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Top 10 Must-Know Thai Verbs to Boost Your Vocabulary (Verbs Using Your Senses)

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

This video is a guide to some basic Thai verbs that will help you to start to get a grasp of the language. When learning Thai, you will probably learn common words like "hello", "goodbye", and "thank you" first.

After this point, you will need to learn some common Thai verbs if you want to begin forming sentences.

ดู

doo

To see/watch


เขาชอบดูหนังผี

kăo chôp doo năng pĕe

He likes watching ghost movies.


ฟัง

fang

To listen/hear

ฉันชอบฟังเพลงไทย

chăn chôp fang pleng tai

I like listening to Thai songs.


พูด

pôot

To speak


เธอกำลังพูดภาษาไทย

ter gam-lang pôot paa-săa tai

She is speaking Thai.


ถาม

tăam

To ask

ถ้าไม่เข้าใจ ถามได้นะคะ

tâa mâi kâo jai tăam dâai ná ká

If you don’t understand, feel free to ask me.


ตอบ

dtòp

To answer


เขาตอบว่าอะไร

kăo dtòp wâa à-rai

What did he answer?


คิด

kít

To think

ผมคิดว่าอาหารไทยอร่อย

pŏm kít wâa aa-hăan tai à-ròi

I think (that) Thai food is tasty.


นอน

non

To sleep

ช่วงนี้นอนไม่หลับ

chûuang née non mâi làp

Recently, I cannot sleep.

ฝัน

făn

To dream

ฝันดีนะ

făn dee ná

Sweet dream!

ทำ

tam

To make/create


เขาเป็นคนทำงานเก่งมาก

kăo bpen kon tam ngaan gèng mâak

He is good at working.


เล่น

lên

To play


ไมเคิลชอบเล่นบาส แต่เดวิดชอบเล่นฟุตบอล

mai-kern chôp lên bàat dtàe day-wít chôp lên fút bon

Michael likes playing basketball but David likes playing football.

 

Thai Minimal Pairs Challenge 1.0 (Game-Based Learning)

Minimal pairs are two similar sounding words that differ in only one phonological element. They are a great way to help you become more aware of pronunciation. In this challenge, we will challenge your ears with some common minimal pairs.


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