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Hey. When my husband kandahar tries to talk Thai he says funny things too. Not only me!

Every day, he talk to the neighbor dog. But the dog cannot know English. So, he ask me how to say Thai to the dog! Now he knows non long. That means lay down. And the dog does if kd say in Thai but not in English. That is funny. Now kd wants to learn Thai so he can talk to the dog but not to the people.

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Hi woraphat, nice to see you posting here too :)

I'd like to see kd talking Thai to dogs :lol: This thread would be a good place to put our funny Thai attempts too!

My girlfriend in Chiang Saen has a cat, and she talks to him all the time. Now I don't have one in the UK but my neighbour does and he likes to get food from both houses (the cat not the neighbour!), he gave me some funny looks when he heard me talking Thai to his cat the other day! "ai meow, tam arai? hiw khao mai? hmm? bpai baan bpai gin khao bpai!" now he thinks I'm very strange! I have to wonder too, why I feel the need to talk Thai to a cat! It's not even a Siamese!

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I don't know how to follow from Biff Talking Thai to Cats in the UK, but I'll try :D

I think this will loosely fit in this thread.

We recently took some barbed wire down and have about 100 concrete posts doing nothing. I was thinking of removing them but it just seems like too much like hard work.

I had a brainwave this morning. Why not plant some Dragon Fruit. They grow up posts don't they . Spoke to the wife, and asked her if she new the name of dragon fruit in Thai. ofcourse she does. Why do I always ask stupid Questions. OK, Your sure now Darling

Ok, off to the local Plant Nursery, We always take the Kids (luckily) because the Thai Lady who runs the place likes the Kids and always gives us just that bit more attention and the Kids usually get some Goodies.

Anyway, we order the plants, have a chat and then as we are about to leave the lady gives the Kids some Dragon fruit.

Ahh. Success me thinks !?

... Anyway, Its the purple flesh variety and I remark how much sweeter it seems. Have we ordered the white one or the Purple one I enquire.

The wife looks at me puzzled and says you want some of these ? Yeah, teelak , I want Dragon Fruit Dear.

Oh, she says, we've ordered 60 passion Fruit. Whats the difference between Dragon & passion says the wife whos spent perhaps 10-15 years in the UK, and even studied English in College There.

What can I say, Bloody lucky we had the Kids along innit :D

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Reminds me of the time in Turkey when my then 11 year old Thai daughter who was pround of her ability to speak Turkish and thought my language ability was no good shoved me out of the way and instead of asking for carrots in the market asked for those orange things that rabbits eat instead of asking for havuc....she was quite upset when I caught her out.

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I don't know how to follow from Biff Talking Thai to Cats in the UK, but I'll try :D

I think this will loosely fit in this thread.

We recently took some barbed wire down and have about 100 concrete posts doing nothing. I was thinking of removing them but it just seems like too much like hard work.

I had a brainwave this morning. Why not plant some Dragon Fruit. They grow up posts don't they . Spoke to the wife, and asked her if she new the name of dragon fruit in Thai. ofcourse she does. Why do I always ask stupid Questions. OK, Your sure now Darling

Ok, off to the local Plant Nursery, We always take the Kids (luckily) because the Thai Lady who runs the place likes the Kids and always gives us just that bit more attention and the Kids usually get some Goodies.

Anyway, we order the plants, have a chat and then as we are about to leave the lady gives the Kids some Dragon fruit.

Ahh. Success me thinks !?

... Anyway, Its the purple flesh variety and I remark how much sweeter it seems. Have we ordered the white one or the Purple one I enquire.

The wife looks at me puzzled and says you want some of these ? Yeah, teelak , I want Dragon Fruit Dear.

Oh, she says, we've ordered 60 passion Fruit. Whats the difference between Dragon & passion says the wife whos spent perhaps 10-15 years in the UK, and even studied English in College There.

What can I say, Bloody lucky we had the Kids along innit :D

:lol: ok, so according to your wife there's no difference between dragon and passion? :lol: sounds like a whole different thread topic!

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I don't know how to follow from Biff Talking Thai to Cats in the UK, but I'll try :D

I think this will loosely fit in this thread.

We recently took some barbed wire down and have about 100 concrete posts doing nothing. I was thinking of removing them but it just seems like too much like hard work.

