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Learn Thai GluayGluay

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EP.28: 10 common phrases with พอ (pohr) or 'enough'
พอ (pohr) means 'enough or sufficient. It's one of the most commonly used words in Thai conversation. In this episode, you will learn how to use พอ properly with 10 colloquial phrases with examples. Got feedback? Write me at For more info about BananaThai and online courses, visit
April 22, 2021
EP.27: Songkran Story วันหยุดสงกรานต์ (upper intermediate)
Songkran is coming. Let's practice Thai listening and learn about the famous Songkran tradition of Thailand. Songkran promotion: Enroll in one course, get one course for free! There are 2 packages to choose from. Contact me at for further information. This promo is available only for 7 days (10-16 April). Please be quick and get started with Thai during this long holiday.  About BananaThai The most engaging and fun self-paced programs to learn Thai Website | Facebook | Instagram | Email
April 12, 2021
EP.26: How often do you ...? (Thai adverbs of frequency)
Learn 10 Thai adverbs of frequency to answer the question 'บ่อยไหม' (how often?). Answer the 5 quick quizzes at the end of the podcast and pass it to me at or tag me on my social media 'BananaThaiSchool', I will get back to you with correction.
March 15, 2021
EP.25: Speak Thai like a native with ก็ (gôr)
Learn 10 ways to use ก็ - the most common particle used by native Thai speakers. In this episode, you will get an overview of how to use ก็ in a proper sentence and learn with practical examples that you can just use right after this episode. ถ้าคุณชอบ episode นี้ก็อย่าลืมไลค์และแชร์นะคะ This content is part of the Intermediate Thai program. Join the Intermediate Thai learning communities with students from around the world and learn Thai via Zoom with Kru Smuk every Friday at 4:00 pm. Feel free to email me at for further information.  
March 2, 2021
EP.24: Staying in ASQ experience in Thailand with Kru Chom
In the special episode, I invited a Thai teacher (Kru Chom) to be my guest speaker. She was in Thailand's ASQ and she will share her experience and answer all questions related to quarantine in Thailand. Lots of useful Thai phrases are taught in this episode as well. Follow her on social media: Thai by Chom ( And stay tuned for my coming podcasts on Learn Thai GluayGluay Podcast
February 17, 2021
EP.23: Romantic Funny Thai Jokes for coming Valentine's day
Let's learn the 5 มุขเสี่ยว to first for your (potential) Valentine's. You will learn these 5 common phrases related to love: ใจตรงกัน รักข้างเดียว โลกสีชมพู ทอดสะพาน and ความรักบังตา. If you enjoy this episode and would like to support me by treating me a dish of Pad Thai, please feel free to contribute at  หวังว่าทุกคนจะชอบบทเรียนนี้นะคะ Much love, Kru Smuk
February 8, 2021
EP.22: Learn to ask "How was your weekend?" and respond to it in Thai
It's very common to ask your friends or colleagues about the weekend. It's a great way to start a small talk and keep in touch with people. In this podcast, you will learn how to ask about the weekend and respond to it with ease. Clear explanations and various examples are provided.  Want to improve your Thai? Check out my online courses on Or treat me a meal of Pad Gaprao as support.
February 2, 2021
EP.21: Kru Smuk is back - Practice Thai listening from my holidays in Switzerland
Yes, I am back on my Podcast Channel! Thank you for your emails to catch up with me when I was away. คิดถึงครูใช่ไหมล่ะ :) In this episode, I will tell you a story of my holidays abroad. You will be practicing your Thai listening from the story. The level will be intermediate level - not easy and not too difficult.  Please feel free to keep in touch with me by email at krumsmuk@bananathaischool. Share with me your tips to keep motivated with Thai or to get started with Thai. I have plenty of amazing online courses to help you learn Thai in a simple, quick, and fun way. Let's talk!
January 26, 2021
EP.20: Let's Loy Krathong Sustainably ลอยกระทงอย่างยั่งยืน
Loy Krathong day is already tomorrow. (Oct 31, 2020) Let's learn Thai at the same time learn to participate in this Thai tradition mindfully with 5 tips to ลอยกระทง sustainably!  Plus I will be hosting a FB Live to celebrate and learn about Loy Krathong on Saturday 31s of Oct at 1pm. Please join me at
October 30, 2020
EP.19: เทศกาลกินเจ Vegetarian Festival in Thailand
The annual festival of eating vegetarian food and practicing Buddhist rules (aka เทศกาลกินเจ) in Thailand has just started. Let's talk about how it is and what rules and practices need to be followed in this episode.  Got feedback? Write to me at
October 19, 2020
EP.18: Thai compound words with Poo ขี้ (kii)
This episode is useful but at the same time, disgusting because I will be talking about "Poopoo". Expand your vocabulary with the word ขี้ (kîi) that literally means 'shit' and 'waste'. It can also be a prefix of adjectives for personality.  Got feedback or want to request any topics that you'd like me to talk about in the coming episode? Please feel free to contact me at or check out my online Thai courses on Do not forget to follow my Learn Thai Podcast on Youtube, Spotify, Apple podcast, and more!
October 6, 2020
EP.17: A story with "ให้ hai" and how to use this most frequently used word
ให้ hai means to give but it can also mean to allow. Besides, it can be used with a couple of verbs as a preposition. Listen to this podcast practice listening to a story full of ให้ hai. Feel free to drop me an email at to ask any questions, seek for assistant or share what you'd like to hear in the next episodes.
