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Re: Do you speak English Khun Noy?

cadcolin : I don't know what the two degrees your wife has that didn't help her in speaking English well. But the rule is for her own good, in case of emergency, she can communicate well in English that might help and save her life. She may communicate well with you, I'm not sure in what languages. ...
by anna
on Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:27 am
 
Forum: Thai news stories
Topic: Do you speak English Khun Noy?
Replies: 122
Views: 583808

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Thank you Ian for your add-on. Whether this system is practiced at the tourist traps or civil service branches, it's still a disgraceful to Thailand. I believe the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports may be able to answer my questions.
by anna
on Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 619824

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

If you go to India you will see double pricing at its worst and they have absolutely no problem with it. Their attitude is 'that's the price' take it or leave it. I believe that in China they stopped double pricing because they thought it degraded the country. Thailand is somewhere between the two....
by anna
on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 619824

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Hello, Could anyone please enlighten me for the fact and not speculation, guessing, etc.... as to why there is double pricing system in Thailand? Having read the discussion from the beginning to end, I haven't really found a satisfactory answer in the forum. Does Thailand not have a standard pricing...
by anna
on Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:37 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 619824

Re: Three Most Important Words.

This one means "no problem".
by anna
on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:51 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427

Re: Three Most Important Words.

in another language/slang, a gf is also known as a "horse" :lol: Since you mentioned, in what country a girlfriend is refer to as a horse in slang? I know in English, words such as chick, cow, broad, etc... are used as slangs to refer to a female gender, depend on which country one is in....
by anna
on Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:04 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427

Re: Three Most Important Words.

sanuk = happy, merry, fun and suenug = dog sound a bit similar in deed. Wife, girls, a difference of opinion, preference?
by anna
on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427

Re: Three Most Important Words.

I can see you know the meanings of a word but having difficulty making correct tones. For the word "maa" to mean a dog, you need to inflect the tone at the end of a word as in "mha", just like "is that RIGHT?" Actually, you can bypass a word for dog by using a word &quo...
by anna
on Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427

Re: Three Most Important Words.

I agree the difficult part of Thai language is the pronunciation as it is tonal. The sound of one word could mean two different things. For example, a word "Phom" could mean "hair" which is a noun, and it could also mean "I" a pronoun used by a male speaker depends on t...
by anna
on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:31 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427

Re: Three Most Important Words.

That would defeat the purpose of learning the language if you keep your mouth shut. Are you a polyglot ? Do you speak Thai on a daily basis, i.e. on business?
by anna
on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:13 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Three Most Important Words.
Replies: 40
Views: 58427
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