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Hi, everybody! I’m Jay from ThaiPod101.com. In this lesson, you'll learn some important phrases about Christmas in Thailand and some valuable cultural tips.
"In Thai, Christmas is called...
[slowly] คริสต์มาส
"Christmas is about the spirit of fun and shared festivities in Thailand.
Most of the department stores in Bangkok will be decorated for Christmas, and you will hear Christmas carols everywhere in big cities.
On คริสต์มาส or "Christmas Day," Thai people greet each other by saying สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส
(slow) สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส
It means "Merry Christmas!"
When you meet someone on Christmas day, be sure to greet them with this phrase.
Thai people also celebrate the holiday with symbolic items such as Christmas trees. In Thai, this is...
(slow) ต้นคริสต์มาส
It means "Christmas Tree"
Recently, you can see more symbolic items such as the tallest Christmas tree in South-east Asia near the stores too.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
* beep
"Merry Christmas"
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"Christmas Tree"
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Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact! Do you know the hidden meaning the word คริสต์มาส meaning "Christmas" in Thai?
The word คริสต์ refers to "Christianity, " and มาส means ‘Mass' or 'Missa.' Therefore, the word "Christmas" or คริสต์มาส means “Jesus Christ is the light of the world, like moonlight in the night time.
You just learned how Thai people celebrate "Christmas" and some important facts about the holiday.
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