AUA: advanced class = 1150 hours, total class time = 2088 hours
Despite the last couple posts (here and here), I really haven’t been into watching lakorn that much this year. In late January I’d started watching ลายมนุษย์ (lai manut), which I would consider to be a well-made but glacially-paced family/corporate drama about incredibly nice, meek people and the corporate/social-ladder climbing sociopaths who they let stomp all over themcontinued…
The first part of this clip is pretty easy to follow, as Jao Uraka once again ignores Yomanak’s warnings that her present actions will have bad karmic consequences down the line. In the second part, Jao gets to see for herself that their renewed relationship isn’t what’s uppermost in Chai’s mind. I find the monk one of the harder characters to understand, but I get the overall gist: he’s not going to do anything that would aid Chai’s quest for vengeance (from มณีสวาท manee sawat episode 11):
Here are four scenes from มณีสวาท (manee sawat) that contain a good amount of words that I don’t know. I find scenes two and four pretty hard to grasp, and my understanding of what’s being said there is quite vague; whereas scenes one and three I was able to follow fairly closely — but even so there’s plenty of unknown vocab that I run up against.
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An increasingly acrimonious conversation between Kun Subahn and Jao Uraka. Of the four scenes, I think this is the one I can follow most closely (from episode 7 of มณีสวาท manee sawat):
5 March 2014; AT5 = 1063 hours; total class time = 2001 hours; TV = 552.5 hours
A friend of mine who also went to AUA once told me that he thought if you were going to try to learn Thai by watching movies, it would be best to get one movie and watch it repeatedly. In a certain way, that makes sense, but it hasn’t been my approachcontinued…
18 March 2013; AT5 = 934 hours; total time = 1872 hours; TV = 101.2 hours
For what it’s worth, I just this week passed the 100 hour mark in terms of watching Thai video (movies & TV), and later today when I go to school I will hit the point where my hours in AT5 start to exceed 50% of my total time in the AUA program.
Since the last entry, my video watching has been entirely of one particular Thai lakorn, Maneesawat (มณีสวาท). Continue reading →
25 February 2013; AT5 = 855 hours; total time = 1793 hours; TV = 68.3 hours
I just got back from having a meal at the marketplace near my house, and despite still not having started any kind of formal study of reading and writing, my ability to read the menu has definitely improved: I was able to read and understand the names of dishes that I’ve never heard of. Continue reading →