Thai Vocab

Helpful terms you may want to know…

Feel free to ask about any Thai word you’re curious about 🙂

555 – hahaha, laughter (in Thai, 5 is pronounced “ha”)

Arai – what

Banterng – entertainment

Chai – male
Chan – I (for female)
Chob – like

Dai – ok, alright
Dara – a known person in entertainment industry; i.e. actors/actresses
Dek Chai ____ – Mr. ____ (for a boy under 15)
Dek Ying ____ – Ms. ____ (for a girl under 15)

Fan – boyfriend/girlfriend

Gliard – hate

Hi So – refers to people in high society
Hua Jai – heart

Ka (for ending of sentences) – polite way of speaking (for female)
Kei – son-in-law
Khun ____ – Mr./Ms./Mrs. ____
Kob Khun – thanks, thank you
Kor Tode – sorry
Krub (for ending of sentences) – polite way of speaking (for male)
Kularb – rose

Laiw – evil
Lakorn – Thai TV series
Lhor – handsome
Likit – destined
Look Kreung – half caste, half breed

Mai – No
Mai Dai – cannot, no way
Mai Pen Rai – nevermind, it’s alright
Meur Rai – when
Mia – wife

Nang Ek – heroine
Nang Fah – goddess, female angel
Nang Rai – female antagonist
Nang Rong – second female lead
Narak – cute
Nong – little sister/brother, someone younger
Nong Chai – little brother
Nong Sao – little sister

Org Pai – ‘get out’

Panraya – polite word for wife
P – older sister/brother, someone older
P’ Chai – older brother
P’ Sao – older sister
Pra Ek – hero
Pra Rong – second male lead
Pom – I (for a guy)
Poo Chai – man, guy
Poo Rai – male antagonist
Poo Ying – girl, woman
Puar – husband

Rai – bad, evil
Rak – love

Sa Mee – polite word for husband
Sapai – daughter-in-law
Sanook – fun, entertaining
Sode – single
Suay – beautiful, pretty
Su Su – cheer up, all the best

Talad – market
Talod – always
Tee Nai – where
Tee Rak – dear
Ter – you
Tum Mai – why

Wan – day
Wela – time

Yim – smile
Ying – female

Numbers

Neung – 1
Song – 2
Sarm – 3
See – 4
Ha – 5
Hoek – 6
Jed – 7
Pad – 8
Kao – 9
Sib – 10
Sib Ed – 11
Sib Song – 12
Sib … – 13+
Yee Sib – 20
Yee Sib Ed – 21
Yee Sib … – 22+
Sarm Sib – 30
Sarm Sib … – 31+

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christie Xiong
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 00:08:46

    how do you say: i love you?

    Reply

    • inwlakorns
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 00:21:03

      “Chan Rak Ter” // “Chan Rak Khun”
      Chan = I
      Rak = love
      Ter = you
      Khun = you (more formal)

      Reply

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