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Different Tone = Different Word

mai

mai
mile

mài

mài
new

mâi

mâi
no, not

mái

mái
right?

mǎi

mǎi
question particle; silk

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Can You Hear the Tones?

The application on this page will give you some more examples of words that sound the same, except for tone. By now you should be able to identify the tone most of the time.

This gets easier when you start working with complete sentences, as tone differences are easier to detect. Thai sentences have a sing-song type of sound, and you will be able to hear it rise and fall.

Mid tone
(no mark)
Low tone
Falling tone
High tone
Rising tone

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