Maanii Book II
|Maanii - a Thai schoolgirl||Jao Kae - Piti's horse|
|Maana - Maanii's brother||Jao Jaw - Wiira's monkey|
|Choojai - a girl, Maanii's friend||Toe - Maanii's dog|
|Piti - a boy, Maanii and Maana's friend||Sii Tao - Choojai's cat|
|Wiira - a boy, Maana's friend||Ah - Uncle - younger brother of Maanii's Mom|
|Mother (Mae) - Maanii's and Maana's mother||(Ah can also be an aunt, the younger sister of ones's Mom. Naa is their paternal counterpart. )|
| Lesson 23 | Lesson 24 | Lesson 25 | Lesson 26 | Lesson 27 | Lesson 28 | Lesson 29 | Lesson 30 |
| Lesson 31 | Lesson 32 |Lesson 33 |Lesson 34 | Lesson 35 | Lesson 36 | Lesson 37 | Lesson 38 |
| Lesson 39a | Lesson 39b | Lesson 40a | Lesson 40b | Maanii Reader | Maanii II | Thai Homepage |
Lesson 23 (Thai Text)
Maana and Piti will go to Wiiras house.
Pitis house is located far from Wiira s house and Maanas house.
Maana rides Jao Kae.
Piti lets it walk slowly.
Jao Kae is pleased; (he) cries out, "Hii Hii."
Piti: "If (you) Maana are good at riding, then (I) can just as well let Jao Kae run.
You go along with what Im saying?"
Maana: "I dont want to let it run. Its too old already.
It will probably not be up to running."
Jao Kae is pleased; (he) cries out, "Hii Hii."
Maana can recall that Wiiras house is far from (there). So he lets Piti ride Jao Kae some (of the time).
Piti rides Jao Kae. Maana walks.
They do not ride doubles; Jao Kae probably would be in bad shape/trouble.
Jao Kae walks slowly.
As soon as (they) reach Wiiras house, then (they) see Wiira wearing a white shirt under a tree.
Lesson 24 (Thai Text)
Wiira is under the tree with a monkey.
This monkeys face is white and (has a) very long tail.
As soon as Jao Kae sees the monkey, it then cries out, "Hii Hii."
The monkey gets frightened, cries out, "Jiak Jiak," and then runs up and escapes up into the tree.
Maana, Piti, and Wiira then laugh.
Wiira informs them that "This white-faced monkeys name is Jao Jaw.
Its very naughty.
Everyone realizes then will laugh.
Jao Jaw sees Jao Kae not do anything; then (he) comes down.
Not long after that, it climbs to ride Jao Kaes back.
Jao Kae takes (it) to walk back and forth.
All three children laughed, (their) bodies bent.
Jao Kae cries out, "Hii Hii."
Jao Jaw cries out, "Jiak Jiak."
Piti "Can I bring Jao Kae to eat some grass?"
Wiira "Of course (you) can, Jao Jaw will get to have a playmate."
Lesson 25 (Thai Text)
Behind Wiiras house there is a big orchard.
Wiira invites Piti and Maana to go roam around in the orchard.
He lets Jao Kae eat the grass under the tree.
Jao Jaw plays naughtily, on Jao Kaes back.
Once in a while there are sounds heard coming from Jao Kae crying out, "Hii Hii." Jao Jaw cries out, "Jiak Jiak."
Maana speaks with Wiira: "Whose orchard is this, Wiira?"
Wiira: "(The orchard is) Uncles;this house is also Uncles. I live with Uncle."
Piti: "And what about your Father and Mother; where do (they) live?"
Wiira: "I dont know. Ive lived with uncle a long time now."
Maana: "Uncle hasnt told you where your parents are living eh?"
Wiira: "No one told (me)."
Piti: "Do you love Uncle, Wiira?"
Wiira: "Of course I love uncle and (he) most likely loves me a lot. Today Uncle is not home. If (he) were, I would take you to visit Uncle."
Piti: "How many people live together with you in this house?"
Wiira: "Five people."
Lesson 26 (Thai Text)
In the orchard there are mangoes, bananas, papayas, and coconuts.
Wiira says, "Uncle can train Jao Jaw to climb up (to get) the coconut for him."
It doesnt eat coconuts.
It likes to eat bananas.
In the orchard there are a lot of birds.
The birds like to eat bananas and papayas.
All three children walk around in the orchard.
They see a ripe mango (that is) worth eating.
Wiira informs them that if there are many ripe ones (he) will go take some for Maana and Piti.
A baby parrot has been lying down and crying out under the mango tree.
All three children go over to look at (it).
They see red ants clinging around the body.
