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Vocabulary for This Lesson

Introducing Yourself

With these words you'll be able to introduce yourself, ask someone's name, and tell them your name.
ขอโทษ
kǎw-tôte
excuse me, pardon me
ใช่
châi
yes, to be so
ใช่ is used as an affirmative response to certain questions. Loosely translated, it means "yes, or correct".
ไม่ได้
mâi-dâi
can not, is not
ไม่ใช่
mâi-châi
it is not so, no, negative response
ใช่ไหม
châi-mǎi
Isn't that right? Correct?
When ใช่ไหม is added to a statement, it forms a question. It is used when the speaker is seeking confirmation of something. It is very similar to the word หรือ, and in most cases either word can be used.
นามสกุล
naam-sà-gune
last name, family name
ได้ไหม
dâi-mǎi
can you? are you able to?
อีกที
eèk-tee
again, one more time
พูด
pôot
to speak; to say
กรุณา
gà-rú-naa
please
Note that the first syllable is formed by ก without a vowel. This special spelling has an implied à sound. So you say gà-rú-naa (not grú-naa). gà-rú-naa. กรุณา is one of two different words that are used like the English word please. The other word is โปรด (bròte).
นะ
a question particle
นะ is added to questions to make them sound less abrupt, or nicer.
อะไร
à-rai
what (question word)
ชื่อ
chûu
name, to be named
ว่า
wâa
that
ว่า means "that", when used with verbs like พูด ( พูด ว่า, to say that)
เปล่า
blào
no
เปล่า is a particle that means "No". It indicates a strong disagreement with the information content of a question. You will often hear the words หรือ เปล่า (rǔu bplào), which is like saying or not? at the end of a statement to form a question. If you strongly disagree, say เปล่า.
ไม่
mâi
no, not
ยินดี
yin-dee
to be pleased
รู้จัก
rúu-jàk
to know; understand; acquaint

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