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INTRODUCTION
Jing: สวัสดีค่ะ sà-wàt-dii khâ Hello everyone! I'm Jing, and welcome to ThaiPod101.com.
Ohm: Hi everyone, I’m Ohm! This is Intermediate Season 1, Lesson 1 - Thai Tea and a Date. With ThaiPod101.com, you'll learn to speak Thai with fun and effective lessons.
Jing: We also provide you with cultural insights...
Ohm: ...and tips you won't find in a textbook. In this lesson, you'll learn about casual sentence-ending particles.
Jing: The conversation takes place at a coffee shop.
Ohm: It’s between a young man, Gong, and a young woman, Pim.
Jing: The speakers are about the same age, so they’ll be using informal Thai.
Ohm: Okay. Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
พิม: คอฟฟี่แลนด์สวัดดีค่ะ รับอะไรดีคะ (khaaw-fii-laaen sà-wàt-dii khâ. ráp à-rai dii khá.)
ก้อง: ชาไทยหนึ่งแก้ว แล้วก็...เบอร์โทร ได้มั้ยจ๊ะ (chaa-thai nùeng gâaeo láaeo gâaw... booe-thoo dâai mái já)
พิม: ได้ค่ะ 0819995952 50 บาท จ้ะ (dâai khâ. sǔun bpàaet nueng gâao gâao gâao hâa gâao hâa sǎawng. hâa-sìp bàat jâ.)
ก้อง: โอ้โห ขอเบอร์โทร คิดตังค์ด้วยเหรอจ๊ะ (ôo-hǒo. khǎaw booe-thoo khít dtang dûuai rǒoe já.)
พิม: เปล่า ค่าชาต่างหาก (bplào khâa chaa dtàang-hàak.)
ก้อง: อ๋อใช่ลืมไป เราชื่อก้อง เธอชื่ออะไรจ๊ะ (ǎaw châi luuem bpai. chûue gâwng. thooe chûue à-rai já.)
พิม: ชื่อพิม นี่ชาไทยจ้ะ (chûue phim. nîi chaa-thai jâ.)
ก้อง: ขอบใจจ้ะ แล้วจะโทรหานะ (khàawp-jai jâ. láaeo jà thoo hǎa ná)
พิม: จ้า แล้วคุยกันนะ (jâa. láaeo khui gan ná.)
Ohm: Now let's hear it with the English translation.
พิม: คอฟฟี่แลนด์สวัดดีค่ะ รับอะไรดีคะ (khaaw-fii-laaen sà-wàt-dii khâ. ráp à-rai dii khá.)
Pim: Welcome to Coffeeland. What will you have?
ก้อง: ชาไทยหนึ่งแก้ว แล้วก็...เบอร์โทร ได้มั้ยจ๊ะ (chaa-thai nùeng gâaeo láaeo gâaw... booe-thoo dâai mái já)
Gong: One Thai tea, and also...your phone number?
พิม: ได้ค่ะ 0819995952 50 บาท จ้ะ (dâai khâ. sǔun bpàaet nueng gâao gâao gâao hâa gâao hâa sǎawng. hâa-sìp bàat jâ.)
Pim: Sure. It’s 0819995952. That’s 50 baht.
ก้อง: โอ้โห ขอเบอร์โทร คิดตังค์ด้วยเหรอจ๊ะ (ôo-hǒo. khǎaw booe-thoo khít dtang dûuai rǒoe já.)
Gong: Wow! I ask for your number, and you charge money for it?
พิม: เปล่า ค่าชาต่างหาก (bplào khâa chaa dtàang-hàak.)
Pim: No, it’s just the price of the tea.
ก้อง: อ๋อใช่ลืมไป เราชื่อก้อง เธอชื่ออะไรจ๊ะ (ǎaw châi luuem bpai. chûue gâwng. thooe chûue à-rai já.)
Gong: Oh right, I forgot. My name’s Gong. What’s your name?
พิม: ชื่อพิม นี่ชาไทยจ้ะ (chûue phim. nîi chaa-thai jâ.)
Pim: My name’s Pim. Here’s your Thai tea.
ก้อง: ขอบใจจ้ะ แล้วจะโทรหานะ (khàawp-jai jâ. láaeo jà thoo hǎa ná)
Gong: Thanks. I’ll call you.
พิม: จ้า แล้วคุยกันนะ (jâa. láaeo khui gan ná.)
Pim: OK. Talk to you later.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ohm: Hey Kru Jing, I noticed that Gong ordered a Thai iced tea. It’s got to be one of my favorite drinks.
Jing: Yes. I love it too. It’s a really unique flavor of Thailand.
Ohm: That’s something I’ve always wondered about. Do you know what they put in Thai iced tea, that makes it taste so different from other teas?
Jing: I’ve heard that the flavor comes from star anise, but the orange color comes from ground tamarind seeds.
Ohm: Tamarind seeds? Wow, that’s interesting. You know, tamarind seeds are really hard. It must be a tough job if you’re the guy who has to crush them up!
