On the 3rd day we learned new adjective words, and ask questions using : mÃ¡y? like in sÃ -baay dii mÃ¡y kh?. It seems our teacher forgot to check our homework, but I think it’s okay, because practicing the 5 tones is something that we will use a long the way.
Our teacher bring some pictures of famous people (actor / actress, singer or politician). Then she starts with question to check whether we know that person or not. After that, she asked whether that person is beautiful or handsome, tall, short, rich, poor, generous or friendly. And if we don’t know we can say : I don’t know or just say what we think.
For example I will use name James Bond, you can change the name with other names and even name of places
Q : Khun rÃºu cÃ k James Bond mÃ¡y kh? (Do you know James Bond?)
A1 : â™€/ â™‚ rÃºu cÃ k James Bond kh (I know James Bond)
A2 : â™€/ â™‚ mÃ¢y rÃºu cÃ k James Bond kh (I don’t know James Bond)
After that, we can ask more details about the person:
Q : James Bond lÌ€É”É” mÃ¡y kh? (Is James Bond handsome?)
A1: James Bond lÌ€É”É” kh. (James Bond is handsome.)
A2: James Bond lÌ€É”É” mÃ¢ak kh. (James Bond is very handsome.)
A3: James Bond lÌ€É”É” nÃtnÌ€É”É”y kh. (James Bond is a little bit handsome.)
A4: James Bond mÃ¢y lÌ€É”É” kh. (James Bond is not handsome)
A5: James Bond mÃ¢y lÌ€É”É” lÇÇy kh (James Bond is not handsome at all).
A6: â™€/ â™‚ khÃ¬t wa James Bond mÃ¢y lÌ€É”É” lÇÇy kh (I think James Bond is not handsome at all).
- adj + mÃ¢ak = very + ….
- nÃtnÌ€É”É”y + adj = a little bit + ….
- mÃ¢y +adj +lÇÇy = not …. at all
- â™€/ â™‚ khÃ¬t wa = I think
Adjectives we learned today are :
- ?uan : fat
- phÇ’om : skinny
- sÇ”ung : tall
- tÃ®a : short (for person)
- ruay : rich
- con : poor
- caydii : generous
- penkan?É›É›ng: friendly
- sÇ”ay: beautiful
- lÌ€É”É” : handsome
More days We have more words to memorize, but for me not many new words because I already learned most of them at YMCA. But still, one or two new words is valuable as long as those are the words that I will use everyday. I’m glad in AUA they teach the expressions that Thai people use often like : “lÇÇy” and “khÃ¬t wa”. I heard many Thai used that words but I never know how to use those words before.
Anyway, in the break time I registered myself to be a member of AUA library. Registration fee is like nothing compared to books (in English of course) I can borrow from there. Latest edition of magazine also available there. Books in Thai Language also available there, but I cannot read Thai now, maybe later.