Thai Gender

Welcome to the fifth Thai lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Thai to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

man
man Audio
คน [khon]
woman
woman Audio
ผู้หญิง [phu ying]
husband
husband Audio
สามี [sami]
wife
wife Audio
ภรรยา [phanraya]
boy
boy Audio
เด็กผู้ชาย [dek phu chai]
girl
girl Audio
เด็กผู้หญิง [dek phu ying]
father
father Audio
บิดา [bida]
mother
mother Audio
มารดา [manda]

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Thai + Pronunciation
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
ลูกชายของฉันเป็นนักเรียน Audio
[lukchaikhongchanpennakrian]
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
ลูกสาวของเธอเป็นนักเรียน Audio
[luksaokhongthoepennakrian]
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
เขามีพี่ชายที่สูง Audio
[khaomiphichaithisung]
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
เธอมีน้องสาวสูง Audio
[thoeminongsaosung]
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
พี่น้องของเขาเป็นเด็ก Audio
[phinongkhongkhaopendek]
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
น้องสาวของเขาเป็นเด็ก Audio
[nongsaokhongkhaopendek]

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
ลูกชาย [luk chai]
daughter
daughter Audio
ลูกสาว [luk sao]
brother
brother Audio
พี่ชาย [phi chai]
sister
sister Audio
พี่สาว [phi sao]
grandfather
grandfather Audio
ปู่ [pu]
grandmother
grandmother Audio
ยาย [yai]
child
child Audio
เด็ก [dek]
children
children Audio
เด็กมากกว่าหนึ่งคน [dekmakkwanuengkhon]

Expressions in Thai

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Thai, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Thai
Pronunciation
What do you mean?
คุณหมายถึงอะไร?
[khunmaithuengarai] Audio
I don't understand
ฉันไม่เข้าใจ
[chan mai khao chai] Audio
I don't know
ฉันไม่รู้
[chanmairu] Audio
What is that called in Thai?
สิ่งนี้ถูกเรียกว่าอะไรในภาษาไทย?
[singnithukriakwaarainaiphasathai] Audio
What is this?
นี้คืออะไร?
[ni khue arai] Audio
What does that word mean in English?
คำนี้มีความหมายอะไรในภาษาอังกฤษ?
[khamnimikwammaiarainaiphasaangkrit] Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
ขอโทษ
[kho thot] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Thai. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Thai Plural   Thai Plural

Thai Numbers   Thai Numbers



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