Piti helps take the mango tree ants off.
The baby parrot does not cry out but cant walk.
Maana: "Maanii, my younger sister, likes birds. She wants to raise a bird, but Father cant find (one) yet."
Wiira: "You should go take this baby parrot for her to raise. The parrot can speak and has beautiful colors. Maanii may like it."
Maana "I will go take this baby parrot for Maanii to raise."
Lesson 27 (Thai Text)
A/One day Mother bought a shirt, skirt, socks, shoes, and a schoolbag for Maanii.
Mother informs Maanii: "Maanii (You) are grown up already, (you) must go to school."
Maanii hears that (she) will get to go to school; so then (she is) happy. (She) gets up (and) cries out, "Chay Yoo Chay Yoo!"
Toe is frightened (and) barks, "Hoong Hoong."
The parrot cries out, "Chay Yoo Chay Yoo, following/imitating Maanii.
Maanii asks: "Did Chujais grandmother buy a shirt (and) skirt for Chujai like mine p.p.?"
Mother says: "Mother (I) saw Chujais grandmother buy (them) for (her) already."
Maanii asks: "(She) bought socks, shoes, and a schoolbag as well, right p.p.?"
Mother laughs then speaks: "Maanii (You) love and worry about (your) friend truly huh. But Mother (I) did not see Chujais grandmother buy socks, shoes, and (or) a bag."
Maanii asks Mother to go visit, (she) will look to see if grandmother bought socks, shoes, and a bag for Chujai, or not (yet).
Mother then gets to go. Toe then runs after her too.
Lesson 28 (Thai Text)
The day Mani goes to school, Father
sees that Mani is wearing a blouse, skirt, socks and shoes.
Father compliments her, saying that she is cute.
Mani smiles pleased and then runs over to Mother.
Mani: “I do not have a book in my bag”
Mother: “Today Father will take you to see Teacher. Teacher will give you books, notebooks, and pencils.”
Father walks Mani to school.
Toe want to go too.
Mother holds him so as to not let him follow.
The parrot is pleased. It cries out, "Chaiyo Chaiyo."
Mani and Father arrive at the school.
They meet Chujai and her grandmother standing and waiting in front of the school.
Mani "wais" Chujai’s grandmother.
Chujai "wais" Mani’s father.
Chujai: “Piti has not come yet?”
Mani: “Piti will probably arrive soon.”
Piti walks up with father.
Piti "wais" Chujai’s grandmother and "wais" Mani’s father too.
Mani’s father and Piti’s father know each other well.
The three children are happy that they get to come to school.
Lesson 29 (Thai Text )
At the stairs in front of the school,
the principal stands smiling and waiting.
The principal "wais" Chujai’s grandmother and the children’s fathers.
Grandmother and Father "wai" back.
The three children then "wai" the principal.
Principal: “All three children are very cute and probably will not be naughty. What are your names?”
Mani: “My name is Mani.”
Chujai: “My name is Chujai.”
Piti smiled then said, “My name is Piti -KHA-.”
All four grown-ups laughed.
Piti didn't not know what the principal laughed at and so looked puzzled.
The principal laughed and then said, “You are a boy and must say -KHRAP-, okay, Piti?”
Piti realized (what the principal was talking about) and then laughed.
Chujai and Mani also laughed.
The Principal took all six people up into the school.
The floor of the school is clean, not dirty.
The principal took everyone for a walk past the classrooms.
As soon as they reached the room of the principal, the principal had everyone sit in chairs and be comfortable.
The four adults spoke softly.
A female teacher enters the room.
The principal tells the children, “Teacher Pailin has come now and will be everyone's teacher.”
The three children raise their hands to "wai".
Teacher Pailin "wais" back and then smiles.
Mani likes Teacher Pailin because she is beautiful.
Her smile is also beautiful.
Lesson 30 (Thai Text)
Mani wants to go to school very quickly.
She will get to study with Teacher Pailin.
Teacher Pailin is beautiful, likable, tall, has white teeth and a beautiful smile.
Mani wants to be beautiful like Teacher.
Mana: "Teacher used to say that if you want to be tall, you must exercise.
If you want white teeth, then you must diligently brush your teeth.
If you want to be beautiful, then you must smile often and speak so as to make yourself worth listening to.
Do these three things; then you can be beautiful."
Mother heard Mana speak and then laughed pleased.
Mother: "Your teacher teaches well. Mana, do you diligently brush your teeth like Teacher teaches?”
Mana: "I brush my teeth every morning and before going to sleep.”
Mother: "Good, child. Mani do like big brother, okay?”
Mani accepts her Mom's advice, saying, "Yes, I will do like big brother Mana because I want to have my teeth be white like Teacher Pailin.”
