Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Speaking Thai

After such a long period staying in Thailand, Angel has mastered the Thai greeting ritual few months back. She would greet everyone while being asked to where she would stand properly, putting both her hands together, bow a bit and said



"SaWaDee ka~~!"
(greeting in Thai language)
in a very happy and jolly tone :) I love to see her doing that as she looks extremely polite and cute :)

Also that day when we was travelling in the car, Angel's grandma is talking to Angel

G: Angel, see .... the car is going up! Nah .... going down!
A: (watching without making a sound)

G: See .... tell mommy to steer the steering, turn turn turn left~~, turn turn turn right~~ .....
Then suddenly we heard
A: Dong-Bai Ka ~~ka ~~ ka.......... Kwa-Ka ~~ ka ~~ ka......... (while pointing to the front showing me the way :D)

We paused then laughing non stop!! Oh dear, Angel must have learn that from us while we was talking to the taxi driver in Bangkok :)

Actually Angel starts to give me directions but it's in all in Thai words!!! :D

Dong-Bai ka = Go Straight Please, while Kwa-Ka = Turn Right Please both in Thai language. We didn't expect that the first language that she learn in giving us directions (only directions so far) is actually in Thai :D Even back in Malaysia, she would also give us directions in her Thai language :P :P

33 comments:

Mommy to Chumsy said...

ahh...clever girl, Angel :D

Linda said...

Wow... Angel is amazing.... :)

BoeyJoey said...

Wow... she's picking up so fast ya! Keep it up, Angel! :-D

Cath J said...

Hi Carol.. miss your blog already hehehhe... wahhhh Angel soo good ahhh can speak in Thai some more...

Are you shifting in Bangkok my fren? (Dun knw if people keep on asking the same questions... and here am I asking again ^_^)

the little prince said...

So cute!!

SOmetimes, we cant predict what they will pick up!! :-p

Mummy Gwen said...

Angel is so cute lah doing the greetings gesture. :) It must be cute hearing her speaking in Thai..hehe.

agnes said...

guess it's easy for them to pick up just any language at this age ya?

like the gal at home is speaking bahasa to kakak & switch back to english + mandarin with us.. :)

we din stop her since no harm learning more if she can remember ya.. heheee...

LittleLamb said...

so cool..eventually Angel can speak many languages.... Thai is not easy to learn..esp writing right....

r u in BKK? maybe can visit u one day cos I m dreaming for my shopping n massage..

Mama Mia said...

ooo..clever girl! :)

Mummy Ryan said...

So cute....good for her because next time she can master in few languages....:)

Wonderful Life said...

you and hubby knows how to speak thai??

Irene said...

pandai lil Angel. hehe... i oni know sawadekap & kap kum kap :)

my cousin bro's wife is a thai & we lurve the tomyam she cooks!

mNhL said...

How interesting....it will be an advantage for her to know an extra languages.

Kristie said...

So cute!!! I love to speak thai too hehehe... dont u think their language is very 'manja' esp when the females speak? no wonder guys' hearts are captued when they go there hehehhe... :p

So cute lah, one day must video Angel saying sawadeeka!!! :)

btw, u are based in bkk because of ur hubby's job? u still come back to kk?

ChloeRuoyi said...

What a smart and observant little girl! She'll have no problems finding her way in Thailand in the future haha :-D

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

hoe cute is that!! such a clever girl..

Angeline said...

Aaaawww... so cute!!!
I used to travel to Thailand to get stocks almost every month....and I've always think that Thailand has one of the best greetings and language... it just sound like singing...always gentle and polite.

Ann said...

oh...sooo cute! They sure learn fast!

Lemonjude said...

She learn Thai faster than others...very smart..

Thai language really sounds so special...I love some Thai songs too, though don't know what it means...

She looks so sweet doing the greeting gesture, sure win lots of praises..

Merryn said...

Oh I can imagine! must be very cute when she said that!!!!!! aw angel, you are such a sweetheart!

MeRy said...

Smart girl...Angel is a fast learner....She will be another Thai girl soon.(hahaha:)

MommyAngel said...

