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10 Sentences for Thai learners to use in the Thai class

Whether you’re attending a Thai language class or just learning Thai on your own, being curious or being enthusiastic to learn more is a great personality to have as a student.

In This blog post, I gathered 10 sentences for you to use in order to expand your Thai knowledge and to ask important questions.

Tips for learning a new language

When I was learning German years ago, I remember having so many questions and was always eager to learn more. Here are some tips for you and I hope to share with: 

  1. When learning a new word, ask them to spell the word and pronounce it for you.
  2.  Ask your friends or teacher to provide you with examples of how to use new words
  3. Ask them to correct your pronunciation, writing, or your sentences

Below, you will see the 10 sentences I highly recommend using while learning Thai language.

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10 sentences for Thai learners to use in the class.

ช่วยพูดช้าๆได้ไหม
(chûuay pûut cháa-cháa dâi mǎi)

  • ช่วย (chûuay) means to help, but when you put this word at the beginning of the sentence, it means “please” used to ask for a favor.
  • ช้า (cháa) means “slow or slowly”
  • ได้ไหม (dâi mǎi) at the end means “Can you?”

There are many ways to say:

ช่วยพูดอีกครั้งได้ไหม
(chûuay pôot èek kráng dâai măi)

ช่วยพูดอีกทีได้ไหม
(chûuay pôot èek tee dâai măi)

ช่วยพูดใหม่ได้ไหม
(chûuay pôot mài dâai măi)

  • อีก (èek) means “more or again”
  • ครั้ง (kráng) means “time” as well as ที (tee)
  • ใหม่ (mài) in this case, means “again” when used with verbs.

ช่วยอธิบายให้ฉันฟังหน่อย
(chûuay à-tí-baai hâi chăn fang nòi)

Of course, if you’re a man, you should replace the word ฉัน (chǎn) with ผม (pǒm)

  • อธิบาย (à-tí-baai) = to explain
  • ให้ฉัน (hâi chăn) = for me (female speaker)
  • ให้ผม (hâi pǒm​) = for me (male speaker)
  • หน่อย (nòi) is a particle used with the word ช่วย (chûuay) to make the sentence extra polite.

ฉันมีคำถาม
(chăn mee kam-tăam)

Of course, if you’re a man, you should replace the word ฉัน (chǎn) with ผม (pǒm)

  • ถาม (tăam) = to ask
  • คำถาม (kam-tăam) = question

คำว่า “…” ภาษาไทยคืออะไร
(kam wâa “…” paa-săa-Thai keu à-rai

ภาษาไทยพูดว่าอะไร
(paa-săa tai pôot wâa à-rai)

You can put any word you want to know in the space.

  • คำ (kam) = word
  • คือ (keu) = is/am/are
  • อะไร (à-rai) = what?

อ่านว่าอะไร 
(àan wâa à-rai)

Be careful! In Thai, we use “what?” or อะไร (à-rai) instead of “how?”

  • อ่าน (àan) = to read

คำว่า “…” สะกดยังไง
(kam wâa “…” sà-gòt yang-ngai)

You can put any word you would like the person to spell in the space.

  • คำ (kam) = word
  • สะกด (sà-gòt) = to spell
  • ยังไง (yang-ngai) = how?

There are two ways to ask this question:

แปลว่าอะไร
(bplae wâa à-rai)

มีความหมายว่าอะไร
(mee kwaam-măai wâa à-rai)

  • แปล (bplae) = to translate
  • ความหมาย (kwaam-mǎai) = meaning

ช่วยยกตัวอย่างให้หน่อย
(chûuay yók dtuua-yàang hâi nòi)

  • ยก (yók) normally means “to lift” but in this case, it means “to give”
  • ตัวอย่าง  (dtuua-yàang) = examples

หน้าไหน
(nâa năi)
= which page?

เปิดหนังสือหน้า 10
(bpèrt năng-sĕu nâa · sìp)
= Opeb the book page 10

  • หน้า (nâa) = page
  • หนังสือ (năng-sĕu) = book

That’s it!

I hope you can use these 10 sentences to improve your Thai. If you have any question, please comment below or write me at krusmuk@bananathaischool.com

 

Much love,
Kru Smuk

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