Every morning, Mani and Mana brush their teeth.
An then they exercise like Teacher teaches.
Before going to sleep then also brush teeth. Teeth will get to be white and clean and they will smile beautifully like Teacher Pailin.
Lesson 31 (Thai Text)
On the day school opens, Mani wakes
She brushes her teeth, takes a bath, puts on a blouse and skirt, and gets ready to go to school.
Father and Mana say: “Mani is industrious; she probably will study well.
Mother tells Father, Mana, and Mani go eat rice.
As soon as Mani has eaten rice, she then puts on socks and shoes.
She is holding her book bag and will hurry off to school.
Mana: “Wait a minute! - "wai" Father and Mother first, Mani.”
Mani then goes in "wai". Father and Mother and smile pleased.
Father: “Be a good child. Set your heart to learning and obey your teacher, okay, child?”
Mana: “Mani wait a sec for me, okay? I forgot a book.”
Mani: “Chujai has come and has been waiting in front of the house a long time. Big brother, hurry up and follow us.”
Mani carries her bag and runs down the stairs.
The parrot cries out, "Chaiyo Chaiyo."
Toe hears what's going on and runs after Mani.
Mother doesn't make it in time to catch him.
Mani and Chujai arrive at school; they see Piti waiting
As for other children, they are playing together on the playground, having fun.
Lesson 32 (Thai Text)
The sound of the bell gets louder.
The students then get in line in front of the flag pole. All the teachers supervise
The students get in line in nice order.
The students sing the national anthem.
The national flag is raised to the top of the pole.
Teachers and students "wai" the Buddha image and then enter the classroom.
In the classroom there are male and female students. They beam with joy.
Mani and Chujai sit near each other. Piti is sitting a row behind them.
The students play and talk together loudly.
Teacher Pailin walks into the classroom. The students then become quiet.
Teacher Pailin says, “Hello, students.”
The students then still sit quietly even more.
Teacher Pailin smiles and says,
“If Teacher or anyone greets you, say hello. Female students say hello -KHA-.
Male students say hello -KHRAP-. Students please speak."
Female students: “Hello, Teacher -KHA-.”
Male students: “Hello, Teacher -KHRAP-.”
Teacher Pailin compliments them saying, “My students are very loveable.”
Toe comes up and stands in front of the room.
As soon as he sees Mani he was happy and jumps and comes over to her.
Teacher Pailin then said, “The dog belongs to Mani, I assume?”
Mani replies, “Yes -KHA-.”
Lesson 33 (Thai Text)
|The dog is arrogant||named Toe, four legs|
|Two ears, two eyes||Has one tail|
|It walks back and forth||bobbing its head, neck, and chin|
|Every child||laughs and is pleased|
|Comes out to stand & watch||Teacher makes them sit in their places.|
|Whose house dog do we have here?||Tell us so that we can hear.|
|The children cheerfully||answer and tell everything about him.|
|To make their classmates satisfied||and get to know each other well.|
|They talk back and forth with each other||about their own dogs.|
|With in loud and naughty tones,||in sudden chaos.|
|Teacher lets them turn around ---||just five of them,|
|so they can talk to their heart's content.||"Don’t be loud."|
|Teacher says that||the dog story is worth telling|
|To let your classmates||get to hear it.|
|The classmates say that||Mani has a strong voice|
|She tells stories well and good to listen to.||They will applaud and compliment her.|
Lesson 34 (Thai Text)
Mani and her classmates study diligently.
In the morning they come to school with their hearts set on learning to write and read.
Teacher Pailin teaches well. The students enjoy learning.
As soon as she sees that the students will be bored, she teaches the students to sing songs.
Mani and her classmates like to sing.
Sometimes Teacher Pailin then lets the students draw pictures and then color them.
Piti likes to color the national flag.
The national flag is red, white, and blue.
Chujai likes to color pictures of flowers with purple and pink.
Mani likes to draw pictures of animals and color pictures of a green bird, pictures of a yellow dog, and pictures of a gray cat.
Teacher Pailin says, “Mani probably love animals a lot, right?”
Mani answers, “Yes -KHA-, I have Toe and the parrot.
Chujai has a cat named Sitao. Piti has a horse named Jaokae -KHA-.”
Teacher Pailin therefore teaches pet stories.
Teacher Pailin had the students tell their pet stories so that their classmates listen to them.
The students like it.
Teacher Pailin let the students draw pictures and write stories about their pets and then read them so as to let their classmates listen to them.
The students’ have fun together.
Lesson 35 (Thai Text)
A week has seven days,
namely, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Mani’s school is open for study five days, Monday to Friday.
