Learning Thai: Janie's Instagram

Learning Thai: Janie's Instagram

Janie Tienphosuwan has remained largely silent about the breakup of her marriage to Chonsawat "Ae" Asavahame except for this widely-shared Instagram.

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Janie Tienphosuwan shows her divorce certificate to the members of the media. Twitter photo

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Learning Thai: Janie's Instagram

The sudden end to the marriage between Janie Tienphosuwan and millionaire Chonsawat "Ae" Asavahame, chairman of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administration Organisation was heavily covered in the Thai language media. The couple said very little to the media and about the only thing we heard from Janie can in the form of a widely-shared Instragram. Here is what she said in both Thai and English

ก่อนอื่น – first of all, before anything else
ขอขอบคุณ – (I) would like to thank you
ความรัก - love
ความห่วงใย - concern
ช่วงเวลา – a period of time
ที่ผ่านมานี้ – past, recent past
แก้ไข...ให้ผ่านไปได้ – to be able to solve (something)
ปัญหา – a problem
ตัดสินใจ – to decide
การเริ่ม - starting
ชีวิตใหม่ – a new life
ทำให้...ผิดหวัง – to disappoint
เพื่อนๆ - friends
พี่ๆน้องๆ – elder and young friends, acquaintances
เดือดร้อน - troubled
ได้รับผลกระทบ - affected
จากเรื่องนี้ – by the matter, situation, problem
พี่ๆ – a term used when addressing someone with casual respectfulness
สื่อมวลชน - media
ไม่พร้อม – not ready
ไม่เข้มแข็งพอ – not strong enough
สำหรับการพูดคุย – for a talk
หยิบยื่น – to give
กำลังใจ – a moral support
ความหวังดี – a good wish
มีค่า – to have value
จากใจ – from the heart

First of all, I’d like to thank you for every (expression of) love, every concern that you all have shown in recent days (the period of time that has just past). I haven’t come out to say anything because I had hoped to be able to solve the problem.  But finally, I have decided: that is starting life anew (starting a new life).  I must apologise to the many people that I might have disappointed, those who love and worry about me. I apologise to friends and all those who were troubled and affected by my situation. I’d like to apologise to the media for not being ready and strong enough for a talk. Thank you to everyone who has given me moral support and good wishes. This really has great value for me. Thank you from my heart.

For our coverage of the story as it developed, click here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/easy/422837/janie-and-ae-rumours-become-talk-of-the-town

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