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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 12 - Is There Really Snow in Thailand? In this lesson you'll learn about using the verb หาย to talk about things disappearing.
Jing: The conversation takes place over the phone.
Ohm: It’s between a young couple, Pim and Gong.
Jing: The speakers are dating, so they’ll be speaking informal Thai.
Ohm: Okay, let’s listen to the conversation.
Ohm: Hey Khru Jing, Pim sounds pretty excited at the prospect of going to play with some snow on their next date.
Jing: Yeah, as you know, Thailand is a tropical country. It never snows here.
Ohm: So playing in artificial snow is a big novelty.
Jing: Right. Even just feeling that cold is kind of a unique experience for most Thais.
Ohm: Are you sure about that? I’ve been on a few overnight buses where they had the air conditioning set so low I thought I might wake up in the morning covered with a layer of frost.
Jing: Haha, we do love our air conditioning, don’t we?
Ohm: OK, now let’s take a look at the vocabulary.
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: ไม่โทรหาตั้งหลายวัน ‘mâi thoo-hǎa dtâng lǎi wan’
Ohm: This means “You didn’t call for many days.”
Jing: That’s right. โทรหา ‘thoo-hǎǎa’ is made from two verbs put together that means “to phone”. And the negative particle, ไม่ ‘mâi’, changes this to “did not phone”.
Ohm: OK, so ไม่โทรหา ‘mâi thoo-hǎǎa’ means “didn’t call”. Then how is the rest of the phrase put together?
Jing: ตั้ง ‘dtâng’ means “as many as”. It is used before an amount. And it signals that the speaker thinks the amount is a large one. And finally, หลายวัน ‘lǎai wan’ means “many days”.
Ohm: So the whole thing once again was...
Jing: ไม่โทรหาตั้งหลายวัน ‘mâi thoo-hǎa dtângg lǎi wan’
Ohm: This means “You didn’t call for many days.” Now what’s the second phrase?
Jing: ไปทำอะไรมา ‘bpai tham à-rai maa’
Ohm: This means “What have you been doing?”
Jing: Yes, that’s right. The two verbs ไป ‘bpai’ and มา ‘maa’ act as a pair.
Ohm: And those are the verbs “to go” and “to come”.
Jing: Exactly. The pattern ไป...มา ‘bpai...maa’ is used to say that someone went and did something and has now come back.
Ohm: So you could put an action in between these two verbs, but in this case a question is being asked.
Jing: Yes. ทำอะไร ‘tham à-rai’ means “What did you do?” So the whole phrase ไปทำอะไรมา ‘bpai tham à-rai maa’ means “What did you go and do?” or “What have you been up to?”
Ohm: Alright. What’s the last phrase we want to look at?
Jing: จีบสำเร็จมั้ย ‘jìip sǎm-rèt mái’
Ohm: This phrase is asking “Was your flirting successful?”
Jing: Yes, something like that. จีบ ‘jìip’ is a verb that means “to flirt” or “to hit on”. And สำเร็จ ‘sǎm-rèt’ is another verb that means “to achieve” or “to succeed”.
Ohm: So the whole phrase จีบสำเร็จมั้ย ‘jìip sǎm-rèt mái’ is used like “Did you have any luck?”
Jing: Exactly.
Ohm: OK, now let’s move on to the grammar.
Ohm: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use the verb หาย ‘hǎai’ to talk about things disappearing.
Jing: หาย ‘hǎǎai’ is a verb that can mean “to be lost” or “to disappear”. But it can also mean “to heal” or “to recover”.
Ohm: And actually, the way it’s used, these two different meanings are related concepts.
Jing: Yes. When you recover, it’s because the pain or sickness disappears.
Ohm: OK. First, let’s look at an example from the conversation where หาย ‘hǎǎai’ meant “to disappear” in the general sense.
Jing: Sure. Pim said on the phone...พี่ก้องหายไปเลยนะ ‘phîi gâwng hǎai bpai looei ná.’
Ohm: “Hey, you totally disappeared.” So in this sentence, หาย ‘hǎǎai’ is combined with the verb ไป ‘bpai’, meaning “to go”, to express the idea that the person “went off and disappeared”.
Jing: Yes, that’s just what is meant. The second example from the conversation was...ฝีมือพี่หายห่วง ‘fǐi-muue phîi hǎai hûuang.’
Ohm: “My skill got rid of his worry.” In this sentence, Gong is telling Pim about how he helped his friend.
Jing: That’s right. ฝีมือ ‘fǐǐi-muue’ is a noun meaning “skill” or “ability”. And ห่วง ‘hûuang’ is an adjective that means “worried”.
Ohm: We can see that in this sentence หาย ‘hǎǎai’ has to mean “to heal” instead of “to disappear”. And this is because of the word order.
Jing: That’s a good point. ฝีมือพี่ ‘fǐǐi-muue phîi’ is the subject “My skill”. If หาย ‘hǎǎai’ meant “to disappear”, then the subject and verb together would give us ฝีมือพี่หาย ‘fǐǐi-muue phîi hǎǎai’ meaning “My skill disappeared.”
Ohm: But that’s not quite what we want to say.
Jing: No, it’s not. Instead, we should take หาย ‘hǎǎai’ to mean “to cure”. Then the whole sentence gives us “My skill cured his worry.”
Ohm: And what was the whole sentence again? ฝีมือพี่หายห่วง ‘fǐǐi-muue phîi hǎai hûuang.’
Ohm: OK. Were there any more examples in this conversation?
Jing: The last example of หาย ‘hǎai’ from the conversation is when Gong asked Pim about her backache with the question...หายปวดรึยังจ๊ะ ‘hǎai bpùat rúe yang já.’
Ohm: “Did your ache go away yet?” Or another way this sentence could’ve been translated is “Are you cured of your ache yet?”
Jing: That’s right. หายปวด ‘hǎai bpùat’ means “to cure the ache”.


