Thai Language

Learning Basic Thai Language

The language of Thailand uses long & short tones, high tones & low tones to describe a word. A word in Thai such as (Ma) has more than 3 meanings, depending on the tone its spoken with.

Example
Ma (with an up tone) = Horse
Ma (with an down tone) = Dog
Ma (with an flat tone) = Come

The Thai word’s listed below have been written as you would pronounce it in English language. Just say the word as if it was English language & you will be understood by most Thai people.

Basic Words & Greetings in Thai language

Hello = Sawa dee

Hello (Casual between friends) = Wad Dee

Thank you = Spoken by males = Cup (krup) / Females = Ka
Thank you very much = kob kun cup/ kob koon Ka

(Thank you) Cup / Ka, can be said at the end of any sentence, it is a sign of respect to whom you are speaking with and is regarded as being polite.

How are you ? = Sabbi dee may
I am fine thanks = Pom Sabbi dee cup / Ka
I am good thanks how are you ? = Pom Sabbi dee cup, coon sabbi dee may
Your Welcome = Yin dee cup / ka
Wait = Koi
Waiting long time = Koi nun lowel

Come = Ma
Come from = Ma Jark
I come from Australia = Pom Ma Jark Australia
I come from Thailand = Pom Mar Jark Pra Ted Thai
I Love Thailand = Pom Rak Mung Thai

The word Lowal = past tense – it has happened already.
The word is used at the end of the sentance to say “past tense”.

I have come / Arrived = Ma Lowel
Go= Pie
Gone already = Pie Lowel
Go Where = Pie Nay
Go Soon = Pie Dell Nee
Toilet = Hong Nam
Where is the Toilet ? = Hong Nam U Nay

Eat = Gin
Drink = Durn
Food = Aharn
Snack food = Ka Nom
Have eaten already = Gin Lowel
Rice = Cow
I am Hungry = Pom Hue
Are you Hungry = Coon hue may
Tasty = Aroy
I have eaten already thanks = gin lowel cup / ka
I am full thank you = Imm lowel cup
Have you eaten enough ? = Imm lowel ruer young

Understand = Cow Jai
Don’t Understand = May Cow Jai
I dont Know = May Roo
Want = Owl
Don’t Want = May Owl

Now = Ton nee
Today = Wan nee
To night = Kurn nee
This morning = Chow nee
Tomorrow = Prong nee
Yesterday = Mur wan
What is the time = Gee mong lowal

Water = Nam
Ice = Nam kang
Hot Water = Nam Ron

Water Fall = Nam Toc
Rain = Fon
Raining = Fon Toc
Water Fall = Nam Toc
Shower = Up Narm

May Be / Perhaps = Bung T
Play = Len
Speak = Pood
Funny = Snook
I know = Pom roo
I don’t know = Pom mai roo
Every thing = Took Sing
Large = Yai
Small = leck
Fast = Rewel
Slow = Cha Cha

Crazy = Baa
You are Crazy = Coon Baa lowel
You are Very Crazy = Coon Baa Mark
Stupid = Ting Tong
You are stupid = Coon Ting Tong lowel

Have = Me
I have = Pom me
I Don’t have = Pom mai me
You have = Coon me
You don’t have = Coon mai me
Can not hear you = May dar yin Coon
I can hear you = Pom dar yin coon
Work = Tam yarn
I want = Pom Thong Kan / Yag
I Think = Pom Kitt waar
Why = Tum mi
I am sick = Pom mezza bi
Also = Duay

Happy = me Quarm sook / Sabbi dee
I am Happy = Pom me quarm sook / Pom sabbi dee
I am not Happy = Pom mai sabbi
I am Sad = Pom Sear J
I am Sorry = Pom kor Tort
I am Confused = Pom Sap Sonn
Never mind = May pen rye
A lot / Very= Mak
Hurt / Pain = Jep
I am full = Imm lowal
I forget = Pom leum lowel
Where is = U T Nay
Over their = T non
Here = T nee
When = Mer rai

Friend = Pern
Good Friend = Pern Dee
Problem = Pun ha
I have a problem = Pom me pun ha
Afraid = Glue A
Frightend / Scare = Tock J
Smells bad = Men (Hmmm..I think the Thai language was written by a female)
Good = Dee
Very Good = Dee mak
Bad = Lawel or Mai Dee
Hot Day = Dad lon
Cold wind = Lom yen
Strong wind = Lom rang

Bathroom / Toilet = Hong Nam
Shower = Up nam
Look = Doo
See = Hen
Again = Eek krang
Tell a Lie = Port Go Hok
Talking Shit / lies alot = Port Key More
Promise = Sanya
Sorry = Kor Tort
Sleep = Lap / non / non lap
Wake up= Turn

