Feb 09

AUA – Day 8 & 9 : Numbers

It’s been a while since my last post about Thai Language. In December last year I stop my Thai course for my vacation to Indonesia and I haven’t learned Thai language nor learning it at home ever since. Now it’s time to sit and type the Thai lessons again 🙂

On day 8 and 9, we started learning numbers in Thai. Actually I started learning about Thai numbers in the first few weeks after we arrived in Chiang Mai. Knowing a little Thai language about numbers can help you to get the better price when shopping 🙂

There are 2 ways to ask “how much is the price” in Thai :

• thÃ¢wrÃ y (how much?) / raakhaa thÃ¢wrÃ y (How much the price ?)
• kÃ¬i bÃ at? (How many Baht?) (kÃ¬i + currency)

If you want to ask the price in another currency, you can ask kÃ¬i Dollar or KÃ¬i Rupiah (Indonesia Currency). But since we talk in Thai Language and we assume we ask in Thai currency, so we use kÃ¬i bÃ at.

money : Å‹É™n / sataaÅ‹ / taÅ‹

• Khun mii taÅ‹ mÃ¡y kh? ( Do you have money? )
• Khun mii taÅ‹ / Å‹É™n thÃ¢wrÃ y kh? (How much money do you have?)
• Khun mii taÅ‹ kÃ¬i bÃ at kh ? (How many Baht do you have?)

0 sÅ­un
1 nÃ¹Å‹
2 sÉ”Ë‡É”Å‹
3 sÇŽam
4 sÃ¬i
5 hÃ¢a
6 hÃ²k
7 cÃ¨t
8 pá½²Îµt
9 kÃ¢aw
10 sÃ¬p
11 sÃ¬p Ã¨t
12 sÃ¬p sÉ”Ë‡É”Å‹ ( 10 + 2 )
13 sÃ¬p sÇŽam (10 + 3 )
20 yÃ®i sÃ¬p
21 yÃ®i sÃ¬p Ã¨t
30 sÇŽam sÃ¬p (3 X 10)
40 sÃ¬i sÃ¬p (4 X 10 )
100 (nÃ¹Å‹) rÉ”ÌÉ”y
1.000 (nÃ¹Å‹) phan
10.000 (nÃ¹Å‹) mÃ¹un
100.000 (nÃ¹Å‹) sá½²Î­n
1.000.000 (nÃ¹Å‹) lÃ¡an

Notes

• There are special case in thai numbering
• 11 = sÃ¬p Ã¨t instead of sÃ¬p nÃ¹Å‹
20 = yii sÃ¬p instead of sÉ”Ë‡É”Å‹ sÃ¬p
21 = yÃ®i sÃ¬p Ã¨t instead of sÉ”Ë‡É”Å‹ sÃ¬p nÃ¹Å‹ and this also applies for 31, 41 etc.

• for number 10 , 100 (and other new digit) sometimes the 1 is not spoken, example :
• 110 = rÉ”ÌÉ”y sÃ¬p, but nÃ¹Å‹ rÉ”ÌÉ”y sÃ¬p is also correct.

• If the number is more than 1 million, then we start over the number again
• 10.000.000 = sÃ¬p lÃ¡an
21.345.678 = yÃ®i sÃ¬p Ã¨t lÃ¡an sÇŽam sá½²Î­n sÃ¬i mÃ¹un hÃ¢a phan hÃ²k rÉ”ÌÉ”y cÃ¨t sÃ¬p pá½²Îµt

You can go to this site if you want to know how to pronounce the numbers.

Others phrases that maybe useful when you go shopping in Thailand

• ?annÃ­i (raakhaa) thÃ¢wrÃ y : How much is this ?
• ?annÃ¡n (raakhaa) thÃ¢wrÃ y : How much is that ?
• ?annÃ³on (raakhaa) thÃ¢wrÃ y : How much is the one over there?
• lÃ²d raakha dÃ¢y mÃ¡y ? : Can you lower the price?
• duu ?annÃ­i/?annÃ¡n/?annÃ³on dÃ¢y mÃ¡y? : Can I see this one/ that one/ the one over there ?

I think, if you can to pronounce the number well enough, then you’ll get the better price for your souvenir from Thailand 🙂

One Response to “AUA – Day 8 & 9 : Numbers”

1. Juliet Says:

Hi Risna, saya tertarik untuk belajar bahasa Thailand, tapi sayang di Indonesia tidak ada tempat untuk belajar bahasa Thai. Bisa tolong diberikan informasi tempat belajar bahasa Thailand untuk short term di thailand, berapa biayanya dan bisa direkomendasikan buku untuk belajar bahasa Thailand untuk pemula?
Thanks ya