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INTRODUCTION
Jing: สวัสดีค่ะ sà-wàt-dii khâ. I’m Jing, and welcome back to ThaiPod101.com!
Ohm: Hi everyone, I’m Ohm. This is Intermediate Season 1, Lesson 11 - Every Thai Girl's Dream Job. In this lesson you'll learn about using the loanword ชัวร์ "sure".
Jing: The conversation takes place at a bar.
Ohm: It’s between Gong and his friend Go.
Jing: The speakers are very close friends, so they’ll be using impolite Thai.
Ohm: Okay, let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
โก้้: มึงจำผู้หญิงคนนั้นที่กูจีบได้มั้ยวะ (mueng jam phûu-yǐng khon nán thîi guu jìip dâai mái wá.)
ก้อง: เออจำได้ คุยกับเขารึยัง (ooe jam-dâai. khui gàp khǎo rúe yang.)
โก้: กูได้เบอร์เค้าแล้ว ก็เลยได้คุยกันบ้าง (guu dâai booe kháo láaeo. gâaw looei dâai khui gan bâang.)
ก้อง: เยี่ยมไปเลยเพื่อน ต้องอย่างนี้ซิวะ (yîiam bpai looei phûuean. dtâwng yàang-níi sí wá.)
โก้: ความจริงเธอไม่ใช่พริตตี้ เธอเป็นแอร์โฮสเตส (khwaam-jing thooe mâi châi phrít-dtîi. thooe bpen aae-hóos-dtèet.)
ก้อง: จริงเหรอ งั้นก็คนจีบเยอะชัวร์ (jing rǒoe. ngán gâaw khon jìip yóe chuua.)
โก้: กูเลยคิดว่ากูต้องทำอะไรสักอย่างเพื่อให้เค้าสนใจ (guu looei khít wâa guu dtâwng tham à-rai sàk-yàang phûuea hâi kháo sǒn-jai.)
ก้อง: พาเค้าไปกินข้าวริมแม่น้ำสิ เค้าจะประทับใจมึงชัวร์ (phaa kháo bpai gin khâao rim mâae-náam sì. kháo jà bprà-tháp-jai mueng chuua.)
Ohm: Now let's hear it with the English translation.
โก้้: มึงจำผู้หญิงคนนั้นที่กูจีบได้มั้ยวะ (mueng jam phûu-yǐng khon nán thîi guu jìip dâai mái wá.)
Go: Do you remember that girl I was hitting on?
ก้อง: เออจำได้ คุยกับเขารึยัง (ooe jam-dâai. khui gàp khǎo rúe yang.)
Gong: Uh, yeah. I remember. Did you talk with her?
โก้: กูได้เบอร์เค้าแล้ว ก็เลยได้คุยกันบ้าง (guu dâai booe kháo láaeo. gâaw looei dâai khui gan bâang.)
Go: I got her number, so we got to talk a little.
ก้อง: เยี่ยมไปเลยเพื่อน ต้องอย่างนี้ซิวะ (yîiam bpai looei phûuean. dtâwng yàang-níi sí wá.)
Gong: Great job, my friend! This is how you gotta do it.
โก้: ความจริงเธอไม่ใช่พริตตี้ เธอเป็นแอร์โฮสเตส (khwaam-jing thooe mâi châi phrít-dtîi. thooe bpen aae-hóos-dtèet.)
Go: Actually she’s not a promotional model. She’s an air hostess.
ก้อง: จริงเหรอ งั้นก็คนจีบเยอะชัวร์ (jing rǒoe. ngán gâaw khon jìip yóe chuua.)
Gong: Really? Then, many people must flirt with her for sure.
โก้: กูเลยคิดว่ากูต้องทำอะไรสักอย่างเพื่อให้เค้าสนใจ (guu looei khít wâa guu dtâwng tham à-rai sàk-yàang phûuea hâi kháo sǒn-jai.)
Go: So I thought I must do something to get her interested in me.
ก้อง: พาเค้าไปกินข้าวริมแม่น้ำสิ เค้าจะประทับใจมึงชัวร์ (phaa kháo bpai gin khâao rim mâae-náam sì. kháo jà bprà-tháp-jai mueng chuua.)
Gong: Take her to eat dinner by the side of the river. She will be impressed by you for sure.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Ohm: Hey Khru Jing, what did you think you wanted to be when you were younger?
Jing: I wanted to be an air hostess, just like most girls in Thailand.
Ohm: Why is being a flight attendant every girl’s dream job?
Jing: They are modern and beautiful. They get to travel to many places. You have to be smart to become an air hostess too. There’s a lot of competition for jobs.
Ohm: So how come you didn’t end up becoming one? I know you’re smart enough.
Jing: Yes, I may be smart enough. But not tall enough. Unfortunately, a lot of Thai women have no hope of becoming an air hostess / because they’re just too short to put stuff in the overhead bin.
Ohm: That’s too bad. But look on the bright side. Now you get to work with me.
Jing: Umm...Yes, I’m so lucky.
Ohm: Haha, OK now let’s take a look at the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Ohm: The first word we shall see is...
Pim: ริมแม่น้ำ rim mâae-náam [natural native speed]
Ohm: riverside
Pim: ริมแม่น้ำ rim mâae-náam [slowly - broken down by syllable] ริมแม่น้ำ rim mâae-náam [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ชัวร์ chuua [natural native speed]
Ohm: surely, certainly
Pim: ชัวร์ chuua [slowly - broken down by syllable] ชัวร์ chuua [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ประทับใจ bprà-tháp-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: to impress, to be impressive
Pim: ประทับใจ bprà-tháp-jai [slowly - broken down by syllable] ประทับใจ bprà-tháp-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: สนใจ sǒn-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: to be interested
Pim: สนใจ sǒn-jai [slowly - broken down by syllable] สนใจ sǒn-jai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: แอร์โฮสเตส aae-hóos-dtèet [natural native speed]
Ohm: flight attendant
