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Expressions by Thai people that raise my blood pressure:

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Expressions by Thai people that raise my blood pressure:

 

"No have .." 

"Can not !"  

"Must sign !"

"Why you not ...?!"

"You must pay fine !"

"You bring a letter .."

"You come next week .."

"You bring photo copy .."

 

Any additions to this list anybody ?  

Explanatory anecdotes welcome ..

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"HUH!!!"

 

It's more the exclaimation noises that get me. 

 

"oooiiieeee"

 

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"After"..

In response to almost every question.

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How mut?

How mut?

How mut?

 

(Questions from strangers in regard to my possessions)

 

MisTER (as a pronoun for farang male)

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6 minutes ago, daveAustin said:

In hardware store looking for very common part: MAI MEEEEE!!

 

One of the first lessons I learned is to never ask until I have looked as hard as I can.  Because once I've asked, and they've said "finished", there's face involved and it's too late to look for myself.  And there's been way too many times when they were wrong.

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Someday needs to learn to speak Thai.  You'd be amazed how much more intelligent/how much less annoying people sounds when speaking their native language.

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One of my students today asked me why I not speak Thai or understand a lot of Thai. With this I was lucky to have a map on the wall where I pointed to Thailand and said in Thai this is the only place that Thai is spoken as a first language. I then pointed to other countries and pointed out that English is either the first or second language spoken. My student soon realised that she had put her foot in her mouth. The arrogance of the student about Thai language was what annoyed me the most.

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2 hours ago, Saastrajaa said:

Someday needs to learn to speak Thai.  You'd be amazed how much more intelligent/how much less annoying people sounds when speaking their native language.

I speak fluent Thai. Certain speakers still insist on using Mister as a pronoun to refer to me. It is irritating and sounds anything but intelligent.

 

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