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Sap Jaak Khao looks at a selection of vocabulary from a timely news story in both Thai and English. It is helpful for learners of both languages
Below is a list of the lessons that have appeared in this column this year.
September 6: fai tai The unrest in the South is the movement of "the new generation".
August 23: chek deng Bounced cheques come flooding in Chiang Mai.
August 16: taw A hornet hunter is stung to death.
August 9: sapparot Pineapples treat cancer.
July 19: phong Thai and Taiwanese police seized a large sum of heroin .
July 12: samret Nasa succeeded in striking the Temple-1.
July 5: fuung phae Herds of goats get new job.
June 21: ai jaw Crab-eating macaques pread simian malaria to human.
June 14: khwaamklua Daily attacks in the violence-stricken southern provinces is develping into the state of fear.
June 7: thiidet Miss Universe's charm is khawpkhun kha.
May 24: pen chaak One footage of Miss Universe contestants has the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Temple of Dawn as backdrops.
May 17: lui Mr Thaksin asks ministers to take tough actions against corruption.
May 10: hong UEFA is to punish the Swan for the chaos caused by its football fans.
May 3: tok raang A Japanese train derails claiming 50.
April 19: thapthom Traffice death and injury tolls are piling up.
April 12: thanon Khao Saan Powder and pipe guns are to be banned from Khao San Road .
April 5: tuuean Bangkok is listed among cities with high cost of living.
March 22: mon rak A long-distance love in tsunami.
March 15: krapao tung ITV's rebels go back home with bulging pockets.
March 8: lamyai Watana's heavily criticised for the longan-for-lomotives plan.
March 1: ot-taeng Ronaldo has to do without getting married.
February 15: namyaa A wise man is skeptical over the ability of the PM's plan to eliminate poverty.
February 8: nawng-luueat The general election turns bloody.
February 1: witmuay Nearly-deadHewitt makes a last-gasp comeback.
January 18: hiiroo Federer takes on the role of a true hero
January 11: rap phon bun The government gains benefits from tsunami.
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