Learning Thai #1: In A Bar

In the Learn-Thai-Podcast.com Instant Thai Phrases series you learn Thai phrases for certain situations that you might come across in Thailand. The lesson today is about Thai phrases that are useful when you are in a bar.

Learn-Thai-Podcast.com (LTP) has been around for four years and offers a complete online course to learn to speak, read, write and understand Thai. Even if you are not interested in learning the complete Thai language it always makes sense to speak a bit of Thai and to learn basic Thai is rather easy too.

Learning Thai is essentially like weight training to gain muscles. Training once a week for a long time won’t give you nearly as good results as training frequently for shorter periods of time. It helps a lot to create a habit of learning Thai.

Many of us have things they do every day. Walk the dog, watch the evening news, have a drink at sunset. Try to connect learning Thai with one of your established habits and you will have it way easier to learn on a regular basis. All lessons from the LTP Online Course come as video and audio files and can be downloaded and used on cell phones or mobile devices. That means you don’t even have to sit in front of the computer and learn Thai. You can listen to them or watch the videos lying on the couch with a cold beer or while taking a walk.

It also helps to learn words in context, in complete sentences and that’s what you can do today. Let’s learn some Thai phrases:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhEncG8gFRg

More free Thai lessons can be found on Learn-Thai-Podcast.com.

7 thoughts on “Learning Thai #1: In A Bar”

  1. Try asking this to a working girl in Sheba’s on Cowboy.
    Khun Gin Hoy? Answer = Ugly Face
    Aloy Mai? Answer = Mai Pen Rai

  2. After ascertaining her age and weight, I like to ask in Thai if she wants to get something to eat. The inevitable response is “You pay bar?” Makes me feel so sophisticated, even though I’m soon way over my head in terms of understanding her Thai. Nevertheless, chit chat in Thai is a kick.

  3. I have learned loads of Thai in bars but I estimate with my poor memory and generous disposition it costs me about 150 baht a word. But it is fun.

  4. “Learning Thai is essentially like weight training to gain muscles. Training once a week for a long time won’t give you nearly as good results as training frequently for shorter periods of time. It helps a lot to create a habit of learning Thai.”

    This is pedantic and YP might correct me on this but I think there are plenty of bodybuilders who believe on giving muscle groups a whole week’s rest. At the least they need 48 hours+

  5. The most useful, pursuasive, commanding, and best understood word in the emmense panoply of Thai sounds, tones, and phrases is “check bin”.

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