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100 THAI Words

Found this on the www and hope that the author doesn't get a heart attack if ever it is known that the list made it into the PA-Forum.

 

 

already (tense marker): แล้ว /láew/
be [v]: เป็น /bpen/
be at, live at, stay: อยู่ /yòo/
beautiful, attractive, pretty: สวย /sŭay/
big: ใหญ่ /yài/
can: ได้ /dâai/
cannot: ไม่ได้ /mâi-dâai/
come, arrive (shows direction to the speaker): มา /maa/
delicious: อร่อย /a-ròi/
do, make: ทำ /tam/
doctor: หมอ /mŏr/
don’t!: อย่า! /yàa/
excuse me, I’m sorry: ขอโทษ /kŏr tôht/
expensive: แพง /paeng/
far: ไกล /glai/
fast: เร็ว /reo/
full (food): อิ่ม /ìm/
get, receive, accept: รับ /ráp/
go, leave, depart (shows direction away from the speaker): ไป /bpai/
good: ดี /dee/
have: มี /mee/
he, she, him, her, they, them: เขา /kăo/
hello, goodbye, see you later: สวัสดี /sà-wàt-dee/
help, aid, assist [v]: ช่วย /chûay/
here: ที่นี่ /têe-nêe/
hot (spicy): เผ็ด /pèt/
hot (temperature): ร้อน /rón/
hotel: โรงแรม /rohng-raem/
how: ยังไง /yang-ngai/
how much, how many: เท่าไหร่ /tâo-rài/
how much, how many: กี่ /gèe/
hungry: หิวข้าว /hĭw kâao/
I, me, my [f]: ฉัน /chăn/
I, me, my [m]: ผม /pŏm/
injured: บาดเจ็บ /bàat jèp/
know (someone, something, someplace): รู้จัก /róo-jàk/
know (something): ทราบ /sâap/ รู้ /róo/
left: ซ้าย /sáai/
like: ชอบ /chôp/
little bit: นิดหน่อย /nít-nòi/
look, see, appear, seem, watch: ดู /doo/
lost: หลงทาง /lŏng taang/
market: ตลาด /dtà-làat/
name: ชื่อ /chêu/
near: ใกล้ /glâi/
no problem, that’s ok, nevermind: ไม่เป็นไร /mâi-bpen-rai/
no, not: ไม่ /mâi/
now, right now, at this moment: ตอนนี้ /dton-née/
stop, park: จอด /jòt/
one more time: อีกที /èek-tee/
person, people, classifier for people: คน /kon/
police: ตำรวจ /dtam-rùat/
P: Polite particle [f]: ค่ะ /kâ/
P: Polite particle [m]: ครับ /kráp/
P: Question particle: ไหม /măi/
P: Question particle [f]: คะ /ká/
P: Question, confirmative [m/f]: เหรอ or หรือ /rĕr or rĕu/
P: Question, “what about …?”: ล่ะ /lâ/
P: Softener, makes it more persuasive: นะ /ná/
P: Softens request or command, a bit: หน่อย /nòi/
P: Used in requests, congratulations or condolences ด้วย (ค่ะ/นะคะ) /dûay/ (ka/ná-ka)
really: จริงๆ /jing-jing/
restaurant: ร้านอาหาร /ráan aa-hăan/
right: ขวา /kwăa/
slowly, slower: ช้าช้า /cháa-cháa/
speak: พูด /pôot/
stop!: หยุด! /yùt/
straight: ตรงไป /dtrong-bpai/
sure [v]: แน่ใจ /nâe-jai/
Thai currency: บาท /bàat/
thank you: ขอบคุณ /kòp-kun/
that: นั่น /nán/
there: ที่นั่น /têe-nân/
there (further): ที่โน่น /têe-nôhn/
think, calculate: คิด /kít/
thirsty: หิวน้ำ /hĭw-náam/
this, these: นี่ /nêe/
tired: เหนื่อย /nèuay/
to, at, that, which, who, the place, area: ที่ /têe/
today: วันนี้ /wan-née/
toilet: ห้องน้ำ /hông-náam/
tomorrow: พรุ่งนี้ /prûng-née/
turn: เลี้ยว /líeow/
understand: เข้าใจ /kâo-jai/
u-turn: กลับรถ /glàp-rót/
very much, a lot, very: มาก /mâak/
want, take, bring: เอา /ao/ (รับ /ráp/)
want to: อยาก /yàak/
we, us, our: เรา /rao/
well, fine: สบายดี /sà-baai-dee/
what: อะไร /a-rai/
when, whenever: เมื่อไหร่ /mêua-rài/
where (shortened version of ที่ไหน), whichever one: ไหน /năi/
where is: ที่ไหน /têe năi/
who, someone, anyone: ใคร /krai/
why: ทำไม /tam-mai/
write: เขียน /kĭan/
yes: key-word response, ใช่, ครับ, ค่ะ /châi, kráp, kâ/
yesterday: เมื่อวานนี้ /mêua-waan-née/
you: คุณ /kun/

