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Stupid questions Thai people ask you

When I lived in California I got asked a lot of really dumb questions about Austrlaia, things like "how much for a bus from LA to Sydney". Mostly it was amusing at how little americans new about the land down under but for Thai people they take the cake. A mate of mine Josh asked me to write an article about stupid things Thai girls were asking him when they met him and what answers you should give so here we go.

stupid questions

Q. How long you stay Thailand?

Meet anyone in Thailand who doesn't know you from a bar of soap and you'll get this quesiton asked. It's one of those questions where you have no idea what they are saying. This question you never really know what they are asking you, is it they want to know how long your going to be in Thailand or how long you have been in Thailand.

Q. How big is it?

When I started trolling the internet for Thai girls that have never been with a farang before 8 out of 10 of them would ask me this question. How big is your C*&%$. I'd never been asked this question before unless of course I was meeting the girl off Adultfriendfinder. But for Thai girls it's a big curiosity. Sure Thai guys are smaller than us I think by an inch but for Thai people who base most of their information on TV instead of books think we're all hung like a horse. If they havn't seen porn it's either their friends that have told them or from things they have heard about porn movies. A lot of girls won't even go with a farang because they are scared it's too big and it's going to hurt them. Even in many soapy massage parlours some girls won't go with farang because they are scared it's too big.

Q. Why do farang only like dark tanned girls?

This is the most annoying question Thai chicks will ask me. Mostly because I personally prefer the whiter more chinese looking girls than the darker isaan girls. And if you think about it most farang in the greater world have white girlfriends. So if you were looking at it in general farang prefer white girls to dark asian chicks. I've had a number of Thai people on this blog blast me for generalizing Thai people but what about Thai people who generalize us. The biggest generalization is that we only like Tanned girls and the milky skin of a Chiang Mai girl is just something we're not into. My take on this and what I try to explain to them is that in Thailand 85% of girls have very tanned skin so just by numbers alone of course we always have a tanned girl by our sides. The second part is those who are very tanned get told since they were kids that Farang like that style so by the time the're at dating age they have it in their head that the only guys that are attracted to them are farang.

Q. Do you love me?

After a few days or even after just meeting someone if they like you they may pull out the L word. Thai people in general use the word love very loosly I believe. What on earth can you say back to this after a week of dating if you call it dating. I once took a girl i met to the short time hotel fooled around then came home, next day i got messages from her professing her love for me. As soon as they say this I put them on the black list.

There are probably heaps of other stupid questions Thai people ask just can't think of them right now, if you have any others please put them in the comment area below I'd love to hear them.

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

35 Responses to Stupid questions Thai people ask you

  1. Chem December 9, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Well, as a foreign woman here in BKK, I mostly encountered some questions that I considered funny than stupid ones (although I admit they sound stupid). Like for example, if I talk with a Thai guy, the common questions I usually get are, ” do you have a boyfriend? do you like thai boyfriend? I like you, do you like me?”. If I talk with a taxi driver, the common funny questions are, ” do you have traffic in your place? do you like taxi driver boyfriend? Can I bring you to my house? Can I buy you Leo? Can I have your number?”

    • Chris December 9, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      I heard before that foriegn chicks are always getting hit on by taxi drivers. It might seem weired but at least in Thailand the taxi drivers can actually speak english not like in Australia where you’d be lucky to find one that does!

      • Chemalexandru December 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

        Exactly! However, some taxi drivers are trying hard thinking that a foreign woman like me is a new kind of chick to flirt with,lol. Once a taxi driver took me a pic on his phone while driving on my way from the airport to keep me on his phone because I didn’t give phone number, and another one crazy taxi driver wanted to masturbate after couple of times glancing at my mini skirt. His stupid question was, ” can you sleep in my room tonight?”

        • NON BACKPACK FARANG August 24, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

          Actually, they talk to you and other foreign women that way because they have no respect for you.

          Surprised you guys don’t know this. Thai men would NEVER talk to Thai women that way because they know it is hugely disrespectful and could put them in huge trouble or even physical danger.

      • Eric December 13, 2011 at 8:44 am #

        Don’t want to make any trouble or attack anyone in anyway but, don’t forget the language barrier… please..
        Yes,, sounds funny to us native engrish speakers but they are all valid questions…

        Locals love the white skin and of course, Western TV don’t help.. I lived in the holy land for 9 years and ALL white women were sluts.. this seems to really escalate when the locals got to watch baywatch.. my ex used to get asked thing in the street by guys with a straight face:

        U want sex?

        I have a very comfy back car seat..

        All funny but over there to prove rape u need 3 MALE witnesses… yeah, Bob, Jack and I was just standin there and damn, this girl got raped… we saw it all Judge..

