Thai Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Thai. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Thai.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Thai conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Thai
Pronunciation
I speak English
ฉันพูดภาษาอังกฤษ
[chanphutphasaangkrit] Audio
you speak French
คุณพูดภาษาฝรั่งเศส
[khunphutphasafarangset] Audio
he speaks German
เขาพูดภาษาเยอรมัน
[khaophutphasayoenman] Audio
she speaks Italian
เธอพูดภาษาอิตาเลียน
[thoephutphasaitalian] Audio
we speak Arabic
เราพูดภาษาอาหรับ
[raophutphasaarap] Audio
they speak Chinese
พวกเขาพูดภาษาจีน
[phuakkhaophutphasachin] Audio

The past tense in Thai conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Thai
Pronunciation
I visited France
ผมเยือนฝรั่งเศส
[phomyueanfarangset] Audio
you visited Italy
คุณเข้าเยี่ยมชมอิตาลี
[khunkhaoyiamchomitali] Audio
he visited Morocco
เขาเยือนโมร็อกโก
[khaoyueanmorokko] Audio
she visited China
เธอไปเยี่ยมประเทศจีน
[thoepaiyiamprathetchin] Audio
we visited Mexico
เราเข้าเยี่ยมชมเม็กซิโก
[raokhaoyiamchommeksiko] Audio
they visited Kenya
พวกเขาเข้าชมเคนยา
[phuakkhaokhaochomkhenya] Audio

The future tense in Thai conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Thai
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
ฉันจะดื่มนม
[chanchaduemnom] Audio
you will drink coffee
คุณจะดื่มกาแฟ
[khunchaduemkafae] Audio
he will drink tea
เขาจะดื่มชา
[khaochaduemcha] Audio
she will drink water
เธอจะดื่มน้ำ
[thoechaduemnam] Audio
we will drink apple juice
เราจะดื่มน้ำแอปเปิ้ล
[raochaduemnamaeppoen] Audio
they will drink tea
พวกเขาจะดื่มชา
[phuakkhaochaduemcha] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
หู [hu]
eye
eye Audio
ตา [ta]
mouth
mouth Audio
ปาก [pak]
nose
nose Audio
จมูก [chamuk]
hair
hair Audio
ผม [phom]
face
face Audio
หน้า [na]
head
head Audio
หัว [hua]
heart
heart Audio
หัวใจ [hua chai]
hand
hand Audio
มือ [mue]
fingers
fingers Audio
นิ้วมือ [nio mue]
leg
leg Audio
ขา [kha]
feet
feet Audio
เท้า [thao]

Travel Phrases in Thai

Imagine yourself in some Thai speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Thai
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
คุณสามารถช่วยฉัน?
[khunsamarotchuaichan] Audio
Can I help you?
ฉันสามารถช่วยคุณได้อย่างไร
[chansamanthachuaikhundaiayangrai] Audio
Where is the airport?
สนามบินอยู่ที่ไหน?
[sanambinayuthinai] Audio
Go straight
ตรงไป
[trong pai] Audio
Then
จากนั้น
[chak nan] Audio
Turn left
เลี้ยวซ้าย
[liao sai] Audio
Turn right
เลี้ยวขวา
[liao khwa] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Thai was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Thai Vocabulary   Thai Vocabulary

Thai Audio   Thai Audio



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