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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Thai Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 9 Thai consonant sounds.
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English, so they'll likely be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
"ฝ/ฟ
ฟ้า Sky
ฝน Rain
ฟัง Listening"
It's like the F in the word 'fox'.
ฝ/ฟ, ฝ/ฟ (slowly)
ฝ/ฟ, ฝ/ฟ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ห/ฮ
หู Ear
ห้อง Room
ฮวบ Drastically"
It's like the H in the word 'house'.
ห/ฮ, ห/ฮ (slowly)
ห/ฮ, ห/ฮ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ญ/ย
ยา Medicine
ใหญ่ Big
เย็น Cold"
Like the Y in the word 'yacht'.
ญ/ย, ญ/ย (slowly)
ญ/ย, ญ/ย (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ล/ฬ
เลข Mathematics
ลิง Monkey
ลา Donkey or Farewell"
Like the L in the word 'laugh'.
ล/ฬ, ล/ฬ (slowly)
ล/ฬ, ล/ฬ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ม
แม่ Mother
ม้า Horse
มาก Very"
Like the M in the word 'mouse'.
ม, ม (slowly)
ม, ม (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ณ/น
นา Rice Field
นก Bird
หนู Rat or Mouse"
Like the N in the word 'nice'.
ณ/น, ณ/น (slowly)
ณ/น, ณ/น (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ง
งู Snake
งาน Work
ง่าย Easy"
Like the NG in the word 'sing'.
ง, ง (slowly)
ง, ง (slowly)
The next consonant is...
"ซ/ศ/ษ/ส
เสือ Tiger
โซ่ Chain
สวย Pretty"
Like the S in the word 'sand'.
ซ/ศ/ษ/ส, ซ/ศ/ษ/ส (slowly)
ซ/ศ/ษ/ส, ซ/ศ/ษ/ส (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
"ว
วัน Day
แหวน Ring
ว่าว Kite"
Like the W in the word 'way'.
ว, ว (slowly)
ว, ว (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 9 Thai consonants.
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
In the next lesson, you'll learn 9 more consonant sounds that are familiar to English speakers.
See you in the next Ultimate Thai Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Hi, Listeners! Do you have any questions?

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Tuesday at 01:59 AM
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Hello AD,


Thank you. Romanization : http://thai-notes.com/tools/ipa_typer.shtml And

Thai keyboard : http://thai-notes.com/tools/thai_typer.shtml

"y ย /ญ" and "j จ " in Thai language have different sound. Did you learn Thai alphabet? If so it will help a lot.

Hope that helps. 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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AD
Monday at 01:40 AM
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Hi. May I know why y sound is written as j when we have a j sounding consonant two lessons later? Thanks.

AD
Monday at 01:19 AM
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Hi. Is there a Thai keyboard where I can type romanized Thai to get the corresponding Thai letter? eg I can type Chinese using pinyin keyboard. Thank you!

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Hi Marcos,


Thank you. In this video we show you common letter that you will see often in Thai writing. We also help with pronunciation of letters sound. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a good day.

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Marcos
Wednesday at 01:52 AM
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Good morning

The subtitle is not synchronized well with the video.

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Monday at 09:46 PM
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Hello May,


Thank you for comment. I would say "s" sound as in "sad/sand/sound" and not "th". Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a good day.

Parisa

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May
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To me s sounds like th in 'thought". Nothing like s in sand.

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Tuesday at 02:48 PM
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Hello Jason,


Thank you for comment. Yes, you hear it right, there is no "h" sound with letters "s" in Thai. Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a good day.

Parisa

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Jason Wiratama
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Hi, I would like to ask do we pronounce the word "s" with an additional sound "h" in all of the word starting with s? like in the word "สวย" (sŭuai), I barely hear the "h" sound.

Thank you! 😄

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Hello Khun Kim-Andre,


Thank you for comment. We're glad you're enjoy our lessons. I think that is suppose to help guide you about the position of your tougue when you speak Thai. Hope that's help. Please let me know if you have any future questions. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with your Thai.


Have a good day.

Parisa

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