Saturday and Sunday there are no classes; the students do not have to go to school.
Everyone helps parents to do household chores.
Father’s office is also closed; Father does not go to work.
Father takes the children to visit -- sometimes the rice fields, sometimes the mountains.
Sometimes he also takes them to see fun movies. Sometimes he also takes them to go shopping in the market.
In the market there are many people; there are many sellers and also many buyers. They walk together chaotically.
When you walk ,(or) when you stand, you must be careful to not stand and not walk so as to be in the way.
Whenever father takes them to visit the market, Mani will get dressed up beautifully and cute.
She puts on a blouse and a beautifully colored skirt which is yellow, red, and purple.
And mother even ties a beautiful bow for her. Mana also gets neatly dressed up .
Toe wants to go along too, but mother does not let him go because if he sees many people, he will bark.
So, she has Toe stay to guard the house.
Lesson 36 (Thai Text)
Mani and her classmates like to go to school.
Whose house has flowers, they pick them and put them in the vase in the classroom to make the classroom beautiful.
All the students like a clean classroom,
so they help sweep and mop every day.
Every student throws trash in the trash can,
so there is no trash in the classroom and in the school.
Piti likes Monday and Wednesday a lot
because teacher takes them out to exercise on the school grounds.
Everyone gets to run, jump, and have fun playing.
The students know the directions left, right, front, and back.
Piti likes to play ball.
Mani likes to jump rope.
Chujai likes to play the children’s game "The dog chases goose."
Mani likes Tuesday and Thursday
because Teacher teaches the students math,
paper folding and drawing various animals.
Chujai likes Friday a lot because Teacher teaches them to sing songs and dance.
Teacher Pailin sings beautifully and also dances beautifully.
The students practice singing and dancing so they will be like Teacher Pailin.
All the students have fun and are cheerful together.
Teacher Pailin says, “All of you students are healthy, study well, draw skillfully, and also dance beautifully. Teacher is very happy.”
All the students smile satisfied.
Lesson 37 (Thai Text)
Teacher Pailin asks Mani, “If
someone does something or says something that makes us pleased, what will we
say to them?"
Mani: “I say thank you -KHA-”
Teacher Pailin, “That’s right. We tell them thank you. They will be pleased.”
Piti: “When Grandmother gives us sweets, I also say thank you - KHRAP-.”
Teacher Pailin: “Very good, Piti.
If we do something or say something that causes another person to be displeased, what do we say to them, Chujai -KHA-?”
Chujai: “I say I’m sorry.
Yesterday, I ran into a friend who fell down. She was probably hurt because she cried.
I said to her that I was sorry.
She then stopped crying.”
Teacher Pailin: “Very good, Chujai.
As soon as you apologized, she probably was pleased and so stopped crying.
When we know how to beg someone's pardon when cause another person to be hurt or feel displeased and know how to thank another person when they please us, we will be likeable people that anyone would like.
Students, practice speaking like this always, okay?”
As soon as school is over, everybody then returns home.
Mani and Chujai walk and talk together until Mani almost steps on a duckling.
Mani is startled and cries out, “I’m sorry, duckling.”
The duckling is frightened, cries out "Giu Giu," and runs away.
Chujai, Mana, and Wira laugh together about the fact that Mani apologized to it.
Mana says, “The duckling is an animal. It does not know that we apologize to it.”
Mani argues that, “It should know, big brother Mana, because it cried out "Giu, Giu."
Look! It has already gone down with the others into the canal.”
Lesson 38 (Thai Text)
One day, the weather was good, the sun shining,
and it was not hot.
Teacher Pailin took the students to have fun at the playground near the school.
The students walk in a line along the side of the road on the right side.
As soon as they arrived, Teacher Pailin said,
“ I/Teacher will let you students play and have fun,
but you students must play carefully, okay?”
Mani asked Teacher, “Be careful of what -KHA-?”
Teacher Pailin answered, “You must be careful about everything.
When playing on swings, you must hold on well.
Don’t swing hard or you’ll surely fall down.
When playing on the seesaw, you must gently move it up and down.
In climbing the stairs of the slide, don’t push and shove each other.
Do you understand? If you understand now, you can go play.”
The students go play as they like.
All the students obey Teacher Pailin, so nobody has anything happens to them
and everyone has fun and are delighted.
The students play for a long time.
The wind blows strong like rain will fall.
Teacher Pailin tells them to hurry back.
The students stop playing and run to get into a line. They walk out from the children's playground.
Mani still want to play more on the seesaw, so she says softly to Chujai,
“Sunday, we will invite big brother Mana come play more together on the seesaw, Chujai.”
