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What's this? What's that?

Now that you know how to ask for someone's name in a variety of ways, let's use the same question formats to start asking about the things around you. In this lesson you will learn some Thai nouns, and how to form basic statements using the Thai equivalent of the English demonstrative pronouns this, that, these, and those.

Plurality in Thai Nouns

One of the more difficult things for English speakers to learn about the Thai language, is how simple it is when compared to other languages. There is no difference between the singular and plural form of nouns, and there are no definite or indefinite articles, 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

The next sample dialog will focus on the most basic kind of statement, where quantity is known by both speakers. 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. This will be introduced over the next few lessons.

First: Learn the Vocabulary

Try to focus on learning each word, and how to read the letters to form the correct tone and sound. Avoid skipping ahead as much as possible.

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