  2. Ben Johnson December 9, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Oh! So many lol How about these ones?
    Do farangs eat hamburgers for breakfast?
    You mean, there are really black people in England??!!
    All farangs love Isan girls, yes?
    All farangs can’t eat spicy food, correct?
    Can you teach me passa farang? (Farang language!)
    Have you ever eaten snow?
    I have a farang friend from London….his name is John. Do you know him?
    Why do all farang women wear no bras?
    Can you find me a farang girlfriend?
    All farangs are rich, yes?
    AMAZING!! You can speak Thai??
    Will you marry me? (after being together for 2 months!!)
    Taxi driver to farang after 3 minutes…..How much money do you earn???

    • Ben Johnson December 9, 2011 at 10:30 am #

      P.S. Bonus one! How much is cowpat in England? (Cowpat…Fried Rice)

    • Chris December 9, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      Now that is a good list Ben, hamburgers for breakfast! weired, maybe a meat pie!

      • Ben Johnson December 9, 2011 at 10:49 am #

        LOL!! The funny thing is, after all these years you don’t get fed up anymore! You just go through the routine, answer those silly old questions and just amuse them lol. I think your skin becomes like an old cow, thick and hardened ……you just become immune too it lol!!!!

        • Chris December 9, 2011 at 11:02 am #

          Your right, I kinda make a joke about the questions now when someone asks me, it’s all fun in the end and what makes living here enjoyable.

  3. Johnnie Walker December 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    Chris, “How long you stay Thailand” refers to both how long have you been here AND how much longer will you be here. i.e. The 2 parts added together, so – the length of time from arrival to departure. Next question will likely be, “When you go home”? When bar girls ask these questions, what they are really asking is “How long have I got to empty your wallet”?

    Ben J, in Thai culture, asking about your income is not seen as rude. A taxi driver asking this might be thinking “has he got enough to support my daughter”?

    Chris, would be useful if this site remembered our posting nick name – I can never remember what I used last time 🙂

  4. yoe December 21, 2011 at 4:46 am #

    Hey guy, please don’t forget English isn’t main language in Thailand. We have our own language is THAI and English is the second. Please don’t be too cold to us.

    • Chris December 21, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      Exactly! Thai people should speak Thai first then english if it doesn’t work not the other way around.

    • Ben Johnson December 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

      Yes! That’s why many of us ‘long term farangs’ living here speak fluent Thai. And the list of questions i wrote were the English translations of the questions that get asked me. Yes, i converse completely in Thai when out and about lol

  5. quilty17 January 17, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Lol… thats strange I must have chatted with over 300 girls on dating websites and not even one asked me about my “size”. Only ever get that question from bargirls who have a “professional” interest, and then I always say it is “lek” cause I am a modest guy 5555

  6. Sir Derp Derpington July 30, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    thais are so stupid even the word “stupid” is not enough to describe their stupidity.

  7. sfdsjfdsfn January 17, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    Once a Thai asked me how many hours there are in a day in Australia. I replied 24, the earth rotates on its own axis once every 24 hours. That ****ing stupid ****

  8. Alto May 17, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Good god they are morons aren’t they.

    • Mark June 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      I have lived here since 2011, and came here with an open mind, but everyday that passes I am more and more disappointed by the Thai stupiidity. Sadly, I think Moron is probably an accurate description for many Thais. On top of being stupid they are also very lazy and dishonest. It is not just my feelings but those expressed to me by every farang I meet. Even Thais admit openly that they are lazy, and dishonesty is everywhere.

  9. whatfor June 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    you are an asshole – just so you know

  10. Ron September 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    I would say they are not really stupid. Many of them are smart, just uneducated. Lazy, for sure. I speak nearly fluent Thai and only speak Thai with my girlfriend of 3 years. It amazes me the stupid things she does. She learns though, just very, very, very slowly. My education is decent. Not the best. She always compliments me on how smart I am. Wow! You can do that? I swear I hear that every other day. It’s trivial things too. It can be really frustrating at times, but I love her. What can I say?

  11. The Professional Bum January 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    LOL! i had the same dumbass question you got from a virtual colleague from Orlando, FL. “What are your other options of transport from Singapore to here if you cant get a flight?”

    Back to the topic…

    “You have friend want become my sister boyfriend?”

    “You like other thai girls?”

  12. Ron January 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Quote: Ben Johnson December 9, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Oh! So many lol How about these ones?
    Do farangs eat hamburgers for breakfast?
    You mean, there are really black people in England??!!
    All farangs love Isan girls, yes?
    All farangs can’t eat spicy food, correct?
    Can you teach me passa farang? (Farang language!)
    Have you ever eaten snow?
    I have a farang friend from London….his name is John. Do you know him?
    Why do all farang women wear no bras?
    Can you find me a farang girlfriend?
    All farangs are rich, yes?
    AMAZING!! You can speak Thai??
    Will you marry me? (after being together for 2 months!!)
    Taxi driver to farang after 3 minutes…..How much money do you earn???

