Thai, 101 True Beginner

The next eight weeks or so, my focus is going to be on kick-starting my learning Thai. It’s been almost a month and a half and I barely mastered the greeting.

My first class was this morning, for about 90 minutes. And the class started like this:

Teacher comes in with a piece of paper with notes on it. Confirms that I am Khun Jane.
Teacher: Dichan chûui
Teacher: Dichan Naam-sa-gun…
Me: *slack jaw*
Teacher: Dichan chûu dtor-pak.
Me: (figuring I could at least repeat) Dichan chûu dtor-pak/
Teacher: Mai, mai…..

Teacher: Khun Phɔɔ` Khun Mêe bpen-khon thai
Teacher: ..chɔɔb….
Teacher: Khun yùu thîi …
Teacher: Khun tham-ngaan thîi nai?

*sigh* I’m contemplating revising my goal…