Esta noche hay rumba en el centro. White rice with black beans. Literally: Moors and Christians. Puerto Rico is a US territory, and notorious for its Spanglish. I once heard a story about someone from Puerto Rico making up their own cognate for the word carpet. Traditional dish made out of mashed fried green plantains. Me gusta el mofongo con mucho ajo. Mango — the fruit. This word has the peculiarity that Puerto Rico is the only Spanish-speaking country in which the tonic accent is on the last syllable instead of the first, meaning that it needs to have a graphic accent.
A person that is likes to be spoiled; someone that needs a lot of love and attention; a docile animal. Puerto Rico is the only place in which it is known as parcha. No hay nada como un jugo de china fresco. A modest establishment with a friendly and informal atmosphere where food and drink is sold at low prices; joint. Dominicans could easily win the award for the most difficult to understand Spanish speakers. It helps if you know some of these words, too:. El dominicano que no le guste el merengue que se revise.
Yo picoteo en las tardes cuando salgo del trabajo. There you have it, 51 Spanish words from the beautiful Caribbean. Enjoy — and let me know if you use any of them when you visit the Caribbean. And finally One of the best ways to learn a new language is with podcasts. Read more about how to use podcasts to learn a language. Palestino — Not from Havana Someone that is not from Havana, especially if they are from the east part of the island; outsider.
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Mira esa sardina. A foreigner, especially North American. Help me! Mofongo Traditional dish made out of mashed fried green plantains. Not to be confused with the country China. It helps if you know some of these words, too: Anda el diablo , ahora no tenemos gasolina. Matatan A man who believes is able to handle any situation or person.
Ese pana es un matatan. Tamara Marie Language Coach. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address What language are you learning? Click here to see the comments! Can I call you? Last Updated on February 9, I would like to show that to my Thai friend but the translations I get for it are terrible. Would you like to tackle that?
It might be fun, certainly a challenge! I wouldn't dare : As you've found, it wouldn't translate well. I'd leave that to a Thai scholar. Maybe sharing some Thai poetry might be more suitable? Ga na ta ang ngo khai ro kho yak khai baimai cho nu ha ma. This was sent to me thru dating site written in Sanskrit but I can't understand it..
Can you send the original Thai script? I really loves Thailand language and I really hope that I can speak in their language so when I travel to Thailand,it will be easy to have a good communication with them.
I love thai language but i don't know how to speak its hard for me to say the pronounce. But i love listening. How would you say Ru jai means close to my heart romantically? What would be family? Or the na can be alone.. It's mostly used by women, though gay men may use it too.
I'm not buyin' it In English the first would be what your boss says before she fires you, the second is what he'll say before you get a raise. Yes, a softener, a nicety, said in a sweet way and often coupled with a detectably insincere tone - but that's another story. Chan for a woman you may also hear Di Chan, which is a really polite version. Phom for a man. What does hua jai rua rua mean? One of my friends is Thai and she and her friends are saying that a lot when they are secretly pointing at me.
I've tried to look it up, but the translation to English is keep pressing heart? So I still don't know why they are saying that phrase. There could be a couple of meanings depending on the spelling. If a Thai person can write it in Thai for you I can give you the meaning, or perhaps you can give me more context. They could be implying that you are not successful in love, or not with a particular girl, or metaphorically that your love kind of flows through your heart but is never full like having a hole in your heart.
Have you been trying to date one of these girls? I went with her to a place to have lunch and she was live on Facebook while we were there. Luckily I have an app which can convert some audio to text, because I don't know any other Thai people who can translate it for me. No, I haven't date any of them. This girl is just one of my friends. I see. However she has feelings for you but is not sure if you feel the same. The hua jai rua rua thing is basically saying her heart has not been successful yet. It's kind of metaphorical. Time to make a move on her.
Good luck. Not a typo. Use "khrap" if you are a man and "ka" if you are a woman. This is a polite form that should be used on the end on a sentence.
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Sometimes it sounds like "khrup". Yes, there are many idioms, metaphors, similes, etc. They aren't as commonly used as in UK English, but it depends on person, I guess. Some people like to use them more than others. Can we use the word "Tirak" to address friends? Not really, no. In a joke perhaps, but it's not really something people do. What to say '' would you like to go on a date with me '' in thai language. Not every sentence will require it but when making major points you should use it. It is polite and in a formal environment it is required.
Are these sayings just for couples if it has ka or khrup at the end or can you say it to a friend like when saying "you are cute"? You can say a friend is cute if you want to. Please show me how to write "We got this" and "I will always hold on to you" "I will never let go". Good question. It really depends on the type of conversation and the circumstances, and is something you'll get a feel for as your learning progresses. Couples in the early stages of dating will tend to use such polite forms regularly, as is done in other languages too. But the longer you are with someone naturally these things tend to slip.