    I’d have to agree with everyone one of these with a slight variance. I don’t find Thai people stupid. Again just uneducated. I have been with my girlfriend for more than 3 years. She has grown immensely since we got together. I didn’t really think it was going to last more than a MONTH but look at us now.

    When we first met she was…….
    Slow on the uptake,
    Extremely Gullible,
    World’s Biggest Procrastinator,
    and asked “stupid questions” 10-20 times a day.

    She’s rarely lazy, helps out a lot with house work and errands sometimes.
    She outwits me half the time.
    She constantly questions things now, and doesn’t believe everything she hears,
    I’m lucky to get a real “stupid question” once or twice a week.
    Someday I will marry this girl.

    If they did something about the education system in Thailand, these people could be so much greater! I love Thailand and it’s people. Take the good with the bad. This place is home to me.

  13. thailand people... April 1, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    you should be happy they ask you questions in other blog complaing nobody speaks english. how will they learn without questions to ask?

    may mention question of sexual nature!! fuck then you say thats why your here should be happy. of corse people are very much preoccupied with sex here it is true..

    if i must say what statments or stupid question thai epople come with its probably the presumption that for some reason forigners are attracted to isaan women…
    when in fact it is jut isaan work mostly prosttutes and are most ladboys in the country..

    its like some myth in thailand and isaan people believe it too..

    thai people are interested in snow.

    there is also here much humor about “Farang” penis, about your white skin and body hair..
    people want to see this is looks interesing to many of them.

    maybe something stupid they will say is are you happy or just happy or some thing.

    but i think most questions are not that stupid considering this is 3rd world nation!

    i have hear some conversation european man thai woman always less educated thai can not understand that european can learn or speak thai or some things.. or kow more about thailand .. dont know why this is..

    also they think in european country maybe can not buy rice or some thing like that! haha
    this idea comes because we see european has much trouble to find his own food here.

    we imagine it must be same there and so the question comming form a less educated person is not so stupid

    the most stupid questions i got were in american and canada.

    also some americans even in thailand will ask very stupid things..

  14. P. June 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Wow…just wow.. I’m actually quite shocked after reading all of these comments. Some of you (oh well,most of u guys think thai people are stupid) …and then u guys are still dating them. -.- This sooo damn mean.

    Personally,i don’t think most thai people are stupid .. It just depends on what kind of society u are in/which type of people u mostly meet and etc. From my point of view,most people i know arent stupid..they are educated and speak English fluently. I guess most people on here only know girls from the bar..meh

  15. Xydtiboy August 3, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Most Thai people are sweet, friendly and dumb as a rock. We are a stupid people, no two ways about it. As a nation we are far, far, far behind other nations (worth comparing to) in terms of everything (education, economy, environment, human rights, governance and all the things that developed nations enjoy). Yes, there are nations and people more stupid than Thais but we rank up there.

    I hear my brethren say that we are so much better than this and that country. Bullshit! Wake up idiots. Laos has had 4G mobile service for years. It’s fucking 2015 and we are just beginning to get it on. Vietnam work force is out gunning us by leaps and bounds. Malaysia is gone and left us behind. Cambodia….well, still recovering from years of self abuse. Burma is fucked too but at least they have a reason for being fucked…junta. Us Thais have no excuse,

    99.34% Thai’s are lazy, feckless, have little to no common sense. Those who work hard, are proactive and have a semblance of intelligence don’t live here no mo’ bro!

    We ain’t going nowhere!!! Where the fuck in the world do you have to pay under the table to get your kid into a school. Developed nations are QUALITY educating their citizens for free. No wonder we’re a nation of idiots. All these kids do is spend their time in extra classes – in addition to regular schooling…for what?

    Look at Thai 18 year olds and compare them to other nation’s 18 year olds. A Thai person 18 years of age is mentally a 10 year old child with hormones. This is especially true if your family is middle class on up. Elsewhere people 18 years old are mentally adults plus they are working and earning a living. If all Thai parents died today, their children 20 years and younger would die very soon after because they have no clue how to do anything.

    God help me! I’ll do my part to bring my nation and her people kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

    • Andrew July 29, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      This is the most accurate description of Thais I’ve ever read. No offense. I love Thailand and I love human beings in general, but being a long-term expat in Thailand has worn away all my zest for living. There’s no reason to stay here long-term if you want to have local friends.

      I’ve been here for 10 years and try as I might, I’m never able to secure a friendship with a single local Thai. I have absolutely no problem making friends. I’ve made friends with rich and poor, of every nationality, from millionaire Americans and Brits to dirt-poor Burmese, Ethiopians refugees, and everywhere in between.

