If you’ve seen the cats in Thailand, you would see that they are very skinny. Why? Because whenever Thais try to feed them, the cats would go “meow, meow” and the people would stop giving them food. Why? Because “meow” sounds like “mai ow”, the Thai phrase that means “don’t want”… *gua gua gua*
And that was how my first class in Basic Thai began. Our teacher (kru), Christine, made learning (rian) the language (pasah) so much fun!
I was supposed to start the class 3 months ago but had been so busy, I kept missing the start dates until now. The Groupon voucher I bought for this 10-lesson deal at S$99 (+ S$30 for a coursebook) was about to expire so I cannot postpone any further even though I am facing an eternal abyss of work.
If you are ever interested in learning Thai, here’s the first golden rule : BROKEN ENGLISH MAKES GOOD THAI. No joke. The Thai language (pasah Thai) reverses the sequence of adjectives and nouns and omits connecting words such as ‘the’, ‘is’, ‘are’, etc in some sentences. So while we would say “beautiful woman” in English, Thai would have it as “woman beautiful”.
By the way, if you would like to tell this blogger he is really very cute in Thai, you say “khun (you) nah rak (cute) mak mak (very / many / much) jing jing (really)”. Haha.
Think I’ll (phom) love (rak) learning (rian) the Thai language (pasah Thai)… here’s wishing you “sabaai dee mak mak (blissful and good many many)”!