Diplomats and embassy staff show spoken Thai

Multiple video posts to demonstrate skills and celebrate Thai Language Day

The Australian Embassy was one of many to celebrate Thai Language Day. (Australian Embassy Facebook)

Diplomats and officials from foreign embassies in Bangkok used the video to show off their Thai language skills to celebrate National Thai Language Day on Friday.

The U.S. Embassy posted a clip on its Facebook page showing embassy officials introducing themselves in Thai, talking about Thai dishes, words they liked, and saying words they thought were difficult.

The Chinese Embassy posted a video on Facebook showing its officials speaking Thai sentences and all said the Thai language was not difficult.

The UK’s Thailand Facebook page also posted a clip showing embassy officials introducing themselves and writing their names in Thai. They also played a Fan Pan Tae (Thailand Fan) game to ask questions about kingdom provinces, roads and places, food and animals.

The German Embassy on Facebook featured some of its diplomats and officials reciting Thai poems.

The Australian Embassy, ​​led by Ambassador Angela Macdonald, released a “Happy National Thai Language Day 2022” video featuring three rising stars from the Embassy – Jane Racancoj, David Braun and Alexander Wills – taking on three challenges different to prove their Thai language skills through poetry and the use of idioms.

Other embassies have also released clips of Thai-speaking diplomats and officials to mark the important day.