September 28, 2020
EP.16: 10 common Thai personalities you should know
I will introduce you to 10 common Thai personalities (Good/Bad) to help you understand Thais better and know how to live together with us.  Share your ideas about Thai personalities you noticed on Apple Podcast, I will get back to you very soon.
September 21, 2020
EP.15: Guess the 15 compound words with ใจ (jai)
Advance Level* ใจ (jai) means 'heart' in Thai and is the word that is part of many compound words. Let's guess the words and share your favorite one with me at
September 14, 2020
EP.14: Five Thai phrases to catch up with your old friends
It's been a while, Kru Smuk is back on BananaThai Podcast! Let's catch up with these 5 common phrases to talk to your old friends. Share your ideas or feedback at
August 24, 2020
EP.13: 5 words you should avoid saying to Thais
Talking about physical appearance and personality can be challenging. There are a few words you should avoid saying to Thais. I will also suggest replacements that is more positive and pleasant to hear. How do you like this topic? Drop an email at 
June 23, 2020
EP.12: Sing along Thai Song สักวันฉันจะดีพอ by Bodyslam (Intermediate)
One of the most entertaining ways to learn Thai is to learn from a Thai song. Today I would like to introduce you to a famous song สักวันฉันจะดีพอ (sák-wan chãn jà dii-poor) and teach you essential Thai words. If you'd like to learn a full song, join the Weekly Thai Group on Only 200 baht/month to learn Thai via Zoom with me every Friday at 4:00 pm. 
June 10, 2020
EP.11: Living in Thailand after retirement story (Advanced Level)
Many of my students planned to move to Thailand or already moved to Thailand after retirement. So I would help you improve your Thai listening skill in the topic of เกษียนอายุ (gà-sǐan aa-yú) story of Susan. What about you? Are you planning to move to Thailand after retirement as well? 
June 1, 2020
EP.10: Speak Thai like a native with 5 common particle (Thai tips)
To speak Thai naturally and sound like a native, you must learn Thai particles (mostly is placed at the end of a sentence). Words with no meaning but they imply big expressive tones and emotions. To join a Zoom lesson this Friday on the topic of 5 Thai particles (part2), please contact me on
May 26, 2020
EP.9: Answer why you want to learn Thai with examples (Intermediate)
The question for you today is ทำไมถึงอยากเรียนภาษาไทย 'tham-mai thueng yaak-rian paa-saa-Thai' (Why do you want to learn Thai?). Listen to different common reasons why people are learning Thai. Email me at to share your reasons. I will get back to you with my personal assistance :) 
May 18, 2020
EP.8: Discover Isan Thai Food (Intermediate)
You may know Tom Yam Kung and Phad Thai, but you might not be familiar with one of the most famous Thai cuisines for locals - Isan Cuisine from the Northeastern part of Thailand. Learn more Thai at
May 11, 2020
EP.7: Big Cleaning Day Story with Thai vocabulary about housework
Listen to a story in Thai and test your listening with 5 questions from the story as well as expand your Thai vocabulary about งานบ้าน (ngaan-bâan) or housework. Learn more Thai at
May 3, 2020
EP.6: Order drinks and snack at a coffee café (Beginner)
Who loves coffee must listen to this episode - learn essential vocabulary and phrases to order drinks and snacks in Thai from an example conversation. To learn more Thai, visit my website
April 27, 2020
EP.5: Thai listening test from a story of 'ผัดไทย Pad Thai' (intermediate-advanced)
Listen to the story about Pad Thai and how it develops to be one of the most famous Thai dishes, as well as test your Thai by answering 5 questions from the story. See the full Thai transcript and a list of essential words from this episode on my blog post: 
April 20, 2020
EP.4 Improve your Thai listening skill on the topic of "Fresh Market" (Beginner - Intermediate)
Review essential vocabulary commonly used at a fresh market such as meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruits, while practicing your Thai listening skill with a short story. To see my Thai course and read my blog please visit
April 12, 2020
EP.3 Introduce yourself in Thai with "10 Things About Me"
This week, I would like to help you make Thai friends by introducing yourself in a more interesting way. Not only telling your name or where you're from but also things you like to eat and to do. Once you've learned this, please feel free to send me an email or voice message telling 10 things about you [See Translation and Transcript]
April 5, 2020
EP.2 Practice Thai listening with a short story 'Daily Routine' (Intermediate Level)
This week, I would like to help you practice your Thai listening skill with the topic on 'daily routine'.  I will tell you the story slowly and clearly in Thai language. So you can practice listening. At the end of the episode, I will review 15 essential words about daily activity. To read the full Thai transcript, visit
March 29, 2020
EP.1 Learn Thai words with the topic on 'How to prevent Covid-19'
The hottest topic in town is Covid-19. The spread became bigger and bigger in Thailand, especially Bangkok where I live. So I would like to keep you updated about the situation here as well as teach essential Thai vocabulary on the topic, "How to prevent Covid-19". 
March 27, 2020
Welcome to Learn Thai GluayGluay Podcast
Here is Kru Smuk your Thai teacher. I will help you improve your Thai listening skills with my weekly podcasts (posted every Sunday) I hope you enjoy! To get to know me more, please visit my website:
March 27, 2020