Basic Thai Verbs

Basic Thai Verbs2017-11-27T08:15:58+01:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Thai conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Thai“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

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Important verbs

EnglishThaiThai
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
เป็น, อยู่, คือ
Bpen, Yòo, Keu
(to) have
มี
Mee
(to) do / (to) make
ทำ
สร้าง
Tam
Sâang

can / (to) know how to
สามารถ
Săa-Mâat
(to) know (how)
รู้
Róo
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
รู้จัก
คุ้นเคย
Róo Jàk
Kún Koie

(to) understand
เข้าใจ
Kâo Jai
(to) speak / (to) talk
พูด
คุย
Pôot
Kui

(to) listen to
ฟัง
Fang
(to) hear
ได้ยิน
Dâai Yin
(to) see
เห็น
Hĕn
(to) feel
รู้สึก
Róo Sèuk
(to) live
อาศัย
Aa-Săi
(to) want
ต้องการ
Dtông Gaan
(to) need
ต้องการ
Dtông Gaan
(to) like
ชอบ
Chôp
(to) love
รัก
Rák
(to) give
ให้
Hâi
(to) take
นำมา
Nam Maa
(to) play
เล่น
Lên
(to) laugh
หัวเราะ
Hŭa Rór
(to) come
มา
Maa
(to) go
ไป
Bpai
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
ไป (โดย…)
Bpai (doi…)
(to) write
เขียน
Kĭan
(to) read
อ่าน
Àan
(to) count
นับ
Náp
(to) pronounce
ออกเสียง
Òk Sĭang
(to) spell
สะกด
Sà-Gòt
(to) conjugate
ผัน
Păn
(to) remember
จำ
Jam
(to) forget
ลืม
Leum
(to) eat
กิน
Gin
(to) try
ลอง
Long
(to) use
ใช้
Chái
(to) open
เปิด
Bpèrt
(to) close
ปิด
Bpìt
(to) greet / (to) welcome
ทักทาย
ต้อนรับ
Ták Taai
Dtôn Ráp

(to) begin
เริ่ม
Rêrm
(to) end
จบ
Jòp

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