Past Tense

Thai Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Thai. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.


The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.

Past Tense in Thai

Past Thai Audio
I saw you(ผม / ฉัน) เห็นคุณแล้ว
(p̄hm/ c̄hạn) h̄ĕn khuṇ læ̂w
I wrote with a pen(ผม / ฉัน) เขียนด้วยปากกาไปแล้ว
(p̄hm/ c̄hạn) k̄heīyn d̂wy pākkā pị læ̂w
You loved applesคุณเคยชอบแอปเปิ้ล
khuṇ khey chxb xæ ppeîl
You gave moneyคุณได้ให้เงินไปแล้ว
khuṇ dị̂ h̄ı̂ ngein pị læ̂w
You played tennisคุณได้เล่นเทนนิสไปแล้ว
khuṇ dị̂ lèn thennis̄ pị læ̂w
He read (past tense) a bookเขาอ่านหนังสือแล้ว
k̄heā x̀ān h̄nạngs̄ụ̄x læ̂w
He understood meเขาเข้าใจฉันแล้ว
k̄heā k̄hêācı c̄hạn læ̂w
She had a catเธอเคยมีแมวมาแล้ว
ṭhex khey mī mæw mā læ̂w
She knew my friendเธอรู้จักเพื่อนของฉันแล้ว
ṭhex rū̂cạk pheụ̄̀xn k̄hxng c̄hạn læ̂w
We wanted to learnพวกเราเคยต้องการที่จะเรียน
phwk reā khey t̂xngkār thī̀ ca reīyn
We thought Spanish is easyพวกเราเคยคิดว่าภาษาสเปนง่าย
phwk reā khey khid ẁā p̣hās̄ʹā s̄pen ng̀āy
You (plural) worked hereพวกคุณเคยทำงานที่นี่
phwk khuṇ khey thảngān thī̀ nī̀
You (plural) spoke Frenchพวกคุณคยพูดภาษาฝรั่งเศส
phwk khuṇ khy phūd p̣hās̄ʹā f̄rạ̀ngṣ̄es̄
They drove a carพวกเขาเคยขับรถ
phwk k̄heā khey k̄hạb rt̄h
They smiledพวกเขาเคยยิ้ม
phwk k̄heā khey yîm


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List of Colors in Thai

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Thai

Colors Thai Audio
s̄ī dả
s̄ī n̂ảtāl
Dark colorสี่เข้ม
s̄ī̀ k̄hêm
s̄ī theā
s̄ī k̄heīyw
Light colorสีสว่าง
s̄ī s̄ẁāng
s̄ī s̄̂m
s̄ī dæng
s̄ī k̄hāw
s̄ī h̄elụ̄xng


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Daily Conversation in Thai

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Thai Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Thai

English Thai Audio
Black is his favorite colorสีดำเป็นสีที่เขาชอบ
s̄ī dả pĕn s̄ī thī̀ k̄heā chxb
I have black hairฉันมีผมสีดำ
c̄hạn mī p̄hm s̄ī dả
Red is not his favorite colorสีแดงเป็นสีที่เขาไม่ชอบ
s̄ī dæng pĕn s̄ī thī̀ k̄heā mị̀ chxb
She drives a yellow carเธอขับรถสีเหลือง
ṭhex k̄hạb rt̄h s̄ī h̄elụ̄xng
The sky is blueท้องฟ้าเป็นสีฟ้า
tĥxngf̂ā pĕn s̄ī f̂ā
Your cat is whiteแมวของคุณสีขาว
mæw k̄hxng khuṇ s̄ī k̄hāw
I enjoyed myself very muchฉันสนุกมาก
c̄hạn s̄nuk māk
I agree with youฉันเห็นด้วย
c̄hạn h̄ĕn d̂wy
Are you sure?คุณแน่ใจเหรอ
khuṇ næ̀cı h̄e rx
Be careful!ระวัง
Would you like to go for a walk?คุณอยากไปเดินเล่นไหม
khuṇ xyāk pị dein lèn h̄ịm

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Thai about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Thai Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Thai homepage.

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