Adventure1 Publications  

700 THAI WORDS TAKEN FROM ENGLISH

ISBN 978-1-879338-10-4  

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700 Thai Words. . . .

Below is the intro, including excerpt, to the book;

        700 Thai Words Taken From English

…available as a printed paperback book or as an ebook.

Directly below is the preamble to the book.

Following that is a list showing the 12 categories for the primary section of the book – which lists the 700 words a.k.a. ‘tap sap’

After that is a list of the main sections within the book.

Finally, in this sample section, is the SPORTS category, which is just one of 12 categories that showcase the slew of 'tap sap' words listed in the book, .....words which have been adapted to Thai language from other languages – mostly from English.

So, if you’re an English speaker who is bent on learning Thai, - just by reading our unique compilation, you’ll find you already know hundreds of Thai words.

               If your aim is to read and speak Thai on a scholarly level, this book is not for you. For that, you’d do better to delve in to a plodding methodology which might involve months learning barely discernable nuances of pronunciation among a few sets of words.

         In this text, we cut to the chase. Just by perusing this opening chapter – you can add dozens - maybe hundreds of Thai words to your vocabulary.

         Subsequent chapters showcase words and phrases used in everyday conversations.

         The middle section showcases many words by way of ‘Association Method’ – the premise being; words are more readily recalled by ‘associating’ them with quirky imagery.

         The third section covers words and phrases that are most handy for conversations – particularly for striking up new friendships.
 
Transliteration (verb); the spelling of words of one language in the alphabet of another.  Within this text, we forego confusing and cumbersome transliteration methods found in most other texts. Instead, we use a sensible method that indicates a word’s actual sound.

 
The first section of the book has the following chapters, along with their page numbers - for Thai Words Taken from English & other languages.  Note, altogether, there are over 700 words in the first section.

SPORTS 6
 
PLANTS AND ANIMALS 12

FOOD AND RESTAURANT 14

CLOTHING & MUSIC 19

BUILDING, PLACES, GEOGRAPHY 24

SCIENCE, MEDICAL & TECH 27
 

WORK, TOURISM, VEHICLES 35

GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, BANKING 41

OUT ON THE TOWN 46

EXPRESSIONS AND CONVERSATION 53

WORD ASSOCIATIONS AND QUIRKS 56

ALPHABET SOUP 62
 
The subsequent chapters are listed below, along with their page numbers - Altogether a fun and easy way to get started on learning to speak and understand Thai language.
Thai Alphabet (66)
Word Associations (72)
Learn Thai Words and Phrases A
More Thai Words and Phrases B
Yet More Thai Words and Phrases C
Tell Time Addendum
Thai Classifiers Thai Couplets

  
    Below is one of twelve categories
    from the First Section of the book.
Category: SPORTS

aerobics แอร์โรบิค

backhand = baek haen แบ็คแฮนต์

backstroke (swimming) แบ็คสโตร์ค

badminton = baet-min-dtan
or baet-min แบ็ตมินตั้น

ball = bawn บอล

ballet = ba-lay บัลเล่

baseball = baes-bawn
or bayt-bawn เบสบอล

basketball = bas-get-bawn บาสเก็ตบอล

benched (not allowed join team) เบ้นช์

billiards = bin-lee-at บิลเลียด

bowling โบลิ่ง

box, boxing, Thai boxing ไทยบอกซิ่ง

break (time out) เบรก

bye บาย - in competitive sports where
there’s a process of elimination:
where a player or team proceeds to next
level of competition because immediate
opponent fails to show
or cannot compete.

camping = kaem-pbing แคมปิ้ง

champion / champ = chaem แชมป์

cheer = chee-a เชียร์

cheerleader เชียร์ลีดดอร์

caddy แคดดี้

chip (...shot, in golf) ชิป

coach = kodt

corner kick (soccer) คอนเนอร์คิก

cricket (the sport) คริเกต

cue (billiards/pool) คิว

deuce = dew ดิวส์

exercise = ek-seuh-sai เอ็คเซอร์ไซ

fan (sport’s fan) แฟน

flyweight ไฟล์เวด

football = foot-bawn ฟุตบอล

foul = fao ฟาวล์

false start (athletics) fas-satadt
forehand โฟร์แฮนด์

four-wheeling = (verb) = fo-wee โฟร์วิน

free kick (soccer) ฟรีคิก

freestyle (swimming) ฟรีสไตล์

game เกมส์

green (golf) กรีน

goal โกล

golf = gawf กอล์ฟ
 
gym = yim ยิม

gymnastics = yim-na-dtik ยิมนาสติก

hockey ฮอกกี๊

hole-in-one โฮล์อินวัน

jockey (horse rider) จ๊อกกี้

leader (person or team)
= leedeuh หลีดเดอร์

matador = maw-taw-daw
มอทอดอร์ (from Spanish)

net (soccer, volleyball, etc.) เน็ท

Olympic โอลิมปิค

overtime โอเวอร์ไทม์

own-goal ออนโกล

ping pong ปิงปอง (from Chinese)

pro (professional) โปร์

score = sa-gaw สกอร์

serve = seuhf เสริฟ

sit-up (calisthenic) ซิตอัพ

skate = sa-gayt สเก็ต

skateboard = sagaytbod สเก็ตบอร์ด

ski = sa-gee สกี

slide (playground equip)
= sa-lai or sa-lai-deuh สไลด์

snooker สนุ๊กเกอร์

spirit (team....) สปีริต

sport (as in Sport edition)
= sa-pbawt สปอร์ต

stadium สเตเดี่ยม

statistic = sa-ti-dti สถิติ

stunt = stun สตั้น

sudden death เซิดเดิลแดท
- after-regulation time, in team sport
wherein the first point scored, wins

surf / surfing = seuf / seuf-ing
- this may apply for both the ocean sport
and for surfing the internet

team ทีม

tee (golf) ที

tennis = tennit เทนนิส

underhand (pitch or serve)
= อันเดอร์แฮนด์

volleyball = wa-lay-bawn วอลเล่บอล

warm วอร์ม (...sweat-suit, used when
'warming-up' for sports)

world cup wol kup เวิร์ด คัพ

world record wol rekoed เวิร์ดเร็คอร์ด

___________ end of excerpt ____________

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