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Hi everybody! Jay here. Welcome to Ask a Teacher, where I’ll answer some of your most common Thai questions.
The Question
The question for this lesson is: How do I say the days of the week and their colors in Thai?
Thailand is one of the few countries that has specific colors corresponding to the days of the week. Let’s begin learning the days and their colours.
First, the word “day” in Thai is วัน wan. We put this in front of each day.
วันจันทร์ wan jan (“Monday”)
วันอังคาร wan ang-khaan (“Tuesday”)
วันพุธ wan phút (“Wednesday”)
วันพฤหัสบดีwan phá-rúe-hàt-sà-baaw-dii (“Thursday”)
วันศุกร์ wan sùk (“Friday”)
วันเสาร์ wan săo (“Saturday”)
วันอาทิตย์ wan aa-thít (“Sunday”)
“Color” in Thai is สี sǐi. Like the days of the week, we put this word in front of the color names when talking about them. And now the colors of each days are...
วันจันทร์ wan jan (“Monday”) สีเหลือง sǐi-lǔueang (“yellow”)
วันอังคาร wan ang-khaan (“Tuesday”) สีชมพู sǐi-chom-phuu (“pink”)
วันพุธ wan phút (“Wednesday”) สีเขียว sǐi-khǐiao (“Green”)
วันพฤหัสบดี wan phá-rúe-hàt-sà-baaw-dii (“Thursday”) สีส้ม sǐi-sôm (“orange”)
วันศุกร์ wan sùk (“Friday”) สีฟ้า sǐi-fáa (“light blue”)
วันเสาร์ wan săo (“Saturday”) สีม่วง sǐi-mûuang (“purple”)
วันอาทิตย์ wan aa-thít (“Sunday”) สีแดง sǐi-daaeng (“red”)
Now I know you have many questions. One might be, are the colors assigned randomly? The answer is no. Colors for the days of the week derive from Thai astrology. The color is based on the god who protects that particular day of the week.


Pretty interesting, right?
If you have any more questions, please leave a comment below!
Bye! สวัสดีค่ะ (sà-wàt-dii khâ)


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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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What Thai learning question do you have?

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Tuesday at 01:37 AM
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Hello Birthday Cat,

Thank you. I don't think we added them into our website. You can check this out: https://www.followmebiketour.com/thai-culture/thai-culture-buddha-images-for-the-seven-days-of-the-week/

Hope that’s helpful. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.

Have a good day.

ปริษา Parisa

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Birthday Cat
Sunday at 11:49 PM
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Very interesting alright!!

Where can I find an explanation about which God protects each day of the week?

Wednesday at 09:57 PM
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Hello Chris,

Thank you very much. Check this out and let me know if you understand. Absolute beginner series "Thai alphabet made easy lesson #13".Hope that's help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.

Have a nice day.


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Friday at 09:38 PM
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Is there anywhere I can get an explanation to the spelling of the days of the week please. Confused why the R at the end of the Friday (for example) isn’t pronounced. Same with Monday how the last 2 characters aren’t pronounced. Many thanks...super beginner here :-) loving the site