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    put thai dai ? Pom put nig noi ....

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    ฝรั่งโง่คิดว่าพวกเขาพูดภาษาไทย
    ^ No idea if that's right

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    Don't know what ngo means but the rest should mean foreigners think they speak thai...?

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    w3rd got it! And it's supposed to say "stupid".

    And how long did it take you to learn Thai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWarCheese View Post
    w3rd got it! And it's supposed to say "stupid".

    And how long did it take you to learn Thai?
    I taught myself to read and pronounce thai [online] before comming here. Once moving to Isaan I learned it quickly as there's a very tiny population of English speakers here.
    My thai dropped a bit living in Phuket but it's ok now.
    Been in Thailand for about 2 and a half years.
    Hahaha stupid...new word for my dictionary XD

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    Lol I've picked up a lot of Thai from my girlfriend but since she only speaks in Thai when she's angry at me so my vocabulary is limited.

    Call him jung lai.
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
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    I taught myself to read and pronounce thai [online] before comming here. Once moving to Isaan I learned it quickly as there's a very tiny population of English speakers here.
    My thai dropped a bit living in Phuket but it's ok now.
    Been in Thailand for about 2 and a half years.
    Hahaha stupid...new word for my dictionary XD
    I've found a few sites for reading and stuff online but if you still have the place you learned it'd be great to get that from ye; I'd rather go to something that I know has been tried and true if possible.

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    I managed to get by - I used to live in pak chong. Forgot most of it now. I was trying to say "put thai dai" - do you speak Thai ? (pom put nig noi) - I speak a little bit ?
    Never managed to learn any muay thai - all the places near me were sort of traditional and thos training were were from poor families training since childhood. There was a "farang" gym nearby but very expensive....

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    all the places near me were sort of traditional and thos training were were from poor families training since childhood. There was a "farang" gym nearby but very expensive
    That's what I'm most worried about, that and since I'll be teaching full time I might not be able to make time for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWarCheese View Post
    w3rd got it! And it's supposed to say "stupid".

    And how long did it take you to learn Thai?

    How long it takes to learn Thai really depends on where you are. If you are going to be in Bangkok or Pattaya (or any other city with many foreigners) then it might be more difficult because it will be easy to get by with English. I was a volunteer teacher in a small village in Roi-Et province for 6 months and studied for about 3 or 4 months prior to going to Thailand. I became fairly conversant, but mainly because there were almost no other English speakers around, so I had to use it every day.

    One thing that helped was learning to read and write Thai from the start. It will re-enforce your spoken Thai immensely, because you will find yourself automatically studying vocabulary every time you see a sign posted in Thai. Also, get a good textbook. I used one called Thai for Beginners, by Benjawan Poomsan Becker. She has an intermediate and advanced book also.

    Here are some sites that I find useful:


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