I had a brainwave this morning. Why not plant some Dragon Fruit. They grow up posts don't they . Spoke to the wife, and asked her if she new the name of dragon fruit in Thai. ofcourse she does. Why do I always ask stupid Questions. OK, Your sure now Darling

Ok, off to the local Plant Nursery, We always take the Kids (luckily) because the Thai Lady who runs the place likes the Kids and always gives us just that bit more attention and the Kids usually get some Goodies.

Anyway, we order the plants, have a chat and then as we are about to leave the lady gives the Kids some Dragon fruit.

Ahh. Success me thinks !?

... Anyway, Its the purple flesh variety and I remark how much sweeter it seems. Have we ordered the white one or the Purple one I enquire.

The wife looks at me puzzled and says you want some of these ? Yeah, teelak , I want Dragon Fruit Dear.

Oh, she says, we've ordered 60 passion Fruit. Whats the difference between Dragon & passion says the wife whos spent perhaps 10-15 years in the UK, and even studied English in College There.

What can I say, Bloody lucky we had the Kids along innit :D

:lol: ok, so according to your wife there's no difference between dragon and passion? :lol: sounds like a whole different thread topic!

It would fit in the 'Inlaws' thread seeing as we're related by marriage, but I thought maybe I could put it in here instead :ph34r:

It almost went in the 'Having a Bad day' thread :)

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Hey. When my husband kandahar tries to talk Thai he says funny things too. Not only me!

Every day, he talk to the neighbor dog. But the dog cannot know English. So, he ask me how to say Thai to the dog! Now he knows non long. That means lay down. And the dog does if kd say in Thai but not in English. That is funny. Now kd wants to learn Thai so he can talk to the dog but not to the people.

woraphat

Hi woraphat, nice to see you posting here too :)

I'd like to see kd talking Thai to dogs :lol: This thread would be a good place to put our funny Thai attempts too!

My girlfriend in Chiang Saen has a cat, and she talks to him all the time. Now I don't have one in the UK but my neighbour does and he likes to get food from both houses (the cat not the neighbour!), he gave me some funny looks when he heard me talking Thai to his cat the other day! "ai meow, tam arai? hiw khao mai? hmm? bpai baan bpai gin khao bpai!" now he thinks I'm very strange! I have to wonder too, why I feel the need to talk Thai to a cat! It's not even a Siamese!

Hello Biff

Nice to hear from you, my husband told me about you, I hope to see you and your girlfriend in the future too.

Funny to hear about you talk Thai with the cat in the UK. I can hear that . Makes me smile.biggrin.gif

My husband does not know any bad words of Thai. He fall off the top of the ladder today. He knows all of the English bad words.laugh.gifshock1.gif

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Hi woraphat, nice to see you posting here too :)

My husband does not know any bad words of Thai. He fall off the top of the ladder today. He knows all of the English bad words.laugh.gifshock1.gif

Hi Woraphat, welcome to Thai visa and compliments on your English. Though my wife can speak pretty good English , her written words are not so good.

It would be nice to get your opinion sometimes from a Thai point of view, on the different issues that come up on the forum.

:welcomeani:

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Hey. When my husband kandahar tries to talk Thai he says funny things too. Not only me!

Every day, he talk to the neighbor dog. But the dog cannot know English. So, he ask me how to say Thai to the dog! Now he knows non long. That means lay down. And the dog does if kd say in Thai but not in English. That is funny. Now kd wants to learn Thai so he can talk to the dog but not to the people.

woraphat

Hi woraphat, nice to see you posting here too :)

I'd like to see kd talking Thai to dogs :lol: This thread would be a good place to put our funny Thai attempts too!

My girlfriend in Chiang Saen has a cat, and she talks to him all the time. Now I don't have one in the UK but my neighbour does and he likes to get food from both houses (the cat not the neighbour!), he gave me some funny looks when he heard me talking Thai to his cat the other day! "ai meow, tam arai? hiw khao mai? hmm? bpai baan bpai gin khao bpai!" now he thinks I'm very strange! I have to wonder too, why I feel the need to talk Thai to a cat! It's not even a Siamese!

Hello Biff

Nice to hear from you, my husband told me about you, I hope to see you and your girlfriend in the future too.

