Lesson 3: Numbers (1- 10 ) หนึ่ง nùeng. one. สอง sŏng. two. สาม săm. three. สี่ sì four. ห้า hâ five. หก hòk. six. เจ็ด chèt. seven. แปด pàet. eight.
Below is the list of Thai numbers with pronunciation . 0 – ศูนย์ (sǔun) 1 – หนึ่ง (nùeng) 2 – สอง (sǎawng) 3 – สาม (sǎam) 4 – สี่ (sìi) 5 – ห้า (hâa) 6 – หก (hòk) 7 – เจ็ด (jèt)
Thus, a full national number is 9 digits, including the STD prefix 0. When writing a telephone number with the area code, the area code and subscriber number are separated by a hyphen, also in the middle of subscriber number . Examples: A number 2134567 in Bangkok: 02-2134567.
The Thai pronunciation for number 5 is ‘HA'(stressed and loud sound), so when you see five – five – five that means we are laughing out loud HA-HA-HA.
So we know that ‘ one thousand ‘ (1,000) in Thai is ‘pan’ (พัน). For the number ‘ten thousand ‘ (10,000), you would say ‘meuun’ (หมื่น). As an example: the number ‘forty one thousand two hundred and seventy six’ (41,276) in Thai would be ‘sii-meuun-neung-pan-song-roi-jet-sip-hohk’ (สี่หมื่นหนึ่งพันสองร้อยเจ็ดสิบหกคน).
The numbers 1-10, shown below, form the basis of all the others. Numbers 1 to 10.
|Arabic Numerals||Thai Numerals||Pronunciation|
First, you use the word for I. This is dependent on your gender, so males would say ‘pom’ (ผม) while females would say ‘chan’ (ฉัน). Then, the word for name is ‘cheu’ (ชื่อ) and that’s it. Just add your name to the end and then, depending on who you are talking to, the polite word after that.
The easiest way to write your name in Thai is to find a Thai letter that corresponds to the pronunciation of your Thai name . For example, if your name is “Maya,” you can use the letter ม for “m,” า for “a,” ย for “y” and า for “a.” You just need to put them together and write มายา for “Maya”.
1 = neung 2 = soong 3 = saam 4 = sii 5 = haa 6 = hok 7 = jet 8 = bpaet 9 = gaao 10 = sip 11 = sip et 12 = sip soong 13 = sip saam 14 = sip sii 15 = sip haa 16 = sip hok 17 = sip jet 18 = sip bpaet 19 = sip gaao 20 = yii sip It’s impossible to write the correct pronunciation of Thai words using the Roman alphabet.
The Busy Call Return service allows you to call a busy line over and over automatically for 30 minutes. When the line becomes free, your phone will notify you with a distinctive ring. Hang up when you hear the busy signal. Pick up the phone , dial * 66 , then hang up.
Toward the end of 2007, the small town of Reeves, Louisiana, finally rid itself of a telephone area code that had been bedeviling its citizens since the 1960s — 666 . Christians in Reeves were unhappy having the “number of the beast” for their prefix since being assigned it.
International prefixes table
|Country or unrecognized territory||Interna- tional Calling Code||Mobile Prefix|
“Pee” means brother or sister with regard to someone familiar to you of similar or greater age. It doesn’t mean they are a blood relation – just someone familiar.
55555- Thai people pronounce the number five as “haa” so it sounds like “ha”. So a Thai person typing “ 555 ” is the translation of the “ha ha ha” e- laughter . However as the number five in Mandarin is pronounced as wu – the Thai laughter in Chinese becomes “wuwuwu” which is the equivalent of “boohoo” or crying in China.
[*] 444 is a number of protection and encouragement. It is a sign that you are currently following the right path. [*] If you see the number 444 repeatedly, it is often your angel giving you a sign that they are with you. The sign is reminding you to feel confident and supported in this knowledge.