The Thai language, formerly known as the Siamese, is the official language of Thailand and has about 60 million speakers. Thai is a language with very simple grammar because it does not use plural, masculine / feminine and does not have any conjugation …
The biggest difficulty of this language is that it does not have a Latin alphabet and that it exists within this language, 5 different tones for its pronunciation (neutral, amount, descending, high and low).
In Thailand, although Thai is the official language and spoken by everyone, there are many Thai dialects, the main ones being:
-The Thai issan
The Thai issan is from the northeastern region of Thailand (region Nissan). It is a dialect very close to Lao. It is also called lao-thai. It has about 6 million speakers, which represents about 10% of Thais.
-Le Thaï du nord
Le Thaï du nord, aussi appelé Lanna parlé par les Thaïlandais, plus précisément dans les régions de l’ancien royaume de Lanna, c’est à dire les régions de Chang Maï et Chang Raï.
-The Pak Thai
The Pak Tai which simply means Thai from the South has about 5 million speakers. It is spoken in southern Thailand from Chumphon.
|How are you?||Koun sabai dee mai?|
|I’m fine||Sabai dee|
|What’s your name?||Koun cheu arai?|
|My name is||Pome cheu|
|How old are you?||Koon ayou taoraille?|
|I don’t understand||Mai kaodjai|
At the end of each sentence, you will have to add the politeness formula in Thai “Kra” or “khrap” according to your gender.
If you are a woman you will have to add “kha” and if you are a man, the courtesy « khrap »
Learn Thai in Toulouse
If you want to learn Thai in Toulouse </ strong>, we recommend one of our partners, Phasa Thai , whose courses take place on the website of the French Alliance, place du capitole.