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

Karen
Monday at 8:28 am
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When you show the phonetic sound symbols , I think it can be useful to show the Thai letter again ( just to keep compounding this is what relate to. Perhaps also there is a small error in the English translation of rain (typed above Yain). Good lesson tho.

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Tuesday at 2:48 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
Sunday at 12:39 pm
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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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Monday at 3:08 pm
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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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Kim-Andre
Thursday at 8:36 pm
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สวัสดี Parisa


I feel like the anatomical animations could be useful, but I'm not sure what I'm looking at 😅 How do we best use them to help us learn the different sounds?

ThaiPod101.com
Friday at 7:13 pm
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Hello David,


Thank you for question. Yes, all characters listed together are making the same sound. Which one to be used is acording to how word spell which student need to memorise. Hope that helps. 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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David
Thursday at 4:27 am
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In regards to the consonants above with two or more characters, do they all sound the same? What is the difference the between them or how are they used differently?

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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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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