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Culture Shock: Thailand

Culture Shock: Thailand

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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No matter how much research you’ve done, you will always experience some form of culture shock upon moving to a new culture. But, that doesn’t stop us from wanting to be as prepared as possible…

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Learning Thai – Part 3

Learning Thai – Part 3

Posted on 14. Jan, 2009 by .

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Not everything about the Thai language is working against us.  There are some aspects that are simpler! First, Thai does not have any verb conjugations.  That was the most difficult part of Spanish.  Rather, you just understand the tense by the context, or from time words.  So instead of saying “I ran,” you’d say, “I […]

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Learning Thai – part 2

Learning Thai – part 2

Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by .

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Another challenge to learning Thai is the alphabet. The Thai alphabet includes 44 consonants and 15 vowel symbols that make 32 vowel sounds in different combinations.  And although a vowel sound may follow a consonant sound, it is not necessarily written after it.  Some are written after, some are written before, and some are even […]

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Learning Thai

Learning Thai

Posted on 10. Jan, 2009 by .

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As part of our preparation, we are studying the language.  It will be much easier to learn once we’re living around it, but anything we can learn before then will give us a head start.  I’d especially like to be able to read it before we get there.  So, I’ve been spending some time in […]

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