Khrup and Ka are still used between long-term couples though, particularly in front of children setting a good example of being polite , and in public to show courtesy to each other. Some women I know use ka all the time, with their partner and their family members. You may sometimes here that couples swap the words too, so the woman uses khrup and the man says ka. This is a jokey, sort of cute interaction. Also consider that Khrup and ka are also used to indicate understanding of something, like the word "yes".
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So it isn't just limited to being a polite ending to a sentence. My advice is to get used to using khrup as much as possible. It is never wrong to use it, so don't worry about that. But over time you will get a feel for when the context is right to use it and when you can relax from using it -- usually with friends and your partner. Always use it with your GFs parents and grandparents. Really thanks so much for your explaination.
How do I ask: "What should I do to win your heart? I have 2 sentences. How to say: good morning my beautiful and sweet lady in thai language? And,It is a short time we met. I hope we can meet again someday in future. Have a nice trip back to Thailand. Khopkun krap. Promise in Thailand is Sunyah, you can say senyah. So i promise is Phom Sunyah for man, and Chun Sunyah for woman How do you say "Please date me" in Thai? Good luck! How do I say I will never leave you? Thank you very much!
How about, do you love me? How much?
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I would love to date you. Hello and thanks for the simple yet very useful phrases. I been trying to put together a rejection sentence in the most polite way to a Thai guy who's been acting too sweet around me at work and it is causing me a great deal of embarrassment. I simply want to tell him I am not interested in any kind of relationship at the moment. Thanks in advance Mae. It refers to something belonging to you.
For example: "Thorasap kong khun" your telephone. Thanks :. How are you saying it? In a nice way, or in an angry way, Like "Hey, look at me". Or "Look at me!!! How do i make mends with this thai boy? He swear to buddha.. His message earlierBut not anymore. I already swear to buddha alan. I dont want to break my promise. I just went out to say Im not mad. But now, its done. Reverse it by swearing to Buddha that you will get back together and tell him Buddha said it was fine.
Im still confuse. Why consonants have two sound or name? And how does the initial sound and final sound works? Khaawp khun khrap. Because each consonant represents an actual thing. So for example: Por pung: 'p' is the sound and 'pung' means bee in Thai. Gor gai: 'G' is the sound and Gai means chicken in Thai. Are any of these sentences wrong? Because I've been using them for a couple of days now.
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Pretty much, yes. Ooh thanks! Are there any rules in using phonetics? Are there really proper ways of spelling them? There are some standards that have appeared over the years, simply because they have been repeatedly written. But as you'll see all over Thailand, things are spelt differently in varying places, documents, etc. The government do have a standard for spelling for provinces and areas though.
I found this out recently when speaking with a translation company. They have a big book of all the spellings given to them for when translating official documents. Hi, Can you please translate "babe" or "baby" in thai? I know it sounds "tu eng" but not sure on the correct spelling in thai. You mean Dtua-eng, right? Thank you! But is there any thai translation for term of endearment "baby" or "babe"? I just don't know the spelling. Thank you again! Tirak is "darling" or "beloved" generally translated. Hi someone please translate to me.. Mi wan thi di kor hai chok dee. It means that you shouldn't give all your heart to someone when you love them.
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Always keep a little bit of your heart back for yourself in case you get hurt. So in short, don't give everything, in case you get hurt. Absolutely true. Been there. Done that. Got a T-shirt to prove it. Hi when you say it is for a male, does that mean a male is saying it or you are saying it to them? I feel like this should be obvious, but I want to be sure. Hey Victoria, a male speaking should say "khrup", and a female speaking should say "ka".
I think this website is good. Btw,can you help me read this sentence? Please, could you tell me what D. Quick note, I think there's a typo in your first phrase. Nice spot Lana. I have changed it now. Lana,are you Thai? I need some help with the Thai written language Thanks. I'm not Thai but I wrote lots of Thai messages to my gf.
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Not exactly a love phrase but what would the Thai equivalent of "I got your back" be? That also means I fully supports you. To whoever wrote this websitei owe you a debt of gratitude.. Glad I could help you with your romantic communications :. Thanks much. Hi Aaron, sorry for the delayed reply: I missed this comment. Can I flirt with you?
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Do you want to flirt with me? Happy flirting! If you really say this, Thai girl gonna slap you for sure. Looking to spell always happy in a tattoo form downwards on my back just want to get it right could you help please. Lovely article, thank you! And does the letter X at the beginning means 'kiss' like in English too? I tried google translate and other tools, dictionaries but still couldn't understand what she means. Some characters are even "not found".
It doesn't mean anything. It reads like gibberish. Can you give me the context of the conversation, or the person's comment that this is in reply to. I've asked a couple of Thai people this morning and they have no idea, though one suggested it being a possible reference to a girl's nether region.
So the girl just took her time to type some nonsense. Which part of those characters sound like a reference to female nether region though? It's just a comment on my profile photo. It replies to this comment: [removed due to privacy request]. Well that means "you look very handsome, have you got work yet? My friend thought it could be a reference to a girl's wotsit, but she's not sure. She thought she'd seen a teenager write something like that before. Personally, I think it might be a personal joke between those two people that only they get.
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