MommytoChumsy, thanks :)

Linda, thanks :)

BoeyJoey, thank you :)

Cath, I miss your blog too but no internet connection at my place still :(
- Initially we are planning to shift to Bangkok for good but not now I guess :( I love this place actually :)

Yugene, you are so right :) So I would talk carefully from now on :)

MummyGwen, yes …. It sounds so funny actually :) But it’s music to our ears :)

Agnes, wow …. I think it’s good that Chloe learn BM at home from Kakak coz it will be so much easier when she went to school later. Yup, as long as she can remember all those languages, why not right? But for Angel’s case, maybe that’s the reason she speak very late coz she listen to the TV and other people speaking Thai most of the time, then at home, we speak Mandarin and English for her whilst she saw mommy and hubby speaking Cantonese, then her grandparents speaking Hokkien to her.

Racheal, Yes …. We are in Bangkok on and off but we will be moving soon. You love Bangkok too?? Ya …. The massage here is super cheap and the shopping ….. no fight for that at all!!!!! I really love this place actually :)

MamaMia, thanks :)

MummyRyan, I just hope that she won’t be confused :)

Doreen, errmmm ….. hubby didn’t really know how to speak Thai but I can speak very very little la :)

Irene, hahahaha .... that’s good enough for you :) Oh ya, the tomyam that Thai cooks are so yummy!! And I love their papaya salad too ….. *hungry*

mNhL, ya … it sure does :) Next time go back to Bangkok can bargain the price with the seller too :)

Kristie, Oh ya …. You are so right! The way they speak is so soft and ‘lam-sei-yan’. I talk so harshly when I speak my Thai at first making me look like a ‘ah-kuah’ at first, hahahahaha …. Then finally no choice but have to follow their soft tone too :) :) kekekekeke ….. so funny!!!
- I hardly can get angel on Video lately, once she saw the camera, she won’t do what she is doing instantly :( Did you experiencing that with Jayden?
- Yes, we based here due to hubby’s job and actually “WE” use to work here but now only hubby is working lo. Yes, we always come back to KL and KK and that’s why you can see me ‘flying’ once every 1-2 months time lo. But hubby will be moving our from Bangkok soon :)

Hweili, yes …. Kids their age is very observant and I bet your Chloe is the same too right? That’s why sometimes talking to her I really have to think twice to make sure I use the right manner and words, hehehehehe ……

Sha, thank you :)

Angeline, oh really? Then you must know Thailand pretty well in and out especially where to get nice and cheap things :) I love Thailand very much actually coz they are very very polite, very hamble, very soft spoken and very friendly too …. Oh, I just love this place and surely will miss there a lot when I am back in Malaysia :)

Ann, thanks :)

Judy, hahahaha …. Yes, in terms of giving out direction, I think Thai is the only language that she hear us saying :)
- oh, I love Thai songs too! You sure know how to pick music ya and very international too :)
- everytime she did the thai greetings, sure everyone will looks surprises :) But sure looks very cute lah and that’s why we always asked her to say it when greeting people here :) Luckily so far, she still obey :)

Merryn, hahahaha …. Sure is very cute!!! Coz I didn’t get to see her so ‘obedient’ normally :)

Mery, Hahahahaha ….. being a Thai girl also not bad leh, very ‘soft spoken’ and polite :) But I don’t think we will be staying in Thailand for long la. Only will visit once in a while also coz I love this place :)

2ma said...

angel is so smart!!! well done!!!

coffeesncookies said...

have you taught her 'nong, song, sam, seep, har, suk, .... ? i still remember little bit Thai :)

little prince's mummy said...

Wow! Can speak thai somemore! Geng!

MommyAngel said...

2ma, thanks :)

Coffeencookies, oh … you know thai language too?? Where did you learn that from??

Peiwun, thank you :)

Serene said...

For me, Thai languages is always full of "ka" "ka" "ka", it sounds funny... =) I think I will laugh non-stop too if Xixi tell me "sawadeeka" =)

Kristie said...

Jayden sometimes looks away from the camera but nowadays when we take a picture of him, he will automatically smile at the camera, so cute hehe...

Soon where will ur hubby's job be moving to? :)

MommyAngel said...

Serene, I did laughing non stop when the very first time I heard her saying Sawadeeka too :P

Kristie, Oh … in that case taking picture for him is such a breeze as he would look at the camera and give you his sweetest smile, oh …. How sweet!!!
- as for hubby, I shall let all of you know later ya :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Haha, I enjoyed reading this post. It must be super cute while she saying the thai words.

So now you also can speak thai language very well ya.

MommyAngel said...

Joanne, thanks :)
- I can only speak a little Thai but really really a little!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Hehe..looking forward for your video that speaking thai. Hehe.

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