Private Thai lessons in NYC

Sawasdee Pee Mai = Happy New Year 2020 สวัสดีปีใหม่ 2563

Thank you for stopping by.

If you wish to start a Thai lesson, please include the following information.

  1. Your purpose in learning Thai: work? family? personal development?
  2. Time frame: travel plan in three months? crash course? a long term goal to reconnect with distant Thai relatives?
  3. Your previous experience in learning a foreign language.

These questions should help you think about your decision to start a Thai lesson. Thai is not an easy language to learn, but the goal to master the Thai language is attainable. I just want to make sure that you really commit to it.

Thank you for reading this message ka.

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Graffiti artist: Alex Face

Mickey and Minnie in Thailand

If you have not watched this new Disney short film,  this is a must-see. Of course, the Chip ‘n’ Dale song is such an earworm for Thais. This short film is already becoming popular in Thailand as it presents the country in a good light. I asked my Thai students to watch it without turning on CC this week. Perhaps you should try also.

Thai sentences from the short movie:

  1. ขอบคุณ/khob-khun/Thank you
  2. สัปปะรด/sup-pa-rot/pineapples
  3. ข้าวผัด/khao-pad/fried rice
  4. ขอโทษ/Kaw-thod/I’m sorry.
  5. นี่ที่ของชั้น/tii-nii khong chan/This is my spot.
  6. มีปัญหาเหรอ/ mee pan-haa reu/ Do you have any problem? (Note: this is a Thai phrase that is used when someone wants to start a fight.)
  7. สวัสดี/ sa-wat-dee/ Hello
  8. ไม่เป็นไร /mai-pen-rai/ That’s alright. Never mind.