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

775
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

696
3
you

คุณ

624
4
to have

มี

546
5
he; she

เขา

522
6
to go

ไป

439
7
is located at; to live at

อยู่

429
8
question particle

ไหม

398
9
no; not

ไม่

359
10
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

350
11
to be

เป็น

323
12
will; shall

จะ

271
13
can; to be able to

ได้

269
14
at; in the location of

ที่

258
15
to come

มา

239
16
already; in the past

แล้ว

220
17
person; people

คน

215
18
to like

ชอบ

207
19
to want to

อยาก

191
20
this; these

นี้

190
21
in

ใน

185
22
what?

อะไร

179
23
and

และ

171
24
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

159
25
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

132
26
house; home

บ้าน

125
27
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

125
28
of; belonging to

ของ

117
29
we; us

เรา

114
30
as; that

ว่า

112
31
with

กับ

111
32
language

ภาษา

107
33
where?

ที่ไหน

107
34
car; vehicle

รถ

104
35
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

104
36
to speak

พูด

104
37
year

ปี

100
38
very; more

มาก

100
39
to buy

ซื้อ

99
40
Thai

ไทย

97