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Pim: สวัสดีค่ะ ดิฉันชื่อพิม ตันเดชานุรัตน์ค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ. dì-chǎn chûue phim dtan-dee-chaa-nú-rát khâ.) Hi, my name is Pim.
Ryan: Hi, and I'm Ryan. And welcome to ThaiPod101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Thai. ThaiPod101.com is an innovative and revolutionary way to master Thai. We’ve made a system that allows you, the listener, to master Thai in the fastest and easiest way possible.
Ryan: Plus, we like to have fun while we’re at it. What will the listeners learn in this lesson?
Pim: In the lesson, you’ll learn how to say “goodbye”.
Ryan: The conversation is between two friends saying goodbye to each other at the airport. The words and phrases used in this lesson will definitely come in handy so you can understand Thai people.
Pim: You’ll learn Thai that’s useful every day and common, so you can use what you learned in the lesson right away.
Ryan: Yes. So if you’re living in Thailand now, planning on moving to Thailand, going to Thailand on vacation or on business, you have Thai family members…
Pim: Or maybe you’re listening because you want to understand Thai music and Thai movies.
Ryan: Maybe some of our listeners just like Thailand, its culture and Thai people. If any of those describe you, our lessons are definitely for you.
Pim: Remember, these lessons are designed to be used together with the tools on our site.
Ryan: Yes, that’s right. Try all the learning tools at ThaiPod101.com. Simply go to…
Pim: ThaiPod101.com.
Ryan: And sign up for a free lifetime account. Okay, let’s listen to the conversation.
พิม: ลาก่อน เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ
(phim: laa-gàawn. dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná.)
ไรอัน: ไปล่ะนะ ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ
(rai-an: bpai lâ ná. duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná.)
Ryan: Now once again, slowly.
พิม: ลาก่อน เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ
(phim: laa-gàawn. dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná.)
ไรอัน: ไปล่ะนะ ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ
(rai-an: bpai lâ ná. duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná.)
Ryan: Now once again, with the English.
พิม: ลาก่อน เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ
(phim: laa-gàawn. dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná.)
Pim: Goodbye. Have a safe trip.
ไรอัน: ไปล่ะนะ ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ
(rai-an: bpai lâ ná. duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná.)
Ryan: Goodbye. Please take care.
Ryan: Pim, why are the listeners going to learn faster.
Pim: Well, we’re going to listen to the conversation three times. The first time is at a natural speed, the second time is slow, and the third time is with the English translation.
Ryan: Yes, the first time is at natural native speed so you can get used to Thai used in the real world. The second time, the slow version, is so that you can follow the pronunciation 100 percent. And the third time, which is with the translation, is so that you can fully grasp and understand the conversation.
Pim: Okay, so let’s listen in. This conversation is a really useful conversation. Really, really useful. It’s simple but very common and useful.
Ryan: Yeah, but if this conversation is below your level, we have all level types from absolute beginner all the way to advanced. And to get all the material you want, beginner, maybe intermediate lessons or advanced lessons, the best tool to use is My Feed.
Pim: If you use My Feed, you can choose all the lessons that are important to you, you pick what you want and then you can download it all automatically in iTunes.
Ryan: Or any other podcatcher. Okay? After learning the conversation, let’s go over the finer points of some words and phrases. What’s the first?
Pim: ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn)
Ryan: “Goodbye”. And can you help us with our listening?
Pim: ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn), ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn).
Ryan: Next we have…
Pim: เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ (dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná)
Ryan: “Have a safe trip.” And what’s the pronunciation?
Pim: เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ (dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná), เดินทางปลอดภัยนะ (dooen-thaang bplàawt-phai ná).
Ryan: All right. What we have next is another goodbye.
Pim: ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná)
Ryan: “Goodbye”.
Pim: ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná), ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná)
Ryan: So can you please tell us what the difference between ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn) and ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná) is?
Pim: Sure. Literally ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná) means “I'm leaving”. So to say this phrase, you definitely have to be the one who is leaving, while the word ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn) can be used by either one who is staying or leaving.
Ryan: All right. So, Pim, what’s our last phrase?
Pim: ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ (duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná)
Ryan: Please take care. Can you break it down, please?
Pim: ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ (duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná), ดูแลตัวเองดีดีนะ (duu-laae dtuua-eeng dii dii ná).
Ryan: Now, please take care is a translation, but what does this phrase literally mean?
Pim: It means “please look after yourself well”, so it can only be used when you won't see the person for a long time.
Ryan: Okay, now let’s go over the pronunciation of both goodbyes really quickly. What’s the one you use when you’re leaving and the other person is staying? “I'm leaving”…
Pim: ไปล่ะนะ (bpai lâ ná)
Ryan: What’s the one you use when you’re staying and the other person is leaving? “Goodbye”.
Pim: ลาก่อน (laa-gàawn)


