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EP.41 Thai listening practice - My favourite sports กีฬาที่ฉันชอบเล่น
In this episode, Kru Smuk talks about different kinds of sports including her favourite ones. Let's practice Thai listening with this comprehensible input. Let me know what are your favorite sports by commenting in the comment. คุณชอบเล่นกีฬาอะไรคะ Highlighted Vocabulary กีฬา = sport กีฬาแบบทีม = team-player sports กีฬาแบบเดี่ยว = single-player sports เป็นประจำ = regularly กระปี้กระเป่า = active กระฉับกระเฉง = physically active กิจวัตรประจำวัน = daily routine  เคลื่อนไหว = to move กิจกรรม = activity กระตุ้น = to motivate แรงกระตุ้น = motivation ความคล่องตัว ความคล่องแคล้ว = agility ความแข็งแรง = strength ความฟิต = fitness กล้ามเนื้อ = muscles เทคนิค = technique พัฒนา = to improve กีฬาสังคม = social sports ประโยชน์ = benefits มีระเบียบวินัย = to be disciplined ทักษะการเรียนรู้ = leanring skills ความอดทน = resilience  ความมีน้ำใจ = great hospitality น้ำใจนักกีฬา = sport spirit ร่างกาย = body To get started with Thai lessons in an enjoyable way with me: 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Visit my website and see courses: or write me at FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI: ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai: ➡️ Thai Podcast playlist:
March 28, 2022
Farangs Talk Thai with K. Ruedi | Great tips to learn Thai from abroad from a Swiss Thai teacher.
(INTERVIEW IN THAI) In this episode, I would like to introduce khun Ruedi Seiler from He is a Swiss living in Switzerland but is fluent in both reading and writing Thai. He will soon share with your his real experiences of leanring Thai and great tips to learn and improve his Thai while being away from Thailand. We hope you will learn a lot from our interview. In case, you'd like to see translation, please visit my BananaThai School Channel to see the video of the interview with translation subtitles.  Question of this episode: How do you improve your Thai when not living in Thailand? Please feel free to share with me at Learning Thai is as easy as peeling a banana.
February 23, 2022
EP.40: 10 Sweet Thai phrases for your loved ones (Valentine Promotion 💖)
Happy Valentine’s day everyone. In this episode, I will teach you 10 sweet and sincere sentences to appreciate and celebrate love. เธอคือคนพิเศษ เธอทำให้ทุกวันของฉันมีความหมาย ฉันชอบเธอเพราะเธอเป็นเธอ ฉันจะดูแลเธอเป็นอย่างดี ฉันจะทำทุกอย่างให้เธอมีความสุข ฉันจะทำให้ดีที่สุด ให้เธอภูมิใจ ฉันจะรักเธอตลอดไป ขอบคุณที่รักกัน ขอบคุณที่อยู่เคียงข้างกัน ขอบคุณที่ดูแลกันเสมอมานะ I wish you love and kindness to yourself, your partner, family, and everyone around you and I hope you enjoy learning Thai sentences with me here. 💖 Valentine Flash Sale 💖 Buy 1 course, get 1 free for your friend, partner, or family. - Intensive Thai - Ultimate Guide to Thai Reading - Ultimate Thai Bundle * only for the one-time payment plan with lifetime access DM us at See course
February 14, 2022
EP.39: New Year's Resolution in Thai มาตั้งเป้าหมายปีใหม่ด้วยกันนะ
สวัสดีปีใหม่ค่ะทุกคน Happy New Year, everyone. In this episode, I would like to help you set your goals for 2022 and share them with me and others in Thai language.  Here are the common NY's resolution I mentioned: ออกกำลังกายอาทิตย์ละ 3-4 วัน (òork-gam-lang-gaai aa-tíd lá 3-4 wan) อ่านหนังสือเดือนละ 1 เล่ม (àan nǎng-sǔe duean lá 1 lêm)   นั่งสมาธิวันละ 15 นาที (nâng sà-maa-tí wan-lá 15 naa-tii) เลิกบุหรี่ เลิกบุหรี่ (lûek bù-rìi, lûek lâo) ใช้เวลากับครอบครัวมากขึ้น (chái wee-laa gàb krôorb-krua mâak kûen) ลดน้ำหนัก ลดการกินเนื้อสัตว์ (lód nám-nàk, lód gaan-gin núea-sàd) เรียนทักษะใหม่ (riian ták-sà mài-mài) Please feel free to share with me your goals for this year. I hope one of them could be starting to learn Thai or becoming fluent in learning Thai. _________ NEW YEAR's RESOLUTION PROMOTION Get full access to 5 Thai courses in the Ultimate Thai Bundle and Become fluent in both conversational and reading Thai skills Intensive Thai course (foundation for conversation) Ultimate Guide to Thai Reading (foundation for reading and writinig) Read Thai book1 Read Thai book2 Thai dialogue listening practice 9,999 baht for 12-month access. (Only available until 31st of Jan, 2022) Contact: Enroll at:
January 26, 2022
Farangs Talk Thai with Minh Huynh | How Google Translate helps improve Thai pronunciation