Jing: Yeah, but I’m guessing they’re mostly ground up by a machine these days.
Ohm: That’s a good point. OK, now let’s take a look at the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Ohm: The first word we shall see is...
Pim: เธอ thooe [natural native speed]
Ohm: you, she
Pim: เธอ thooe [slowly - broken down by syllable] เธอ thooe [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ต่างหาก dtàang-hàak [natural native speed]
Ohm: separately
Pim: ต่างหาก dtàang-hàak [slowly - broken down by syllable] ต่างหาก dtàang-hàak [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: มั้ย mái [natural native speed]
Ohm: informal yes/no question particle
Pim: มั้ย mái [slowly - broken down by syllable] มั้ย mái [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: จ้ะ jâ [natural native speed]
Ohm: informal ending particle used with statements
Pim: จ้ะ jâ [slowly - broken down by syllable] จ้ะ jâ [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: จ๊ะ já [natural native speed]
Ohm: informal ending particle used with questions
Pim: จ๊ะ já [slowly - broken down by syllable] จ๊ะ já [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: เบอร์โทร booe-thoo [natural native speed]
Ohm: phone number
Pim: เบอร์โทร booe-thoo [slowly - broken down by syllable] เบอร์โทร booe-thoo [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ชาไทย chaa-thai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Thai tea
Pim: ชาไทย chaa-thai [slowly - broken down by syllable] ชาไทย chaa-thai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ขอบใจ khàawp-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Thanks.
Pim: ขอบใจ khàawp-jai [slowly - broken down by syllable] ขอบใจ khàawp-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: เรา rao [natural native speed]
Ohm: I, we
Pim: เรา rao [slowly - broken down by syllable] เรา rao [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Ohm: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we’ll look at is....
Jing: คิดตังค์ ‘khít-dtang’
Ohm: This means “to charge money”.
Jing: That’s right. คิด ‘khít’ is the verb “to think”, and ตังค์ ‘dtang’ means “money”.
Ohm: So “thinking about money” implies considering how much to charge for something.
Jing: Yes, that’s just how we use คิดตังค์ ‘khít-dtang’. For example, when someone is totaling up the bill at a restaurant.
Ohm: And what’s the next phrase?
Jing: แล้วจะโทรหา ‘láaeo jà thoo-hǎa’
Ohm: This means “I’ll give you a call”.
Jing: Yes. แล้วจะ ‘láaeo jà’ is used here to put the action sometime in the future. The two words put together have the meaning of “and then I will...”
Ohm: And isn’t โทร ‘thoo’ just short for โทรศัพท์ ‘thoo-rá-sàp’?
Jing: Yes, it is. It’s just like saying “phone” instead of the full word “telephone”.
Ohm: And what about หา ‘hǎa’?
Jing: หา ‘hǎa’ is a verb that means “to look for”, but when combined with “phone” it just gives a sense of “calling to” or “calling to make contact with”.
Ohm: : So the whole phrase is just a pretty standard way to say, “I’ll give you a call later.”
Jing: Right.
Ohm: And what’s the last phrase we want to look at?
Jing: ต่างหาก ‘dtàang-hàak’
Ohm: This is an adverb that can mean “separately”, “independently”, or “on the contrary”.
