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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 11:03
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Is it worth learning Thai

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44 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

 

Problem now is I can't switch it off and am forced to listen to what the morons are saying. It is amazing how primitive and basic their mentality is.

 

 

Ha ha, classic, try wax earplugs I always ram them in when around Thais, especially the women. Basic mentality, never a truer thing typed on TV!

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1 hour ago, Maestro said:

I find Google Translate from and to Thai useless.

Agreed.  For any European language then it's a really useful tool but Thai throws up all sorts of nonsense.  It's early days so hopefully will improve over some considerable time to come.

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I find it very convenient to understand what your Thai friends and relatives write in social media.

I usually answer to the Thai language messages in English. For me written Thai is much easier, probably because I stay in HK or Europe most of the year and I am exposed to spoken Thai only 4 months a year. I have already lost my ability to speak any coherent Thai.

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19 hours ago, BritManToo said:

It's something you can do on your own without paying a Thai teacher.

Most of the Thai teachers I hired were completely hopeless.

Apart from BoonMark who worked for AUA in ChiangMai, he was brilliant.

Can I please know how I can get contact with BoonMark, thanks

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1 minute ago, Ravi98008 said:

Can I please know how I can get contact with BoonMark, thanks

I'd visit AUA, don't know if he's still there, that was 9 years back.

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16 hours ago, villagefarang said:

I wouldn't have gotten very far with my wife if I hadn't been able to speak Thai when we met.

Mine was happy with the 1,000bht, sadly she learnt English very quickly.

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20 hours ago, edgarfriendly said:

no!!

 

20 yrs of actually understanding all the stupidity has been hell on earth

 

 

And yet you’re still here 

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Just now, Bang Bang said:

Jeez, other than the little thing that the 60,000,000 people around you speak Thai and little English, it does help to be able to get the point across in the supermarket/pharmacy/bank/taxi/...

That rather depends on where you live. I live in central Bangkok ie. between Lumphini Park and the river, and haven't had a problem speaking only English with all of the above for several years now.  The most recent time where the Thai struggled with me was on the rare occasion I visited my bank; the official just pulled up Google Translate on his phone and we were in business

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