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[Thai Language] School life

Now, phrases about school life in Thai language here.
A lot of phrases may be the same as those in work time phrase page but anyway, let's study hard and also play a lot with friends.

What grade are you in ?

First of all, let's say "I'm a university/high school student." in Thai language.
Are you a high school student or a university student ?
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I'm a university student. Pom/Dichan Pen Nakseuksaa Krab/Ka
ผม/ดิฉัน เป็น นักศึกษา ครับ/ค่ะ
"Nakseuksaa" means "university student" and students from elementary school to high school or kindergarteners are;

  • Students from elementary school to high school:
    nak rian นักเรียน
  • Kindergarteners:
    naak rian a nu baan นักเรียน อนุบาล

  • Pom: I (male)
  • Dichan: I (female)
  • pen: is/am/are
  • Nakseuksaa: university student

 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
What grade are you in ? Yuu Chan Arai Krab/Ka
อยู่ ชั้น อะไร ครับ/คะ
When you apparently know if the person you ask is a primary/junior high/high/university student, you can use the specific expression below;

  • University student:  Pii (ปี)
    This means "year".
    The sentence will be "Yuu Pii Arai Krab/Ka".

  • Junior high to high school student:  Mor (ม.)
    This "Mor" is from "Matthayom (มัธยม) that means "junior high school" or "high school".
    The sentence will be "Yuu Mor Arai Krab/Ka".

  • Elementary school student:  Por (ป.)
    This "Por" is from "Prathom (ประถม) that means "grade school".
    The sentence will be "Yuu Por Arai Krab/Ka".

  • Yuu: stay, am/are/is
  • Chan: grade
  • Arai: what

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Work hard ! / Study hard !

When you want to say, "work hard !" in Thai language, use "thangjai" like the phrase in the page of Work Time,
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Work hard ! / Study hard ! Tangjai rian na
ตั้งใจ เรียน นะ
Work hard for the exam ! Tangjai tham khor soab na
ตั้งใจ ทำ ข้อ สอบ นะ
"thangjai" is "pay attention to" or "concentrate on".

  • thangjai ... : pay attention to ... / concentrate on ...
  • rian: study
  • tham ... : do ...
  • khor soab: test paper
  • na: added at the end of the sentence to make it softer or politer.

  • tham khor soab
    "exam" can be said simply "soab" and the second sentence above could be "Tangjai soab na" but people usually say "Tangjai tham khor soab na". Hmmm, language is difficult...



Various expressions about study in Thai language.
Work hard ! :D
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I studied Thai language for two hours today. Wan-nee (Pom/DichanDai Rian PhaaSaa Thai Laew Song Chuamhong Krab/Ka
วันนี้ (ผม/ดิฉัน) ได้ เรียน ภาษา ไทย แล้ว 2 ชั่วโมง ครับ/ค่ะ
  • not "studied" but "study"
    If you want to say not past tense "studied" but "is going to/will study", "Gamrang Ja (กำลัง จะ)" or "Ja (จะ)" can be used instead of "Dai --- Laew"

    - is going to study ...
     .... gamrang ja rian (phaasaa thai)
    - will study ...
     .... ja rian (phaasaa thai)

  • school subjects
    In addition to "Thai language" (PhaaSaa Thai), school subjects are called in Thai like below:

    • English language - PhaaSaa angrit ภาษา อังกฤษ
    • mathematics - kha-nit-saat / laek คณิตศาสตร์/เลข
      ("laek" is usually used.)
    • science - wittaya-saat วิทยาศาสตร์
    • society - sang kohm สังคม
    • history - prawat-saat ประวัติศาสตร์
    • Japanese language - phaa saa yeephun ภาษา ญี่ปุ่น

  • Wan-nee: today
  • Pom: I (male)
  • Dichan: I (female)
  • Dai ... Laew: already
  • Rian: study
  • PhaaSaa: language
  • Thai: Thai ("PhaaSaa Thai" is "Thai language".)
  • Laew: past tense
  • Song: 2
  • Chuamhong: hour

  • Difficult / Easy
    In Thai language, when you want to say " difficult " or " easy " about subjects, use " yaak " or " ngaay ";
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Thai language is difficult. PhaaSaa thai yaak jang Krab/Ka
ภาษา ไทย ยาก จัง ครับ/ค่ะ
English is easy. PhaaSaa angrit ngaay jang Krab/Ka
ภาษา อังกฤษ ง่าย จัง ครับ/ค่ะ
  • PhaaSaa thai: Thai Language
  • PhaaSaa angrit: English
  • Yaak: difficult
  • ngaay: easy
  • jang: emphasize

  • good at / not good at
    In Thai language, when you want to say, you are good at ... or not good at ..., "geng" is used as below;
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I'm good at history. pom/dichan geng prawat-saat krab/ka
ผม/ดิฉัน เก่ง ประวัติศาสตร์ ครับ/ค่ะ
I'm not good at Thai language. pom/dichan mai geng paasaa thai krab/ka
ผม/ดิฉัน ไม่ เก่ง ภาษาไทย ครับ/ค่ะ
  • geng: good at
  • mai geng: not good at
  • prawat-saat: history
  • paasaa thai: Thai language

 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
I have an exam tomorrow. PrungNii Pom/Dichan Mee Sorb krab/ka
พรุ่งนี้ ผม/ดิฉัน มี สอบ ครับ/ค่ะ
"Test" or "Exam" is "Sorb" in Thai language.
When you want to say, " .... test" such as "English test", put the subject after "Sorb", like "Sorb angrit".

  • PrungNii: tomorrow
  • Mee: have
  • Sorb: test

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Lunch break

Oh, I'm starving ! I cannot wait for lunch time ! :D
Now, let's say "Lunch time is from ... to ... " in Thai language.
 meaning Thai Language (Green:stress / Blue:male / Pink:female)
Lunch time is from noon to one o'clock in the afternoon. Way-laa arharn-glang-wan rerm jaak thiang thueng baai mohng krab/ka
เวลา อาหารกลางวัน เริ่ม จาก เที่ยง ถึง บ่ายโมง ครับ/ค่ะ
  • way-laa: hour, time
  • arharn-glang-wan: lunch time
    "arharn" is food, "glang-wan" is noon.
  • jaak: from
  • thiang: noon
  • thueng: to
  • baai mohng: one o'clock in the afternoon
    baai: afternoon

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