Shopping & Numbers - Thai Phrases Transliterated

thai travel phrases Stress is placed on syllables differently in Thai than in English. In a multi syllabic word, it is often the second syllable that gets the stress (but not always). So when in doubt, stress all syllables equally.

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Reminders for Tones(h) = high
(r) = rising
(none) = neutral
(l) = low
(f) = falling
   Consonant Sounds

Phonetic Sounds of Consonants
b as in belll as in lock
bp as in *m as in made
ch as in chairn as in nut
d as in duckng as in ri(ng)
dt as in *p(a) as in put
f as in foodr as in red
g as in gets as in sit
h as in helpt(a) as in tip
j as in jobw as in wet
k(a) as in kitey as in (y)es
* = no English equivalent
(a) = consonant is "aspirated"
 Vowel Sounds
Phonetic Sounds of Vowels
a, ah as in fatherao, ow as in chow
aa as in sandaw as in crawl
ai, i, y as in lie, by
   ". . . " When you see  ...    before or after a phrase in the table below, it indicates that a personal pronoun or a gender specific "polite word" should also be used.    "Polite words" used at the ends of sentences. A man will use "(h)krahp!", while a woman will use "ka!". Note the high tone versus the neutral tone.

PhraseTransliteration
How much is this/what is the price(f)nee (f)tao!-(l)ry! (h)krahp!/ka!
That's very expensive paang (f)mahk
Can you reduce the price? ...(h)lot! ra-kah (l)dy! (r)my!...
I will offer you xxx baht. ... (l)sa!-(r)noo ra-kah xxx baht
I don't want it.... (f)my ow! ...
Do you have a cheaper one than this? ... mee (l)took (l)gwah (n)nee (r)my ...
I want it.... ow! ...

Thai Numbers

Number Transliteration NumberTransliteration
0(r)soon21*(f)yee-(l)sip!-(l)eht!
1(l)neung!22 and etc.(f)yee-(l)sip!-(r)sawng
2(r)sawng30(r)sahm-(l)sip!
3(r)sahm40(l)see-(l)sip!
4(l)see50(f)hah-(l)sip!
5(f)hah60(l)hohk!-(l)sip!
6(l)hohk!70(l)jet!-(l)sip!
7(l)jet!80(l)bpaat-(l)sip!
8(l)bpaat90(f)gow-(l)sip!
9(f)gow100(l)neung!-(h)rawy
10(l)sip!200(r)sawng-(h)rawy
11(l)sip!-eht!250(r)sawng-(h)rawy-(f)hah-(l)sip!
12(l)sip!-(r)sawng1,000(l)neung!-pahn!
13(l)sip!-(r)sahm1,200(l)neung!-pahn!-(r)sawng-(h)rawy
14(l)sip!-(l)see10,000(l)neung!-(l)meun
15(l)sip!-(f)hah20,000(r)sawng-(l)meun
16(l)sip!-(l)hohk!100,000(l)neung!-(r)saan
17(l)sip!-(l)jet!1,000,000(l)neung!-(h)lahn
18(l)sip!-(l)bpaat(*) ... (l)eht! is the form for 11, 21, 31, 41, etc.
19(l)sip!-(f)gow
20(f)yee-(l)sip!
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