Funny to hear about you talk Thai with the cat in the UK. I can hear that . Makes me smile.biggrin.gif

My husband does not know any bad words of Thai. He fall off the top of the ladder today. He knows all of the English bad words.laugh.gifshock1.gif

Hi there, yes I hope we can meet up too :)

Sorry to hear your husband fell off a ladder! I think bad words are best said in our own languages, I don't know any bad Thai words either and I think it's better that way.

If I fell off a ladder I think you might hear some new ones! :lol:

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Complaining toe/finger nails,

My better half;;; I cut foot/hand you

Me ;;; Eh

Her ;;; Yes i cut they complain

Me ;;; You mean my nails

Her ;;;Yes finger not like long they complain

Me ;;; You mean they crack

Her ;;; Yes they kak

Now when she says i cut foot/hand,i smile and say ok teelak,after 5 years being with her im pretty well into her dialog (thankfully).

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Complaining toe/finger nails,

My better half;;; I cut foot/hand you

Me ;;; Eh

Her ;;; Yes i cut they complain

Me ;;; You mean my nails

Her ;;;Yes finger not like long they complain

Me ;;; You mean they crack

Her ;;; Yes they kak

Now when she says i cut foot/hand,i smile and say ok teelak,after 5 years being with her im pretty well into her dialog (thankfully).

Yeah, thats funny Woralak, Does sound like she's going to amputate to the untrained Ear :D

Yeah, tell me about those complaining toe nails, Are they complaining or pleading for Help :lol:

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Complaining toe/finger nails,

My better half;;; I cut foot/hand you

Me ;;; Eh

Her ;;; Yes i cut they complain

Me ;;; You mean my nails

Her ;;;Yes finger not like long they complain

Me ;;; You mean they crack

Her ;;; Yes they kak

Now when she says i cut foot/hand,i smile and say ok teelak,after 5 years being with her im pretty well into her dialog (thankfully).

You're lucky you get an explanation, i just get "ma ni! ma leow leow" then she grabs my finger-foot :)

Something else that took a while for us both to get through is answering 'yes' to a negative question.

For instance;

"ok, you don't want to go do you?"

"yes honey"

"huh? you want to go or not?"

"no"

"ok, you don't want to go"

"yes"

(confused farang screwed up face) "are we going or not?"

"oooiee! you ear you not work tammai!!?" (grabs offending ear and speaks directly into it) "mai bpai!!" :lol:

I've since discovered the root of this confusion.

In English we answer to the 'question tags' in the sentence, so, agreeing with the 'don't' and answering the question 'do you?' the answer is 'no (I don't want to go)'

my g/f, using the Thai concept, is agreeing that the sentence is correct 'yes' (you're right, I don't want to go)

took a while, we visited quite a few places neither of us wanted to go to too! :lol:

This was after we got past the famous 'up to you' syndrome!

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They are cute ladies, aren't they?

And now, a slight change. A German guy was helping me yesterday. We are on separate ladders, he about three meters away from me. He has pretty good English. Both of us are holding our own end of the same piece of steel, getting ready to mark the anchor holes on the wall. He cannot see the line markings from where he is.

I see his end is low. I tell him "Your end up a bit".

He lowers it.

"Up, up". He lowers it some more.

"NO, the other 'up' ". Down it goes some more.

"Okay. Stop for a minute". My finger points upwards. "This is up".

Him- "Oh, yes! Sorry. In Germany, when we use a lift (elevator), the word for down is up."

So, it isn't only Thai and English. I get to have trouble in all kinds of languages.

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They are cute ladies, aren't they?

And now, a slight change. A German guy was helping me yesterday. We are on separate ladders, he about three meters away from me. He has pretty good English. Both of us are holding our own end of the same piece of steel, getting ready to mark the anchor holes on the wall. He cannot see the line markings from where he is.

I see his end is low. I tell him "Your end up a bit".

He lowers it.

"Up, up". He lowers it some more.

"NO, the other 'up' ". Down it goes some more.

"Okay. Stop for a minute". My finger points upwards. "This is up".

Him- "Oh, yes! Sorry. In Germany, when we use a lift (elevator), the word for down is up."

So, it isn't only Thai and English. I get to have trouble in all kinds of languages.

:lol: is that why you fell off?

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Nah, we had already moved to another piece of steel and another wall. Uneven concrete and my own "dumbpidity" caused me to fall. But I bounce pretty good for a 52 year old!

You may have to learn a few bad words from your German friend. It sounds as if worophat has learnt all the english ones from you now :D

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