A classic Thai movie to watch and practise your Thai



Movie Title : Trauma

Proper Slow Pronunciation:

หนังเรื่องแผลเก่า : Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào = movie/film +  story/topic/subject matter/title + ..(name)..


Proper Fast Pronunciation:

หนังเรื่องแผลเก่า : Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào = movie/film +  story/topic/subject matter/title + ..(name)..


Informal & Fast:

หนังเรื่องแผลเก่า : Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào = movie/film +  story/topic/subject matter/title + ..(name)..



Sentence Audio


Proper Slow Pronunciation: 


Proper Fast Pronunciation: 


Informal & Fast: 

Sentence Practice:

วันนี้ เจี๊ยบจะดูหนังเรื่องแผลเก่า

Wun~Née Jiab Jà Duu Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào


today, ..(name)..+ will + to watch + movie/film + title + ..(name)..


= Today, I will watch a film called Plăe~Gào



Pronunciation Points:

1. Formal situations such as business correspondences, TV host/reporters, etc., Thais usually speak with formal language and with proper pronunciation.

2. Informal situations in everyday life such as speaking with acquaintances, friends and family or even with strangers, Thais usually speak with informal language by shortening the proper/grammatical correct sentences, changing the pronunciation of the letter ร : R (Rolling tongue) to ล : L and omitting the cluster sound ร : R (Rolling tongue) and ล : L in consonant cluster syllables like แผล : Plăe to Păe.



Language Points:

1. Film/Movie;

When indicating a name of a film, generally we say the word หนัง : Nŭng as a subject then say the word title, เรื่อง : Rûeang before the name of the film.


2. Time word and time phrase;

Time words like วันนี้ : Wun~Née = today,  เมื่อวานนี้ : Mûea~Waan~Née = yesterday,  พรุ่งนี้ : Prôong~Née = tomorrow, อาทิตย์หน้า : Aa-tí’d Nâa = next week,  ปีที่แล้ว : Bpee Têe~Láe= last year, etc. are used before or after a sentence as added information to indicate a specific time or period of time one is talking about. For example,


วันนี้ เจี๊ยบจะดูหนังเรื่องแผลเก่า

Wun~Née Jiab Jà Duu Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào

today, ..(name)..+ will + to watch + movie/film + title + ..(name)..

Today, I will watch a film called Plăe~Gào.


เจี๊ยบจะดูหนังเรื่องแผลเก่า วันนี้

Jiab Jà Duu Nŭng Rûeang Plăe~Gào Wun~Née

..(name)..+ will + to watch + movie/film + title + ..(name).. + today

I will watch a film called Plăe~Gào today.





หนัง : Nŭng = [noun] film, movie, motion picture


เรื่อง : Rûeang = [noun] story, topic, subject matter, (film) title


แผล : Plăe =  [noun] wound


เก่า : Gào = [modifier] old, outdated, outmoded, antiquated, ancient


แผลเก่า : Plăe~Gào = [noun] trauma, embitterment, distressing or unpleasant experience


วันนี้ : Wun~Née = [noun] today

(combined from the word วัน : Wun = day and นี้ : Née = this)


จะ : Jà = [tense word] will


ดู : Duu = [verb] to watch, to examine



About The Film

แผลเก่า : Plăe~Gào is the story of the author ไม้ เมืองเดิม : Mái Mueang~Deom first published in B.E. 2479 (A.D.1936). It was first made into film in B.E. 2483 (A.D. 1940) and 2489 (1946) and later was reproduced by another director เชิด ทรงศรี : Chéod Songsrĭ in B.E. 2520 (A.D. 1977) which was really successful in Thailand and internationally. The film also won 1st prize in the film festival at the city of Nantes in France in B.E. 2524 (A.D. 1981). The story was created as a TV series and movie several times. The last film was made in B.E. 2557 (A.D. 2014)



What you will learn in this 2520 release of the film?

1. You will learn about the Thai language that our parents or grandparents use in speaking and how the new generation language relates to the past.

2. You will see old Bangkok and how คลองแสนแสบ : Klong Săen Sàeb : Saen Saeb Canal area was in the past.

3. Thai culture that still remains as it is today.

4. Thai attitudes about love and relationships.

5. Old beliefs and Thai society in the old times which partly still remains the same during the modern day.


Enjoy the film! 😀



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