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3/13/10

Home appliance


“Chán chuêh-waâ” which means “I believe” that nowadays people cannot live without home appliances. They are like one part of our body (muěn-bpen-suàn-neùng-kŏng-raâng-gaai เหมือนเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของร่างกาย).…without them we’ll feel like (roó-seùk-muěn-gàb-waâ รู้สึกเหมือนกับว่า) something is missing or ‘àrai-baang-yaàng-haaĭ-bpai อะไรบางอย่างหายไป’

** First of all…let’s take a look at the vocabulary about the home appliances**

Air-conditioner = air / kruêng-bpràp-aa-gaàt = แอร์ / เครื่องปรับอากาศ

Television/TV = toe-rá-tát / tee-wee = โทรทัศน์ / ทีวี

DVD player = kruêng-lên-dee-wee-dee = เครื่องเล่นดีวีดี

Radio = wíd-tá-yú = วิทยุ

CD player = kruêng-lên-see-dee = เครื่องเล่นซีดี

Computer = kom-píw-dtoêr = คอมพิวเตอร์

Speaker = lam-pohng = ลำโพง

Microphone = mai-kro-fohn = ไมโครโฟน

Adapter = adáptôr / kruêng-bplaing-fai-faá = อแด๊ปเตอร์ / เครื่องแปลงไฟฟ้า

MP3 player = kruêng-lên-em-pee-saăm = เครื่องเล่นเอ็มพีสาม

Digital camera = glông-taài-roôp-dí-ji-dtâwn = กล้องถ่ายรูปดิจิตอล

Video camera = glông-taài-wee-dee-oh = กล้องถ่ายวีดีโอ

Cell phone = toe-rá-sàp-meuh-teŭh = โทรศัพท์มือถือ

Remote control = ree-mòhd = รีโมท

Refrigerator = dtoô-yen = ตู้เย็น

Microwave = dtao-mai-kro-waíb = เตาไมโครเวฟ

Gas cooker = dtao-gaêd = เตาแก๊ส

Rice cooker = môr-hŭng-kaaô = หม้อหุงข้าว

Electric kettle = grà-dtìk-nám-ráwn = กระติกน้ำร้อน

Washing machine = kruêng-sák-paâ = เครื่องซักผ้า

Electric fan = pád-lom = พัดลม

Electric iron = dtao-reêd = เตารีด

To turn on/ switch on = bpoèrd = เปิด

To turn off/ switch off = bpìd = ปิด

To turn down = bao = เบา

To turn up = poêrm = เพิ่ม

Not working/ not functioning = siă / maî-tam-ngaang = เสีย / ไม่ทำงาน



Now when your home appliance equipment is not working you can send it back to the service center or ‘soŏn-bor-rí-gaan ศูนย์บริการ’ to get it fixed or mended. To ask if it can be fixed you have to say ‘sâwm daî-maí? (ซ่อมได้มั้ย)’ which means ‘Can you fix it?’. If it can’t be fixed or mended (sâwm maî-daî ซ่อมไม่ได้) then it is time to say ‘goodbye or laa-gàwn (ลาก่อน)’ to your equipment and buy a new one or ‘seúh-maì ซื้อใหม่’



Warranty? Ráp-bprà-gan รับประกัน
Usually when you buy home appliance equipment you will also get the warranty card or bai-ráp-bprà-gan (ใบรับประกัน) so that when your equipment has a problem or ‘mee-bpan-haă มีปัญหา’ you can get it fixed or mended for free. But when the warranty is expired or ‘mòhd-aa-yú หมดอายุ’ you will need to pay for the repair.



Where to buy? Seúh teê-naĭ dee? ชื้อที่ไหนดี
In Bangkok and big cities we usually go to the department stores or shopping malls (haâng-sàp-pá-sĭn-kaá ห้างสรรพสินค้า) there are many brands (yeê-hôr ยี่ห้อ) and models (roôn รุ่น) for you to select (luêrk เลือก) and you can be sure that you will not be cheated. When you have a problem with the merchandise that you buy you can bring it back or ‘ao-glàb-maa เอากลับมา’ to the department stores and they will send it to the service center for you.

thanks to languagehut.cin

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