Ryan: It’s perfect to use when you’re seeing someone off at an airport, and you won't be seeing someone for a long time, but you can't really use it when you’ll see them the next day. And, listeners, please be sure you say the right one when you’re standing at the airport and saying goodbye to your friends. All right, if you have any questions on how to use certain words, if you’re confused on a certain grammar point, visit the site and leave us a comment.
Pim: Yes. The teachers here at ThaiPod101.com are really quick to respond.
Ryan: Yes, ThaiPod101.com is a great place to interact with other students and people who are interested in similar things. But it’s also a great place to interact with the ThaiPod101.com staff.
Pim: So please remember to stop by ThaiPod101.com and leave us a comment.
Ryan: Oh, and before we say bye, remember, at the end of this audio lesson, the conversation is there again for you to reinforce everything you learned. Okay? So we’ll see everyone at ThaiPod101.com.
Pim: สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ)
Ryan: Goodbye.


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Sunday at 06:40 PM
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Welcome to ThaiPod101.com! In this lesson we teach you how to say goodbye, but we have many more lessons to come. What do you want to learn on ThaiPod101.com?

Monday at 11:46 PM
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Hello Ronji,

Thanks for the comment. For your question, to say good bye for a short time we usually just say "sà-wàt-dii". "laa-gàawn is for a long time goodbye. Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.

Have a great day.


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Sunday at 02:55 PM
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I need a little clarification. "laa gaawn" is described as what you say when you're staying and someone else is leaving - but it's also described as what to say only when it's a "long goodbye" --- does it work for both?

For people troubled by the promotional material in the audios - the fact is, if someone hears one of these mp3s out of context, they might be fascinated but they wouldn't understand what Innovative Language offers in its entirety. So the explanatory material has to be there, or the potential would be wasted.

If you are serious about learning the language, you can get yourself an mp3 editor and use the super excellent material provided here to create your own learning materials, and the possibilities are endless. It's amazing that they provide these comprehensive resources for THIRTY FOUR languages - there's not enough time in the universe to enjoy the delights offered here!

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Thursday at 08:52 AM
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Hello Michael & Rich,

Not all lessons have this long introduction on ThaiPod. Since it is the introduction series, we thought it would be best to make the listeners aware about the website and what they would get out of it.

I understand your passion for learning the language and that you want to dive straight into the lessons. The other series would surely allow you to do that as there is very little introduction or advertising as you may call it.

Sorry for the dis-satisfaction caused. Hope you enjoy the other lessons.:smile:

I hope you understand. Thank you for your patience.



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Tuesday at 12:53 PM
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I agree Michael. I have also wondered why even on this page they have dedicated 70% of the introduction to advertising for the very website we are on. Makes no sense to say visit thaipod101 when we are on the site already.

Thursday at 01:28 AM
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First 2:16 min is advertising for the website!!! I hope not all lessons have advertising like this.

Sunday at 09:39 PM
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Generally the lesson is fine, but more of the words and phrases should be on the Flashcards, in the Vocabulary List With Audio and in the Dictionary. For example:

- The FCs and Vocab list have 'have a safe trip', but not 'please take care'

- The FC's and Vocab List do not have either version of 'goodbye'

- The word 'goodbye' (a very basic essential word)brings up 'no results in the dictionary.

Monday at 10:12 AM
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The spiciest Thai food is from the South. Some of the Northeastern dishes are also extremely spicy, such as sôm-dtam (unripe papaya salad), depending on how many chilies are added. My wife likes to order sôm-dtam that is so spicy it makes her cry:cry:, but she says it's à-ràwy (delicious).:mrgreen:

Wednesday at 06:43 PM
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I really want to know more about Thai food. How spicy does it really get?