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How can I say …?
“Thank you very much” in THAI?
is that thank you??
1.ขอบคุณมาก khaawpL khoonM maakF example sentence, colloquial [a person, younger and/or lower in status, thanking the other who is older and/or higher in status] “Thank you very much”
2. ขอบคุณมาก ที่มาหาผม khaawpL khoonM maakF theeF maaM haaR phohmR example sentence [spoken by a male] “Thank you very much for coming to see me.”
3. ขอบใจมาก khaawpL jaiM maakF example sentence, colloquial [a person, older and/or higher in status, thanking the other who is younger and/or lower in status] “Thank you very much.”
4. ขอบใจหลาย ๆเด้อ khaawpL jaiM laayR laayR duuhrF example sentence [Isaan dialect] “Thank you very much.”
The term “Isaan Thai” might refer to the Region itself, or to the language spoken by most of the people living there. As you might imagine, it could also refer to the people themselves. Or even their rather distinct recipes. And for that latter reason, there are restaurants such as New Zealand’s Thai Isaan Restaurant, which does a very nice job of explaining their use of the term “Thai Isaan.”
Thai-Isaan.org is the website of the U.S.-based Thai-Isaan International Association:
In March 2009 a group of Thai housewives in the northern California communities of Vallejo, Fairfield, Suisun City, and Sacramento, lead by Khun Anong Sendee Abshire and Khun Buakhai Fenald, met at a Thai temple in Fairfield to form an organization to help newcomers and carry out other charitable activities.
These housewives were some of the earliest Thai immigrants to the Bay Area, having arrived with their American husbands after the Vietnam War. They worked hard in their new homes, started businesses, raised their American families, and provided for their families back in Thailand.
Now that they have reached retirement age, they want to do charitable work to help other Thais. At their first meeting they elected Benjawan Poomsan president of the new organization.
We held a number of fund-raising events and by April 2010 had raised enough money to form a non-profit organization called the Thai-Isaan International Association and we are now a legal entity. We have helped new comers adjust to their lives as well as Thais who are in distress after living in the US.
We have donated to numerous charities in Thailand and the US. Because we are sincere, fun loving people, we have attracted many around California who share the same spirit.
I referred to Wikipedia‘s discussion of the Region at the beginning of this post; Wikitravel also includes a description of Isaan.
It is as the somewhat dated article Profile of Isaan at ThaiCov.org says:
In Thai, Isaan refers to the people, the dialect and the land area of the Northeast. One can be Isaan, speak Isaan and be from Isaan.
Explore websites such as Isaan.com to get a feel for the Region.
And if you dare to tackle the language, check out LearnSpeakThai.com‘s Speak Isaan Thai. The product is also available at Amazon.
A rather bleaker view of Isaan is presented at ThaiWorldView.com: Poor Isan.
A family vacation idea might be arranging a stay at something like Thai House-Isaan.
To round out this hodgepodge, here are some further related references being added in a December 12 (2012) edit to this post:
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Found out yesterday that the release of the Samsung Galaxy Camera has been set back in Thailand. One, hopefully, reliable supplier had told me 1 week, while the Samsung store in Udon told me next year some time.
Zabb Elee: An in-depth review of Zabb Elee Isaan Thai Restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan, New York City. Includes restaurant and food pictures and descriptions.
Back on the 30th of October the end of Pansaa was marked in the same way many Auspicious events are in a Thai City Temple. I can not call these Buddhist Temples as they only conduct themselves tangently as Buddhists.
My 3 week trip around Thailand to find the best girls in Thailand.
I have been passing the Xoi Cuc seller a few times a week for a few months now, here in Sakon Nakhon. While passing the other morning Daeng mentioned being hungry, nothing new there, so I said let’s try the Xoi Cuc, …
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Much of the following taken fromThe Baci Ceremony The Lao Heritage Foundation. Baci is an animist ritual used to celebrate important events and occasions, like births and marriages and any event of importance in the cycle …
What language do people in Laos speak?
The official and the most common language of Laos is Lao (also called Laotian). It is pretty much the same with the Isaan language (a Lao-based language spoken in northern Thailand) and it is also highly mutually intelligible with Thai.
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