Jing: That’s correct. We use this to point out a difference. ต่างหาก ‘dtàang-hàak’ should go at the end of a statement. For example, in the conversation we had the sentence... เปล่า ค่าชาต่างหาก ‘bplào. khâa-chaa dtàang-hàak’.
Ohm: “No, it’s just the price of the tea.” So in this case, the speaker Pim was using ต่างหาก ‘dtàang-hàak’ to emphasise that the money was for the tea, not for her phone number.
Jing: Right. ต่างหาก ‘dtàang-hàak’ can be used to point out incorrect assumptions.
Ohm: Alright, now let’s move on to the grammar section.
GRAMMAR POINT
Ohm: In this lesson, you’ll learn about casual sentence-ending particles.
Jing: Beginner students of Thai are taught to always end their sentences with the polite ending particles ครับ ‘khráp’ for men or ค่ะ ‘khâ’ for women. Without an ending particle, your speech will probably sound abrupt and impolite to a Thai listener.
Ohm: Yes, that’s what I’ve been told. So we should always use polite particles, right?
Jing: Well, they aren’t needed all the time. Using them too much can make you sound overly formal. It sounds a bit dorky to a Thai listener.
Ohm: Oh no! Nobody wants to sound uncool! Do we really sound dorky if we always use the polite particles?
Jing: It’s possible, especially if you are talking with friends who are the same age or younger than yourself. Another situation in which you might want to use more casual ending particles is if you are dating someone.
Ohm: OK, so what can we use instead, in these situations?
Jing: For these situations, it might be better to use จ้ะ ‘jâ’ and จ๊ะ ‘já’. These two particles function in the same way as ค่ะ ‘khâ’ and คะ ‘khá’.
Ohm: I see. So we use the falling tone จ้ะ ‘jâ’ to end statements. And use the high tone จ๊ะ ‘já’ to end questions. What about differences in gender?
Jing: The casual particles จ้ะ ‘jâ’ and จ๊ะ ‘já’ can be used by speakers of either gender.
Ohm: Great! That simplifies things quite a bit. Let’s look at an example from the conversation...
Jing: OK. Gong said to Pim...
ชาไทยหนึ่งแก้ว แล้วก็...เบอร์โทรด้วย ได้มั้ยจ๊ะ
‘chaa-thai nùeng gâaeo. láaeo gâaw...booe-thoo duuâi dâai mái já.’
Ohm: “One Thai tea, and also...your phone number?” So in this case, Gong is trying to be flirty with Pim, so he’s using the casual question-ending particle จ๊ะ ‘já’ even though it’s the first time they’re meeting.
Jing: Yeah. If a guy does that, it can mean that he’s trying to sound sweet.
Ohm: Besides the particles จ้ะ ‘jâ’ and จ๊ะ ‘já’, is there any other way to end a sentence to sound more casual without being rude?
Jing: Often, you can use the particle นะ ‘ná’. We can see an example of this later in the conversation when Gong says... ขอบใจจ้ะ แล้วจะโทรหานะ ‘khàawp-jai jâ. láaeo jà thoo-hǎa ná.’
Ohm: “Thanks. I’ll call you.” So this is actually two sentences.
Jing: That’s right. And the first one is a statement, so he ends it with the casual particle จ้ะ ‘jâ’, with a falling tone.
Ohm: The second sentence is also a statement, but for this he uses นะ ‘ná’. What’s its purpose here?
Jing: Its purpose is to make the statement sound softer. It’s good to use นะ ‘ná’ with suggestions, or when you’re looking for agreement. We use นะ ‘ná’ so much that I even use it when I’m speaking English sometimes.
Ohm: I see how that can happen, ná.

