TThai I Don’t Speak Thai But I Try byCatherine2013-03-1313 comments1 minute read This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com. Get your FREE Thailand Cheat Sheet by entering your email below. The Sheet, based on our experience with living and working in Thailand for 10+ years, shows you how to save time and money and gives you the tools the thrive in Thailand. Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Consent* I agree to receive the ExpatDen newsletter.* Maggie doesn’t speak Thai (but she tries)… So cute! This week Richard Barrow shared a YouTube video by the talented Maggie Rosenberg: ฉันไม่พูดภาษาไทย (I Don’t Speak Thai) For more of the two girls from Brooklyn: Advertisement Twitter: @wesinghappysong Facebook: HopeandMaggie1 (WeSingHappySongs) YouTube Channel: Wesinghappysongs You might also like Catherine 13 comments So cute 😀 Reply I could have sing that too, really ! But I had never sing a song without making the sky cry and the rain fall (that’s a French expression 🙂 ) Reply I LOVED the video! Loved that I could understand it without looking at the English sub titles (much, lol). That song would no doubt resonate with every Thai language learner. (PS. I think the phrase you may have been looking for is ‘headless chook’ 😉 Reply Ha! People from Brooklyn have been accused of mispronouncing the English language as well! So have fellow Long Islanders such as myself. 🙂 So would “chutzpah” be ความทะลึ่ง ? Reply I lived in Brooklyn. Never underestimate a Brooklynite. I loved the song and effort she put in. In Brooklyn it’s called Chutzpah. And she has it. One might criticize but her pronunciation is lots better than many Expats I know. Good voice too. Reply I tried to find the Thai version of “running around like a chicken with its head cut off.” All I could come up with was แข่งกับเวลา, but it does sound better. 🙂 Reply That wasn’t what I was aiming to explain but I’ll take one… ta very much 😀 Reply I think a glass of Wild Turkey would mellow things out a bit. 🙂 Reply Keith, if I get a chance I’ll ask her. Right now I’m running around like a wild chicken. Wild turkey? Something like that. Reply Hi Catherine, That sounds likely about the viewers being mainly Thai, seeing as how most of the comments on youtube appear to be in Thai, and the fact that her songs in English have nowhere near as many views. I wonder where she is learning Thai. Reply Keith, I was surprised to find that she’s not an expat in Thailand but lives in Brooklyn. As for the 300,000, I’m sure they are mostly Thai. Thais seem to have a huge presence on YouTube. Reply A former teacher of mine recommended I watch this. It’s both funny and sweet. ทั้งตลกดีกับน่ารัก Who’d have thought a farang Brooklyn girl singing in Thai could garner 300,000 views on YouTube? Reply Tweet Note: Terry Fredrickson @terryfrd Learning Thai today based on Maggie R’s delightful music vdo “I don’t speak Thai but I try” Scroll down in the article to get the original lyrics plus suggestions/corrections. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.