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

803
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

723
3
you

คุณ

631
4
to have

มี

563
5
he; she

เขา

529
6
to go

ไป

472
7
is located at; to live at

อยู่

447
8
question particle

ไหม

399
9
no; not

ไม่

382
10
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

358
11
to be

เป็น

357
12
will; shall

จะ

307
13
can; to be able to

ได้

279
14
at; in the location of

ที่

273
15
to come

มา

248
16
already; in the past

แล้ว

235
17
person; people

คน

223
18
to like

ชอบ

210
19
in

ใน

198
20
this; these

นี้

198
21
to want to

อยาก

192
22
what?

อะไร

180
23
and

และ

172
24
we; us

เรา

162
25
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

161
26
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

132
27
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

129
28
as; that

ว่า

129
29
house; home

บ้าน

125
30
of; belonging to

ของ

123
31
car; vehicle

รถ

118
32
to speak

พูด

114
33
with

กับ

112
34
language

ภาษา

109
35
very; more

มาก

108
36
where?

ที่ไหน

107
37
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

104
38
year

ปี

101
39
to buy

ซื้อ

99
40
Thai

ไทย

97