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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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ThaiPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi, Listeners! Do you have any questions?

ThaiPod101.com
Tuesday at 1:42 pm
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Hello Surendra,


Thank you for comment. I would recommend you used the English word "singing" and used "ng" sound at the end of both sylables to used as a clue to help you. Then say Thai words that begin with "ng" sound. You can compare sound you made when you listen to our videos.Please do not hesitate to ask if you have future questions. I will be glad to help.


Wish you a great day.

Parisa

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Surendra
Friday at 8:29 pm
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Sound of this ‘ง’ consonant is difficult for me, I cannot pronounce properly . Could you please suggest me , how can I practice this consonant for proper pronounce

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Monday at 6:12 am
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Hi Frank,


Thank you for studying with us!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Frank Crounse
Wednesday at 4:05 am
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Joined yesterday as a Basic member. I love these lessons! Very well organized and well presented. I think I'm going to make good progress.

ThaiPod101.com
Wednesday at 4:11 pm
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Hello Jane,


Thank you very much. You can copy whole sentences or phrases and put them in to Thai2English.com, it will separate words, give meaning and romanization of each word. Hope that help. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will be glad to help.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

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Jane
Tuesday at 10:41 am
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Hi!

Please tell way to search Thai words by online dictionary and I don't know how to type Thai.

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Sunday at 12:43 pm
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Hello Jimmy,


Thank you very much. We're really appreciated. Please feel free to let me know if you have any future questions about Thai language. I will be glad to help. We wish you will have a good progress with Thai.


Have a nice day.

Parisa

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Jimmy ลูกเจ
Thursday at 4:18 am
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For all of those who are wondering about the ซ/ศ/ษ/ส (S-sound). In the video it sounds a bit like she pronounces it like "th". She could be, however, it's very common in sound recordings that the sound producer reduces the s-sound to be more gentle, which sometimes makes it sound more like a th-sound.

ThaiPod101.com
Monday at 9:33 pm
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Hi Brendan,


Unfortunately, it's not possible.


However, here's a useful page that you can check out:

https://www.thaipod101.com/thai-alphabet/


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Brendan
Sunday at 3:35 pm
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I would like to be able to add the vowels and consonants to a flashcard deck. Is this possible?