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สวัสดีค่ะ ดิฉันกิตติยาค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ. dì-chǎn Kittaya khâ)
Hi everybody! I’m Kittaya.
Welcome to ThaiPod101.com’s “Learn Thai in 3 minutes.” The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Thai.
In the last lesson we learned how to count baht. Did you practice at home?
In this lesson, we're going to learn other useful tips to talk about your schedule like if a friend asks you "What are you going to do this weekend?"
Let’s start!
To ask someone you already know or a friend, you say:
สุดสัปดาห์นี้ คุณจะทำอะไรครับ(sùt sàp-daa níi khun jà tham à-rai khráp) or
สุดสัปดาห์นี้ คุณจะทำอะไรคะ(sùt sàp-daa níi khun jà tham à-rai khá)
[slowly] สุดสัปดาห์นี้ คุณจะทำอะไรครับ(sùt sàp-daa níi khun jà tham à-rai khráp) or
สุดสัปดาห์นี้ คุณจะทำอะไรคะ(sùt sàp-daa níi khun jà tham à-rai khá)
Let’s break it down.
สุดสัปดาห์นี้(sùt sàp-daa níi) is "this weekend" and
คุณ(khun) is the formal way to say “you.”
Next, จะทำ(jà tham) is "going to do" and finally, อะไร(à-rai) is "what". Don’t forget to put ครับ(khráp) or คะ(khá) at the end of the sentence to make it polite when speaking in formal conversations.
What if you’re not asking about this weekend?
Asking about a different time is as easy as replacing สุดสัปดาห์นี้(sùt sàp-daa níi). Let’s try it out!
“Tomorrow” is พรุ่งนี้(phrûng-níi), so you can say พรุ่งนี้คุณจะทำอะไร(phrûng-níi khun jà tham à-rai)? This means “What are you going to do tomorrow?” You could also put in a specific day like วันจันทร์นี้(wan-jan níi), "This Monday" or วันอาทิตย์นี้(wan-aa-thít níi), which is "This Sunday".
วันจันทร์นี้คุณจะทำอะไร(wan-jan níi khun jà tham à-rai)?
“What are you going to do this Monday?”
วันอาทิตย์นี้คุณจะทำอะไร(wan-aa-thít níi khun jà tham à-rai)?
“What are you going to do this Sunday?”
So now, if someone asks you พรุ่งนี้คุณจะทำอะไร(phrûng-níi khun jà tham à-rai)?, or "What are you doing tomorrow?", how can you answer?
Here's an example: ดิฉันจะไปออฟฟิศ(dì-chǎn jà bpai áawp-fít). "I'm going to the office."
ดิฉัน(dì-chǎn) is the formal way for women to refer themselves and is another way to say “I”. Men will instead use “ผม(phǒm)”,
จะ(jà) means "going to", ไป(bpai) means “go” and ออฟฟิศ(áawp-fít) means "the office". You can replace "office" with any other location if you’re headed somewhere else!
Now it’s time for Kittaya’s Insights.
In some situations, besides, “What are you doing?” the question คุณทำอะไรอยู่(khun tham à-rai yùu)? can also mean, "What is your job?"
This is a really common question you can ask, or that you might be asked the first time you meet someone.
In this lesson we learned how to talk about your schedule. Next time we are going to learn how to use the verb bpen "to be". We'll also talk about how to tell people your nationality.
I'll be waiting for you in the next Learn Thai in 3 minutes. สวัสดีค่ะ(sà-wàt-dii khâ)

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Monday at 12:40 AM
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Hello Barry,


Thank you very much. อยู่ in the sentence คุณทำอะไรอยู่ is act as "verb + ing". Yes, อยู่ can also means "to be located" somewhere in คุณอยู่ที่ไหน . Hope that helps. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


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Barry Ng
Saturday at 03:38 PM
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Hello,


Could I ask what อยู่ means in the sentence: คุณทำอะไรอยู่?

I understand that คุณ means you, ทำ means to do or work, อะไร means what but don't get what อยู่ means here.


I know that อยู่ in คุณอยู่ที่ไหน? means to be located at some place. Does the อยู่ in คุณทำอะไรอยู่ has a "location" meaning?


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Barry

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Thursday at 08:46 PM
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Hello anne,


Thank you for comment. วันพฤหัสบดี wan-pá-rúe-hàt--sà-baaw-dii, the letter that make "t" as a final is ส not ห which is making "h" sound as an initial (not used as a final consonant.). Hope that helps. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


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anne
Tuesday at 11:30 PM
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Hello


in วันพฤหัสบดี I don't understand where the "t" sound in หั comes from. In the alphabet lesssons you explained that ห is not used as a final consonant and there doesn't make any "stop" sound. Could you explain ?


thank you

Anne

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Saturday at 02:21 PM
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Hello Lily,


Thank you for question. Yes, both are correct. 'ดิฉันจะไปออฟฟิศ 'dì-chǎn jà bpai áawp-fít. "I'm going to the office." *doing it now/ "I'm going to go to the office. *in the future action" they are just different tense. Thai doesn't have 12 tenses so it doesn't matter. Hope that helps. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


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Lily
Thursday at 10:39 PM
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'ดิฉันจะไปออฟฟิศ '

dì-chǎn jà bpai áawp-fít.

"I'm going to the office."


I was just wondering, technically shouldn't the English be: "I'm going to go to the office." ?

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Thursday at 06:19 PM
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Hello George,


Thank you for comment. I think because it is an English loan word, that why it could be speak with both way "áawf(p)-fít / áawf(p)-fis(t)". "p" sound is there because we close our lips and the end of each syllable. Sound of "P" may not as clear as it is in English but all ending sound in Thai syllable are pronouce quitely. Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


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George
Sunday at 10:25 AM
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The pronunciation of áawp-fít is very inconsistent in this lesson. In both the video and in the example sentences, sometimes it is pronounced "offis" and sometimes "offit". Also, the "p" shown in the romanized spelling seems useless since it is never pronounced or "op-fit".

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Thursday at 01:43 AM
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Hello Surendra,


Thank you very much. เข้ามา means "come in" in Thai and different from ไป. Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


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Surendra
Tuesday at 03:07 PM
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ดิฉันเข้ามาออฟฟิศก่อนแปดโมงเช้าทุกวัน . In this we used verb เข้ามา for go. Why not used ไป verb for go . Please explain