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Hello and welcome back to Thai Weekly Words with me, Prathana. This week we’ll be learning about “sports” กีฬา (gii-laa).
1. ยิมนาสติก (yim-nâat-dtìk) “gymnastics”
คนเล่นยิมนาสติกต้องมีกล้ามเนื้อแข็งแรงมาก (khon lên yim-nâat-dtìk dtâawng mii glâam núuea khăaeng raaeng mâak) “People who play gymnastics need to have very strong muscles.”
2. เบสบอล (bèet bon) “baseball”
คนไทยไม่ค่อยนิยมเล่นเบสบอล (khon thai mâi khâauy ní-yom lên bèet bon) “Thai people don't usually play baseball.”
Soccer is more popular. It’s very popular in Thailand, but baseball, not so much.
3. กรีฑา (grii-thaa) “track and field”
เขาเป็นนักกีฬากรีฑา (khăo bpen nák gii-laa grii-thaa) “He’s a track and field athlete.”
4. เทนนิส (then-nít) “tennis”
พรุ่งนี้เราจะไปเล่นเทนนิสกัน (phrûng-níi rao jà bpai lên then-nít gan) “Tomorrow we'll go play tennis.”
5. แบดมินตัน (bàaet-min-dtân) “badminton”
แบดมินตันเป็นกีฬาในร่ม (bàaet-min-dtân bpen gii-laa nai rôm) “Badminton is an indoor sport.”
6. บาสเกตบอล (bâat-gèt-bon) “basketball”
นักบาสเกตบอลส่วนใหญ่ตัวสูงทั้งนั้น (nák bâat-gèt-bon sùuan yài dtua sǔung tháng nán) “Most basketball players are tall.”
For your information, we usually say บาส (bâat) as the shortened form of บาสเกตบอล (bâat-gèt-bon), so maybe you wouldn’t hear บาสเกตบอล (bâat-gèt-bon).
7. ฟุตบอล (fút bon) “football (soccer)”
คนไทยชอบดูฟุตบอลมาก (khon thai châawp duu fút bon mâak) “Thai people really like watching soccer.”
8. ศิลปะการต่อสู้แบบผสมผสาน (sĭn-lá-bpà gaan dtàaw sûu bàaep phà-sŏm phà-săan) “mixed martial arts”
ศิลปะการต่อสู้แบบผสมผสานกำลังได้รับความนิยมมากขึ้น (sĭn-lá-bpà gaan dtàaw sûu bàaep phà-sŏm phà-săan gam-lang dâai ráp kwaam ní-yom mâak khûuen) “Mixed martial arts is getting more popular.”
That's the end for today's Thai Weekly Words. If you have any comments or questions, please be sure to let us know and we'll see you in the next Thai Weekly Words.

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