้ดินสายแรกในปี 2547
Jonathan:Thailand got its first underground train line in 2004.
Jing:(slow) ประเทศไทยมีรถไฟใต้ดินสายแรกในปี 2547
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Jing:รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้าง
Jonathan:Motorbike taxi
Jing:(slow) รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้าง (regular) รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้าง
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Jing:รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้าง
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Motorbike taxis are always used for short trips in Thailand. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Jing:(normal) รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้างเป็นทางเลือกที่ดีที่สุดในยามที่การจราจรติดขัด
Jonathan:A motorbike taxi is the best choice when traffic is congested.
Jing:(slow) รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้างเป็นทางเลือกที่ดีที่สุดในยามที่การจราจรติดขัด
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Jing will give you the Thai – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Jing:รถประจำทาง
[pause]Jonathan:Bus
Jing:รถแท็กซี่
[pause]Jonathan:Taxi
Jing:รถไฟฟ้า
[pause]Jonathan:Sky train
Jing:รถไฟใต้ดิน
[pause]Jonathan:Underground train
Jing:รถมอเตอร์ไซค์รับจ้าง
[pause]Jonathan:Motorbike taxi

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – Five frequently used modes of transportation in Thailand! We have a more complete list at ThaiPod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Jing:- สวัสดีค่ะ

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ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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What is your favorite Thai mode of transportation?

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ThaiPod101.com
Saturday at 12:49 am
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Hello Pablo,


Thanks for your comment. For your question, I would like to suggest you to check out our PDF filed above, then download lesson transcript. In the lesson transcript is contain everything Jing said in the audio. Hope that help.


Have a great day.


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Pablo
Thursday at 2:58 am
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Hello Parisa



When Jing says the example of the words just learned I never understand the whole sentence except for the word mentioned. Is this a way of recognizing the word only? As I feel frustrated as I can only recognize the simple word and some other word but not the whole sentence. Maybe that is the intention.


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ThaiPod101.com
Wednesday at 1:56 pm
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Hello Patrick,


Your welcome. "express-line" ? Do you means sky train? If yes, we call it "rot-fai-faa" high,mid and high tone.


Have a nice day.


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Patrick
Monday at 8:10 pm
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Thanks for your answer, i usually take the express-line from the airport, does he have a particular name in Thai?:smile:

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Thursday at 1:16 pm
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Hello Patrick,


Thank you again for your comment. For your question, รถเมล์ "rot-mee" is what you can see as a transport in Bangkok, there the number on the bus that help you figure out where they go. รถทัวร์ "rot-tuua" and รถบัส "rot-but" are the bus that drive between the city. If you have a group and want to make a tour you can rent those two. They also operate รถทัวร์ "rot-tuua" and รถบัส "rot-but" transfer between two places for example from Don Mueng Airport to Suwannabhumi airport, transfer from Suwannabhumi airport to Hua-hin, Pattaya and Koh Chang. Hope that helps.


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Patrick
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Hi could you explain me the different name we use for bus because i see many, for example not same if inner city or other?

Thanks