# 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 🙂

#### risna

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• November 26, 2012 at 11:56 am