Pim: แอร์โฮสเตส aae-hóos-dtèet [slowly - broken down by syllable] แอร์โฮสเตส aae-hóos-dtèet [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
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: จำได้ jam dâai [natural native speed]
Ohm: to remember
Pim: จำได้ jam dâai [slowly - broken down by syllable] จำได้ jam dâai [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: เยี่ยม yîiam [natural native speed]
Ohm: great
Pim: เยี่ยม yîiam [slowly - broken down by syllable] เยี่ยม yîiam [natural native speed]
Ohm: Next
Pim: ความจริง khwaam-jing [natural native speed]
Ohm: reality, truth, fact
Pim: ความจริง khwaam-jing [slowly - broken down by syllable] ความจริง khwaam-jing [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 phrase we’ll look at is....
Jing: จำ...ได้มั้ย ‘jam...dâai mái’
Ohm: This pattern is used to ask “Do you remember...?”
Jing: That’s right. จำได้ ‘jam-dâi’ is the regular form of the verb “to remember”. However, if you want to ask about a particular thing, then the object goes in the middle between จำ ‘jam’ and ได้ ‘dâi’.
Ohm: I see. So basically, we split up the verb “to remember”, and put the thing that is remembered in the middle.
Jing: Right. Finally, the statement gets turned into a yes/no question by the particle มั้ย ‘mái’.
Ohm: So as an example, how would you ask “Do you remember my name?”
Jing: จำชื่อได้มั้ย ‘jam chûue dâai mái’
Ohm: Great. Now what’s the second phrase?
Jing: เยี่ยมไปเลยเพื่อน ‘yîiam bpai looei phûuean’
Ohm: This phrase means “That’s great buddy!”
Jing: Yes. That’s a good way to translate it. เยี่ยม ‘yîiam’ means “great” or “excellent”. And ไปเลย ‘bpai looei’ just adds more emphasis to this phrase.
Ohm: And of course เพื่อน ‘phûuean’ is the noun “friend”. Another way to translate this might be “Wow friend! That’s so awesome!” Can we hear it once more?
Jing: เยี่ยมไปเลยเพื่อน ‘yîiam bpai looei phûuean’
Ohm: OK, what’s the last phrase we want to look at?
Jing: ทำอะไรสักอย่าง ‘tham à-rai sàk-yàang’
Ohm: This phrase means “to do something”.
Jing: In this case, ทำอะไร ‘tham à-rai’ is a statement “do something”. And สักอย่าง ‘sàk-yàang’ means “anything” or “one thing”.
Ohm: So the whole phrase is like saying “to do any one thing.”
Jing: Yeah, that’s right.
Ohm: Alright, now let’s move on to the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Ohm: In this lesson, you’ll learn about using the loanword ชัวร์ ‘chuua’, which is the English word "sure".
Jing: In Thai, ชัวร์ ‘chuua’ is used as an adverb at the end of a sentence to mean “for sure” or “certainly”.
Ohm: So it’s not used in the exact same way that we use “sure” in English.
Jing: No, not exactly the same.
Ohm: Alright. Let’s hear an example from the conversation to see how this gets used in Thai.
Jing: The first example from the conversation was when Gong said...งั้นก็คนจีบเยอะชัวร์ ‘ngán gâaw khon jìip yóe chuua’.
Ohm: “Then many people must flirt with her for sure.”
Jing: In this sentence, จีบ ‘jìip’ is the verb “to flirt” or “to hit on”, and เยอะ ‘yóe’ means “many”.
Ohm: So maybe another way to translate the sentence could be “She must certainly get hit on by a lot of guys.”
Jing: Yes, that’s another way to put it.
Ohm: What’s the next example?
Jing: The second example of ชัวร์ ‘chuua’ from the conversation was when Gong said...
เค้าจะประทับใจมึงชัวร์
‘kháoo jà bprà-tháp-jai mueng chuua.’
Ohm: “She’ll be impressed by you for sure.”
Jing: So here, ประทับใจ ‘bprà-tháp-jai’ is an adjective that means “to be impressed”. And มึง ‘mueng’ is the impolite form of the pronoun “you”.
Ohm: So another way to translate this sentence would be “She’ll certainly be impressed by you.”
Jing: That’s right.
Ohm: So basically you can just attach ชัวร์ ‘chuua’ to the end of any statement to say that you are certain about it.
Jing: Yes, and it might be good to point out that we also have a native Thai word that does the same job.
Ohm: Well, that certainly makes sense. What’s the native Thai word that means “certainly”?
Jing: แน่นอน ‘nâae-naawn’
Ohm: Alright. So how would that last example sound with แน่นอน ‘nâae-naawn’ used instead?
Jing: เค้าจะประทับใจมึงแน่นอน ‘kháoo jà bprà-tháp-jai mueng nâae-naawn’.
Ohm: “She’ll certainly be impressed by you.” And once again, how did we say this the first time?
Jing: เค้าจะประทับใจมึงชัวร์ ‘kháoo jà bprà-tháp-jai mueng chuua.’
Ohm: “She’ll be impressed by you for sure.”

Outro

Ohm: Ok, that's it for this lesson, everyone. Make sure you check the lesson notes, and we’ll see you next time.
Jing: แล้วเจอกันใหม่ láaeo jooe gan mài

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