Thai Plural

Welcome to the fourth Thai lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
หนังสือ [nangsue]
books
books Audio
หนังสือหลายเล่ม [nangsuelailem]
car
car Audio
รถ [rot]
cars
cars Audio
รถยนต์หลายเล่ม [rotyonlailem]
tree
tree Audio
ต้นไม้ [ton mai]
trees
trees Audio
ต้นไม้หลายต้น [tonmailaiton]
flower
flower Audio
ดอกไม้ [dok mai]
flowers
flowers Audio
ดอกไม้หลายดอก [dokmailaidok]

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Thai + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
ฉันพูดหนึ่งภาษา Audio
[chanphutnuengphasa]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
เราพูดกันสามภาษา Audio
[raophutkansamphasa]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
เขาได้เข้าไปชมหลายประเทศ Audio
[khaodaikhaopaichomlaiprathet]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
พวกเขามีความสุขในขณะนี้ Audio
[phuakkhaomikwamsuknaikhanani]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
เธอมีรองเท้าสีแดงห้าคู่ Audio
[thoemirongthaosidaenghakhu]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ฉันต้องการแซนวิชที่ไม่มีหัวหอม Audio
[chantongkansaenwitthimaimihuahom]

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
ผู้หญิง [phu ying]
women
women Audio
ผู้หญิงหลายคน [phuyinglaikhon]
man
man Audio
คน , ผู้ชาย [khon phuchai]
men
men Audio
ผู้ชายหลายคน [phuchailaikhon]
house
house Audio
บ้าน [ban]
houses
houses Audio
บ้านหลายหลัง [banlailang]
cup
country Audio
ถ้วย [thuai]
cups
countries Audio
ถ้วยหลายใบ [thuailaibai]
cow
cow Audio
วัว [wua]
cows
cows Audio
วัว [wua]
horse
horse Audio
ม้า [ma]
horses
horses Audio
ม้า [ma]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Thai by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Thai
Pronunciation
Help
ช่วยเหลือ
[chuai luea] Audio
Call the ambulance
โทรเรียกรถพยาบาล
[thonriakonthopyaban] Audio
I need a doctor
ฉันจำเป็นต้องพบแพทย์
[chanchampentongphopphaet] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
ร้านขายยาที่ใกล้ที่สุดคือ?
[rankhaiyathiklaithisutkhue] Audio
Are you okay?
คุณจะได้ไหม?
[khunchadaimai] Audio
I am sick
ข้าพเจ้าป่วย
[khapchaopuai] Audio
Call the police
โทรเรียกตำรวจ
[thonriaktamruat] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Thai? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Thai Nouns   Thai Nouns

Thai Gender   Thai Gender



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