Happy New Year สวัสดีปีใหม่, everyone!  I would like to start 2022 with an interesting interview in Thai with n' Minh Huynh, a Vietnamese lady living and vlogging in Thailand. This is another episode of the #FarangsTalkThai series where our guests will share with you real experiences and tips to master Thai language.  Interview Content 00:00 Start of the interview 01:03 Please introduce yourself 01:44 How did you start learning Thai? 03:11 Speaking or Reading Thai? 05:29 Tip to use Google Translate to improve pronunciation 08:28 About Sunshine in Bangkok/ Motivation to start this vlog channel 09:42 Do Vietnamese skills help to learn Thai? 11:26 What makes Thailand famous for the Vietnamese? In case, you need a subtitle, please watch the full interview: Follow Minh Huynh on Youtube "Sunshine In Bangkok" To get started with Thai lessons in an enjoyable way with me: 🔔 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel Visit my website and see courses: or write me at   FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI: ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai: ➡️ Thai Podcast playlist:
January 13, 2022
Farangs Talk Thai with Kenny Marshall (How he develops Thai conversation skill from being an ahlete)
This is another episode that will inspire you to learn Thai with real experience and tips from a foreigner who masters conversational Thai. Please meet khun Kenny Marshall of F45 gyms in Bangkok.  I met khun Kenny a few months ago by joining the workout at sessions at F45 but I just realized he can speak Thai very fluently and naturally so I invited him to be a special guest of this episode. One thing I realized from having a conversation with him is that he thinks developing an athletic skill and Thai language skill are quite similar, you need big motivation. You need to find your reasons and learning style, then observe, repeat and use Thai words you learn as much as you can. Having local Thai friends and asking for help from them is part of his tip as well as many more things you can take away and enhance your learning Thai journey.  Please enjoy! 
November 28, 2021
EP.38: 10 Interjections that make you sound Thai
How does Thai sound for you? Speak Thai naturally with interjections or sounds we make with different emotions - shocked, sad, impressed, doubting, etc. Let's get started.  อ๋อ ǒhhhhhhhhhhr  = I see ห้ะ há = What!? อ่าว àao = What? (disappointed)  โอ้โห ôh-hǒo = Wow! บ้า bâa = That's creazy! เห้ย hêuy = What!? (when something bad happened and you're shocked)  อืม eum / เออ euh = aha เหย hěuy = awwww, uhmmm (good stuff) เฮ้อ hêr = to sigh โอ้ย óy = ouch! That hurts. Want to take Thai lessons with me - easy and fun? 🔔 Visit my website and see my online courses: or write me at I will get back to your with my personal assistance to help you get started with Thai easily. FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI:   ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai:
November 10, 2021
Farangs Talk Thai: Dr.Donna Robinson from MedConsult
In this episode, you will get to know one of the most well-known doctors in the Bangkok expat community. She has been in Thailand for more than 30 years and successfully passed the medical exams in Thai language and has established a successful clinic in Bangkok. Please welcome Dr. Donna Robinson.  Read Transcript of the interview here: In the Farang Talks Thai series, I invite foreigners who speak Thai and have an interesting background to share experiences of living in Thailand and learning Thai. I wish to inspire anyone to keep learning and improving by showing great role models. Anyone can speak Thai!  LEARN THAI WITH BANANATHAI 🔔  Visit my website and see my online courses: or write me at I will get back to your with my personal assistance to help you get started with Thai easily. FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI:   ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai:
October 31, 2021
EP.37: Extra Polite Thai Sentences from my Hotel in Phuket
Greetings from Phuket! I am staying and doing workation for 2 weeks from the beach. During my stay, I heard the hotel staff talking extra nice and polite Thai to me and other guests. So I want to share and compare extra polite and casual Thai for you in this podcast.  Read my blog and see notes from this episode. Want to take Thai lessons with me - easy and fun? 🔔  Visit my website and see my online courses: or write me at I will get back to your with my personal assistance to help you get started with Thai easily. FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI:   ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Basic Thai playlist: ➡️ Reading Thai:
October 21, 2021
EP.36: Thai sentences for learning Thai in a classroom
