Thai numbers (Learn Thai challenge Day 3)

Thai numbers (Learn Thai challenge Day 3)

Today I’ve been going over all the letters I learned yesterday and starting on the numbers.

I was a bit annoyed with myself yesterday when I went to the market. The stall owners could understand my question of ‘how much is that’ but I hadn’t a clue what they were saying when they answered in Thai. Considering that most things there were either 10, 15 or 20 baht that’s a bit embarrassing!

So I decided to skip ahead a bit and learn numbers, in the hope that when I go back to the market on Sunday I can do better.

I’ve known 1-5 for a while, but I seem to have a block against the 6-10s! Jack can already count to 10 in Thai and has started correcting me when I get it wrong! Time to step up the game.

My cartoons worked well yesterday, so I decided to do the same for the numbers. I also wrote out the Thai word next to them. I figured it was good practice for me to go over what I’ve learned. I was pleased to see that I’ve already learned many of the letters – the internet didn’t lie when it told me that most letters aren’t used very much.

Thai numbers


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2 thoughts on “Thai numbers (Learn Thai challenge Day 3)

  1. Hi Mel, Zachary here, hope you and your family are all well. Not sure if you check this email / www account but I happily stumbled across your www here today which researching visual ways to learn Thai and was blown away by your stories and images and those drawings – omg – of the sheep fish!!! Hilarious and wonderful! Left me wanting to see more but I only saw 5 posts about your journey through 2 weeks of learning Thai. Would love to chat more as I’m (still! amid COVID-19, yes, Still!!) planning to move to Thailand in 2021. Anyway if the moment grabs you say hi back 😉 Be well and safe and take care of those loved Ones of Yours! Zachary

    1. Hi Zachary,

      Really glad you enjoyed the post. We liked learning Thai – it was cool to try a tonal language and some elements of it (such as not having tenses) actually make it fairly straightforward to pick up. We found the people were great about us trying to speak Thai – they were really happy and supportive when we attempted it. Unfortunately we didn’t do much more written Thai than the posts you’ve seen – no particular reason for that, just life getting in the way!

      If you’re looking for resources there’s an app called ‘learn Thai’ which is pretty well laid out and easy to use. You can also see male and female versions of words on there (certain words change with gender in Thai). I think it’s free for the basics and then an in app purchase to unlock everything. You could also try

      I’m excited for you moving to Thailand. Going there has been an amazing, life-changing experience for us. If you have any questions feel free to ask and we’ll do our best to answer them for you.

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