      But I’ve never been able to make friends—REAL friends—with a Thai person. Why, you ask?

      Because they don’t want to. Plain and simple. They might pretend to be your friend as long as they’re getting something from you. Money, a relationship, sex, whatever. But they’ll never sit down and actually try to get to know you. We are just sources of entertainment/money for them. Of course there are many good Thai people, but usually their relationships with foreingers are on a contractual or romantic relationsip basis. Speaking as a male, no Thai male I’ve ever met has been genuinely and thoughtfully interested in being my friend.

      I think part of the reason they don’t want to is because they have a secret inferiority complex and are subconsciously intimidated by farang, so if they are low status, they feel undeserving of our friendship, but if they are HiSo’s, they put on a false mask of superiority and look down on us. The superiority complex is false because every Thai knows that though they might be a supermodel or celebrity at home, once they go out into the “real world” they lose their celebrity status and become a ‘nobody’.

      There are some very smart Thai people, but as you say, they all end up expatriating to a land where there are at least some people who use their brains.

      Most Thais truly are dumb as bricks, and care only about simplicity, status, material gain, and their local friends and family. They are not bad people, but they just aren’t people you can ever expect to have a deep connection with. They don’t to be “friends” with farang.

      • Andrew July 29, 2022 at 6:37 pm #

        One other thing—Thais are serial liars. They will make shit up all the time just to keep you in the dark because they are so keen on saving face that they prioritize it above honesty.
        That is why Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. Thais will never display their true emotions—they’ll always hide it with a smile. They’ll smile if they’re happy. They’ll smile if they’re sad. They’ll smile if they’re angry.

        One particular lie that Thais love to use is to refer to themselves as “their friend”. Say you are buying something from a Thai who listed an item online. If you talk to them they will say they are selling it for “their friend”—who is completely imaginary. That way they can shift responsibility for their words and actions onto their nonexistent friend.

        I imagine this happens all the time with real estate and business deals. It is infuriating.

        Source: Lived in Thailand for 10 years, and am leaving soon.

  16. Pornpimol August 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    I find this article amusing. It’s surely written by an emotional and judgemental person. How can you find any questions stupid? People from different cultures can be curious about different things. Besides, if you are chatting with girls at the bar, don’t you wonder that questions they asked you is just to keep the conversation going? Jack ass!

    • Chris August 30, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

      I used to live in the USA, I was on a bus talking to a guy wearing a tye who asked me, “how much is a bus to Australia”. that’s a stupid question, and not exactly limited to Thailand however this is a blog about Thailand so yes, they ask some stupid ass questions here too.

    • NON BACKPACK FARANG August 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

      K. Pornpimol,

      I got the same dumbass questions and in work in a multinational firm with a large number of Thais who have MBAs and PhDs from Ivy League schools in US.

      To give you some idea, my team’s average salary per staff is THB 180,000/month.

      One of the biggest problems in Thailand is that the “Thai elite” are culturally almost the same as the lower classes. This doesn’t happen in any other countries I have lived or worked in.

      Talking to a middle class or upperclass Thai is almost the same! The biggest difference is only superficial. The wealthy Thais travel and wear better clothes end drive nicer cars, but they will still ask you, in terrible English,

      “where you go?”

      “your name what?”

      “can you eat spicy”

      Thais are generally superficial people and not interested in serious topics. They prefer to live a silly, happy-go-lucky life. The life of a simple, country person.

  17. tukkata January 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    I have noticed that the ratio of dark skinned women married to western men is considerably higher than the ratio of fair skinned women married to western men. And up to 75% of these women are divorcees, NOT virgin girls, sth like trash women already used and dumped by thai men. this is despite unmarried women over married ones because thailand is a land of surplus women. That’s why we, thai people, ask you all male westerners a certain question which is in fact is not at all stupid in our eyes.

    • NON BACKPACK FARANG August 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

      The real reason is because the Thai Chinese girls are trained from birth to despise outsiders and especially westerners.

      You NEVER see a Thai Chinese girl with a Westerner even a wealthy Westerner. The Chinese are good at protecting their women and culture. They do the same all over the world.

      Why you almost never see a Thai Chinese man with a dark skinned Thai lady? Because Thai Chinese are racist and look down on Thais in their own country.

      They even convinced 50 million dark-skinned Thai people that their dark skin is ugly. How can they do that?

      Do you have some answer? It’s so sad and interesting for westerners.

  18. Jaden November 26, 2021 at 9:10 am #

    You guys are living proof that Westerners are assholes. If all of you commenters are going to be racist pricks, why are you even visiting Thailand? Nobody made you go. If you hate a culture so much, don’t bother leaving your little Western bubble, and keep your racism and misogyny to yourself. You guys should never travel ever again.

  19. Frederik July 29, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

    Thais are wonderful people.

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