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If you want to know the best way to learn Thai, the first order of business is getting your Thai pronouns right. When younger Thais talk to each other, they usually will use different pronouns to refer to each other than many older Thai adults would—unless the adults are very close friends.

You could cause offense if you use informal Thai pronouns when speaking the Thai language. Unless you are talking with a good Thai friend who has used an informal Thai pronoun with you already, it is best to use the more formal or polite Thai pronoun.

e-Learn Thai Pronoun List

For males the polite Thai pronoun for I and Me is Phŏm. The informal Thai pronouns for I and Me are Rao, Goo, Khah (male to male), or Chan*.

For females the polite Thai pronoun for I and Me is Chăn. The informal Thai pronouns are Rao, Goo, Kháo, or Dîan.

For males the polite Thai pronoun for You is Khun. The informal Thai pronouns are Meung, Gae, Kháo, Ayng, or Nai (female to male).

For females the polite Thai pronoun for You is Khun. The informal Thai pronouns are Thuh (male to female), or Ayng.

The polite Thai pronoun for He/She/Her/Him is Khăo. The informal Thai pronouns are Man, Gae, or Thuh.

The polite Thai pronoun for They/Them is Phûak Khăo. The informal Thai pronoun is Man or Gae.

The polite Thai pronoun for We is Phûak Rao. The informal Thai pronoun is Rao.

The polite and informal Thai pronoun for It is the same word: Man.

*Note that the personal Thai pronoun chán is traditionally spelled ฉัน (chăn). The spelling that young Thais often use is ชั้น, and this is sometimes used on the e-Learn Thai website.

We hope that this list of Learn Thai Pronouns help you in your efforts to learn Thai online.

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  • by the staff at e-Learn Thai: Learn Thai Language Online
  • June 09, 2012. 4:31:00 am, Chachoengsao, Thailand

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