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

825
2
I (male speaker)

ผม

745
3
you

คุณ

635
4
to have

มี

564
5
he; she

เขา

534
6
to go

ไป

480
7
is located at; to live at

อยู่

452
8
question particle

ไหม

403
9
no; not

ไม่

393
10
to be

เป็น

382
11
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

358
12
will; shall

จะ

339
13
can; to be able to

ได้

286
14
at; in the location of

ที่

273
15
to come

มา

252
16
already; in the past

แล้ว

237
17
person; people

คน

230
18
to like

ชอบ

211
19
this; these

นี้

207
20
in

ใน

204
21
to want to

อยาก

193
22
we; us

เรา

187
23
what?

อะไร

182
24
and

และ

176
25
as; that

ว่า

171
26
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

167
27
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

132
28
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

130
29
house; home

บ้าน

126
30
of; belonging to

ของ

125
31
with

กับ

122
32
to speak

พูด

120
33
car; vehicle

รถ

119
34
language

ภาษา

115
35
very; more

มาก

112
36
also; well...

ก็

108
37
where?

ที่ไหน

107
38
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

103
39
year

ปี

102
40
to buy

ซื้อ

101