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
I (male speaker)

ผม

751
2
polite particle for male speakers

ครับ

704
3
you

คุณ

501
4
to have

มี

487
5
he; she

เขา

449
6
to go

ไป

410
7
is located at; to live at

อยู่

385
8
question particle

ไหม

345
9
to be

เป็น

303
10
no; not

ไม่

256
11
at; in the location of

ที่

246
12
can; to be able to

ได้

213
13
to come

มา

212
14
will; shall

จะ

205
15
to like

ชอบ

204
16
person; people

คน

203
17
already; in the past

แล้ว

176
18
in

ใน

173
19
this; these

นี้

173
20
what?

อะไร

164
21
and

และ

155
22
I (female speaker)

ฉัน

147
23
to want to

อยาก

141
24
-ing; in the act of

กำลัง

120
25
house

บ้าน

106
26
she; her; you (female)

เธอ

106
27
language

ภาษา

104
28
with

กับ

101
29
of; belonging to

ของ

98
30
where?

ที่ไหน

98
31
to speak

พูด

97
32
1 (one)

หนึ่ง

97
33
Thai

ไทย

97
34
year

ปี

96
35
we; us

เรา

92
36
very; more

มาก

91
37
to eat

กิน

90
38
to buy

ซื้อ

88
39
indicates a question, when the expected answer is known

หรือ

86
40
my (for male speakers short form)

ผม

84