Thailand Words for use in Muay Thai Boxing

Boxing = Muay
Thai Boxer = Nuck Muay
Warrior = Nuk Soo
Pratice Muaythai = Som Muay
Thai Boxing Gym = Kai Muay
Elbow = Fun Sock
Punch = Chok / Doy
Front Kick = Tep
Win = Chana
Win Victorious = Me Chi
Good Luck = Chok Dee

A Few Simple Tips:

To use the word (May) @ the end of a sentence means you are asking a question.
Are you hungry ? = Coon Hue may
Are you happy ? = Coon sabbi dee may
Do you have a boy friend ? = Coon me fan may

To use the word May in front of a word means = No / don’t.
I don’t understand = May Cow J
No thanks = May owl cup
I don’t know = May roo
I don’t like it = Pom may chop

Ordering Food in Thailand

Rice = Cow
Chicken = Guy
Pork = Moo
Red Pork = Moo Dang
Pumpkin = Fuck tong
Pumpkin Soup Fuck tong tom

Mango = Ma Mawong
Coconut = Maprow
Water Melon = Tang Mow
Banana = Gloy
Orange = Som
Orange Juice = Nam Som

Vegetable= Pug
Fried Vegetable’s = Pad Pug
Boiled Vegetable’s = Pug Tom
Steamed Vegetable’s = Pug Ning
Green Curry = Gang Keyal Wan
Two Chicken Legs = Guy song Nong

Numbers – Thailand Currency: (THB) Thai baht

(1) = Nin
(2) = Song
(3) = Sarm
(4) = See
(5) = Ha
(6) = Hok
(7) = Jet
(8) = Pad
(9) = Cow
(10) = Sip

(11) = Sip ett
(12) = Sip song
(13) = Sip sam
(14) = Sip see
(15) = Sip ha
(20) = Yee sip
(21) = Yee sip ett
(22) = Yee sip song
(23) = Yee sip sam
(24) = Yee sip see
(25) = Yee sip ha

(30) = Sam sip
(40) = See sip
(50) = Hok sip
(60) = Jet sip
(100) = Nin roy
(150) = Nin roy ha sip
(1,000) = Nin pun
(1,500) = Nin pun ha roy
(2,000) = See pun
(10,000) = Nin Mong
(20,000) = Song Mong
(50,000) = Ha Mong)
(100,000) = Nin San

Time in Thai Language

2 am = D song
3 am = D sam
4 am = D see
5 am = D ha
6 am = Hok mong chow
7 am = Jet mong chow
8 am = Pad mong chow
9 am = Cow mong chow
10 am = Sep mong chow
11 am = Sip ett mong
Mid day = Thung

1 pm = Bi nin
2 pm = Bi song
3 pm = Bi Sam
4 pm = See mong yen
5 pm = Ha mong ye
6 pm = Hok mong yen
7 pm = Nin toom
8 pm = Song toom
9 pm = Sam toom
10 pm = See toom
11 pm = Ha toom
Mid night = Thung coon

Colors in Thailand Language

White = See Cow
Red= See Dang
Black = See Dum
Pink = Shampoo
Blue = See Far
Dark Blue = See Nam Nin
Green = See Keyal
Orange = See Som
Gray = See Towel
Purple = See Mawong

Other ‘useful’ ¬†Thai words

Eyes= Tar
Lips = Pak
Pretty = Nar rak
Beautiful = Sway
Hansome = Law
Breasts = Nom
Kiss = Joop
Like = Chop

You are very beautiful = Coon sway mak
You are very pretty = Coon nar rak mak
What is your name ? = Coon chew alie
You have a beautiful smile = Coon me yim sway
Happy to meet you = Pom me Quam sook T die pop coon
See you again = lowel Pop Gun
Do you have a boy friend ? = Coon me fan mai

I like you = Pom chop coon
You have big breasts = Coon me nom yaa
What are you thinking ? = Coon Kitt alie
I am Shy = Pom key eye
You look good = Coon doo dee
You look beautiful = Coon doo sway jung

Thailand girl very Beautiful = Pull Ying Thai Sway Mak
I love you long time = Pom Rak coon nan lowel
Come watch a movie with me = Pie do nung gup Pom may
Come eat with me = Pie gin cow gup pom may
Come with me = Pie Duay
Stupid = Ting Tong

Crazy = Baa
Very Crazy = Baa Mak
Pickle Brain = Samong Dong
Dumb / Brainless = Mai me Samong
Bad Person = Jai Dumb
Bad Temper = Jai Ron
Thieve = Kamoy
Shit = Key