 

 

Enjoy and learn.

May be you wold have some more super basic words for the list 100 - 200?

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I hate to be negative but why not just get a little translation app for your smartphone if you just want to know individual words?

 

It's not that I don't think people should learn Thai but if you're going to put in the effort to learn 100 words without learning how to use them then I think you'd be capable of learning the basics of the grammar as well which would reward your efforts a lot more IMO.

 

 

         ความจริงเป็นสิ่งที่ไม่ตายแต่คนพูดความจริงอาจจะตาย                 

The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Dr.Winston said:

I hate to be negative but why not just get a little translation app for your smartphone if you just want to know individual words?

 

It's not that I don't think people should learn Thai but if you're going to put in the effort to learn 100 words without learning how to use them then I think you'd be capable of learning the basics of the grammar as well which would reward your efforts a lot more IMO.

 

 

It's dumb.....sorry.

I can't help it.

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This list could be the very first step.

Tinglish, Thaienglish, Barenglish with some 100 Thai words is already better than nothing!!??

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Yes, better than nothing but only just. If the intention is to commit the words to memory you'll soon be wondering how to use them whereas it wouldn't take that much more effort to learn the basics as I said.

 

If you just intend the list to be used as a reference then I really think a little app or a Thai-English Dictionary would be a more convenient choice.

 

         ความจริงเป็นสิ่งที่ไม่ตายแต่คนพูดความจริงอาจจะตาย                 

The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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Even very many of the expats don't know 100 Words of Thai.

So we start from a very low point.

:o:o:o

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And I don't think most of them ever will tbh. But up to you of course.

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The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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At least on that list they could comfortably find some basic, useful words.

:wacko::wacko::wacko:

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The list is useful. It's reminded me of some things I've forgotten or not used enough to be able to remember them.

But I do agree the words need context for beginners, with example sentences or phrases to understand how the words can link up. Otherwise they are mostly useless e.g. "turn: เลี้ยว /líeow/" is not important to learn on its own. Much better to show where and how it can be used i.e. "líeow sáai" or "líeow kwăa" (turn left or turn right when talking to a taxi driver).

It's been fun. But on to pastures new.

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Mai pen rai is by far the most important imo.

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27 minutes ago, Magic040 said:

Mai pen rai is by far the most important imo.

The most important for a newbie to learn,and should be given to you at Immigration is hong Nahm.

If you want chicken,flaps your arms and you will get chicken.

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1 hour ago, Dr.Winston said:

Yes, better than nothing but only just. If the intention is to commit the words to memory you'll soon be wondering how to use them whereas it wouldn't take that much more effort to learn the basics as I said.

 

If you just intend the list to be used as a reference then I really think a little app or a Thai-English Dictionary would be a more convenient choice.

 

 

Have you got an reference books you recommend?

The next year or so I am going to make a serious effort to learn the language.

 

RAZZ

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25 minutes ago, Skalliwag said:

The most important for a newbie to learn,and should be given to you at Immigration is hong Nahm.

If you want chicken,flaps your arms and you will get chicken.

I want to see the body actions to use when ordering moose in Thailand.  555.

ฉันต้องการให้มีกวางบ้าง

 

90 Days with a Thai Girl in Oz

"Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?"

It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley

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35 minutes ago, boingo said:

I want to see the body actions to use when ordering moose in Thailand.  555.

