Happy to meet you Nakon Sawan

In my bedroom I have hung index cards of almost 50 phrases and in both English and Thai. I have placed them all over my walls, so that each day I look at the phrase in English, and then read it to myself in Thai. I am determined to learn as much of the language as I can this next year. My goal by the end of the year is to be able to spend a day traveling without needing to use any English.

Taped to my bedroom door is an index card that reads, “Happy to meet you.”

Translation- “Pom mi cuam suk ti dai pop khun.”

My Home-To-Be Across the World

Today I spent some time learning basic Thai words as well as simple phrases. With a month until arrival I feel as if I have enough time to pick up some very beginners Thai, so that I am not completely ignorant when I arrive.

While most of what I was learning was introductory phrases, how to ask for directions, the translation of manners, and how to ask the time, there were a few words that really stuck out to me.

Heart is pronounced- Jai

To enter is pronounced- Kao

To understand is pronounced- Kao Jai.

To understand another person, is in a sense, to enter their heart.