I gathered 10 useful sentences used in a Thai class for you here. Let's learn each of the sentences with a full explanation. To see both Thai and English Transcripts, click here to read my blog post.  Want to take Thai lessons with me - easy and fun? 🔔 Visit my website and see my online courses: or write me at I will get back to your with my personal assistance to help you get started with Thai easily. FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI:   ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai:
October 12, 2021
EP.35: Make a Comparison in Thai (กว่า,ขึ้น,ลง)
To compare one thing to another thing in Thai, we use the word กว่า (gwàa) however, there are other words and more exceptions to learn. Let's dive into this podcast lesson and learn all cases with practical examples. Read the lesson notes Want to take Thai lessons with me - easy and fun? 🔔 Visit my website and see my online courses: or write me at I will get back to your with my personal assistance to help you get started with Thai easily. FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI:  ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai:
October 05, 2021
EP.34: Golden Rules when Thais repeat a word twice (คำซ้ำ)
Why do Thai people like to repeat a word twice? สบายๆ (sa-baai sa-baai), กล้วยๆ (gluay-gluay), etc. Find the answer and learn to repeat a word properly in 4 cases with examples.  In Thai language, ไม้ยมก "ๆ" (mái yá-mók) always follows a word that needs to be repeated as a way to shorten the writing. Instead of writing สบายสบาย, we can just easily and shortly write สบายๆ. You can learn more about this "ๆ" and other symbols in my Ultimate Guide to Thai Reading course. Got feedback or want to have a chat with me? Write me an email at or visit my website: to see available learning Thai programs.  -- FREE SOURCES TO LEARN THAI: ➡️ 5-day Easy Thai Challenge: ➡️ Start speaking Thai: ➡️ Start reading Thai: ➡️ Thai Podcast playlist:
September 21, 2021
EP.33: Thai Slang on social media **UPDATE 2021**
I hope you enjoy this quick podcast lesson with me. Got feedback or idea? Write to chat with me at Here is the list of the slang you learned: ปัง bpang อย่าหาทำ yàa hǎa tam ทัวร์ลง tua long ทิพย์ tib แกง gaeng If you'd like to improve your Thai, here are the options: Best for beginners: Intensive Thai course (fundamental and conversational Thai) The simplest way to master Thai scripts: Ultimate Guide to Thai Reading Best for intermediate: Intermediate Thai (live Zoom lessons on Fridays) More information:
August 27, 2021
EP.32: Thai word choices of "Suddenly" and how to use them properly
There are many words as "Suddenly" in Thai such as ทันที, กระทันหัน, อยู่ๆ, อยู่ดี ๆ, etc. In this podcast, I will teach you how to use them in different situations with various helpful examples.  In case you want to improve your Thai, BananaThai provides various programs with different goals and methods. Check them out on my website or write me at for further assistance. I will be happy to help you :)  See you in the next episode! Kru Smuk ครูสมุ้ก
July 07, 2021
EP.31: Try out my newest Thai listening program (Thai Dialogue 1 - Intermediate)
I am so excited to let you try out my new program to help you improve your conversational Thai skills by listening to a quick and fun dialogue. If you're a fan of my podcast, this program is made or especially for you. Don't forget to join the waitlist if you're interested in this program.  Transcript of the dialogue 3 Any feedback? Get in touch with me at
June 10, 2021
EP.30: Build a Thai sentence in past tense อดีตกาล
This episode focused mainly in to help you with Thai sentence structure in the past time. You will learn how to talk in past tense with a good sentence structure with various practical examples.  If you're interested in learning more about tenses in Thai language, please take a look at my Intensive Thai course where you will learn 5 different tense forms with ease. Got feedback? Write me at
May 26, 2021
EP.29: Speak Thai formally and politely with an example scenario
Many times, you have to be formal and polite especially in a business or professional setting as well as when speaking with a stranger. This podcast will teach you a few steps to become more confident and professional. About BananaThai Visit or contact me at for further information regarding my Thai programs. 
May 13, 2021
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 02, 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 08, 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 02, 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 06, 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 01, 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 03, 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 05, 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