Ohm: That's it for this lesson. We’ll see you next time, everyone, bye!
Jing: แล้วเจอกันใหม่ láaeo jooe gan mài


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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Thursday at 1:22 am
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สวัสดีค่ะ David,

ขอบคุณมากนะคะ ยิดดีด้วยนะคะที่คุณเรียนได้เร็ว คำว่า "เป็น" สะกดผิดนะคะ แล้วประโยคนี้ "ได้ดีทีมของคุณ" คุณจะบอกว่า "ทีมงานเราทำได้ดี" ใช่ไหมค่ะ



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Tuesday at 5:14 am
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ผมใช้หลักสูตนี้เพียง 10 วันเท่านั้น และผมได้เรียนรู้มากมายแล้ว มันป็นหลักสูตที่ยอดเยี่ยม! ได้ดีทีมของคุณ👍

Monday at 10:24 pm
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สวัสดีค่ะ คุณ มาร์ค,

Thank you very much for your comment. We do make mistake with sentence examples. ห่วง should be low tone. We have updated the sentences. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help you. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.

Have a great day.


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Saturday at 8:31 pm
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Hi, really enjoying your website & these lessons, so thank you very much for that. Just one small point about this lesson is that you have ห่วง as being falling tone, when it's actually low tone. Small & easy fix, i'm sure. I don't want to be "that guy" who points out errors, but it's just in case other people get it wrong in the future from this lesson. Thank you again.

Friday at 10:25 pm
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สวัสดีค่ะ John,

Thank you very much for your comment and joined our lesson activity. Well done as always. สวนสนุกดรีมเวิลด์ อยู่จังหวัดปทุมธานี ใกล้กรุงเทพฯค่ะ ถ้าคุณไปแล้วมาแบ่งปันประสบการณ์กับทุกคนที่นี่นะคะ

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.


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Thursday at 2:04 pm
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ไม่เคยครับ ดรีมเวอร์อยู่ที่ไหนครับ ไม่ชอบไป theme park คนเยอะเกินไป