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.
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A Man in Saffron Robes by Maitree Limpichart

A friend of mine Stephen Landau did a wonderful job translating this Thai masterpiece, A Man in Saffron Robes, a work by Maitree Limpichart.

Please check out reviews here.

The book review appeared in Journal of Siam Society.

As I wrote here, literary translation requires so much brain power to engage in such creative endeavor. I don’t believe that many Thai works are translated into English. Landau’s work is definitely a good place to start your collection.

A Man in Saffron Robes