A good place to start with Thai is the numbers. You learn few basic principles you need to use in any Thai word.

Any word in Thai can be said in 5 different ways and each way change the meaning of the word. I would recommend to listen very carefully to the video. Try to classify each number by one of the following categories:

  1. Strong
  2. Soft
  3. Increasing
  4. Decreasing
  5. Normal

  • 1 = Nong
  • 2 = Song
  • 3 = Sam
  • 4 = Sii
  • 5 = Haa
  • 6 = Hok
  • 7 = Jed
  • 8 = Pad
  • 9 = Gao
  • 10 = Sip
  • 11 = Sip et
  • 12 = Sip song
  • 13 = Sip sam
  • 20 = Yee sip
  • 30 = Sam sip
  • 40 = Sii sip
  • 100 = Nueng roi
  • 1.000 = Nueng pan
  • 10.000 = Nueng muen
  • 100.000 = Nueng saen
  • 1.000.000 = Nueng laan

 


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