Understand spoken Thai

Words by frequency

The following shows a list of all the words on the site ordered by the number of times they appear in the sample sentences. So, for example, if a word happens to turn up in 50 of our example sentences, then it will appear higher up than a word which only appears in 10 of our example sentences. The number of example sentences in which a particular word appears is also shown. By clicking on a word you can see a list of all the example sentences in which that word appears. Note that this Lingopolo frequency table is not likely to give the same results as a scientific study based on millions and millions of sentences: the Lingopolo frequency is only based on the sentences on Lingopolo. For practical purposes though, the Lingopolo approximation is good enough to ensure that words are learnt in approximately the most useful order.
Rank Recording English Thai Examples count Learn
1
polite particle for male speakers

ครับ

833
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

773
3
you

คุณ

675
4
to have

มี

599
5
he; she

เขา

552
6
to go

ไป

494
7
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

487
8
is located at; to live at

อยู่

472
9
no; not

ไม่

427
10
to be

เป็น

422
11
question particle

ไหม

415
12
will; shall

จะ

371
13
can; to be able to

ได้

309
14
at; in the location of

ที่

287
15
to come

มา

257
16
already; in the past

แล้ว

247
17
in

ใน

242
18
person; people

คน

236
19
to like

ชอบ

231
20
this; these

นี้

222
21
we; us

เรา

206
22
what?

อะไร

202
23
to want to

อยาก

198
24
as; that

ว่า

184
25
and

และ

184
26
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

175
27
of; belonging to

ของ

149
28
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

139
29
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

139
30
with

กับ

139
31
to speak

พูด

129
32
house; home

บ้าน

129
33
also; well...

ก็

125
34
car; vehicle

รถ

122
35
very; more

มาก

120
36
where?

ที่ไหน

119
37
language

ภาษา

117
38
year

ปี

117
39
word added to the end of a sentence to soften it

นะ

115
40
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

103