Chujai says, “I'll be sure to come. I also like to play on the seesaw.
Have big brother Mana invite a friend to come! Then one more person will get to play with big brother Mana.”
Mani agrees; so he says, “For sure, I will tell "Phi" Mana to invite "Phi" Wira to come play too.
Lesson 39a (Thai Text)
Friday afternoon, Teacher Pailin speaks
with the students saying that
she will take the students to the market.
The students go together happily, hurrying down to form a line in front of the school.
Teacher Pailin has students look for a long stick that has a sharp end to carry for future use, one for each student.
Students from other classes also do the same thing
and are about to go to the market likewise.
As soon as the students will go out the gate of the school,
Teacher Pailin then has them go turn around to look at the school.
“Is our school clean?” Teacher Pailin asks.
"It is clean,” a male student answers.
“And are the students’ houses clean?”
“Yes, clean - KHA-. I help Mother sweep and mop the house every day,” a female student answered.
Teacher Pailin smiles satisfied, then speaks to the whole class of students,
“The students’ houses are clean. Our school is clean.
Our classroom is clean. The other classrooms are clean.
Do the students want to have our country clean?”
“Yes, we want to - KHRAP-. If the country is clean, whichever direction we gaze, it will be beautiful.
Looking at it, we feel good,” Piti answers.
“Piti has spoken correctly. And in addition, a clean country even makes people strong.
Cleanliness results in us not having diseases. People that do not have diseases are strong people.
We must help each other make our country clean, okay,?” Teacher Pailin says.
Teacher Pailin takes the students walking near to the market and looks at the sides of the streets that are not at all clean.
There is paper and trash tossed and in the way. It is not good to look at.
Teacher Pailin asks the students, “The street is not clean like this. Is it worth looking at?”
The students answer together, “It is not worth looking at.”
Lesson 39b (Thai Text)
Teacher Pailin holds a long stick with
a sharp end.
Walking along, she pierces paper that had been tossed and has the students look at it
and then says to the students,
“If you help each other pierce and throw away all of it, this place will be clean and nice to look at.
The students listened to what was said.
Then hey helped each other, taking the pointed sticks and go pierce the pieces of paper
and then take them and throw them away until the street is clean.
Mani asks Teacher Pailin,
“Hasn't anyone swept the street here?”
“Yes. There is a single street sweeper, but many people toss trash,” Teacher Pailin answers.
“Other people should help sweep some, okay?
"Our country will be clean.” Chujai continues, “However, we do not have to go the point of everyone to help sweep the streets, but helping to pick up bits and pieces of tossed paper is good enough, and if we do not toss bits and pieces of paper and garbage, then we can help make the country clean.”
Teacher Pailin says, “Students from other classes are also cleaning over there.”
Piti says, “It is really good if other people who are not students help too. This time our country must be clean.”
Lesson 40a (Thai Text)
Teacher Pailin, “Students have
with Teacher until it is almost the end of the year.
Next year you will then get to move up to a new class.
Teacher is happy that the students are good people, industrious and intent on learning
to the degree that they receive compliments that they are the school’s very good students.
Mani: “We will get to move up to a new class. Will you, Teacher, go to teach us?
I want to have you, Teacher, go to teach us again.”
Teacher Pailin: “Teacher will go to teach you all again.”
All the students are very happy and applaud loudly.
Mani speaks softly to Chujai, “I am the happiest of all that Teacher Pailin will teach us again.
When we move to our new class lets sit and study near each other again, okay, Chujai.”
Chujai smiles in response.
Teacher Pailin: “Headmaster compliments all students saying that they are very good children, growing up to be good people of the country.
Teacher is happy that the students are good children; they obey Teacher and parents and know how to think and know how to act.
Today, students, try to come help each other think. What are some things students should do or what are some of students’ duties?”
Lesson 40b (Thai Text)
The students in the class help each
other give the answer.
Mani is the writer at the board.
Mani writes ten things as follows.
1. Love our country, religion, and king.
2. Conserve our beautiful traditions.
3. Obey our parents and teacher.
4. Speak nicely.
5. Know how to be generous and to return generosity.
6. Be orderly and well-behaved.
7. Be patient and try your best.
8. Know how to save money for future use.
9. Be honest and courageous.
10. Do what is useful for the common good
Teacher Pailin: “You students are very smart. These are the duties of Thai children.
If all Thai children act like this, our Thailand then will prosper.
When Thailand prospers, Thai people then live happily.
Nobody would dare come do anything to us.
I wish all you students are good people like this always, okay?
Teacher will be very happy. Your parents will also be happy.
All the students agree that they will follow these ten duties.
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