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

834
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

815
3
you

คุณ

699
4
to have

มี

612
5
he; she

เขา

566
6
to go

ไป

500
7
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

489
8
is located at; to live at

อยู่

479
9
to be

เป็น

451
10
no; not

ไม่

445
11
question particle

ไหม

418
12
will; shall

จะ

396
13
can; to be able to

ได้

317
14
at; in the location of

ที่

291
15
in

ใน

264
16
to come

มา

262
17
already; in the past

แล้ว

256
18
person; people

คน

249
19
to like

ชอบ

234
20
this; these

นี้

231
21
we; us

เรา

223
22
what?

อะไร

207
23
to want to

อยาก

202
24
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

194
25
as; that

ว่า

193
26
and

และ

189
27
of; belonging to

ของ

157
28
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

146
29
with

กับ

145
30
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

141
31
to speak

พูด

134
32
also; well...

ก็

131
33
house; home

บ้าน

131
34
car; vehicle

รถ

122
35
very; more

มาก

120
36
year

ปี

120
37
where?

ที่ไหน

119
38
language

ภาษา

119
39
word added to the end of a sentence to soften it

นะ

119
40
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

104