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Learning the Names of Things

Now that you know how to ask for someone's name in a variety of ways, let's use the same question format to start asking about the things around you. In this lesson you will learn to ask what things are called, and how to reply when asked.



Plurality in Thai Nouns

There is no difference in form between the singular and plural form of nouns in Thai, so the word that means a flower and flowers is exactly the same.

ดอกไม้ (dàwk-máai)
a flower; flowers
โต๊ะ (dtóe)
a table; tables
ครู (krew)
a teacher; teachers

Don't worry, plurality is indicated when other words are used, so seeing and hearing the difference between a flower and some flowers is not difficult.



Referring to Objects

As with English, Thai uses words meaning this and that to help determine which item you are referring to when talking.

นี่ (nêe)
this (the one here)
นั่น (nǔn)
that (the one over there)
โน่น (nôan)
that (the one way over there, farther away)


Lesson Navigation:

Application Settings:
Gender  (Recordings for your gender)
Transliterations  (Thai words in English)
Interpretations  (What the words mean)

More to come . . .

Active Thai is a work in progress. Please check back often for new lessons.

Lesson Navigation:

Application Settings:
Gender  (Recordings for your gender)
Transliterations  (Thai words in English)
Interpretations  (What the words mean)

More to come . . .

Active Thai is a work in progress. Please check back often for new lessons.