chiangmaigreg wrote:Hi Brianna.Thai can seem so daunting to us farang.So many different ways to say the same thing to different people.Tonal sounds,that I often have problems with.
Lucky for us that the thais are an understanding people who just love the fact that we try to speak a little of their language and try to understand a little of their culture.
I have often noticed that when I go to the market in the morning to give food to the monks on their alms round the approving smiles on the faces of the locals as they watch this farang on his knees,wai-ing the monk/monks who are receiving my offerings.
I am a kiwi and would like to say that many of my american friends speak a fair bit of thai,but even this is not enough to satisfy people of other nationalities who enjoy yank bashing.If you do not speak thai then you are an ignorant yank.If you do speak thai you are a typical smart a--e yank.
Enjoy your time in Thailand.
appicchato wrote:That's one of the advantages of living in Thailand, if one doesn't hang with Caucasians there is no bashing...of any kind...the worst it gets is being ignored...oh, the beauty...
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