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‹
Other Question about money:
- 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?)
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 )
Ã¹Å‹) m Ã¹un
- There are special case in thai numbering
11 = sÃ¬p Ã¨t instead of sÃ¬p n
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 n
Ã¹Å‹ 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”ÌÉ”y sÃ¬p, but n
Ã¹Å‹ rÉ”ÌÉ”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 m
Ã¹un hÃ¢a phan hÃ²k rÉ”ÌÉ”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 🙂