ฉันต้องการให้มีกวางบ้าง

 

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How did they get you to pose for the photo?

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

 

90 Days with a Thai Girl in Oz

"Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?"

It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley

image.png.6eb5df3c4b99a4189996c2a21d8f14af.png

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20 trips (about to be 21!) and I still speak fuck all Thai apart from knowing how to order water with lemon and the number six......

It is the same all over the world - if you shout loud enough in English they fucking understand you right enough! :) 

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43 minutes ago, boingo said:

How did they get you to pose for the photo?

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
 

Neck shot me.

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Have you got an reference books you recommend?
The next year or so I am going to make a serious effort to learn the language.
 
RAZZ

If you've already learned the basics I really like this book. Although it says "Spoken Thai" everything has Thai script as well as English phoneticsa5ff31d0477a04350bd4fa12a4946701.jpg

         ความจริงเป็นสิ่งที่ไม่ตายแต่คนพูดความจริงอาจจะตาย                 

The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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I want to see the body actions to use when ordering moose in Thailand.  555.
ฉันต้องการให้มีกวางบ้าง

Even if you get the gesticulations right...you'll probably be left a bit underwhelmed with your Thai 'Moose'da7789acd0d02c3eba4eb6cd7c1875e5.jpg

         ความจริงเป็นสิ่งที่ไม่ตายแต่คนพูดความจริงอาจจะตาย                 

The truth is immortal but people who speak it aren't - Thai proverb

Karl's Thailand - My YouTube Channel

 

 

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Don't know any apps,but I bought a Thai-English book and it had all the basic phrases in,very short sentences and not to long,for starting off you just need the old where you go,what time is it,how much,numbers etc etc

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3 hours ago, Skalliwag said:

Neck shot me.

Half a bottle of Canadian Club.

 

90 Days with a Thai Girl in Oz

"Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?"

It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley

image.png.6eb5df3c4b99a4189996c2a21d8f14af.png

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5 hours ago, Skalliwag said:

 

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WTF, are they really that big?

Yes I'm from a mooseless country, and no, I'm not being sarcastic

That thing is bloody huge

I hope that's a particularly large specimen, it's not too far removed from some kind of horny bear thing.

That actually reminds me of this time on LK Metro, I digress, sorry.

My LOS virgin trip report

Your challenge is to fuck ALL the girls.  3, 2, 1, GO!     :07:

 

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7 hours ago, RAZZELL said:

 

Have you got an reference books you recommend?

The next year or so I am going to make a serious effort to learn the language.

"Thai for Beginners", Benjamin Poomsan Becker. Comes with two CD's.

Work through it, lesson by lesson. If you do 30 minutes a day, five days a week for about twelve weeks, then you will find you have reasonable everyday language for most simple occasions e.g. shopping, travelling, bar chat, hotel.

Suggest look for it on Ebay and on book sales sites.

I did all this and later went on a two week course in Phuket, two hours a day for ten days. Now I am not fluent but get by quite well most of the time. (Cannot read or write).

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Basic words are good to know. Google translate app is great for a single word or 2 and has an audio option so you can hear the word. Simple and useful. 

My favorite is just finding the right girl and let her teach me new words.

I'll never forget my first trip picked up this cute young thing from Beergarten Bangkok...yes, young in the Beergarten.... anyway she spoke like zero English...I had a copy of " Making out in Thai " and we would exchange phrases from the book. She kept pointing to a water glass and saying  " Kaew " and then to herself.... took me forever to figure out that was her name.

I am not ting tong...my mother had me tested.

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37 minutes ago, baddog666 said:

Basic words are good to know. Google translate app is great for a single word or 2 and has an audio option so you can hear the word. Simple and useful. 

My favorite is just finding the right girl and let her teach me new words.

I'll never forget my first trip picked up this cute young thing from Beergarten Bangkok...yes, young in the Beergarten.... anyway she spoke like zero English...I had a copy of " Making out in Thai " and we would exchange phrases from the book. She kept pointing to a water glass and saying  " Kaew " and then to herself.... took me forever to figure out that was her name.

lol every girl that dies that to me is usually hinting they want another drink. She sounds a clever little thing.

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