Verbs

Thai Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Thai verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Thai Classes.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Thai, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Thai

Verbs Thai Audio
To driveขับ, ขับขี่
k̄hạb, k̄hạbk̄hī̀
To findเจอ, ค้นพบ
cex, kĥn phb
To giveให้
h̄ı̂
To haveมี
To knowรู้, รู้จัก
rū̂, rū̂cạk
To learnเรียน
reīyn
To loveรัก
rạk
To playเล่น
lèn
To readอ่าน
x̀ān
To seeเห็น, มอง
h̄ĕn, mxng
To smileยิ้ม
yîm
To speakพูด
phūd
To thinkคิด
khid
To understandเข้าใจ
k̄hêācı
To workทำงาน
thảngān
To writeเขียน
k̄heīyn

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meเขาเข้าใจ (ผม / ฉัน)
k̄heā k̄hêācı (p̄hm/ c̄hạn)
He understood meเขาเข้าใจฉันแล้ว
k̄heā k̄hêācı c̄hạn læ̂w
He will understand meเขาจะเข้าใจฉัน
k̄heā ca k̄hêācı c̄hạn

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Thai

Time Thai Audio
Daysวัน
wạn
Mondayวันจันทร์
wạn cạnthr̒
Tuesdayวันอังคาร
wạn xạngkhār
Wednesdayวันพุธ
wạn phuṭh
Thursdayวันพฤหัสบดี
wạn phvh̄ạs̄bdī
Fridayวันศุกร์
wạn ṣ̄ukr̒
Saturdayวันเสาร์
wạn s̄eār̒
Sundayวันอาทิตย์
wạn xāthity̒
Januaryมกราคม
mkrākhm
Februaryกุมภาพันธ์
kump̣hāphạnṭh̒
Marchมีนาคม
mīnākhm
Aprilเมษายน
mes̄ʹāyn
Mayพฤษภาคม
phvs̄ʹp̣hākhm
Juneมิถุนายน
mit̄hunāyn
Julyกรกฎาคม
krkḍākhm
Augustสิงหาคม
s̄ingh̄ākhm
Septemberกันยายน
kạnyāyn
Octoberตุลาคม
tulākhm
Novemberพฤศจิกายน
phvṣ̄cikāyn
Decemberธันวาคม
ṭhạnwākhm
Autumnฤดูใบไม้ร่วง
vdū bımị̂ r̀wng
Winterฤดูหนาว
vdū h̄nāw
Springฤดูใบไม้ผลิ
vdū bımị̂ p̄hli
Summerฤดู ร้อน
vdū r̂xn
Seasonsฤดู
vdū
Monthsเดือน
deụ̄xn
Timeเวลา
welā
Hourชั่วโมง
chạ̀wmong
Minuteนาที
nāthī
Secondวินาที
wināthī

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Daily Conversation in Thai

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Thai Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Thai

English Thai Audio
I was born in Julyฉันเกิดเดือนกรกฎาคม
c̄hạn keid deụ̄xn krkḍākhm
I will visit you in Augustฉันจะไปเยี่ยมคุณในเดือนสิงหาคม
c̄hạn ca pị yeī̀ym khuṇ nı deụ̄xn s̄ingh̄ākhm
See you tomorrow!แล้วพบกันวันพรุ่งนี้
læ̂w phb kạn wạn phrùngnī̂
Today is Mondayวันนี้เป็นวันจันทร์
wạn nī̂ pĕn wạn cạnthr̒
Winter is very cold hereฤดูหนาว ที่นี่หนาวมาก
vdū h̄nāw thī̀ nī̀ h̄nāw māk
Yesterday was Sundayเมื่อวานเป็นวันอาทิตย์
meụ̄̀x wān pĕn wạn xāthity̒
Are you married?คุณแต่งงานหรือยัง
khuṇ tæ̀ngngān h̄rụ̄x yạng
I'm singleฉันยังโสด
c̄hạn yạng s̄od
Would you marry me?คุณจะแต่งงานกับฉันไหม
khuṇ ca tæ̀ngngān kạb c̄hạn h̄ịm
Can I have your phone number?ฉันขอเบอร์โทรของคุณได้ไหม
c̄hạn k̄hx bexr̒ thor k̄hxng khuṇ dị̂ h̄ịm
Can I have your email?ฉันขออีเมล์ของคุณได้ไหม
c̄hạn k̄hx xīmel̒ k̄hxng khuṇ dị̂ h̄ịm

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Thai about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Thai Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Thai homepage.

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