In this episode you will become “very Thai” as you listen and learn about a classic Thai song พรปีใหม่/pon pbee mài/New year blessing which was composed by the King in 1951. Learn how to wish a Happy New Year, along with other useful phrases during this important holiday season.
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It’s the holiday season, even in Thailand. On this episode you will learn how to ask for price and discount in Thai. Let’s go shopping!!
Part 3 of 3:If you’ve been listening then you know Hugh Leong speaks Thai, and recommends learning Thai if you plan on retiring or living in Thailand. In this last episode Mia interviews Hugh all in Thai! Listen in as we learn about Hugh’s daily life in Chiang Mai
Part 2 of 3 :Hugh dishes out his top 3 recommendations for retirement in Thailand; as well what made him start to learn reading Thai after 25 years.
Part1 of 3 : Join Mia and Lani in an interview with retiree, writer, blogger, golfer and gardener Hugh Leong in beautiful Chiang Mai Thailand.
The festival to honor and thank the Goddess of Water and let go the bad luck of oneself. For the whole year of consuming and wasting water, this is time to show your appreciation.
Join Mia and Lani as they discuss the hot topic: plastic surgery, and the latest death of a Thailand “pretty” because of an illegal procedure. Buddhism’s “middle way” does not seem to apply to some Thai women’s obsession with looking “pretty”.
Hear “Thank you,” “You’re welcome,” “I’m sorry,” and “Excuse me” in paa-sǎa Thai, as well as Mia and Lani’s talk about ขึ้นบ้านใหม่ kêun bâan mài or house warming parties. Thai party culture is a culture based on reciprocity, something most Asians are aware of, and probably dates back to simpler times when neighbors helped each other out.
Explore the different ways to ask questions in Thai with Mia and Lani, such as ไหม măi and ใช่ไหม châi măi, and understand why Thais might say, “Yes” when they mean,“No”. This is a very important concept in Thai culture, a nation that values “saving face”.