Thai Speaking Lesson: Basic Statements

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Vocabulary used in this lesson

Thai (Phonetic)ThaiEnglish
pǒm (male) / chán (female)ผม (male) ฉัน (female)I
khunคุณyou
kháuเขาhe/she
rórnร้อนhot
yenเย็นcold (an object)
ang-grìtอังกฤษEngland
grung-thêepกรุงเทพฯBangkok
hǐwหิวhungry
nèuayเหนื่อยtired
năuหนาวcold (afeeling)
chôpชอบlike
riianเรยนlearn
ginกินeat
dùemดื่มdrink
pûutพูดspeak
paasǎaภาษาlanguage
bpaiไปgo
ngaanงานwork (verb)
duuดทวwatch (verb)
thîiawเทยวtravel
riianเรยนstudy

Grammar Focus

Remember, you need to add khráp (if you are male) or khâ (if you are female) after every sentence so the sentence is polite.

I am, You are, He/She is …

(subject +verb-to-be + adjective)

I am hotHe/she is hot
pǒm/chán rórn khráp/khâpǒm / chán mâi rórn khráp/khâ
You are hotYou are not hot
khun rórn khráp/khâkhun mâi rórn khráp/khâ
He/she is hotHe/she is not hot
kháu rórn khráp/khâkháu mâi rórn khráp/khâ

Grammar Focus

The basic noun/pronoun + is + adjective structure is the same with any noun/pronoun or adjective.

You can use this structure with any combination of nouns/pronouns and adjectives

He/she is hungryHe/she is not hungry
kháu hǐw khráp/khâkháu mâi hǐw khráp/khâ
Ben is tiredBen is tired
Ben nèuayBen mâi nèuay khráp/khâ
I am coldI am not cold
pǒm/chán nău khráp/khâpǒm/chán mâi nău khráp/khâ

I like, You like, He/she likes

(subject + verb + noun)

Emma likes EnglandEmma does not like England
Emma chôp bprà-thêet ang-grìt khráp/khâEmma mâi chôp bprà-thêet ang-grìt khráp/khâ
I like footballI don’t like football
pǒm/chán chôp fútbon khráp/khâpǒm/chán mâi chôp fútbon khráp/khâ
He/she likes to travelI don’t like to travel
kháu chôp thîiaw khráp/khâ kháu mâi chôp thîiaw khráp/khâ

Grammar Focus

If you would like to say that someone likes doing something, the structure is the same as English. Just add the verb that they like doing after the linking verb like.

(subject + verb + verb + noun)

He/she likes to eat mushroomsHe/she doesn’t like to eat mushrooms
kháu chôp gin hèt khráp/khâkháu mâi chôp gin hèt khráp/khâ
Peter likes to study EnglishPeter doesn’t like to study English
Peter chôp riian paasǎa ang-grìt khráp/khâPeter mâi chôp riian paasǎa ang-grìt khráp/khâ
I like to watch TVI don’t like to watch TV
pǒm/chán chôp duu TV khráp/khâpǒm/chán mâi chôp duu TV khráp/khâ