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men and there thai women! Is it wrong?

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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting tway

It should also be "men and their Thai women". I was wondering for a sec what "there" the Thai women were at...

Yeah, a very, very common mistake I noticed.
One that has also partly caused a miscommunication between me and a native speaker which eventually caused the cancellation of a 2-day plan in the last minute.

Hien = inspector gadget

12. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

If they were ladyboys, could it be "Men, and they're Thai women" ???

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

If they were ladyboys, could it be "Men, and they're Thai women" ???

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

It's probably an agreement that works well for both parties. I'm not saying it's right, but I'm not saying it's wrong.

However, there are many cases where Thai women have been bought into a country on false pretences and end up working as prostitutes,

15. Posted by Vicky06 (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

As someone mentioned family ties are very strong in Thailand and in my (quite limited i'l admit!) experience, marrying a wealthy farang acts as a way to support the girls family back home. It is a safer and more secure way to do this than prostituting on the streets of Patpong.

Of course, im sure not ALL thai-western marriages are based on this principle. Im sure that love comes into the equation in some cases..even if we cant understand it!

16. Posted by coastalsue (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

I just got back from vacation in Thailand. I had this discussion with my Thai friend who is high school and college educated in the states. She works in the production business for film and asked her client who is a French director. He said they like Thai women better because they treat their men better. No comment. I am going to refrain from what I really believe with this statement. It goes along the lines with what a lot of other people have been saying.

I am a flight attendant and I asked a female pilot how she liked working in the cockpit with mostly men (she flies the 747 mostly to Asia). She said she hates hearing about all the men's stories about their Asian girlfriends. Of course they are all married to a western woman. So I don't think this is limited to just Thai woman. It is just that most of the tourists are Europeans in Thailand so in Europe you will probably see a lot of Thai brides.

I met a pilot that married a chinese young girl (he was close to retirement). They didn't speak each other's language, although the chinese girl was learning english. She was on our crew bus and so I met her. She didn't look too happy. He found her when he and another pilot were going to the red light district to pick up women, but the police cam e so they had to leave, so they went to the residential area where he met her. She told me he was a good husband. I really don't think love was involved. She comes from a poor province and looks for a husband that can provide. For her he is extremely wealthy. He of course has to support her whole family. These poor women just want to better their life from the poverty they grew up in. With western men they feel this will do the trick. I know there are always exceptions...

17. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

They are just looking to escape the poor countries that they come from, whether thai or otherwise. I know a guy who just had a kid to a thai girl that he "bought", had met her once before marrying and getting her into the country. He's in his late 50s, she in her 20s. He would have no hope of meeting anyone here that would tolerate him.

It sucks how these people can get past immigration to easily, when for genuine couples (i have an american girlfriend) it is an absolute nightmare.

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