Outro

Jing: (laughs) Well, that just about does it for this lesson.
Ohm: Make sure to check the lesson notes, and we’ll see you next time, everyone!
Jing: แล้วเจอกันใหม่ ‘láaeo jooe gan mài’

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Do you like Thai tea?

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Tuesday at 11:55 PM
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สวัสดีค่ะ ดีมา


ขอบคุณค่ะ คนไทยชอบทานหวาน บางคนอาจจะไม่รู้ว่าอันตราย ซื้อชามาชงทานเองที่บ้าน หรือเดินหาร้านที่ถูกใจไปเรื่อยๆก็ได้นะคะ


สวัสดีค่ะ

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ดีมา
Friday at 12:05 PM
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ผมชอบชาไทยแต่ปกติก็ต้องถามไม่ใส่น้ำตาลนะครับ บางครั้งก็เป็นไปไม่ได้เพราะผงชามีน้ำตาลใส่แล้วครับ :(

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Hello Khun Mary Kelley,


Thank you. romanization distinction between short & long vowels, ai ไ/ aai าย , aw เอาะ/aaw ออ, o โ ะ / oo โ ,u ุ /uu ู , ae แอะ/aae แอ , a ะ/aa า? Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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Mary Kelley
Friday at 08:25 AM
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This is one of the best & most complete lessons I've seen since I started learning Thai with this ThaiPod 101 in 2013 or -14. The comments & teachers' replies are a large part of this good lesson. I think that a point missed regarding romanization is the lack of distinction between short & long vowels. I wonder how this could be shown.

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Hello Tony,


Thank you for suggestion. We would keep it in mind. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with your Thai.


Have a good day.

Parisa

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Tony
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Hi, I'm following with interest the discussion about romanisation/Thai script placement. Khun Parisa, Khun Cristiane and Khun Laura and your colleagues, please keep in mind that many students of Thai want to learn only spoken Thai - myself included. So as long as the romanisation is always as prominent as the Thai script in the translations and explanations, then I'll be happy. I'm learning spoken Chinese as well, and so rely completely on the Pinyin romanisation system. Good course.

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สวัสดีค่ะ คุณจอย ขอบคุณนะคะ ที่เขียนมา


ฉันอยากให้คุณจอย ลองศึกษาอย่างละเอียดถึงหลักการใช้คำว่า นะ เพราะว่าคุณเหมือนจะใช่บ่อยมาก

"จอยไม่ค่อยชอบกินชาไทยนะเพราะหวานเกินไป แต่พอครอบครัวเรากลับไปที่อเมริกาเราจะเอาผงชาไทยไปให้เพื่อนๆ เพราะว่าเพื่อนอเมริกันหลายคนชอบกินชาไทยค่ะ"

ไปก่อนนะ กินนะ ขอนะ ให้ฉันนะ ให้จอยไปด้วยนะ เดี๋ยวจะซื้อของมาฝากนะ

มันหวานเกินไปนะคะ ไม่ใส่น้ำตาลได้ไหม

มีคำถามอะไรก็บอกนะคะ

สวัสดีค่ะ

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Parisa

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Joy
Thursday at 10:14 PM
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สวัสดีค่ะคุณครูนะ จอยไม่ค่อยชอบกินชาไทยเพราะหวานเกินไปนะ แต่พอครอบครัวเรากลับไปที่อเมริกาเราจะเอาผงชาไทยไปให้เพื่อนนะ เพราะว่าคนอเมริกันหลายคนชอบกินชาไทยค่ะ

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Hi Barry,


Great to know that you're enjoying our website!


Please stay tuned! Every week we'll have new lessons for you!


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Barry Samuelson
Monday at 04:34 AM
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Wow, this is great course ware.

Really well done!

Good luck!